May 16-July 25, 2023 | 10-week series – Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm (this course was originally scheduled 2 nights/week for 5 weeks)
October 3-December, 2023 | 10-week series – Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm
This 10-week training is designed for people who learn best when content is offered in shorter segments, or for people with other commitments during the week day or weekend. Our evening classes provide the same valuable content as our 3 and 5 day workshops, but over several weeks. Course work is assigned in-between classes, which frees up time for us to take a much deeper dive into topics during class time. This makes our 10-week training course much more comprehensive. Attendance at this series satisfies both the childbirth education and the Birth Doula certification requirements with DONA International.
In addition to learning the Art of Childbirth Assisting, this unique training 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.
“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.