Hands-On Workshops Below

Online Training Coming Soon!

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Upcoming workshops

June 22nd & 23rd

Interested in becoming a labor/birth doula? This two day workshop will prepare you to start your new career as a labor/birth doula. Materials and snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch or money to purchase at one of our near by restaurants (several within walking distance). Please reach out if you need help finding lodging.

Learn how to:

-Support a family the pregnancy/birth/immediate postpartum period

-Comfort techniques

-Coping skills

-Pain relief options

-The stages of labor

-Supporting all types of births including inductions, cesarean and VBAC's (vaginal birth after cesarean)

-Different childbirth methods

-Supporting families in every birth setting (hospital, birth center & home)

-Informed childbirth choices

-Up to date ACOG recommendations

-Birth wish lists AKA birth plans

-When things don’t go as planned

-Bereavement Support

-Immediate postpartum period and breastfeeding

-Community Resources

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July 13th & 14th

Want to become a postpartum doula? This two day workshop will prepare you to start your new career as a postpartum doula. Materials and snacks are provided. Please bring a lunch or money to purchase at one of our near by restaurants (several within walking distance). Please reach out if you need help finding lodging.

Learn how to:

-Support a family during the postpartum period

-Listening skills

-Newborn Care

-Breastfeeding Assistance

-Instilling healthy sleep habits

-Up to date AAP recommendations

-Postpartum mood disorders

-Community Resources

-Supporting after a loss

-Meal preparation

-Safety and boundaries as a postpartum doula

While these trainings do not guarantee employment with Desert Birth & Wellness or Coachella Valley Doulas Family Doulas, it does meet the minimum qualifications to start a mentorship with them if both parties believe it’s a good fit. After successful completion of the mentorship program the new doula may decide to become an independent contractor with one or more of the above companies.