Birth Doula Workshops

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

MTM Training and Mentoring offers a birth doula workshop that is approved by ICEA and Mothering the Mother, Inc for certification purposes.  In our 2 day training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent birth doula.  Our trainings are fun and interactive.  Learn hands on skills that you can utilize with clients.  You will leave our training ready to be hired as a birth doula, and the best part is that your trainer (who has been a doula for over 16 yrs, and who has been teaching for more than 20 yrs) will also serve as your mentor throughout your journey as you move from novice to experienced birth doula.


This training is only one step towards certification and trainees should visit the ICEA website  for full details on certification requirements and fees.  


At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a birth doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing labor support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the two days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • Introducing the Doula
  • Meeting Your Clients
  • Labor – An Overview
  • Labor – The Process
  • Comfort Measures, Coping Skills, and Pain Relief
  • Family Integration
  • Coping with the Unusual
  • Safety and Self Care

The first 2 days are from 9 am to approximately 6:30 pm, and the third optional day goes until 6 pm (or later).  Class stays open the third day as long as you have business related questions and need assistance.  

Training fee:

$525 - Additional $75 to add a business workshop to your training.  If interested ask me about this.


Want a private / one on one workshop?  Can’t find a workshop near you, but also don’t want to host one?  Click here for more information about participating in a one one one workshop.


For those pursuing certification through Mothering the Mother your registration includes the following online self study workshops:

  • Breastfeeding for Doulas and Educators
  • Safety and Self Care for the Birth Professional
  • Business for the Birth Professional

For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the business workshop for $75.  Please note: there must be four people registered for the in person business workshop or it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day.  Learn more about the business workshop here  (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification.  You will also have access to my e-newsletters that take you from training to business owner in 224 days, and access to my Facebook support group).  


The exact location of the training will be determined one month before the event is scheduled to occur based upon the number of people enrolled (unless it is already listed below).  There must be a minimum of four people enrolled for the training to run, and there will be a limited number of late registration spots available.  

Important Info to read before registering

Please note....by placing your order you agree to the following:  


1.  I understand that if traveling to the workshop I should email Michelle (mtmtrainingandmentoring@gmail.com) to ensure the training is scheduled to run and has enough attendees prior to making my travel arrangements.  Also the exact location may be chosen one month prior to the workshop in the city that is listed, and if necessary the venue may change to accommodate the number of attendees enrolled.  


2.  In order to qualify for certification (or CE's) with ICEA as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST attend all hours of an IN PERSON training, and must fulfill ICEA's requirements (online trainings do not qualify for certification or CE's).  


3. In order to qualify for certification with Mothering the Mother, Inc as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST attend all hours of the workshop, and must fulfill their requirements.


4. I understand that my training fees are not refundable and must be paid in full before the first day of the training, and if I am not able to attend the training I signed up for I can transfer my registration to another person for that workshop day/time (in the case of inclement weather or acts of God it is your responsibility to plan accordingly, and refunds will NOT be given.)   


If at anytime you have any questions or concerns please call Michelle at 414-378-9524 or email her mtmtrainingandmentoring@gmail.com. 

This workshop has been approved for 16.0 ICEA Contact hours.

ANCC nursing contact hours pending approval

Approved for 16RCERPs. IBLCE Provider Number for ICEA is CLT116-06


Workshop Dates/Locations

Bring a workshop to your area

If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your area visit our FAQ page to learn how to make that happen. 

February 18-20, 2020 (Milwaukee, WI)

Mothering the Mother, Inc

1586 S 81st St

West Allis, WI 53214


8am to 6:30pm CST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least four people signed up for it to run in person......if four people are not registered it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

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Bring a Workshops to Your Area

How can I bring a workshop to my area?

Want to bring a workshop to your area?  It is easy.....in most cases all you have to do is ask and help host.  To host you would need to find a location big enough to hold 8-10 individual and then help promote.  The host will be required to transport the trainer to and from the airport and the training location, provide a t.v. with HDMI hook up or another appropriate means of projection for the PowerPoint presentation, and will be required to provide light snacks and refreshments.  The best part is you may even be able to earn your workshop for FREE!!    


If you would like to move forward with hosting and bringing a workshop to your area please fill out the form below to start the process.  


*For workshops outside of the United States the requirements for the number of participants required to hold the workshop, and to receive the workshop for free may be different due to longer travel times and higher expenses incurred on the trainer.   

Private / One on One Workshop

Are you interested in having a private / one on one workshop?  Maybe you cannot find one in your area, or maybe you want one on one attention.......this option is just what you are looking for.  


Fee: $800 for the two day workshop + my airfare, hotel fees (3 nights hotel stay - the day before the workshop until the day after the workshop), and transportation from airport to hotel / hotel to teaching location, and back.