ICEA Approved Postpartum Doula Worksop

MTM Training offers a postpartum doula training that is approved by ICEA for certification purposes.  In our 3 day interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent postpartum doula.  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 13 yrs will serve as your mentor assisting you through your journey as you go from novice postpartum doula to becoming experienced.  

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 postpartum doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  We also incorporate technology into the classroom with the use of tablets that I bring along for your use during the training.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the three days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • ICEA and Postpartum Doula Certification
  • Mother’s Physical Recovery
  • Postpartum Emotions
  • Family Dynamics
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Replenishing the Doula Spirit – Maintaining the Passion

This workshop includes our Safety and Safe Care and Business Trainings, but the format has changed so that an already trained postpartum doula cannot just take these parts separate.  The entire workshop must be taken.  

All three days are from 9 am to 6 pm

Training fee: $475 unless otherwise marked

(This fee includes unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification).  Registrations that occur within one month of the training will incur a $50 late registration fee unless otherwise stated.*  

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 Information

When registering for your workshop please note that if you are flying in please consider calling us to ensure the workshop is running before making flight and hotel arrangements.  

All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

This workshop has been approved for 16.0 ICEA Contact Hours, 16.0 nursing contact hours, and 16.0 R-CERPs. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. (WMSD Approval ID #: 167-16) Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) have been awarded through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ® (IBLCE®). 


"Training with ICEA and Michelle showed me that there are so many ways to be compassionate doula.  It was wonderful to be in a situation where I could learn not only from my wonderful instructor but also the other women who joined me. After my training, I felt more able to support women and their partners in a variety of ways, everything from emotional and physical suport to even just being a calm voice and presence when necessary." Stephanie Umstot (2016) 

Workshop Dates/Locations

March 16-18, 2018 Milwaukee, WI

Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214 

June 1-3, 2018 Cleveland, OH

Exact location TBD

June 9-11, 2018 Los Angeles, CA

2244 Moreno Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90039 

Aug 28-30, 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Exact location TBD

September 14-16, 2018 Milw, WI

Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214 

December 12-14, 2018 Miami, FL

Exact location TBD