Oct
26
Tuesday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from October 26th-December 21st, on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm PST taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have more time to digest the material and want to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW! Registration Deadline: EXTENDED Friday, October 15th. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.
Nov
04
Thursday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
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.
Nov
13
Saturday, 2021
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting November 13-14 & 20-21 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will have to close registration once we have hit capacity. Registration will close entirely on November 7th. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jan
05
Wednesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from January 5, 2022 to March 30, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period, want to learn with a close cohort of students, and can complete up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on December 27. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jan
06
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training will be hosted as a 10-week format from January 6 to March 10, 2022, meeting on Thursday evenings from 5:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). This workshop will be hosted as a live-remote training via ZOOM. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this workshop meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline, December 28. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jan
08
Saturday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting January 8-9 & 15-16 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close entirely on December 29. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
04
Friday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
4-week format this class will meet March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 on Fridays from 8am-5:30pm taught by senior instructor, Kim James. This course is perfect for people who can dedicate a whole day to the live-taught class on a weekend and can complete up to 4 hours of flipped content between classes as well as 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached capacity. Registration will close February 24. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
11
Friday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format starting March 11-12 & 18-19 will meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This training will be hosted as a live-remote class via ZOOM. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is February 22. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom live classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries regarding our doula trainings, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Mar
21
Monday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Health Advisories, including University protocols during this 5 day training. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. Due to social distancing guidelines we may be limiting capacity to 50% (which maybe subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
Apr
05
Tuesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from April 5-May 31, on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm PST taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material and to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW! Registration Deadline: March 11, 2022. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.
Apr
13
Wednesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from April 13, 2022 to July 6, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period, want to learn with a close cohort of students, and can complete up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on April 5. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Apr
28
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
NEW DATES: APRIL 28-MAY 1, 2022. The Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Workshop will empower massage therapists and other healthcare providers to become competent, confident specialists in all stages of childbearing. Successful graduates are prepared to meet the emotional, structural, and physiological challenges of pregnancy and labor and into the long postpartum period. Instruction features 80+ advanced, specific techniques, pregnancy A&P, safety guidelines, complications and high-risk pregnancies, integrative structural alignment for client and therapist, an abundance of relevant research, and proven promotional strategies. (The course is also approved by various agencies for continuing education credit.) Pre-reading of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, 3rd edition, as well as a classroom manual and additional supplement of techniques further deepens learning during these 32 hours of in-person, multisensory instruction. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Health Advisories, including University protocols during this 4-day training. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. Register early to ensure your space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
May
06
Friday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format starting May 6-7 & 13-14 will meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This training will be hosted as a live-remote class via ZOOM. Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is May 3. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom live classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries regarding our doula trainings, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
May
14
Saturday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting May 14-15 & 21-22 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on May 5. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Jun
09
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Promote nurturing touch and communication between caregivers and infants in 4 days with IAIM experienced trainer. New Dates: June 9-12, 2022 (Thursday-Sunday) 9am-5pm, PST $670 Early Registration by May 19, 2022 $695 Registration after May 19, 2022
Jun
20
Monday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Health Advisories, including University protocols during this 5 day training. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. Due to social distancing guidelines we may be limiting capacity to 50% (which maybe subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
Jul
12
Tuesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from July 12-September 6, on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm PST taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material and to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW! Registration Deadline: June 17, 2022. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.
Jul
14
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This training is scheduled to meet Thursday to Sunday, starting July 14-17 from 8am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). This training will be hosted as a live-remote class via ZOOM. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is July 6. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom live classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries regarding our doula trainings, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
07
Wednesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from September 7, 2022 to December 7, 2022 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No Class-Nov 23) This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period, want to learn with a close cohort of students, and can complete up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on August 29. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
10
Saturday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
2-week format starting September 10-11 & 17-18 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am-5:30pm taught by Kim James. This course is perfect for people who want to complete their workshop in the quickest format. Must be able to complete 4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will close registration once we have reached max capacity. Registration will close on September 1. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
15
Thursday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training will be hosted as a 5-week format (10 sessions) from September 15 to Oct 20, 2022, meeting on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). (No class Oct 26). This workshop will be hosted as a live-remote training via ZOOM. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this workshop meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline, Sept 6. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Sep
19
Monday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
In-person, five-day core program to begin practice in evidence-based breastfeeding and lactation care for anyone who works with new mothers and their newborns; or as the beginning process for becoming a lactation consultant (IBCLC). You’ll learn to provide accurate, current and consistent information about breastfeeding and lactation and to support new families in feeding their babies from birth through the process of weaning. See below the topics that will be discussed over a period of five days. Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for you and our staff and faculty, we will be strictly adhering to all CDC and Health Advisories, including University protocols during this 5 day training. Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. Due to social distancing guidelines we may be limiting capacity to 50% (which maybe subject to change) - register early to ensure your space. We look forward to seeing you all outside the virtual world in a safe, comfortable, and informative space. If you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please call us at 425-602-3361.
Oct
18
Tuesday, 2022
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Achieve proficiency as a Prenatal Educator in a 9-week format from October 18- December 13, on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm PST taught by ICEA Approved trainer, Joni Parthemer and guest speakers. This course will be taught as a live-remote learning via ZOOM, offering the perfect opportunity to have a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material and to learn with a close cohort of students while completing 3-5* hours of flipped content between classes. *Depending on your knowledge and experience, you can expect to complete assignments between classes. REGISTER NOW! Registration Deadline: Sept 23, 2022. Full tuition: $959. Please contact us regarding our Zoom Class Assistant position. Phone us at 425-602-3361, in you have any questions about this training.

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Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
12-week format from September 22, 2021 to December 15, 2021 on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9:00pm taught by senior instructor, Laurie Levy. (No classes Nov 25) This course is perfect for people who prefer learning in shorter classes over a longer period, want to learn with a close cohort of students, and can complete up to 4 hours of pre-work between classes. This virtual workshop will consist of the same DONA-approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive class but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to assimilate the material. Completion of this training meets the criteria for three requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Birth Doula Workshop, (2) Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas and (3) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. Our trainings have been filling up quickly and will have to close registration once we have hit capacity. Registration will close entirely on September 15th. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Fulfill your doula breastfeeding education in this self-paced learning program. 60 Days of access to online modules and a printable certificate upon completion.
Ongoing
Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations
Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training will be hosted as a 5-week format (10 sessions) from September 21, 2021, to Oct 21, 2021, meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45pm-9:00pm (Pacific Standard Time). This workshop will be hosted as a live-remote training via ZOOM. The Postpartum Doula training consists of the same DONA approved curriculum as the traditional 4-day intensive but offers a more spread-out schedule for people who want more time to digest the material. Completion of this workshop meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline, Monday Sept 13. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide technical support for the Zoom virtual classroom, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position as well as any other inquiries, please contact us at simkincenter@bastyr.edu or call us at (425) 602-3361.
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