BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Training Workshop

We invite you to:

  1. Read below about your worksop experience to come. This will familiarize you with some key concepts and terms that soon will be your expertise!
  2. Check out the workshop schedule to decide which workshop works for you.
  3. If you are ready to register, choose one. Remember you receive an early discount if you register one month before!
  4. If you are not ready to register, get schedule updates from BWI emails. (Just visit the bottom of any BWI website page to sign up.)

Our unique and innovative BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Workshop focuses on how the practice of human values impacts the birth experience (which parents carry with them into baby care) and gives you key evidence-based information to help you help your clients. The expression and practice of human values develops character and increases confidence and decreases fear, both are important in your work as a doula. Postpartum doulas facilitate an easeful transition from birth into parenting a newborn. 

BirthWorks Postpartum Doulas bring both a human-values approach and academic best practices, so the entire family can relax and find joy in the first precious weeks with their baby. Be able to recognize key medical and emotional symptoms and know how to best support mothers, as they recover from pregnancy and birth. 

New parents put most energy into giving birth and often find they’re unprepared for going home – the fourth trimester! Most complications happen after birth in this postpartum period. You can bring ease by enhancing the mother-baby connection through positive tools to create a safe, loving environment. 

Our workshop provides high-quality academic and emotional training for doulas and prepares them to confidently, and powerfully provide postpartum support under varied circumstances. Our training is focused on understanding how to reframe the powerful experience of time with a newborn into one that will empower the parents, help bonding, and set the family up for wellness as their child grows.

  • Human-values approach to postpartum care and parenting
  • Integration of the mind, body, and spirit from birth into parenting
  • Ways to praise new mother and building trust in her instincts
  • Importance and physiology of breastfeeding for baby and mother health
  • Deeper significance of mother-baby skin-to-skin contact and impact on breastfeeding success and overall development of babies
  • Understand primal behaviors, innate fetal agenda and child development
  • Importance of sensory integration between the mother and the baby
  • Mother/infant massage and breastfeeding
  • Primal Health and the importance of mother/baby skin-to-skin contact
  • Nurture science and neurodevelopment – what is best for baby’s nervous system and brain development
  • Significance of mental health, deeply listening and acknowledging feelings and needs, to help heal and empower new parents
  • Practicing human values to build confidence in parents
  • Deep value of breastfeeding
  • Energy of compassion and love
  • How to build and market your services
  • Singing and experiential exercises
  • Managing what happens and how to support after difficult births
  • Six sleep states of babies to help understand normal newborn behaviors
  • Surrendering to what is, to make the “fourth trimester” more smoothly
  • Discover your best self in this role and grow your postpartum business

* We highly recommend that you attend a BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Workshop as early in your training as possible, since only support for postpartum clients that is done after the workshop counts towards certification.

Have a Question? Let’s Chat.

Please don’t hesitate to reach us, happy to be in touch.

Cristin Tighe
Executive Director & International Coordinator
1-202-276-3521 Mobile/WhatsApp