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DONA International Approved Postpartum Doula Workshop
Kathrin Auger offers Postpartum Doula Workshops several times a year as one step in the process toward certification as a Postpartum Doula by DONA International. The workshop is experiential and interactive, offering participants a broad-based learning experience. Participants learn in an environment that fosters self-growth while providing both didactic and hands-on experience.

During the workshop participants will gain in-depth knowledge about the role of a doula during the postpartum period as well as a personal understanding of the emotions and spiritual nature of birth and life with a newborn.

Kathrin Auger brings to her teaching a love of pregnancy, birth, women and babies and a belief in the innate ability of each woman to birth and parent in her own unique way. At the same time, she respects a new mother’s level of comfort and knowledge. It is her desire to foster this same belief and respect in workshop participants.

If you share these beliefs and would like to work with women and their families to help them more fully enjoy the early weeks with their new baby, you may want to consider becoming a postpartum doula, providing physical, emotional,and informational support to the family just after childbirth.



The Course Curriculum will Consist of:

  • Understanding the role of the postpartum doula.
  • How pregnancy and birth influence the postpartum period.
  • The importance of bonding.
  • The physical care and emotional and spiritual aspects of the newborn and mother.
  • Understanding newborn characteristics and infant care.
  • The dynamics of family and friends after birth.
  • Differentiating ”Baby Blues” from Perinatal Mental Health.
  • Dealing with loss and grief.
  • Household management.
  • Breastfeeding
  • DONA International
  • Communication Skills
  • Business aspects of the postpartum doula practice. (contract, invoices, etc.)
  • Certification process in details


Registration Deadline is 2 weeks prior to workshop. Call for space availability if less than 2 weeks. Early registration and payment is encouraged as these workshops fill quickly and space is limited. Please do not make travel plans until you receive a confirmation that you have been accepted into the workshop. If a student wishes to transfer to a new date after registering, they may do so for a $50 fee.

The workshop runs from 8am – 6:30pm on time with two 15 – minute breaks and an hour for lunch.

I welcome nursing moms with babies under 3 months old, or having your baby come to class to nurse. Due to the intense nature of the workshop, most mothers find it easiest to bring a support person to watch the baby outside the meeting room between feedings. Please respect the needs of others registrants and care for your baby outside the room if s/he becomes disruptive or if a faculty member asks you to do so.

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