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Become a Doula

Become a Doula: Birth Doula Training

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Course Options:

In Person
  • Our in person training are transformational day retreats where the process of becoming a doula is developed in real “birth time” over a multi-day session incorporating  hands-on skills, compassionate community building, action-oriented learning objectives and cohort model of learning circles.
  • Do you want an in-person training in your area? Please contact us to schedule 

LIVE / Virtual

  • Our live virtual trainings are hands-on, lively interactive sessions perfect for those in rural environments or unable to travel or preferred style of learning.

On-demand Webinars

  • Some of our advanced curriculum can be accessed via ON DEMAND Webinars. A primary doula training or other professional status is required to access these courses. (does not count as primary birth doula training).

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“I’ve been on the phone since the session ended. Not only raving about how amazing you are and the space/environment in which you created during our training but how that lead to my own personal break through in helping me further make sense in what had previously been such a dark space revolving social and racial inequality.”

Jade, Doula Student

Birth Doula Training

Course Design:

Our  Birth Doula Training Course is designed to lead doulas towards a sustainable doula career as well as offer life skills to interested family members and contact hours for other birth and allied professions (we have lead dozens of nursing students, midwifery, massage, acupuncture and medical students on the path to including doula skills in their professional skillset).

The workshop covers evidence-based information about the benefits of doula support, the history of birth and the disparities that doulas are directly addressing , the significance of doula support to families, practical hands- on comfort techniques, as well as the steps to begin a career as a birth doula. 

A special emphasis is placed on diverse family structures and the importance of inclusivity, advocacy, trauma informed care and collaboration in the birth room to keep families safe and supported during this part of the perinatal journey.

“This workshop was one of the most creative and elaborate one ever! She comes with not only abundance of useful information/resources but also life experiences/stories and wisdom. I had a very rich weekend workshop and filled with information as much as I can received.

Jackie, Doula Student

Our Birth Doula Training Course is designed to awaken and ready the birth doula as a traditional health worker in the community. 

The workshop covers evidence-based information about the benefits of doula support, the history of birth and the disparities that doulas are directly addressing , the significance of doula support to families, practical hands- on comfort techniques, as well as the steps to begin a career as a birth doula. 

A special emphasis is placed on diverse family structures and the importance of inclusivity, advocacy, trauma informed care and collaboration in the birth room to keep families safe and supported during this part of the perinatal journey.

Training Approved

This course is valid for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)  Traditional Health Worker: DOULA pathway in Oregon (MEDICAID reimbursement) and  DONA International approved and qualifies as the first step towards doula certification. 

Watch the Video: “How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez”

COURSE INCLUDES

  • Birth Doula Training 40 hours (IN PERSON or LIVE VIRTUAL)
  • Childbirth Education for Birth Workers (10 hrs IN PERSON or LIVE VIRTUAL ) 
  • Business of Being a Doula 1 hrs (included in basic training)
  • Cultural Competency for Doulas 6 hrs (ON DEMAND)
  • Adopting Trauma Informed Care 6 hrs (ON DEMAND) 
  • Collaborative Professionalism Practice 12 hrs (ON DEMAND)
  • HIPAA (ON DEMAND 1)
  • Blood Born Pathogens/Oral Health Training (2 hrs) ON DEMAND
  • Weekly Doula Talk Mentor Hour (LIVE VIRTUAL)
  • One year membership to Gateway Doula Group with on-call doula shifts at OHSU/Adventist and community doula leads
  • The Integrated Doula: Instructional Video including coping techniques, supportive birth environment, positions and massage in a birth room; a personal copy of the Integrated Doula for you to keep!
“Cannot say enough good things about Jesse Remer’s teaching style. Even through Zoom I felt like she was in the room with me and speaking directly to me. Her way of explaining content kept me so engaged in learning and I couldn’t be more appreciative! By far my best adult learning!!!”

Kelsey, Doula Student

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Private Facebook Group: Doula Talk

This is a forum for connection, support and sustainability of the doula profession and welcomes all people of any color, gender and birth philosophy. Founder and Administrator Jesse Remer is a mother, international doula trainer, leader and innovator of birth justice who through her organization Mother Tree International has supported thousands of birthing families.