Welcome

 Our online workshops can be taken virtually live (meaning you are online at the same time the workshop is running live) or can be taken completely virtually utilizing our online classroom.  With our online classroom you will have videos of the powerpoint presentation, online assignments, access to mentoring and support throughout the process, and more).  If you have questions email  mtmtrainingandmentoring@gmail.com


Prices for Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, and Postpartum Doula include training and certification with MTM Training.

MTM Online Childbirth Educator Workshops

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MTM Online Childbirth Educator Workshops

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

In our online childbirth educator workshops learn the basics of becoming a childbirth educator.  You will learn skills to help you set up a classroom and curriculum and be able to start teaching.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 16 yrs and teaching for more than 20 yrs will also serve as your mentor as you move from novice educator to an experienced one.   


During your online workshop you will learn the the basics of creating a classroom, options in teaching, and getting your class up and running.  Our online program provides participants the opportunity to  expand their learning and experience .  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • Informed Decision-making 
  • Evidence-based Teaching
  • Teaching Skills - learn how to teach
  • Curriculum Development and Design
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • The Labor Process
  • Labor Support Practices
  • Medications and Medical Interventions
  • Postpartum Care
  • Newborn Care

After your workshop you will have access to many valuable resources though the online classroom, private website pages, Facebook groups, WeChat, WhatsApp, and so much more.

For certification requirements visit here

Fee $450 includes workshop, certification and access to the following workshops online:

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


Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time.



Read our cancellation/refund policy

Important Info to read before registering

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop.


This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only. 


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

MTM Childbirth Educator Online Workshop Dates (or can be done completely virtually)

  • September 21-22
  • October 12-13
  • December 3-4
  • December 13-14

2020 dates:

  • January 25-26
  • February 29-March 1 
  • April 25-26
  • May 2-3
  • May 9-10
  • May 16-17
  • August 1-2

Contact us if you would like to schedule a private workshop ($600). 

Register for your online workshop

MTM Online Birth Doula Workshops

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MTM Online Birth Doula Workshops

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

In our online birth doula workshop you will learn the basics of becoming an independent birth doula.  Learn hands on skills that you can utilize with clients.  When you complete the training you will be 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 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. 


During this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a birth doula.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • What is a Birth Doula?
  • Working with Clients (Interviews, Prenatals, Labor and Birth, Postpartum)
  • Stages and Phases of Labor
  • Labor Support Techniques
  • Medications and Medical Interventions
  • Coping with the Unusual
  • Working with Birth Partners
  • Safety and Self Care 

For certification requirements visit here

Fee $450 includes workshop, certification and access to the following workshops online:

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


Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 

Read our cancellation/refund policy

Important info to read before registering

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 


This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

MTM Birth Doula Online Workshop Dates or can be done completely virtually

  • More  dates  coming soon

Contact us if you would like to schedule a private workshop.

Register for your online workshop

MTM Online Postpartum Doula Workshops

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MTM Online Postpartum Doula: care through the first 1,000 days Workshops

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

In our online training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent postpartum doula who can provide care not only in the immediate postpartum period, but throughout the first 1,000 days of life..  You will leave your training with the skills to start your business.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 16 yrs and been teaching for more than 20 yrs will serve as your mentor assisting you through your journey as you go from novice postpartum doula to becoming experienced.   


During this workshop you will learn all of the basics of becoming a postpartum doula.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • What is a Postpartum Doula?
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Preparing the Family Before Baby Comes - How to facilitate a strong relationship in the families you work with before the baby arrives
  • Mother’s Physical and Emotional Recovery
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Breastfeedin
  • Incorpaorating Baby into the Family
  • Newborn Appearance and Care
  • Fostering Physical, Emotional, Social, Intellectual, and Brain Development 
  • Developmental Play and Screenings
  • Taking Care of You as the Doula
  • Safety and Self Care

For certification requirements visit here

Fee $450 includes workshop, certification and access to the following workshops online:

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


Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 

Read our cancellation/refund policy

Important Info to read before registering

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 


This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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


MTM Postpartum Doula Online Workshop Dates or ccan be done completely virtually

2020 dates

  • March 7-8
  • June 20-21


Contact us if you would like to schedule a private workshop ($600)

Register for your online workshop

MTM Breastfeeding Workshop for Doulas and Educators

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MTM Breastfeeding Workshop for Doulas and Educators

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

Are you a birth professional who would like to improve your skills in the area of breastfeeding?  Would you like to learn how you can support the families you work with by helping to educate them before the baby comes?  During the immediate postpartum period?  For weeks and months after the baby comes? 


