Trainings

Informed Birth Choices is excited to offer DONA, International approved birth and postpartum doula trainings. A training is one important step to becoming a DONA approved doula.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our trainings or becoming a doula in general.

Birth Doula

Friday - Sunday / 8 am - 6:30 pm Catonsville

Informed Birth Choices offers a 3-day workshop designed to satisfy the training requirement to become a DONA certified Birth Doula as well as the childbirth education requirement. Owner and founder of Informed Birth Choices, Danielle Koontz will lead you through the ins and outs of becoming a birth doula. The cost of the workshop includes all workshop materials, daily continental breakfast, and snacks. Topics include but are not limited to: DONA International, the business side of birth work, prenatal support, communication, support in labor, comfort measures, challanging situations, newborn and breastfeeding, and postpartum support.

500-550

Postpartum Doula

Friday - Sunday / 8 am - 6:15 pm Catonsville

A three day workshop designed to satisfy the training requirement to become a DONA certified Postpartum Doula. Taught by a seasoned and much loved postpartum doula trainer, the workshop meets for three full days. The cost includes workshop materials, daily continental breakfast, and snacks. Topics include but are not limited to: historical and present culture of birth and support of the mother, the role of the doula, DONA International and the certification process, doula business basics, finding clients, breastfeeding, common birth interventions and how they impact breastfeeding and the postpartum experience, newborn, integrating a baby into the family, values, referrals, communication skills, multiples, the doula as educator, postpartum adjustment, postpartum mood disorders, loss and grief.

500

So You Want to Become a Doula?

Becoming a birth or postpartum doula starts here! A training offers a great foundation for birth professionals who want to find out more, broaden their skills, or become certified. DONA International has been training doulas since 1992. Our DONA approved workshops will start you on your path to making your love of birth a career.

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