The course is eight weeks long, over March and April. Virtual sessions occur March 25, 12, 19,
and April 2, 4, 9, 16, 23. In-person sessions occur April 19, 20, and 21 in Hermiston, Oregon.
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).
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.
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.
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE : preference to EASTERN OREGON RESIDENTS but anyone can apply