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March 11 2022 8:00 am   through   March 19 2022 5:30 pm
Online Event
Phone: 4256023378
Full Registration $ 725.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus Online
Audience The public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format starting March 11-12 & 18-19 will meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This training will be hosted as a live-remote class via ZOOM. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is February 28. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom live classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries regarding our doula trainings, please contact us at or call us at (425) 602-3361.

The curriculum

  • The role of the doula in supporting breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding safety and techniques
  • Nurturing families with more than one infant
  • New mother care
  • New baby care
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Integrating the birth experience
  • The emotional transition of the new family
  • Ethical conduct of postpartum doulas
  • Business aspects of a doula practice
  • Prenatal contact
  • Postpartum mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comforting touch for new mothers
  • Case scenarios - the doula's role
  • Comfort and care for new babies
  • Community resources

Course Notes

Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions each day. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies

There is NO required reading for this training


Our Postpartum Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and postpartum communities.  Our trainers are active, working doulas with thriving doula practices in Seattle, Washington.  Guest lecturers of diverse cultural backgrounds are invited to speak on their areas of expertise in postpartum care. See Simkin Center Faculty  More Information regarding our Upcoming trainings: See Simkin Center Website