DONA Approved Postpartum Doula Workshop

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A Postpartum Doula:

  • Offers education, nonjudgmental physical and emotional support during the first three months or more following the addition of a new baby to a family;
  • Assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation and light household duties;
  • Offers evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Those who have an interest in postpartum care and who wish to become a trained doula;
  • Health care professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of postpartum support.
  • Approved for 9 CEU’s with Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS).
  • Earn 15 hours toward your Birth Doula Recertification with DONA International.
  • Approved for CEU’s for Lamaze Childbirth Educators.

Workshop Fees

Cost varies depending on the training location, but, on average, the three-day workshop costs $475 +HST -$575 + HST CAD and includes 3 days/27 hours of classroom education, and a workshop manual.

Prerequisites

It is helpful to have a basic foundation of knowledge about the postpartum period and newborn care, so reading books on DONA International’s list of Required Reading for Certification can be to your advantage.

Upcoming Workshops

There are currently no Workshops scheduled.

Request a Workshop

Workshops may be available by request. Please click the button below and complete the form and Trena will be in touch. 

FAQs

How do I become a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula?

After completing the 27-hour DONA Approved Workshop, participants will have the knowledge and tools to begin to support families when they feel comfortable. For those who choose to become certified, there are several steps to complete following the workshop.   

These can be found here: DONA Certification Overview.

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.