Our hybrid trainings are the perfect blend of convenience and hands-on learning. Join us live online for the start of your training from the comfort of your own home with our 2-day childbirth education for the birth professional class. Then dive into an immersive 3-day in-person birth doula training workshop at our school in beautiful Sacramento, CA the following weekend. (Limited spots– Enroll early to secure your attendance!)
Attendance at our Hybrid 5-Day Birth Doula training will give you all the skills and tools needed to launch your Birth Doula practice in your community– including the confidence! This workshop begins with our Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional class which sets the foundation for your doula training. Held live online over Zoom, attendance is a requirement to attending the in-person 3-day Doula Training workshop the following weekend. Attendance at this 5-day training fulfills two of your birth doula certification requirements with DONA International– your CBE + your birth doula training requirements.
Instructor: Janine Maitri, Birth Doula Trainer (DONA) Janine brings 40 years of experience to her classes and workshops. She’s witnessed and participated in the development and evolution of the doula profession since it began and has been training people in the Art of Childbirth Assisting since the early 1980’s when doulas were known as Childbirth Assistants or Labor Companions. She is an advanced continuing education provider with DONA International and has been a DONA-approved birth doula trainer for 25+ years. Janine is passionate about helping doulas excel as respected and valued professionals on the maternity health care team.
SCHEDULE to plan for:
WEEKEND ONE: Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional | HELD LIVE ONLINE OVER ZOOM: 10 am to 3 pm PST each day (1/2 hour break around 12:30pm.) This is a childbirth education class designed specifically for the Birth Professional. Participants will gain thorough knowledge of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, the postpartum period, and deepen and broaden their perspective of childbirth. Attendance fulfills the childbirth education requirement for DONA International certification.
WEEKEND TWO: Birth Doula Workshop | HELD IN-PERSON: 10 am to 5 pm PST each day (1-hour break around 1pm.) In addition to learning the Art of Childbirth Assisting, this unique, holistic, trauma-informed training workshop provides an exploration of historical and conventional paradigms around childbirth. You’ll learn the special role of Birth Doulas and how we can help women and families return to the ancient wisdom of birthing and parenting. Attendance at this workshop satisfies the requirement for Birth Doula certification with DONA International.
“Doula care is presented as a return to the community-based, woman-centered care that existed prior to the shift from home to hospital births. As such, the training demonstrates how woman-centered support can reclaim a place within medicalized childbirth in Western cultures. Doulas learn about the birth process, medical issues that can arise, ways to support laboring women physically and emotionally, and how to advocate with and for a patient in a hospital environment.” ~ Dr. Christine Morton, author of Birth Ambassadors.
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