DONA Birth Doula Training

Event Details

DONA Birth Doula Training

Time: September 18, 2009 at 8am to September 20, 2009 at 8pm
Location: Childbirth Options, LLC
Street: 31611 Spoonflower Circle
City/Town: Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Website or Map: http://www.childbirthoptions.…
Phone: 813-355-4716
Event Type: lecture, classes, training, ceu
Organized By: Sizzly M. Acevedo, Rea Davis
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2009

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Event Description

Birth Doula Training($275)
This comprehensive 3-day course is for anyone interested in assisting women and families in having a satisfying birth experience. It is designed to guide participants in becoming expert labor support providers
as doulas. It uses texts, supplementary literature,
videos, and roleplay to build theoretical
knowledge and practical skills . Attendance
constitutes one step in the process to become a
DONA International Certified Doula
CD(DONA). Additional requirement information
is available at
Breastfeeding Requirement ($45)
This basic 4 hour course is required for birth doula certification. It will prepare doulas
for providing information on breastfeeding and supporting the mother immediately after birth, and for the first few weeks postpartum.
Recommended Reading
These are a few of the books required for certification from the DONA reading list:
• The Birth Partner by Simkin
• The Doula Book by Klaus & Kennell
• The Breastfeeding Answer Book, LaLeche League
Texts can be purchased online from DONA at or call 888- 788-DONA.
About the trainer:
Rae Davies has been a childbirth educator for over
thirty years and a DONA Doula Trainer since 1996.
She is an IBCLC and is the Health Care Practices Task
Force coordinator for the World Alliance of Breastfeeding
Action (WABA). Rae is the past Executive
Director of the Coalition for Improving Maternity
Services (CIMS) and is currently the
Administrative Director of International MotherBaby
Childbirth Organization

To register go to and select the dates 09/18-09/20 and pay her and register there.

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Comment by Zeresh Altork on October 16, 2009 at 12:08pm
I attended the training in July in Boca Raton FL. Rae is wonderful, DONA is a great organization and becoming a Doula is one of the most inspiring, passionate, and rewarding thing I have ever done, other than being a mother :).

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