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Certified Postpartum Doula Training -DONA Approved

October 18 @ 8:30 am - October 20 @ 6:30 pm


Portland, OR 

Mother Tree Postpartum Doula Training prepares the doula to support families after birth so they can healthily integrate a newborn into the family.

The Postpartum Doula training will support the doula in developing a Postpartum Plan that fosters a client’s personal parenting style as the expert of their own baby and nourishes the parents through this special transition time.

This training is designed so the doula can be qualified for DONA International Certification Step 1

What’s Included in this 30-hour Postpartum Doula Course Curriculum

(IN PERSON Training or LIVE VIRTUAL synchronous learning–global offerings)

  • Educating the family on infant care
  • Newborn characteristics
  • coping skills and supporting the recovering birthing person and family
  • physical and psychological needs of the postpartum period and development of the newborn
  • The doula receives training on breastfeeding skills and support
  • Support of the woman with postpartum depression
  • Support for the partner
  • Fostering bonding
  • Multiples
  • Grief and loss
  • Importance of referrals to competent and appropriate professionals and support groups

Also, this course will touch on…

  • the professional scope of practice of a postpartum doula
  • building a personal practice structure
  • and understanding the difference between a doula and other professions.

Also includes:

  • Cultural Competency
  • for Doulas 6 hrs (ON DEMAND)
  • Adopting Trauma Informed Care
  • 6 hrs (ON DEMAND)
  • Collaborative Professionalism Practice
  • 12 hrs (ON DEMAND)

Learning Objectives for Postpartum Doula Training:

  • Physical and psychological needs of the postpartum period
  • Development of the newborn.
  • Feeding Skills: breastfeeding/chest feeding skills, supplementation tools, support,
  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorder
  • Partner support
  • Fostering bonding
  • Multiples
  • Grief and loss

Postpartum Doula Training Prerequisites

Learn More and Enroll here. 

The  course is designed for those who are exploring new career options, or childbirth professionals and others already offering support to new and expectant families.

Throughout the class participants will engage in exercises, activities, and discussions designed to integrate new information with personal and professional experiences. The course covers the basics of postpartum care from a doula’s perspective.

This fun and interactive workshop will introduce the role of the postpartum Doula. A valuable course for students just beginning their careers as well as those seeking to enrich their existing Doula practice.


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October 18 @ 8:30 am
October 20 @ 6:30 pm
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