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November 4 2021 8:00 am   through   November 7 2021 5:30 pm
Phone: 425.602.3378
Full Registration $ 725.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus Online
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. Event dates: Thursday-Sunday, November 4-7, 8am-5:30pm PST (with several breaks in between). Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines, we are offering this training as a live remote class, via Zoom. Full tuition is $725. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. REGISTER NOW-Registration will close October 22 or sooner if we have reached max capacity. If you have any questions, and/or interested in our Class Assistant position, please contact the Simkin Center at (425) 602-3361.

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 will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions each day. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies

There is NO required reading for this training


Our DONA-approved postpartum doula trainer, see Simkin Center Faculty, lead each Postpartum Doula Training.

More Information: See Simkin Center Website