I am an approved DONA International Birth Doula Trainer. I teach workshops throughout the year in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. I remember how I felt 18 years ago when I started this journey and am excited to see you starting yours.
I have been doing birth doula work for
18 years and have attended around 1500 births. I was trained both as a doula and a birth doula trainer by Penny Simkin, one of the founders of DONA. My journey led me to
teaching/mentoring new doulas in my personal life and through my
involvement in a local doula organization called The Childbirth
Collective. I speak Spanish and worked for 3 years with Hispanic
mothers through a doula program at Hennepin County Medical Center. I
have 7 children and three angelic grandsons. I have been training birth
doulas for about 9 years now and love sharing my experience and wisdom
with women starting on this amazing journey. I have a plethora of
stories to tell and I find that these stories are worth their words in
gold. I look forward to sharing them with you!Attend all three classes required for certification in one 3 day weekend!
Location: Unity Hospital, Fridley, MN
Dates: See "Schedule of Upcoming Workshops"
Times: CE Intro Class ($100) Friday, 8am-4pm
Breastfeeding Class ($65) Friday, 5pm-9pm
Doula Workshop ($300) Sat. and Sun. 7:30am-5:30pm