DONA Postpartum Doula Training

2019 DONA Postpartum Doula Training Schedule & Fees

Sorry, but our March 21-24 Workshop is now full. Feel free to join the Wait List and we will contact you if a spot opens up.

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2019 DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop ($635; $575 Early Bird)
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DONA postpartudoula trainingPostpartum Doula Training Workshop Description

Our 30-hour Postpartum Doula Training workshop prepares you to create your own postpartum doula business offering excellent, skilled, in-home support services to families with newborns. The workshop fulfills two steps toward professional Postpartum Doula Certification through DONA International. Click here for information on DONA certification requirements and fees. Topics include:

  • Breastfeeding—doula support skills and troubleshooting strategies
  • Babywearing—safety, pros and cons of a variety of slings, babywearing twins, and “how to” (hands-on)
  • Postpartum Depression—recognizing the symptoms, how and when to make a referral, and doula support strategies
  • Infant care and baby calming techniques
  • Twins & Multiples—how doulas can help
  • Holistic healing support and comfort measures
  • Identifying “Red Flags”—referral triggers and limiting liability for doulas
  • Shaping a postpartum doula practice (acing the interview, shifts, fees, services offered)
  • Changing Roles—evolving needs of all family members and doula support strategies
  • Grief and loss support
  • Effective communication skills
  • And more!

DONA Postpartum Doula Training Pre-requisites

DONA requires that participants complete a Breastfeeding Basics class prior to taking the Postpartum Doula Workshop. Our training includes the Breastfeeding pre-requisite and the DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop in one four-day workshop that fulfills two certification requirements.

Read what past participants in this class have to say:


“I could not have envisioned a more intelligent and comprehensive four days. I learned so much and continue to be so excited about this new path I’m on. I feel so fortunate to have crossed paths with you. Thank you sincerely for the formidable training!” — Kim Manasevit, Brookline, MA

“Just wanted to thank you for an amazing weekend. Each day was super and surpassed my expectations.” — Jody Swank, Mattawan, MI

“I was very pleased with my experience at the Center. Patty was very professional, yet caring and was an excellent example of someone who is passionate about their work and dedicated to assisting mothers and babies. I was reassured that becoming a postpartum doula is what I want to do. I also was given great advice for starting my own business and was given many of the skills I felt I lacked to become a doula. I would highly recommend this training to anyone and cannot say enough good things about it!” — Leah Segura, Bay City, MI

“Patty is an excellent trainer. I felt welcomed, accepted, and appreciated. The training was extremely informative and I learned lots of tools for working through potentially challenging situations. I enjoyed the training and feel very equipped. I appreciate Patty’s openness and hospitality! Overall this was Excellent!” — Kelli Brien, South Bend, IN

“I truly feel that I got an education (informational, emotional, spiritual) through this course. It was tough to fork over the fee because it was a huge chunk of my savings, but it is, hands down, the best money I’ve ever spent.” — Kat Oshman, Ann Arbor, MI

DONA postpartum doula trainingDoula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package

Are you considering become both a Birth and a Postpartum Doula? This discounted training package will save you money!

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