top of page

Fri, Nov 15


Berrien Center

Doula Certification Workshop

Are you ready to take the next step in supporting mothers in your community? Join us for this four day exciting training workshop where you will learn the ins and outs of labor and birth and how to support mamas in this transformative time.

Doula Certification Workshop
Doula Certification Workshop

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Berrien Center, 8830 M-140, Berrien Center, MI 49102, USA

About the event

This is a certification workshop to become a birth doula.

We will cover the pregnancy, labor, and birth process, comfort measures, emotional support and presence, integrating with the team, how to educate and advocate, and above all the health of yourself as a doula. I focus heavily on grounding presence in the birth space and excellent preparation for and recovery from the birth experiences that you support. We also spend time on business branding, development, marketing, and finances. Join us if you'd like to become a superior doula in your area!

After attending the workshop, you have 24 months to complete your other requirements to become a full-fledged certified doula. Your certification is good for two years and renewable thereafter with 20 CEUs and a certification renewal fee. 

Dates are Novemeber 15, 16, 22, and 23rd. 

Prerequisite Reading Required: 

History of Doulas: 

The Doula Book - Marshall and Phyllis Klaus

Basic pregnancy education:

 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn - Penny Simkin

Birth advocating/natural birth (chose 1):

 Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin, 

Husband Coached Childbirth -  Dr. Bradley 

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way - Susan McCutcheon 

The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin


Real Food for Pregnancy - Lily Nichols


 Womanly Art of Breastfeeding- Diane Wessinger

Postpartum mental health:

 This isn’t what I expected- Karen Kleiman

Doula business (please read both):

 The Doula Business Guide - Patty Brennan

Be Our Guest - Disney Institute

Cultural competency/medical issues: Pushed - Jennifer Block

Additional optional books :

Mindful Birthing - Nancy Bardacke

The Road back to you - Ian Morgan

Babywise - Robert Bucknam


  • Doula Student Ticket

    This ticket holds your spot in our fall doula certification workshop. Balance ($350) is due on the day of the first class. Note, a full registration form must also be filled out. To obtain, email

    +$1.25 service fee



Share this event

bottom of page