Interested in becoming a doula?

Consider training with Kate Stroud and DONA International (and at a very reasonable price!)

Training Dates May 1-3, 2015 Location: 210 Oak, Ypsilanti MI 48198

Over this three day training with Kate Stroud you will have the opportunity to learn about supporting mothers, babies and their families in the childbearing year. With Kate’s 13+ years of experience as a birth doula, a postpartum doula, childbirth educator, home birth midwife assistant and massage therapist who specialized in women in the childbearing year you will get an in-depth look into the work of supporting families and learn the skills to guide you on your path. With her charismatic teaching style you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable and very informational learning experience. We are here to help build strong compassionate doula, empowered birthing mothers and well supported families to build healthy communities.

The three day training includes the prerequisite Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas which will help you fulfill the required steps towards professional doula certification through DONA International.

You need not have any background in birth or medical experience to take this training, just a desire to learn and support birthing families.

Some topics covered in this training:

  • comfort measures for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum

  • natural pain management techniques

  • positioning to support labor and birth

  • communication skills

  • breaking down what is support

  • emotional needs of mother and family

  • massage techniques and acupressure points for labor

  • guidance for navigating informed decision making

  • what is a doula’s role prenatally, during labor and postpartum

  • anatomy and physiology of birth, nutritional overview for pregnancy and ways to work with common complaints of pregnancy

  • overview of the labor and birth process

  • introduction to breastfeeding and initial bonding

  • and much more!

Email Kate to register and arrange payment at or pay $350 with credit card through Square Marketplace and Kate will contact you for more registration information

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