DONA Doula Trainings

In this DONA-Approved Birth Doula Workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of becoming a birth doula. Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn the skills and tools essential to provide support for mamas and their families from pregnancy, through labor and birth, and into the early postpartum time.

Topics covered include: 

  • Childbirth Education for doulas (taught by Liz)
  • Setting up your doula business & Birth community involvement. (taught by Liz)
  • Introduction to doula labor support, Importance of birth memories, Hormones of pregnancy, labor, & birth; Emotional support for birth, Communication skills, values, and cultural sensitivity as a doula, Physical support for birth, Doula’s role with interventions, Cesarean & VBAC, Doula’s role during immediate postpartum & with the newborn, Breastfeeding support, DONA certification process and membership, Prenatal and postpartum doula visits. (taught by Jeannie)

This workshop is open to anyone looking to gain more knowledge about supporting women during the childbearing years, including educators, nurses, birth professionals, students, mamas, yoga instructors, and bodyworkers.

Workshop Hours: Friday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. There will be breaks and time for lunch each day.(Either bring a bag lunch or go to one of the nearby restaurants.)

Cost of the workshop: Early bird rate is $425 if full payment is received ONE month before the start of workshop, $450 if after, and $475 if payment is broken up.

DATES: January 26 - 28th

LOCATION: Chanhassen or birthED (depending on class size)

YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

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Jeannie Baron 

CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), HBCE, Dip CBEd(CBI)

Jeannie Baron is an active birth doula and childbirth educator with an endless love for growing families.  She has been a DONA certified Birth Doula since 2005, and a Childbirth Educator since 2010.  She is also a fitness coach, and loves to help women get healthy.

Jeannie has had the honor of attending over 400 births in homes, birth centres, and hospitals as a certified birth doula.  She loves empowering women as mothers, and birth workers as doulas!  She believes in the process of birth and encourages women to trust their inner strength. She believes that there is no “right” way to birth and that each woman has their own individual needs during the childbearing years. She feels privileged to be invited in to witness one of life’s most miraculous moments.  

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Liz Hochman 

CD(DONA), CLC, LCCE

As the owner and lead teacher of birthED, Liz has been heavily involved in  the Twin Cities professional birth community since 2009.  She has served over 1,000 families as a Lamaze educator, lactation counselor, and doula. With an intention of lifting women and families up, Liz's focus is always and will always be on creating a healthy and content motherbaby dyad in order to create a thriving culture and society. Liz served several years on the board of The Childbirth Collective and currently sits on the Optimal Outcomes in Women's Health Conference board.