Creating a DFW Community Doula Culture
The Natural Way Birthing Project has DONA-approved Birth Doula Training opportunities.
In order to provide opportunities to a diverse group of participants, The Natural Way Birthing Project is glad to provide birth doula training to increase the number of doulas in the DFW community.
This internationally referenced training and competency verification includes evidenced-based information including but not limited to: comprehensive doula service training, practical & emotional skills, along with comfort measures that will make you more effective as a birth doula and immediate postpartum, newborn & breastfeeding support, effective strategies that make childbirth a meaningful experience for your clients, strategies and tips for special circumstances – VBAC delivery, multiples, planned cesarean deliveries, etc, professional development and skills on how to talk to mothers in a way that encourages them to choose doula care, confidence building knowledge and skills, doula practice & cultural competency for your new venture.
Childbirth Education Class for Doulas
Day One 8:00am-5:00pm
Pregnancy anatomy, birth plans, informed consent, sign & stages, preterm labor
Interventions & pain management
Cesarean delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care & more.
DONA Birth Doula Training
Day Two 8:00am-5:00pm
Cultural competency for birth workers,
Impact of birth, contracting clients, values clarification, & labor review
Comfort measures and relaxation
Challenges of labor, VBAC and caesarean
Day Three 8:00am-5:00pm
Newborn & postpartum care, breastfeeding support, networking & social media
Professionalism, overview of the doula practice (taxes, advertising, scheduling), getting started
Postpartum follow-up, role play
Day Four 8:00am-5:00pm
Certification process and intake forms; record keeping
Local resource collaborations, Q&A
Closing Ceremony & Blessingway
$599* Tuition includes:
A childbirth education and basic breastfeeding class for doulas, DONA approved birth doula training, corresponding workbooks & online mentoring and support toward certifying births.
This workshop meets DONA Birth Doula Certification requirements for: Childbirth Class, 20-hour Birth Doula Training. This workshop is DONA approved toward your certification and valid for 4 years. Please check our calendar for location, dates and times of the training.
*Stipulations apply and applicant must be willing to serve 3 expectant families in exchange for discounted tuition. All births can be used towards certification if they meet the requirements.