Birth Doula Workshops

So You Want to Become a Doula?

Becoming a DONA certified birth 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. Danielle is a DONA Certified Birth Doula Trainer. Her workshop will start you on your path to making your love of birth a career. 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.

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Birth Doula Training

Friday - Sunday / 8 am - 6:00 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.


Breastfeeding for Professionals

3-Hour Workshop Catonsville
This 3 hour workshop is presented to help fullfill the requirements for those seeking postpartum and birth doula certification. All birth professionals are welcome to join in this engageing and informative comprehensive review of breastfeeding in the neonatal period. The workshop is taught by a certified lactation counselor and DONA postpartum doula. Topics include: Starting Out Successfully, latch, position, milk production, feeding patterns, pumping and breastmilk storage, challenges breastfeeding mothers might encounter and myths, avoiding common problems, and recognizing when to suggest refferals.

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