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DONA Birth Doula Training

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Homegrown Families Health and Education Center

201 Charlotte St

Asheville, NC 28801

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Why take a Homegrown Babies 3 day long Birth Doula training?

  • Our Doulas feel confident and prepared to begin doulaing immediately by the completion of the course.
  • The Doula skills you will learn are adaptable to many settings, birth experiences, and outcomes.
  • Expect the unexpected! Chama is dedicated to providing the highest level of adult education and is able to provide an individual experience at your training.
  • Whole brain learning! The course is designed using modern teaching methods that involve and engage the learner. You don’t just sit and take notes. Instead, you’ll be moving around the room, doing small group activities, and having fun. People learn best in social environments when they feel a sense of purpose and can show mastery over the new skills they’ve learned.
  • The printed manual is 270 plus pages of useful handouts and reference materials, with an additional 30 pages of Homegrown handouts.
  • You’ll meet people who are different from you who also want to learn doula skills! Doulas are needed in every community. Only by working together can we help to spread the word that people’s emotional needs in labor are important.
  • All parents birthing babies are respected and so are the wide range of choices people make. But that may not be easy to implement in real life! So we learn how to do that together in a safe way, and figure out our own personal limits. (No one is the best doula for everyone! Not even me!)
  • Evidence-based skills! You learn what works and why, from someone who reads new scientific literature on a monthly basis.
  • Three days! Studies of behavioral change from Stanford University show that it takes three days to create lasting change, cement new skills, and transform attitudes. Doulaing can be a profession, a lifestyle, and an approach to life that incorporates acceptance and compassion. That one extra day is what cements learning and brings about high confidence levels.
  • Current issues! We discuss obstetrical trends and social justice issues in a safe and respectful way for all attendees. You’ll leave knowing more about what to expect in social media, and how to use your energy to transform birth in your community for all kinds of laboring families

The training dates and locations are as followed:

Asheville NC

October 19-21 2018

  • Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 beginning at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, March 18 from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the training price. Introduction to Childbirth Course for Doulas offered Saturday February 24, 2018; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spartenburg SC

July 27-29 2018 (note this is a two day birth doula training with the intro included on the 27th).

  • Friday July 27 Introduction to Childbirth Course for Doulas, Doula Training: Saturday July 28, beginning at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, July 29 from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the training price.

Click Here to find out more and to Register for the Introduction to Chidbirth Course for the 3 day Asheville NC Training

Click Here to find out more about the books for the training and certification

Refund Policy:

If you cancel your registration for the Asheville Doula Training more than 4 weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund minus the $150 non-refundable deposit.

There will be no refunds issued within 4 weeks of the start of the workshop unless there is a waiting list and your space is filled. You may apply your registration to another Homegrown Babies workshop within the year. Students registered for the course will not receive refunds for any missed sections of the course and certificates cannot be issued for partial attendance.

Homegrown Babies Birth Doula Workshop is designed to train participants to become professional labor support providers and is one of the steps in the certification process for Doulas of North America International (DONA).

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201 Charlotte St

Asheville, NC 28801

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