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Professional Education Offerings

Are you ready to become a DONA International birth doula? Our professional, unique and unparalleled teaching style ensures you will have the tools and resources necessary to start on your journey as a birth professional.

Choose to attend your DONA International Birth Doula Workshop and Breastfeeding Workshop for Professionals with Birthing Gently.

 

Birthing Gently has taught Birth Doula workshop for companies, individuals, higher education, medical institutions. 

*Harvard Medical School *Tufts Medical School * Birthwise Midwifery School * BirthRoots * Northern Essex Community College* Haverhill High School * Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital * Plymouth State University * Maine Medical Center * Brandywine Counseling NJ * Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission * Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation * Rutland Regional Medical Center * Springfield Hospital VT * Willow Domestic Violence Center*

DONA International Approved Birth Doula Workshops

DONA International approved Birth Doula trainer since 2006, Tara Campbell, CD(DONA), BDT, LCCE has trained over 8000 birth doulas nationwide. Tara offers an engaging and unique teaching style, allowing students the opportunity to learn in a supportive classroom environment. Childbirth Educator Erin Ronder Neves joins us in teaching a variety of topics throughout the Birth Doula workshop. 

We recognize each students individual learning style, and tailor our teaching strategy to suit the student’s needs in our online learning environment. 

​Workshops are taught virtually via the Zoom platform (students can attend any location they desire).​ In order to get credit for the workshop you must complete the workshop in its entirety. Students must have your video on and participate in class discussions.

Includes: 

* 7hr Introduction to Childbirth Education for new Doulas class.

* 16hr approved DONA International Birth Doula Workshop

* 1- 30 min Zoom group support check in session one month after completing the workshop.

* Invitation to join our Facebook support group

 

Workshop Schedule
Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm EST      (Lunch 12:00pm-12:30pm & 2 -15min Breaks)       

Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:30pm  EST   (Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm & 2 -15min Breaks)
*Students can expect to spend between about 1 hr each night on homework assignments.

Register Below

Create your own plan!
Payment plans available for 3Day Birth Doula Workshops. 

Email doula@birthinggently with the following.

(1) Your full name (2) The start date of the workshop you would like to attend (3) The deposit amount you will pay to hold your spot, we will invoice you via PayPal. (4) The dates and amounts you would like to be invoiced for. ***You must be paid in full by the first day of class.

 Option One:  3 Day Virtual DONA International Birth Doula Workshop   $500.00

Prerequisites include.

1.Reading DONA International Birth and Postpartum Position Paper

2.Read “The Birth Partner: by Penny Simkin and Katie Rohs

Certificates of completion will be sent electronically once the student has.

  1. Student has completed the workshop in its entirety. 

  2. Student Completes the DONA International workshop evaluation. Evaluations will be completed anonymously at the end of the workshop electronically.

  3. Student will use another person (family/friend/colleague) to submit a video or photos back to the Birth Doula Trainer demonstrating comprehension of skills related to positions for birth. 

  4. Students on payment plans are paid in full.

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Option Two: 10 Week Comprehensive  DONA International Birth Doula Workshop   $1200.00

Offers a slower paced learning style with smaller group size.
 

Includes: 

*  7hr Introduction to Childbirth Education for new Doulas class.

* 16hr approved DONA International Birth Doula Workshop

* 3hr Breastfeeding for Professionals Class".

* 2 - 60min lectures from our guest speakers.

* 2- 60 min Zoom group support check sessions (open discussion and review).

*  1- 30 min Zoom group support check in session one month after completing the workshop.

* Invitation to join our Facebook support group

Workshop Schedule
10 weeks - 3hr Sessions 6:00pm-9:00 EST pm Thursday Evenings.
Upcoming Sessions:

Start date: Sept 14, 2023

9/14,9/21,9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2,11/9,11/16

Start date: March 7, 2024

3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

Create your own plan!
Payment plans available for 10-week Birth Doula Workshops. 

Email doula@birthinggently with the following.

(1) Your full name (2) The start date of the workshop you would like to attend (3) The deposit amount you will pay to hold your spot, we will invoice you via PayPal. (4) The dates and amounts you would like to be invoiced for. ***You must be paid in full by the first day of class.

Prerequisites include.

1.Reading DONA International Birth and Postpartum Position Paper

2.Read “The Birth Partner: by Penny Simkin and Katie Rohs

Certificates of completion will be sent electronically once the student has.

1.Completed the DONA International workshop evaluation. Evaluation will be sent out via email from DONA International directly. 

2. Doula will use another person (family/friend/colleague) to practice live on zoom with the trainer offering guidance (during the workshop). OR  The doula will submit a video/or photos back to the trainer demonstrating the skills on another person (family/friend/colleague) and discussing them to the trainer.

Breastfeeding For Professionals Class

This class fulfills DONA International breastfeeding education requirement for both birth and postpartum doulas. .

