Every week we speak to people who are thinking about training as a doula. Sometimes it’s something they’ve dreamed about for many years, but have been waiting for the right time. For others a loved one has suggested that they would be great in the role and this is their first exploration into what it might mean to be a doula. We love the conversations we have with people, and particularly busting a lot of the myths they may have about what doulas “should” be like.
Do I need to have had children? Do I need medical experience? Do I need to have had vaginal births? Is it important that I breastfed my babies? Can I make money as a doula? Do I need to be a hippy?!
We’ve introduced our Dreaming of being a Doula online workshops to give you the opportunity and safe space to explore whether undertaking a doula training really is the right next step for you.
Over two hours on Zoom you will have the chance to reflect on some important questions around becoming a doula, spend time with one of the Nurturing Birth team (all doulas with years of experience), ask two recent graduates of the courses about their experiences and learn about your options going forwards.
The cost of the workshop is £30, payable in advance by PayPal. This is deductible from your course fee when you book.
If you would like more information before booking your place, please contact us by email email@example.com.
If you would like to join us for one of the workshops simply complete the booking process below and follow the Paypal instructions.
Choose from the following dates, all hosted on Zoom:
Tuesday 6th July 1-3pm
“I can hand on heart say that I have never been on a study day that has touched me in the same way that your study day did today. The way you did the day and the material you chose to give us was so honest and meaningful. It has had a real impact on me. Just wanted to say an amazing day with an amazing facilitator.”
A wonderful experience that busts myths, celebrates birth, empowers doulas and is a whole lot of fun, whilst also being an incredibly safe and supportive environment for growth and development. I LOVED it!
Dear Sophie, Florence and Michelle, Thank you so much for hosting this fantastic doula retreat day. I loved every session – great variety of sessions, calming, relaxing and LOVING! A must do for every doula! Can’t wait for the next one! Also, thank you for outstanding food! Feeling recharged and much better for being able to share feelings and thoughts so openly! Thank you!
“I initially had mixed emotions about attending this workshop. But my worries were totally unfounded, as it was a beautifully enriching and informative day that was perfectly facilitated by Michelle, who has the most amazing kindness and warmth. She makes it very easy to share, ask questions and reflect upon personal experiences and those of others, in the safety of the beautiful ‘bubble’ that is created on the day”
An excellent way of confirming if being a doula is really for you. Opens your mind to think in a different way about how you can best support a woman and her partner.
I have never experienced anything like this in my life – the compassion, empowerment, love and vulnerability was unreal. I feel I will always take what I have learned from this not just as a doula but as a friend, mother, wife and a woman!
The Nurturing Birth course has been the most illuminating and empowering course I have ever done. Wonderfully knowledgeable course leader who shared so many new elements that added to our growing understanding of birth and the bond between mother and baby.
Completely full of affirmation and encouragement. Yet full of incredible wisdom and insight. She sees straight into my heart and challenges the parts that need challenging. I can be honest and vulnerable and say all the things of my heart when I am with her. She offers fresh perspective. She comes from a different part of my life, outside the every day. She continues to mentor me and call out the doula in me. I watch her and hope one day to have the grace and confidence and naturally supernatural way she has about her.”
For anyone thinking about becoming a doula I would strongly recommend the Nurturing Birth course. It has been a life-changing experience and I have learnt so much about both the miracle that is birth and from the truly remarkable people that I have had the privilege to meet during the course. I have come away even more empowered and impassioned to continue my doula journey, so thank you!
The space was amazing, such a wonderful experience. I feel privileged to have been a part of it and am SO excited about my next steps.