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Simkin Center: 2024 Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop, NOV 8-9 & 15-16 (online)

Nov 8, 2024 - Nov 16, 2024

$749 Enroll

Full course description

Course Date and Time

Live-Remote Meetings, November 8-9 & 15-16, 2024

2-week, 4-day format


Friday, November 8, 2024, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Saturday, November 9, 2024, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Friday, November 15, 2024, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Saturday, November 16, 2024, 8:00am-5:30pm PST

Cost: $749

Final Registration Deadline: October 31, 2024

Please register early, as capacity is limited. Registration may close before the deadline if we reach full capacity.


Course Details

Gain postnatal competence, tools and capacity taught by DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This virtual workshop is a 4-day intensive class.

Completion of this workshop meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas.


Participants receive additional information, including login information once registered. We offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the virtual Zoom classroom in exchange for a discounted tuition. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at or call us at (425) 602-3378.


To review the Simkin Center refund and cancellation policy visit (scroll down to Registration Policies). Please note our policy indicates a processing fee will be charged for any cancellations, transfers, make-ups, and/or refunds.


The Curriculum

·         The role of the doula in supporting breastfeeding

·         Bottle feeding safety and techniques

·         Nurturing families with more than one infant

·         New mother care

·         New baby care

·         Listening and communication skills

·         Integrating the birth experience

·         The emotional transition of the new family

·         Ethical conduct of postpartum doulas

·         Business aspects of a doula practice

·         Prenatal contact

·         Postpartum mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder

·         Comforting touch for new mothers

·         Case scenarios - the doula's role

·         Comfort and care for new babies

·         Community resources


Course Notes

Certificates of completion are issued only to students present for all session.


Required Text

There is NO required textbook for this training.



Our Postpartum Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is widely recognized in our professional maternity and postpartum communities. Our trainers are active, working doulas with thriving doula practices in Seattle, Washington.


Most of our trainings provide guest speakers who share their areas of expertise and bring a wealth of diversity and wisdom to our learning communities. We are proud that our guest speakers include a roster of actively working local doulas who share their pathways to success.


See Simkin Center Faculty 


Contact Us
(425) 602-3378

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