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Simkin Center: Postpartum Doula Training Mar 24, 25, 31 & Apr 1 (in-person) is a Course

Simkin Center: Postpartum Doula Training Mar 24, 25, 31 & Apr 1 (in-person)

Mar 24, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023

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Course Date and Time

This workshop is in-person, at Bastyr Seattle Campus

14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028


Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 8:00am-5:30pm PST


Registration deadline is March 17, 2023


Course Details

Gain postnatal competence, tools and capacity taught by DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format, will be held March 24-April 1, 2023 and meets on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00am-5:30pm. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of 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 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). 


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 and who complete all required assignments. 


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.


Guest lecturers of diverse cultural backgrounds are invited to speak on their areas of expertise in postpartum care. See Simkin Center Faculty. 


Contact Us
(425) 602-3378

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