Postpartum Doula Core Training: In Person
Please note: Masks + proof of a vaccine and booster required. Day of the week + length of classes may vary from listed. View the details tab for class schedule, location and other info.
Please Note: All Core Sessions will be held in person at Natural Resources. Supplemental Sessions will be held online via Zoom. Dates are noted in the Details Tab.
Postpartum Doulas help to create the soft landing that all new parents deserve as they settle into life with a new baby. The role of a Postpartum Doula is a shifting array of learned skills and intuitive wisdom and may include breast/chest feeding help, newborn care guidance, advice on healing from birth, general household help, and referrals to community resources. The care of a Postpartum Doula can facilitate familial bonding with baby, allow parents to spend extra time with older siblings as they adjust to their new family structure, and generally provide more ease during a time of transition.
Since 1989, Natural Resources has been training doulas and helping to create a world in which new parents can thrive. In this 23-hour training you will learn practical and heart-centered techniques for supporting newly expanded families.
Enrollment in the program includes an informative training binder, local resources, and the option of certification after completing additional training requirements.
Why train with us?
As an organization that directly educates and supports new and expecting families, we are uniquely positioned to have a holistic view of the needs of both doulas and parents. NR-trained doulas receive ongoing support and the opportunity to present their services to parents via multiple avenues, including our resource directory & monthly Find a Doula Meet & Greet.
Our training is comprehensive, occurs over multiple weeks (rather than an intensive weekend), and offers more lecture hours than many programs. This allows for:
Ample opportunities to connect with your cohort, building a network for backups, partnerships and other support.
More time to fully absorb and comprehend the content, ask questions, and receive feedback.
Attendees to receive instruction from multiple facilitators, and various guest speakers who present their experience, expertise, tips and tricks throughout the course of the training.
-Course content is outlined in the Details tab.
-Payment details are outlined in the Details tab.
-Click here for the Postpartum Doula Certification Requirements.
The program includes:
-18 hours of Core Training
-Postpartum Nutrition video + 1 Hour Zoom Q+A with Michaele Kruger (Saturday, March 4, 9-10am)
-Newborn Sleep video + 1 Hour Zoom Q+A with Sarah Healy (Wednesday, March 15, 6-7pm)
-Newborn care and behavior
-Care after the birth
-Emotions in the postpartum period
-Establishing a thriving doula practice
The program is offered twice every year. Enrollment is limited.
-Regular price is $595.
-The Early Bird rate is $545 and is available for a limited amount of time.
-Payment plan price is $620 and requires a 50% deposit to hold your space. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to start date. Please email email@example.com to discuss a payment plan.
Our regular cancelation policy applies to all pricing options.
Tracy Massillon is a mother of two, Educator, IBCLC, and Registered Nurse. She began working with birthing and new families as a Birth & Postpartum Doula in 2003. She joined the Natural Resources family of educators in 2005 and created the curriculum for our Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care & Parenting classes. In 2009, she became an IBCLC (Board Certified Lactation Consultant). She has facilitated our weekly Breastfeeding Mothers Circle for over 10 years and enjoys supporting mothers as they learn to nourish and nurture their babies.
Tracy is passionate about families receiving Doula support and trains new Birth and Postpartum Doulas with the goal that everyone will have access to compassionate and evidence-based support.
Postpartum Nutrition- Michaele Kruger holds her Masters in Integrative Health, is a Board Certified Nutrition Consultant, Integrative Health Coach, educator and speaker, guided imagery practitioner, herbalist, and mother. She has a background in holistic and therapeutic nutrition, Western herbal medicine, and integrative health with extensive experience facilitating change and helping clients achieve optimal well-being. She supports her clients in becoming empowered and discovering self-compassion and self-love so that they can create sustainable lifestyle change.
Newborn Sleep- Sarah Healy comes to this work with 20 years of experience in infant and child development, and family support. She holds a Masters in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, which helps her understand the parents' emotional experience and mindset as they find a unique sleep solution.
As a Certified Infant Sleep Specialist she earned her certification from The Millette Method Sleep Consultant Training Program where she personally trained alongside Dr. Millette.
Sarah's love for the parenting journey doesn't stop there. She is also a DONA-certified birth and postpartum doula, overnight doula, licensed pregnancy massage therapist, private childbirth educator, and Lactation Educator.
This is Sarah's calling, her passion, her purpose, and she is honored to have helped over one-thousand families over the years.