Courses

Birth Doula

Congratulations on your interest in becoming a Birth Doula! You will soon experience the amazing joy of the special impact you will have working with families in your area. Doula School has been training doulas for over a decade! We offer a DONA approved birth doula training workshop.

 

Anyone who has a willingness to help families through birth can become a birth doula or a childbirth educator. Though it’s helpful, it’s not necessary to have a background in health or medicine. Keep in mind that a doula is a non-medical professional.

 

Our Doula School Birth Doula Training program is 24+ hours of in class (virtual) learning. Our DONA International approved training is the first step on your journey to supporting families as a certified Birth Doula. This interactive and live training will equip you with tools to empower and support families throughout their pregnancies and labour which we believe is very needed in this world. Covering a variety of topics, from different interventions, emotional support, active listening, and a whole lot more – we feel that it’s the most comprehensive doula training available.

 

This Training is Recommended for

Anyone...

…interested in learning about women’s health, pregnancy and supporting new families.
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Doulas...

…Doulas looking to update and renew their training.
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PSWs, yoga instructors...

…nurses, midwives, and early childhood educators interested in expanding their knowledge to include birth doula support.
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Goals of this Course

  • Understanding the role of a birth doula.
  • Clinical effects of having a doula
  • Stages of Labour
  • How doulas provide emotional, physical and informational support
  • What is a prenatal consult
  • How to develop a birth plan
  • Learn how to deal with loss and grief.
  • Pain management during pregnancy
  • Learn various breathing exercises
  • Review DONA International standards
  • Understand active listening
  • Learn the business basics of running a doula business
  • Study the certification process
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Investment – Tuition

$549 +HST

Register early and save an additional discount. Payment plans always available.

Doula Business

Your Career as a Doula:

  • Birth Doulas have become more popular over the past two decades.
  • Clients spends between $900-$1500 for a birth doula package.
  • Low overhead or recurring costs as a doula.

Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Our priority is to provide a training where everyone feels welcome and among peers. Our training is based on principles of anti-racism, inclusion, anti-oppression and the value of diversity and inclusion.
  • We want our trainings to be a safe space for all and these values form the foundation of our training content. We want our profession to become more diverse to be able to support all families in a way that is culturally relevant to them.
  • Be sure to check-out our scholarship opportunities for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

 

We look forward to having you in our training!

Meet Your Trainer - Stefanie Antunes

Meet your doula trainer – Stefanie Antunes. She has been a Lamaze® Educator and doula since 2002.  After the birth of her second son, Stefanie saw just how valuable it is to be prepared for birth and to have good support around you.

Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field. She leads the Discover Birth organization providing a variety of services to expectant parents and training for those wishing to pursue work in the childbirth field. Stefanie is a board member with the Ontario Association of Doulas, former Public Relations Director for DONA International, and sits on many local boards and coalitions to improve our communities. She is a DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer, and runs a Lamaze Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Program

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Everything you need to know about life as a doula. Certification process, income, finding clients, and more!

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    About DONA International

    DONA International is the world’s first, largest and leading doula certifying organization. Founded in 1992, DONA professionalized the role of the doula. Since then, they have certified more than 12,000 DONA International doulas in more than 50 countries!

    DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas world-wide. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.

    Cancellation Policy

    Full cancellation available within 24 hours of booking. Refunds are available 30 days or more before workshop start date minus a $40 handling fee. No refunds will be made within 30 days of the workshop, however registrants may apply the fee towards a future workshop held by Doula School. Cancellations within one week of class must pay a $50 administration fee to rebook and apply fee towards another workshop. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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