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Spring Doula Workshop Scheduled!

March 13, 2014

Jessica Poppe will be offering 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! This training has been split into two-days:

  • On Friday, May 2nd we will be focusing on offering support. We will cover a summary of pregnancy; nutrition; pregnancy exercises; common prenatal care; and pregnancy discomforts (including ways to alleviate them). 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, and 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, May 3rd) 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 led by Jessica Poppe

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

WHEN: Friday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 3rd
9:30a – 3:30p (with a break for lunch)

*An e-mail confirmation and registration form will be e-mailed to you after payment is received. If you would like the registration form e-mailed to an address different than that associated with your paypal account, please indicate when paying.

Two-Day Workshop: includes a binder with tons of great info and a packet of doula forms you may use for your business
Register before April 30th $150
After April 30th $175

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Friday Only: Your binder will only include materials covered that day and you will not receive the doula forms
Before April 30th $95
After April 30th $115
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Saturday Only: Your binder will only include materials covered that day. You will receive the doula forms to use
Before April 30th $95
After April 30th $115
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Cancellation Policy
Payment in full is expected at the time of registration unless other arrangements are made.
We rely on an accurate attendance count to make important arrangements for our workshops.
If the trainer cancels the workshop, the entire fee will be refunded.
All other cancellations will be charged a $20.00 processing fee.
If the cancellation is made within one week of the workshop, no refund will be given but payment may be applied to a training workshop given by the same trainer within 12 months. (If applicant does not attend a workshop within 12 months, all fees are forfeited.)
In the event you decide to leave the workshop at any time, there will be no refunds

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Alexandria Thomas permalink
    March 13, 2014 5:22 pm

    This sounds perfect! I will be registering asap!

    • jessicabirthdoula permalink*
      March 13, 2014 9:02 pm

      Looking forward to seeing you!

  2. Alexandria Thomas permalink
    April 17, 2014 8:59 am

    Hello! Are there still openings?

    • jessicabirthdoula permalink*
      April 17, 2014 10:21 am

      Yes, there are 🙂

  3. Betsy Reeder permalink
    June 8, 2014 2:26 pm

    I missed this one-do you have plans for any upcoming workshops??

    • jessicabirthdoula permalink*
      June 17, 2014 1:26 pm

      Betsy- we do! The info for our Fall workshops will be posted later this week so check back 🙂

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