Birth Doula Training

   If you want to become a doula, the DONA approved Birth Doula training is where you begin.

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If you would like to see a DONA Doula Workshop offered in your community, please get in touch with Birth Roots at (204) 792-6769. The training will be offered for free to the organizer in the community. Cost of the training may differ based on expenses and travel for instructors to your community.

If you want to become a doula, the DONA approved Birth Doula training is where you begin.

This training is an interactive course that will help prepare you to become a doula. Whether you want to support a friend throughout the birth process or make a career choice, this course is for you!

There is continued community and mentorship after this course!


This training is one step towards certification with DONA International. With the high level of recognized training and the knowledge of what it is like to be a doula in Manitoba, this training will leave you with knowledge and inspire you to make a difference in the lives of childbearing women. You can learn more about all of the requirements for becoming a certified doula through DONA at www.dona.org. 

 

Class Details:

  • Doulas role – with families and caregivers
  • Basic understanding of physiology and anatomy of birth
  • Basic understanding of labour progress
  • Labour support- emotional and physical
  • Comfort measures practice
  • Current medical birth practices
  • Doula business aspects
  • DONA standards of practice and codes of ethics, certification process
  • Prenatal class component for certification
 

Upcoming Workshops

October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018
or
April 4 -7, 2019

Register: Openings are still available. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be retained by Birth Roots in the event of a cancellation.

Cost:

  • $650 +GST
  • $675 + GST for any the registration if payment is broken up in 2 or more payment * at anytime *.  Contact us to arrange this option.

Dates: See above
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Rm 206 – 83 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg


Note: This training is an interactive course that will help prepare you to become a doula. Whether you want to support a friend throughout the birth process or make a career choice, this course is for you! This training meets two requirements for certification with DONA International, the training itself as well as the prenatal class requirement. With the high level of recognized training and the knowledge of what it is like to be a doula in Manitoba, this training will leave you with knowledge and inspire you to make a difference in the lives of childbearing women. You can learn more about all of the requirements for becoming a certified doula through DONA at www.dona.org.


Recommended Reading before for the DONA Doula Training:

  • The Birth Partner: A complete Guide to Childbirth For Dads, Doulas, and other Labor Companions. Penny Simkin 2017
  • The Doula Book: How a Trained Labor Companion Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus Da Capo Press, April 3, 2012 | 
  • Pregnancy,Childbirth,&the Newborn 4th by Penny Simkin Meadowbrook Press, August 30, 2010 
  • Natural Hospital Birth: the Best of Both Worlds by Cynthia Gabriel (2011, or later)

 

And one of these great books!

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, (2010, or later)
  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding: the Canadian Expert Offers the Most Up-to-Date Advice on Every Aspect of Breastfeeding by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman (2015, or later)
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West and Teresa Pitman (2010, or later)
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins (2015, or later)
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