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Doula Workshop

October 7, 2013

Malory Teegarden and Jessica Poppe of Doulas Etc. are very excited to offer a two-day workshop just for doulas! Whether you are someone just starting off, trying to figure out if becoming a doula is right for you, or you’re an experienced doula who would love more hands-on instruction – we have seen a need for training for this amazing profession in our community and have made this workshop for you! We have split this training into two-days:

  • On Friday, December 6th we will be focusing on offering support. We will cover a summary of pregnancy; nutrition; pregnancy exercise; common prenatal care; and pregnancy discomforts and comfort. We will learn about the labor process; comfort measures/tools; your “doula bag”; providing care in both a hospital and home setting; the role of the doula; offering emotional, physical, informational, support; supporting the partner; advocacy; positions for labor/birth, etc. There will be lots of hands-on practice in a fun environment.
  • The second day (Saturday, December 7th) we will shift gears to discuss running a doula business. We will explore breaking down your fee; finding clients; keeping records; organization; communication; handling being on-call; partnerships and back-ups; writing a contract; using social media; marketing; professional development/continuing education; etc.

You will receive a packet of forms you may use with your business (including client intake form, initial phone inquiry form, and previous birth experience worksheet) as well as a binder with tons of great information. The cost for the two-day workshop is $150

We understand that someone who is not necessarily wanting to go into business as a professional doula but still hoping to provide labor support as a person “trained” to do so for a family member or friend may want to only attend the Friday session. Likewise, someone who may have already attended several births and is comfortable with providing support but would like more help when it comes to running the business side of things may only want to attend the Saturday session. That is fine! You may choose only one day of the workshop for $95 (you will still get a binder with great information specific for the day you have selected. Only those attending the Saturday workshop will receive the packet of doula forms)


WHAT: Doula Workshop

WHERE: Normal, IL ( near BroMenn Hospital. You will receive the exact address after registering. )

WHEN: Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 7th
9:30a – 3:30p (with a break for lunch)

COST: Two-Day Workshop $150 (included: a binder with tons of great info and a packet of doula forms you may use for your business)
Friday Only $95 (Your binder will only include materials covered that day and you will not receive the doula forms)
Saturday Only $95 (Your binder will only include materials covered that day. You will receive the doula forms to use).

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