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Postpartum Doula Training | Sacramento

From: $715.00

Early Bird Discount: Register at least 3 weeks before a class begins and receive a 10% discount!

SKU: PDT-2022030205 Category:


This in-person training is experiential and interactive, providing participants with a broad-based learning experience of evidence-based information. Enrollment is limited to a small group to create a personalized learning experience, so early enrollment is highly encouraged.

Workshop hours: Daily 8:30am to 5pm PST

This course often becomes the beginning of a new career as a postpartum doula, or it can complement your current work. Attendance will provide all the confidence and training you need to work in this rewarding career and is the first step toward becoming a DONA International certified doula. There are no prerequisites.

Attendance at this comprehensive workshop fulfills two steps toward certification as a Postpartum Doula with DONA International– your postpartum doula training + the additional lactation course required for certification.

At Sierra Childbirth Institute, participants learn in an environment that fosters self-growth while providing both didactic and hands-on experience. During this workshop you will gain in-depth knowledge about the role of a doula during the postpartum period as well as an understanding of the emotional experience of birth and life with a newborn.

The Course Curriculum:

  • Understanding the role of the postpartum doula
  • How pregnancy and birth influence the postpartum period
  • The importance of bonding
  • The physical care and emotional aspects of the newborn and birth parent
  • Understanding newborn characteristics and infant care
  • The dynamics of family and friends after birth
  • Differentiating ”Baby Blues” from Perinatal Mental Health
  • Tools for supporting loss and grief
  • Household management
  • Lactation and infant feeding
  • Communication Skills
  • Business aspects of the postpartum doula practice (contract, invoices, etc.)
  • Certification requirements + process

Trainer: Tracy McPhillips, PDT(DONA) Postpartum doula trainer with DONA International and Certified Lactation Educator

BY ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE OR EVENT YOU AGREE TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED HERE: https://sierrachildbirthinstitute.com//terms-and-conditions/

Additional information

Workshop Dates

Feb. 2 – 5, 2023, March 23 – 26, 2023, May 18 – 21, 2023, Sept. 14 – 17, 2023, Nov. 6 – 9, 2023