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Next workshop:

August 29/30, 2020
Saturday, 8:30-7:30pm
Sunday, 8:00-6pm
*Save $100 by registering before July 28th

Childbirth Class for Doulas
August 28th, 8:30-5:30pm

Breastfeeding for Doulas
August 28th, 6:30-9:30pm

DONA Birth Doula Workshop

What the birth doula workshop and optional prerequisite courses cover

Day One —Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas Prerequisite Course

  • The third trimester of pregnancy and fetal development
  • The stages and phases of normal labor and birth
  • Labor coping techniques
  • Variations in labors
  • Cesarean section
  • The newborn’s first hour

Evening One — Introduction to Breastfeeding for Doulas Prerequisite Course

  • The benefits of breastfeeding
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The infant’s contribution — readiness and reflexes
  • Breastfeeding positions and latch
  • Early breastfeeding challenges

Days Two and Three — DONA Approved Birth Doula Training Workshop

  • The significance of birth to birthing people and their families
  • The role of the birth doula with the client and family before, during and after the birth
  • The benefits of continuous support by a birth doula on obstetrical and psychological outcomes, based on the research
  • The emotional and physical needs of birthing people and their partners
  • Comfort measures and optimal birth positions
  • How to know if the client is or is not coping well
  • The birth doula’s role when the client has an epidural
  • The birth doula’s role when the client has a cesarean
  • The DONA International Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • The process for DONA International certification

Two-day birth doula workshop
$375 — save $100 by registering more than one (1) month in advance

One-day introduction to childbirth for doulas course (optional prerequisite course)

Three-hour introduction to breastfeeding for doulas course (optional prerequisite course)

One partial scholarship per workshop is offered through the Birth Workers of Color Grand Challenge. See the details for The Doula Experience scholarship on that website. Applications must be received no later than six (6) weeks in advance of a scheduled workshop.

Registration closes ten (10) days in advance of the workshop date or once the workshop fills, so register early to reserve your spot in the workshop!

Instructor:  Sunday Tortelli, CCE, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), HBCE, LCCE, CLC, FACCE, SpBCPE 

More details and Registration Info at https://doulaexperience.com/birth-doula-workshop.

​Why is DONA International the “gold standard” in doula training and certification? Because DONA was founded by leaders in the field of birth, postpartum, physiology, psychology, public health and parenting, and those leaders conducted the original research into the value of having a supportive companion in the birth room, solely to care for the birthing person. And DONA International continues to lead the world in the number of certified and member doulas and by being a non-profit organization with the mission to promote high quality birth and postpartum support by setting the standard for the doula profession through evidence-based training and certification for doulas of diverse backgrounds.

Sunday Tortelli has trained nearly a thousand doulas in Ohio and surrounding states since 1997. Her workshops have a reputation for being a warm and welcoming space where we explore the intricacies of birth work. Filled with evidence-based information, hands-on practice, group engagement, lively discussion, enthusiasm, compassion, humor and lots of storytelling, participants leave with a sense of purpose and an appreciation for their own doula heart.