Grateful Doula Services
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PP Doula Trainings

Postpartum Doula Skills Workshops

Facilitated by:

Angie Dobbins-Frisbie
DONA Approved Postpartum Doula Trainer

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Seattle, Washington
Six-week Series Format!
Beginning 2013, this series format will only be
offered upon multiple requests.

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Use your working knowledge and gain new skills with supporting families in the postpartum period, and begin the process of certifying as a Postpartum Doula with DONA International, the world's premier international doula organization.

The Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doulas offer education, companionship and non-judgmental support during the postpartum period. The doula assists with newborn care, family adjustment, meal preparation, and light household tyding. The Postpartum Doula offers evidence based-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.

DONA International Approved 27-Hour Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop

Topics include:

  • The postpartum doula role
  • The postpartum doula's role in breastfeeding support
  • Effective communication
  • The postpartum doula and the newborn
  • Physical and emotional transitions for mother and infant
  • Integrating the birth experience
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Working with multiples
  • Values clarification
  • Prenatal contact
  • Referrals and resources
  • Business aspects of being a doula
  • DONA's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • DONA's Postpartum Doula Certification Process

This training is for nannies, birth doulas, childbirth educators, midwives, therapists/counselors, mothers, and anyone interested in supporting families after birth. It is expected that you will have some experience with newborns and postpartum families prior to attending this training.

This DONA Approved Training is one step towards becoming a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula. For certification requirements, go to:

Training Pre-requisites

Complete the following postpartum doula workshop prerequisites (A and B) PRIOR to attending your DONA approved postpartum doula workshop:

A. Read the DONA International Position Papers:

    1. The Postpartum Doula's Role in Maternity Care
    2. The Birth Doula's Contribution to Modern Maternity Care

B. Read at least one (1) book from each of the following three (3) categories from the     
    Postpartum Doula Required Reading List (PDF):

    1. Becoming a Mother
    2. The Newborn
    3. Breastfeeding

NOTE: One book may actually full fill two or more categories.

Fees & Registration

The cost to attend this workshop is $500* per participant. An early bird special of $450* is available for a limited time for each workshop. (For Phoenix Workshop, please use the Phoenix PDSW PayPal button for correct pricing.) For additional information and/or to register, click here.

*Occasionally due to multiple reasons, (state specific operating regulations, location costs), these fees may vary, and thus, Grateful Doula Services (GDS) reserves the right to those variances. GDS will make every effort to make those variances clear to the best of its ability prior to registration.
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