Join me for a Postpartum Doula Workshop!
DONA International is the world's first, largest and most respected international doula organization. I'm honored that my postpartum doula trainings are DONA-approved, which means that they are one of the first steps toward certification with DONA International.
To learn more about becoming a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA International, and to prepare (prerequisites) for workshop here are some helpful links:
Podcast: Postpartum Doulas, with Jackie Kelleher
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #71
What is a postpartum doula? How does she help smooth your transition as a family? Is she only helpful during the first few days? Can having one lessen your chances of postpartum mood disorders? What if you had a Cesarean, or your baby is extra sensitive? How can you find one? Jackie Kelleher tells us more.
Optional Books: (However, both of these are on our postpartum doula reading list so great idea to add them to your studies now!)
Nurturing the Family; A Guide For Postpartum Doulas by Jacqueline Kelleher
Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers by Debra Pascali Bonaro
Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice etc
(Scroll down to find the guide!) - Certification overview, financial investment, FAQs and Reading List)
When you are ready to register, let me know you have listened to and read through above links and share a thought or two with me there. You are now well on your way in preparing to support families postpartum!
Upcoming postpartum doula workshops:
(Check back often as workshops are posted the moment they are confirmed!)
Kalamazoo, Michigan REGISTER
June 22, 23, 24, 2018
Location: Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness
8:30a - 6:30p (all three days)
Early Bird Investment: 500. before May 22, 2018
Regular Investment: 549. after May 22, 2018
Sacramento (Carmichael) California REGISTER
July 6, 7, 8, 2018
Location: Private residence
8:30a - 6:30p (all three days)
Early Bird Investment: 500. before June 6
Regular Investment: 549. after June 6
Santa Rosa, California REGISTER
August 10, 11, 12, 2018
Location: Private Residence downtown in the McDonald Historic District
Friday 10th 9:00a - 6:30p
Sat 11th and Sun 12th 8:30a - 6:30p
Early Bird Investment: 500 before July 10
Regular Investment: 549. after July 10
San Diego, California REGISTER
October 19, 20, 21, 2018
8:30a - 6:30pm (all three days)
Location: Whole Family Wellness Center
Early Bird Investment: 500. before Sept 19, 2018
Regular Investment: 549. after Sept 19, 2018
Early Bird Investment: 500. before October 9, 2018
Regular Investment: 549. after October 9, 2018
Don't see a city near you? I'd love to talk about setting something up in your area. Email me any time. Local on the ground host may receive partial or FULL complimentary tuition!
Past workshop locations: Grand Rapids (Grandville) MI; Dallas (Richardson), TX; Tallahassee, FL; Boise, ID; Tulsa, OK; Nashville, TN; and these California cities: Santa Cruz, San Jose (Campbell), San Francisco, South San Francisco, Hayward, Palo Alto, San Diego, Modesto, Carmichael, Sacramento, Lathrop
Check out some photos from my past workshops!