Hybrid DONA International-Approved Birth Doula Workshop

March-April 2023 – on Zoom and at the South Community Birth Program, 1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

For more information, including fees and how to register, read this page.

Tentative Schedule – To be confirmed

Thursday March 30 6:30-9:30pm on Zoom
6:30 PMIntroductions 
7:30 PMIntroducing the Doula
8:15 PMBREAK
8:30 PMOverview of Labour and Birth
Thursday April 66:30-9:30pm on Zoom
6:30 PMCheck In
6:40 PMDONA International and the SOP and COE
7:40 PMBREAK
7:50 PMCertification with DONA International
8:30 PMLong-term Impact of the Birth Experience
Thursday April 136:30-9:30pm on Zoom
6:30 PMCheck-in
6:40 PMThe Hormones of Pregnancy, Labour and Birth
7:20 PMBREAK
7:30 PMLabour and birth – A physical and emotional process
8:30 PMPain in childbirth – where it come from and what helps – including pain medications
Thursday April 206:30-9:40pm on Zoom This class ends 10 minutes late to acommodate the whole 3-hour Lactation Workshop
6:30 AMLactation – A Partnership – Part 1
7:30 AMBREAK
7:40 AMLactation – A Partnership – Part 2
FRIDAY April 286:30-9:30pm – In-Person at the South Community Birth Program, 1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
6:30 PMIntroductions/Check-In
7:00 PMWhat is a Ideal Birth? – Values clarification 
8:00 PMBREAK
8:15 PMBreathing and Relaxation for Birth
9:00 PMPositions and movement for Labour and Birth
SATURDAY April 299am-5:30pm – In-Person at the South Community Birth Program, 1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
9:00 AMCheck-in
9:15AMYour Doula Business – contracts, back-up and record Keeping
10:15AMBREAK
10:30 AMPrenatal Visits – what do you cover 
11:30 AMDoula Panel
12:30 PMLUNCH
1:30PMListening 
2:15pmComfort Measures
3:15 AMBREAK
3:30 AMBirthwork as Anti-Oppression work
5:00PMComfort Measures
SUNDAY April 309am-5:30pm – In-Person at the South Community Birth Program, 1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
9:00 AMCheck-In
9:15 AMMedical Interventions in Childbirth – What doulas need to know and how they can help
11:15AMBREAK
11:30AMDifficult labors: The doula’s role
12:30 PMLUNCH
1:30 PMLabour role play
2:30 PMGrief and Loss
3:15 PMBREAK
3:30 PMThe Newborn – Third and Fourth Stages of Labour
4:30PMPostpartum contact between doula and client
5:00PMClosing