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 protected]
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
My course to become a Doula was by far the best decision I ever made! Being a Doula has completely changed my life; it helped me to understand and find peace with my own births and pass my new found knowledge on to other people. I wish everyone had a Doula, Nurturing Birth are life-changers!
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!
It’s a really relaxed yet informative course. I felt I could open up and share with the women who were on the course and have learnt a lot about myself, birth and the postnatal period. The course has given me confidence, encouragement and equipped me with the knowledge skills to effectively support women emotionally and practically.
“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.”
I have thoroughly enjoyed the doula preparation course I have just finished in Leeds. Sophie was our trainer and she was fantastic; extremely knowledgeable, a wonderful storyteller and able to facilitate a group skillfully. Just need to finish the post-course work and get stuck in now! I’ve come away feeling very inspired. Thank you NB!
Absolute wonderment! Adored every second. Sophie is an amazing teacher and the course is fantastic. Anyone wanting to be a doula should attend the Nurturing Birth course, it’s a real education.
I absolutely loved the Nurturing Birth Doula Course. I felt welcomed, safe and comfortable. I was able to be my raw self and share my experiences with no judgements being passed. I felt a sense of healing as I shared my experiences and self reflections. I’m so glad I followed my heart when I registered for the course. The support before, during and after the course is just what I needed to remind me this is the community I want to be a part of. 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”
The level of care and the exhilarating atmosphere were superlative. Since creating a safe, enriching and informed space for mothers to feel empowered is what doulas do then I can say I have been doula’d!
Thank you for such a heartwarming day! I really needed this. You cared for us like we care for our clients and I didn’t realise how important this was to me. I found it so useful to be given the space to reflect and think about what I need to develop. It was also great to hear other people’s thoughts. The day flew by and I wish we had longer. Today was wonderful and I hope these retreats will become a regular. The hearty, healthy food was amazing and it made me so happy that most of it was vegan. Thank you!