Workshops at Birthwise Midwifery School

DONA International Birth Doula Workshop:  

  • October 31 & November 1, 2015
  • March 12 & 13, 2016
  • July 16 & 17, 2016
  • November 5 & 6, 2016

Have you always wanted to become a trained DONA International Birth Doula or learn more about who and what doula’s do?  Here is the perfect opportunity.  Join us for our DONA International Birth Doula Workshop, presented by Tara Poulin.  

Tara Campbell is a DONA (Doulas of North America) certified Doula, has trained with DONA co-founder, Penny Simkin, to become a Doula trainer. She is currently offering the following two-day workshops to train professional labor doulas.


This 16 hour DONA International Birth Doula Training consist of:

DAY ONE:  Introduction to Labor Support – Level I- 8 hours

Presents the dynamics of labor and birth, how to be a skilled companion during childbirth, and how to soothe and comfort a laboring woman. Topics to be covered: Introduction to labor support, prenatal contact between doula and client, emotional support, comfort measures, business aspects of a doula practice.

DAY TWO:  Basic Doula Training – Level II- 8 hours

Covers in-depth labor support strategies, the role of the doula within the medical framework, guidelines for pre and postnatal contact with clients, how to deal with problem labors and unexpected outcomes, how to contribute to breastfeeding success, and specific tips for setting up practice as a doula. Topics to be covered: Cesarean Section, VBAC, postpartum contact between doula and client, difficult labors, the newborn and breastfeeding.

After the workshop you will be considered a DONA trained doula and can start attending births towards certification. For the complete list on the other requirements to complete your certification please visit


The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Easy Labor by Dr. William Camann

We hope you will have a general understanding of the stages and phases of birth before attending the workshop, as well as a basic understanding of the current medications offered for labor and birth. This information can be found in the books listed above.


Early Bird Special: 

  • Register by September 11, 2014: $350 (October Workshop)
  • Register by February 7, 2015:  $350 (March Workshop)

Regular Price:

  • After September 12, 2014: $375 (October Workshop)
  • After February 8, 2015: $ 375 (March Workshop)


DONA Manual and  class slides (given in class).  Please note snacks and meals are on your own. Please bring a bag lunch.  There are some near by places to purchase lunch as well.

Students must have paid in full prior to workshop.

  • Refunds are given as a result of a workshop being canceled
  • 1 week advanced notice–Full refund. After that no refund

A full refund will be provided to you upon cancellation of a scheduled workshop.


Once payment has been received in full, you will receive a confirmation letter by email (Please be sure to provide a valid email address during registration process). This will include:  A welcome letter from Tara Campbell.

To register please contact: