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March 24 2023 8:00 am   through   April 1 2023 5:30 pm
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Phone: (425) 602-3361
Full Registration $ 725.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: Postpartum Doulas
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience The public, professionals and others interested in childbirth vocations
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Gain postnatal competence, tools & capacity taught by a DONA International-approved trainer-Tracy McPhillips. This Postpartum Doula training, hosted as a 2-week format, will be held March 24-April 1, 2023 and meets on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00am-5:30pm (Pacific Standard Time). Must be able to complete 2-4 hours of pre-workshop modules before the course begins and up to 4-6 hours of flipped content between the first and second weekend of class. Completion of this training meets the criteria for two requirements towards DONA International Certifications: (1) Postpartum Doula Workshop, and (2) Breastfeeding/Chest feeding for Doulas. This training will be in-person and participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination and comply with mask and social distancing requirements. REGISTER NOW- Registration deadline is March 15. We do offer a Course Assistant position to provide classroom support, and in exchange the Course Assistant would receive discounted tuition. Full tuition is $725. Participants will receive additional information, including login information once registered. For more information regarding this position, or if you have any questions regarding this training or attending in-person classes at Bastyr University, please contact us at or call us at 425-602-3361.


The Curriculum

  • The role of the doula in supporting breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding safety and techniques
  • Nurturing families with more than one infant
  • New mother care
  • New baby care
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Integrating the birth experience
  • The emotional transition of the new family
  • Ethical conduct of postpartum doulas
  • Business aspects of a doula practice
  • Prenatal contact
  • Postpartum mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comforting touch for new mothers
  • Case scenarios - the doula's role
  • Comfort and care for new babies
  • Community resources

Course Notes

Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all of the sessions each day. Read Simkin Center Registration Policies

There is NO required reading for this training


Our Postpartum Doula workshop is led by a distinguished DONA International-approved trainer whose leadership is recognized in our professional maternity and postpartum communities.  Our trainers are active, working doulas with thriving doula practices in Seattle, Washington.  Guest lecturers of diverse cultural backgrounds are invited to speak on their areas of expertise in postpartum care. See Simkin Center Faculty  More Information regarding our Upcoming trainings: See Simkin Center Website