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DONA Birth Doula Training in Michigan

2015 Training Schedule & Fees

DONA Birth Doula Workshop (2015) ($515; $465 ERD)
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DONA Birth Doula Workshop

With Patty Brennan

kiki-birth-ball1Join us for an in-depth, hands-on training focused on supporting birthing mothers. Share in Patty’s wisdom gleaned from her 30+ years’ experience as doula, childbirth educator, and midwife as she teaches you support skills and guides you into your doula role. You do not need to be a mother yourself, nor have a medical background to become a doula — just a passion for birth and the desire to empower other mothers to have the best possible experience.

This workshop includes the pre-requisite “Intro” training and fulfills two steps toward professional birth doula certification through DONA International.

What skills will you learn?

Other topics we will cover:

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What do our students have to say about their doula training?

“This workshop was amazing! Patty is an excellent speaker and her passion for the importance of a doula really showed throughout the sessions. This was a very well organized workshop in a great facility. I am so glad I came and think that every woman should have this training.” — Noelle Zalar, Oregon, OH

“Thank you so much–I can’t get enough! I only wish I could take this workshop and the postpartum one over again for the first time. What an education and experience! Best $$ I ever spent.” — Kat Oshman, Ann Arbor, MI

“I took your birth doula class in February to help my daughter through labor…. She did fantastic, remained in full control, trying a lot of different positions and various techniques…. We tried and did many things I learned in class and I appreciated everything you taught and suggested.” — Dana Borenitsch

“I absolutely loved this experience. Worth my money and time investment. I am so thankful I undertook this venture. I feel inspired and filled with recognition of my soul’s purpose. Thank you for being here and running such an amazing workshop.” — Jess Juntunen, Hancock, MI

“Patty was such an inspiring woman to learn from as I begin this new part of my life! Her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for serving mothers and their babies (and partners!) will stay with me forever.” — Kate Louik, Ann Arbor, MI

“Great learning environment. Best class I have ever attended.” — Michaela Anderson, Adrian, MI

“As a young woman who has never experienced pregnancy or birth, the subject was a bit overwhelming at times. But your teaching style made the material so approachable, understandable, and fun.” — Mary Colleen Casey, Ypsilanti, MI

“Entire weekend was so amazing, inspiring, and informative, I never wanted it to end. I hope to take more classes with Patty in the future.” — Sarah Barrette, Grand Rapids, MI

“Unfortunately, I received my [initial] doula training from another trainer … thank goodness Patty has renewed my faith in DONA and the holistic model that it originally represented. In an age where so many mothers in hospitals enter a war of interventions, Patty gives us the confidence in our intuition to help mom prepare for a safer, conscious birth. It was well worth the extra miles to get here! Patty should be cloned to teach these classes everywhere.” — Kristin Kelly, Traverse City, MI

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