Dona International birth doula workshop

Satisfied Clients


 

 

 

 

"Julie Thompson radiates kindness and joy. I have had the great pleasure of knowing her for many years, first as an educator, and then more personally as a doula for my second birth. I met Julie after she selflessly donated a scholarship to attend her DONA doula workshop to a woman's cancer benefit she didn't even know. That woman was me. Diagnosed with brain cancer, it was difficult for me to feel like my old self, I had new learning disabilities, and tired easily. The idea of attending the class gave me a purpose. Julie's class was extremely well taught and and yet she still managed to make it feel relaxed and fun. I was excited to doula and use the tools she gave me in the class. Years later, after being told I couldn't have anymore babies, I became pregnant with my second daughter. I was warned of a late term miscarriage. I wanted a home birth, but felt that my medical situation better warranted a hospital birth. I spoke with Julie Thompson, wanting the very best doula, for what might be a difficult birth. She took me on as client through her Labor of Love organization. Julie helped me deliver my second baby in the hospital, completely naturally, with no interventions. In fact, my little girl was delivered in the water en-caul, or still in her amniotic sac. She was there to guide me, from home to hospital, to birth. She was the voice that helped me remain calm and courageous. Julie Thompson an amazing woman to work with in any regard. She is, as is her organization, kindness and love. It is a lucky mother and doula that gets to work with her. Cassandra Aho"

 

 

 



 Workshop Testimonies"
 
"For me, the most helpful part of the workshop was practicing the different positions with each other and practicing the "take charge" method. Information is easy to obtain. Having an experienced doula show you where to put your hands for a hip squeeze, or demonstrate what to say to a client in transition to help get them back into a rhythm was immensely helpful.

The connections I made with the other doulas in my class. One of them is now pregnant and hired me as her doula, and others have used me (and I've used them!) as back ups for births. 

I would absolutely recommend a DONA training with Julie. Julie was clear in her instruction, answered every question with respect (and sometimes humor), and was all around just a pleasant and fun instructor.  I have since joined a doula collective at a birth center in my city. If it had not been for attending this training, I likely would never have gotten the job.  I'm so glad Julie was my trainer!  Sunny P."

 

 "Julie did a fantastic job in the role she was in as instructor.  She kept us learning and knowing plus talking and sharing.  I am honored to be joining her in this wonderful field as a Doula through Dona."  Teresa

"I loved the videos!  This workshop was wonderful, inspiring, encouraging, empowering, and the best class ever!"  Whitney Rule

"This workshop was more than I expected.  You could see and hear the love for mothers in birth throughout the entire workshop.  I couldn't ask for anyone better as an instructor."  Lisa Truitt

"Julie showed much respect for DONA and we were made to feel very welcome and all were shown respect."  Kathleen Colburn

"Julie seems to know right where her place is between the client and the caregiver.  She is a great example to learn from and is very patient and a wonderful trainer!  I loved her!"