Doula from within™

In-person Doula training

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Doula from within™

In-person Doula training

immerse yourself

practice skills

change birth

Are you dismayed by the number of families experiencing traumatic births?

Do you want to make a real difference in expectant families’ lives?

Are you worried about knowing enough to truly help?

Birthing From Within nurtures doulas who want to make a meaningful difference in their clients’ births. This 5-7 day in-person training inspires personal growth, understanding, and hands-on skills to support families throughout pregnancy and birth.

Can't attend a live doula training? Click here for information about our online doula training.

In Doula From Within™, you will...

Develop

skills and processes to support families prenatally, in labor, and postpartum.

Explore

how to guide parents through birth as a transformative journey.

Stretch

your mind to integrate new concepts and change the way you see birth.

Thrive

with sustainable support, ongoing mentoring, and community connection.

Cost: $997
Payment plans and scholarships available.

Ready to take a deep dive into becoming a doula?

  • 1 Register for a multi-day in-person Doula From Within™ training.
  • 2 Envision birth preparation and support through a new lens.
  • 3 Gain valuable birth doula skills.
  • 4 Change birth in our culture.
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Immerse yourself in the philosophy and practices of Birthing From Within.

Like you, we're concerned about the realities facing parents and birth professionals in the modern healthcare system. For over 20 years, Birthing From Within has been preparing parents and birth professionals on a soul level for the transformational experience of birth.

We understand that preparing for birth involves more than information and data. Our doulas address the deeper needs of expecting families by guiding them to unlock their inner knowing, preparing them for the realities of a transformational journey, and supporting them in-person during labor, birth, and beyond.

course outline

  • 1 Birth as a Heroic Journey: The Call, The Ordeal, The Return
  • 2 The Archetypes of Birth: Awakening the Parent Archetype Through Mindfulness
  • 3 Tasks of Preparation: The Three Ways of Knowing
  • 4 Prenatal Visits & Preparation: Learning The Art of Deep Listening & Guided Exploration
  • 5 The Hunter/Huntress & The Warrior: Guiding Parents in Self Exploration, Working with Fears
  • 6 Labor Support: Hands-on Support, Advocacy, and Working with Medical Staff
  • 7 The Underworld: Understanding Birth as a Rite of Passage, Facing Unexpected Challenges with Resilience and Self-Compassion
  • 8 The Place of In-Between: Preparing Parents for Immediate Postpartum and the Return
  • 9 Postpartum Visits: Practical Support for Recovery, Relationships, Newborn Care, and Integration After Birth
  • 10 The Return: Helping Parents Find Their New Normal
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course outline

  • 1 Birth as a Heroic Journey: The Call, The Ordeal, The Return
  • 2 The Archetypes of Birth: Awakening the Parent Archetype Through Mindfulness
  • 3 Tasks of Preparation: The Three Ways of Knowing
  • 4 Prenatal Visits & Preparation: Learning The Art of Deep Listening & Guided Exploration
  • 5 The Hunter/Huntress & The Warrior: Guiding Parents in Self Exploration, Working with Fears
  • 6 Labor Support: Hands-on Support, Advocacy, and Working with Medical Staff
  • 7 The Underworld: Understanding Birth as a Rite of Passage, Facing Unexpected Challenges with Resilience and Self-Compassion
  • 8 The Place of In-Between: Preparing Parents for Immediate Postpartum and the Return
  • 9 Postpartum Visits: Practical Support for Recovery, Relationships, Newborn Care, and Integration After Birth
  • 10 The Return: Helping Parents Find Their New Normal
Birth Doula Certification Overview
  • Attend Doula From Within in-person training
  • Complete additional online material
  • Attend a minimum of four births
  • Join your peers on Doula cohort calls
  • Pay $150 certification fee
  • Submit Doula certification packet to a Birthing From Within facilitator
  • Receive feedback
  • Become certified!

"This ancient map - the map of the Birth Warrior - is not a simplistic road map to achieving a perfect birth or any other specific outcome. Instead, it guides you across countless inner thresholds, over unforeseen hurdles, beyond your edge, and into the unknown and uncharted territory. This map shows you ways to keep going - and to find your way 'home' again."

DOULA FROM WITHIN™ REGISTRATION

Cost is $997 for a limited time only - regular price is $1197. Two, three, and four-month payment plans available, as well as scholarships for BIPOC.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

>> MARCH 2-8, 2020, Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR* > REGISTER NOW

Registration deadline is February 17, 2020. No registrations can be made after this date, so please register early.

* This is a residential training. Cost of lodging and meals is additional and ranges from $500-$800 for the entire week.

Doula From Within™ in-person training is one of Birthing From Within's birth doula certification programs. This training includes Crossing the Threshold, and is a five-to-seven day retreat. Take advantage of these special offers by contacting the office at contact@birthingfromwithin.com:

  • Bring a friend for 50% off
  • Group discount - 4 for the price of 3
  • $200 off for current Birthing From Within members
  • 50% off for Birthing From Within Certified Mentors or Doulas (certification and membership must be current)