Evidence based birth


Registration, Schedule & Refund Policy for Birth Doula Workshop through Dona International.                                                                                           


Please fill out the following information and appropriate payment in one of the following ways: 

        1. Check mailed to Julie Thompson, P.O. Box 566, 

                                       105 N. Main Street, Russell, PA 16345 

        2. Venmo @Julie-Thompson-73          



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Refund Policy:  If a participant cancels within 30 days of the training, they will receive a full refund, except a $35 processing fee.  If a participant cancels within 7 days of the workshop, they will receive a 50% refund, minus a $35 processing fee.  If a participant cancels within 3 days of the training, there will be no refund.  

These are the first step in becoming certified as a birth doula through Dona International, the largest doula organization in the world.  If both classes are taught you would receive a certificate for Introduction to Childbirth Education and a certificate for Birth Doula Workshop too!  If you attend the BF 3-hour class you will receive another certificate which would be required for certification through Dona.

First day: 

7:45 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Registration and Intro to Childbirth Education 

5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  3-hour breastfeeding course 


Second days: 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Introduction; Introduction to Labor Support Prenatal Contact between doula and client; Emotional support in Labor; Comfort Measures; and Intro to DONA International


Third day:

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. What is the Ideal Birth; Difficult Labors; Cesarean Birth and VBAC; The Newborn and Breastfeeding; PP contact between doula and client; Role Modeling and Role Play of Labor