This is an online workshop and topics discussed include- benefits of breastfeeding, correct latch, feeding frequency and duration, the role of skin to skin care, breastfeeding in special circumstances,  maternal and newborn concerns, maintaining lactation when mother and infant are separated, The Baby Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, breastfeeding teaching strategies.


Workshop objectives are:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of lactation       
  • Explore the hormones which support lactation                                             
  • Demonstrate correct latch and positioning   
  • Discuss the importance of skin to skin care
  • Identify normal newborn feeding patterns    
  • Discuss the request and supply process        
  • Describe the support for the initiation of breastfeeding   
  • Describe nursing interventions for common early concerns 
  • Discuss expression when separated from the baby   
  • Discuss breastfeeding in special circumstances    

Fee: $200 for live online or virtual classroom

Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 

Read our cancellation/refund policy

Important Info to read before registering

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 


This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

MTM Early Lactation Online Workshop Dates or can be taken completely online virtually

  • September 5-6

2020 dates:

  • January 7-8

* Please note this workshop has changed dates from the original dates of September 10-11 to September 5-6. 

Register for your online workshop

MTM Online Business Workshops

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Fees: $200 for live online or self study virtual classroom, $75 if added to an in person workshop

Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 

Read our cancellation/refund policy

MTM Online Business Workshops

The Business workshops are geared towards individuals who are either new to this work or who would like to take their business to the next level and make it a career.  The workshop will discuss various aspects of how to set up your business, advertising, steps towards being successful and much more.  In addition to the training time - each individual will also receive up to one hour of assistance either via phone or email (at the request of the attendee).


Learn about:

  • Setting realistic goals and expectations for your birth business
  • How to set up your business (creating a name, registering, etc)
  • Budgeting
  • Advertising 
  • Creating your website
  • ​Social media
  • Logos
  • Branding
  • Creating an effective elevator speech
  • Initial client contact
  • Holding interviews (for birth and postpartum doulas)
  • Contracts
  • Accepting payments
  • Prenatals (for birth doulas)
  • Record keeping
  • Promotion after the birth
  • And so much more!

Important Info to read before registering

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop.  


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

Business Workshop Dates (or can be taken completely online virtually):

  • September 28, 2019
  • October 14, 2019
  • January 16, 2020
  • February 12, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 16, 2020
  • July 16, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • October 6, 2020
  • Novemer 11, 2020
  • December 9, 2020

2020 dates:

  • January 16
  • February 12
  • March 17
  • April 22
  • May 13
  • June 16
  • July 16
  • August 6
  • September 8
  • October 6
  • November 11
  • December 9

Register for your online workshop

Curriculum Development for Childbirth Educators

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Fees: $50 for live online or virtual classroom

 Online live means you will be participating online while I am teaching and broadcasting online.  With this option you can participate in discussions and activities.  Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 

Please read our cancellation policy

Reliable internet: In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 


This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


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 pror 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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

Curriculum Design Workshop Dates (or can be taken completely online virtually):

  •  January 14, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • February 13, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • March 19, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • April 14, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • May 14, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • June 24, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • July 7, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • August 5, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • September 9, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • October 7, 2020 1 pm to 3 pm CST
  • November 4, 2020 1 pm to 3 pm CST
  • December 3, 2020 12 pm to 2 pm CST

Register for your online workshop

MTM Online Safety and Self Care Workshops

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MTM Online Safety and Self Care Workshops

As a birth professional you may be going into the homes of prospective or new clients that you do not know….how do you protect yourself and ensure your safety?  In this training you will learn ways of protecting yourself in order to do the best you can keeping safe.  

Fee: $50 online self study or online live

Read our cancellation/refund policy

Important Info to read before registering

Virtual means everything is done online in your own time. 


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 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST complete all the steps laid out on the MTM website http://mtmtraining.org  


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.)   


5.  I understand if I am registering for an online workshop that it is my responsibility to have a reliable device and internet access to join in, and that I am responsible for understanding how to access the workshop prior to the start date.  If I am unsure I will connect with Michelle prior to signing up for the workshop to educate myself on how the online program works, and I understand that I cannot try to work out the kinks the day of the workshop.     


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

Safety and Self Care Workshop Dates (or can be taken completely online virtually):

 

  • January 9, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • February 4, 2020 12 pm to 2 pm CST
  • March 11, 2020 10 am to 12 pm CST
  • April 8, 2020 12 pm to 2 pm CST
  • May 7, 2020 10 am to 2 pm CST
  • June 18, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • July 15, 2020 1 pm to 3 pm CST
  • August 4, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • September 10, 2020 12 pm to 2 pm CST
  • October 7, 2020 6 pm to 8 pm CST
  • November 5, 2020 12 pm to 2 pm CST
  • December 3, 2020 10 am to 2 pm CST

Register for this workshop