Birth Doula Workshops
This four-day 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
Workshops are taught regularly in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Indiana. I am also available to facilitate in other locations.
Fee: $600 for all three components
Birth Doula Mentoring
Scheduled and on-call mentoring for birth doulas, ideal for new doulas and doulas working with challenging situations.
Prenatal and/or postpartum meetings with you 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: $65-$150 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.
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.
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 or to schedule any of these offerings!