Our Breastfeeding Classes are taught by our experienced team member Erin Ronder Neves.

This 3-hour breastfeeding workshop covers the basics of breastfeeding and is offered

to birth and postpartum related professionals

Breastfeeding For Professionals 3-hour Class.  $150.00

Workshop Schedule

Fridays from 5:00pm-8:00pm EST *Runs after the Birth Doula Workshop Ends 
Register Below

schedule

2023 - 2024 DATES

Birth Doula Workshops and Breastfeeding workshops will take place virtually. We recognize each students individual learning style, and tailor our teaching strategy to suit the students needs in our online  learning environment. Zoom platform is used for all workshops. Breastfeeding workshop is on day 1 of the workshop.

 (see above for 10 week workshop dates)

Sept 22-24

Sept 22 Breastfeeding Workshop

Philadelphia PA

Oct 13-15 

Oct 13 Breastfeeding Workshop

Boston MA

Nov 17-19

Nov 17 Breastfeeding Workshop

Charlotte NC

Dec 1-3

Dec 1 Breastfeeding Workshop

Haverhill MA

2024

Feb 2-4 

Feb 2 Breastfeeding Workshop

Boston MA

March 22-24

March 22 Breastfeeding Workshop

Charlotte NC

3-Day Virtual Birth Doula Training Workshop

$500

Please indicate city and date of training

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

Breastfeeding for Professionals 

$150

Please indicate city and date of training

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

10 Week Comprehensive

 Doula Training

$1200

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

BUSINESS DOCUMENTS FOR BIRTH PROFESSIONALS

*This is not the certification packet.

$75.00

REPLACEMENT BIRTH DOULA WORKSHOP CERTIFICATE

$25.00

FAQ: Click here

 

EARN FREE TUITION WITH WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP:

Option One Requirements:

  • Receive your tuition free with the registration of 8 other participants for a private workshop

  • Promote the workshop locally within your community

  • Select dates to accommodate your schedule (weekday or weekend)

  • Provide workshop space

Option Two Requirements:

  • Join an already scheduled Birthing Gently Birth Doula Workshop

  • Invite 2 other participants to register with you (friends, family, coworkers) and receive your tuition free!

 

Resources For Doulas

Evidence Based Birth – evidencebasedbirth.com

MGH Center for Womens Mental Health www.womensmentalhealth.org

MGH Postpartum Psychosis Project www.mghp3.org

MGHPDS (MGH Perinatal Depression Scale APP) 

Alliance For Innovation On Maternal Health Program www.safehealthcareforeverywoman.org

American Academy of Pediatrics – www.aap.org

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – www.acog.org

American College of Nurse-Midwives – www.midwife.org

American Society of Anesthesiologists – www.asahq.org

Cochrane Reviews – www.chochranelibrary.com

"How to Search Cochrane Review"

American Psychological Association – www.apa.org

Mother's Milk Bank Northeast www.milkbankne.org

Pregnancy Loss - www.stillbirthday.com

Military Families - www.operationspecialdelivery.com

Car Seat Laws and Guidelines – www.safercar.gov

Mother’s Advocate – Materials for a better birth – www.mothersadvocate.org

Webster Tech. Chiropractor Locator www.icpa4kids.org

Birth Monopoly www.birthmonopoly.com

Calm Birth Meditation www.calmbirth.org

The Milk Meg  www.themilkmeg.com

Spinning Babies  www.spinningbabies.com

The White Ribbon Alliance www.whiteribbonalliance.org

Commonsense Childbirth www.commonsensechildbirth.org

The Institute For International Medicine www.inmed.us

The White Ribbon Alliance  www.whiteribbonalliance.org

Adult Congenital Heart Association www.achaheart.org

Commonsense Childbirth www.commonsensechildbirth.org

Mercy In Action www.mercyinaction.com

https://www.breechwithoutborders.org

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Professional Webinars www.chop.edu/healthcare-professionals/provider-events

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth www.pattch.org

Every Mother Counts www.everymothercounts.org

Adriande Labs:  www.ariadnelabs.org/maternal-child-health

Implicit Bias:  www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Lamaze https://www.lamaze.org/Connecting-the-Dots

Midwife Thinking: www.midwifethinking.com

Trauma-Informed Care -Implementation Resource 

Online Resources for Inclusive Language

Disability Inclusive Language Resources 

Military Birth Resources

Teen Parent Connection

Book Recommendations

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care: by Dayna Bowen Matthew 

When Survivors Give Birth: by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus

Round the Circle: by Julie Brill 

The Blue Cotton Gown: by Patricia Harman 

Baby Catchers: by Peggy Vincent

Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers: by  Robert Sapolsky

Birth In Eight Cultures: by Melissa Cheyney and Robbie Davis-Floyd

Author, Public Health leader: www.atulgawande.com

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