A Birth Doula:
This workshop will be of interest to:
Cost varies depending on the training location, but, on average, the three day workshop costs $450 CAD, and includes “Childbirth for Doulas” (a requirement for certification), the workshop manual, and nutritious snacks.
Participants are asked to read:
1. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide, by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley & Ann Keppler (ISBN 0-88166-400-6)
2. The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth, by Penny Simkin (ISBN 1-55832-195-0)
Birth Doula training is comprised of a 16 hour DONA Approved Workshop that covers all you will need to know to educate and support expectant mothers and her support team. For your convenience, “Childbirth for doulas”, a requirement for certification, is included in the three day workshop- that’s two steps toward certification at one time!
While not everyone who attends the workshop will choose to become certified, they will leave with the skills necessary to begin working with families right away, and to begin the certification process.
Steps to becoming a DONA Certified Birth doula are explained in the workshop, and are clearly outlined on DONA's website, Birth Doula Certification.
What is the cancellation policy?
Refunds will be given 30 days or more prior to the start date, less a $50 administrative fee. Refunds will not be given within 30 days of the workshop, however, the participant is welcome to apply the fee to a future workshop (the same workshop they originally registered for) within one year of the workshop date.
Are babes in arms permitted to attend?
Babes in arms (typically 3 months and under) are welcome to attend the workshop, however, we ask that you step out of the room if they begin to make sounds that may be disruptive to other participants (happy or sad). Please contact the facilitator if you have any questions.
How do I register?