Bloomington, Indiana


Birth Doula Workshops


DONA International-approved birth doula workshop.

Includes three steps towards certification as a birth doula with DONA International:

  • Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas
  • Basic Birth Doula Workshop
  • Breastfeeding for Doulas (can be taught separately)

Workshops taught yearly in Bloomington, Indiana; also available to facilitate in other locations.

Fee: typically $600 for all three components (contact me for details about specific workshops)

Birth Doula Mentoring


Scheduled and on-call mentoring for birth doulas, ideal for new doulas and doulas working with challenging situations.

  • One-on-one prenatal and/or postpartum support meetings as you work with your clients
  • Support during prenatal and/or postpartum meetings with your clients
  • Prenatal and/or postpartum shadowing of my meetings with my clients
  • Tailored education based on your clients' specific situations or needs
  • On-call phone support when you are at a birth

Fee:  $50-$300 depending on package (contact me for more information)

Birth Doula Apprenticeship


One of the best ways to gain real-life birth doula skills is to work directly with an experienced birth doula.  As my apprentice, you will shadow me through an entire doula-client relationship, including all prenatal and postpartum meetings and the birth itself.  Apprenticeship also includes a separate prenatal and postpartum meeting with just the two of us to discuss and debrief the client relationship and birth experience.

Fee:  $100/birth

This opportunity is available when I have clients who are open to my working with an apprentice.  If you're interested, let's meet in person and determine whether apprenticeship will work well for both of us.

Other Workshops


I occasionally offer other doula-related workshops and classes, including:

  • Introduction to birth work
  • Labor support skills for friends and family
  • Self-care and birth processing for doulas
  • Breastfeeding for doulas

Contact me for more information, and see "upcoming events" on my homepage.