Attendance at our 3-Day Accelerated training will give you all the skills and tools needed to launch your Birth Doula practice in your community– including the confidence!
This live workshop is held virtually over Zoom and provides the same valuable content as our 5-day in-person workshops– from the comfort of your own home! The workshop begins with our “Introduction to Childbirth class” which satisfies the childbirth education requirement for DONA certification. Tuition also includes the option of attending one of our in-person Comfort Measures for Birth Professionals classes at no extra cost.
Day 1: Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional – 10am to 6:30pm. 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 birth. Attendance satisfies DONA International’s childbirth education certification requirement. (Note: this class is called “Introduction to Childbirth” on the DONA website.)
Days 2 & 3: Birth Doula Workshop – 9am to 6:30pm. In addition to learning the Art of Childbirth Assisting, this unique 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 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.