DONA Approved Postpartum Doula Training


June 11-14 2014 St. Paul, Minnesota

Held at Enlightened Mama in St. Paul


A postpartum doula provides emotional support, newborn care instruction, breastfeeding support and practical household support in the early postpartum period. This 32 hour (8am-5pm, approx), 4 day course course will cover what you need to know to get started in your postpartum doula practice, including:

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Doula Support with Breastfeeding
  • Effective Communication and Emotional Support
  • Integrating the Baby
  • Loss and Grief in Postpartum
  • Multiples and Preemies
  • DONA Certification Requirements
  • Business Basics, including Insurance Reimbursement, Marketing and Expenses Tracking
  • Postpartum Physical Changes
  • Newborn Care
  • Doula as Teacher
  • Rehearsal of Learned Skills and More!

Cost is $400 Early (ends one month prior to class), $450 Regular

For questions or payment by check call:

Melinda Ferguson, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), PDT(DONA) 425-876-5049

Registration for St. Paul on Ticketleap.  Registration is open NOW!  Space is limited to 16 participants.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Verify completion of a breastfeeding requirement. Submit documentation with completed certification application. Choose one:
    • Enlightened Mama will be offering an in person Breastfeeding class on June 2, 2014.  Please contact Enlightened Mama directly to register.
    • Proof of completion of lactation consultant, breastfeeding peer counselor or community breastfeeding educator training.
    • Proof of completion of an on-line lactation study program. Options include:
    • Proof of participation in a breastfeeding class or workshop: Submit a class outline and signed Breastfeeding Class Observation Form as documentation of attendance at a three hour (minimum) breastfeeding class taught by an educator with recognized breastfeeding credentials (IBCLC, CLE, CLC).
  • Read at least one book from each of the following categories: "Becoming a Mother", "The Newborn", and "Breastfeeding" from the Postpartum Doula Required Reading List. (Postpartum Reading List)

More Information about DONA Certification, including complete requirement list: DONA Postpartum Certification


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Student Quotes:
"Melinda really cares about her students.  I feel better prepared to effectively serve my clients."

"I really loved the role playing!"

"Melinda is a qualified, capable professional who has a lot of "heart" in her work and teaching."

"The business aspects were very valuable!"