Postpartum Doula

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Postpartum Doula Training

A Postpartum doula assist new families through the adjustments of new parenthood with compassionate presence, basic breastfeeding support and care of the woman and newborn using a variety of hands-on practical skills and information.

Begin or expand your postpartum doula business by attending Birth Ways International Postpartum Doula training from February 19-21, 2021. It's live-streamed so you can attend wherever you are around the world!

This interactive course prepares you to become a postpartum doula and help a woman through her transitions in the fourth trimester after her birth. You’ll leave with educational resources, research-based data, powerful stories and practical tips.

Some participants are mothers and others are not. Some have been to births before but many haven’t.  We have young women, wise elders, and everything in between – it’s never too early or too late to embark upon this path. Rural and urban women attend. Some participants have no background knowledge or experience while others are healthcare professionals.

Next Postpartum Doula Training: Feb 19-21, 2020. Click here to register now.


You Will Learn:

  • Practising with integrity
  • Scope of practice and when/where to refer out
  • Creating your menu of services
  • Key doula standards, Code of Conduct and professional ethics
  • Working effectively with medical care providers and others
  • Postpartum support tools, practical skills, comfort measures / coping methods
  • Self-awareness, your ideal client, your boundaries and biases
  • Basic anatomy and physiology specific to postpartum
  • Prenatal and postpartum client visits
  • Postpartum recovery & care of mother
  • Care and feeding of newborns
  • How birth interventions / trauma affect postpartum care and recovery
  • Warning signs for mother and baby
  • Ideas for sibling and extended family
  • Working with diverse clients/families/populations 
  • Common concerns for new parents/informed decision making
  • Effective communication – listening skills, impact of language
  • Honouring individual birth process - memory of birth, narrative
  • Business start-up, payment options/range for postpartum doulas


Next Postpartum Doula Training:

February 19-21, 2021 live-streamed so you can attend wherever you are around the world

6-8pm Fri night, 9:00-5:00pm Sat & Sun.

Fees* for February 2021 Postpartum Doula Training:  $550.
$495 early bird rate (Early bird rate available until January 29, 2021)

Early-bird coupon code: PDTEarlyBird

Special offer: a $200 deposit holds your spot, gets you the pre-workshop material immediately, and gets you started.

Contact us if you'd like more information or click here to register.


If you wish to pursue postpartum doula certification through Birth Ways International, this course is the first step.  While certification is not required to work as a postpartum doula, it is a valuable process.


* There are no hidden fees such as membership, mandatory conferences, admin fees, redoing of classes etc.   You can start taking clients after the weekend training.


Postpartum Doula Training Participant Testimonials:

Every workshop I take from Angie and Karen I end up with a sense of wellbeing. I enjoyed the openness and knowledge they bring to the training; I especially liked the idea that there is so much more to being a Postpartum doula that just holding a baby and cleaning – that holding the space might be worth more than having a shower!

Brooke, Regina, SK

It was a lovely training! Thank you so much for furthering my knowledge on how to better serve women, especially a demographic that is in need of this type of service. I appreciated hearing about their personal experiences and all the tips and tricks that you wouldn’t read in a book. Katie, Ottawa ON

Katie, Ottawa, ON

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the training have the option of a refund less a $75 administrative fee, or a credit for the full amount to be used within 1 year. Any cancellations received less than 14 days before the class will not be re-funded; however an alternate may attend or you may choose a future training within 1 year.