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Simkin Center 2023: Postpartum Doula Training July 6-9 (in-person)

Ended Jul 9, 2023

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Full course description

Course Date and Time
This workshop is in-person, at Bastyr Seattle Campus
14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Thursday, July 6, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Friday, July 7, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Saturday, July 8, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Sunday, July 9, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST

Registration deadline -EXTENDED Friday, June 30, 2023

Course Details
Gain postnatal competence, tools and capacity taught by DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. The workshop covers many aspects of postpartum care, including lactation and parent and newborn care. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins.

Those who complete the course can begin the process of becoming DONA International-certified postpartum doulas. 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 once registered. We offer a Course Assistant position to provide 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 sessions.

Required Text
There is NO required reading 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.

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 Contact Us
(425) 602-3378
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