Doula Trainings, Workshops, & Classes

Beautiful Birth Choices & DONA International Birth Doula Trainings

We would love to have you join us for a training:

Rochester, NY – July 26-28, 2019 (FULL – WAIT LIST ONLY)

Buffalo, NY – Nov 8-10, 2019 (FULL – WAIT LIST ONLY)

 DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainings with Beautiful Birth Choices are taught by approved trainers, Julia Sittig, MSW, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE and Christy Muscato, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE.

Our Birth Doula Trainings have been approved as one step toward certification as a birth doula by DONA International and include the following:

  • The significance of birth and the long term impact of the birth experience
  • Specific suggestions for emotional and psychological support of the laboring woman and her partner
  • Comfort measures and non-pharmacological pain management techniques
  • The doula’s role before, during, and after birth, and in special situations
  • Communication skills and values clarification
  • Discussion of ethics and standards of practice for the doula
  • The business aspects of a doula practice
  • Information about DONA doula certification

*Our Rochester summer training and Buffalo fall trainings are full with many people on the waitlist.  If you would like more information or would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us at info@bbcroc.com

You can register for the Breastfeeding Class for Doula Certification to meet the breastfeeding requirement for your DONA certification here:

Monday, May 20, 2019 –  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Postpartum Doula Training – Rochester, NY – April 26-28, 2019

We are bringing another Postpartum Doula Training to Rochester, taught by  Susan Martensen BDT/PDT(DONA), CLC of Birth & Beginnings in Ottawa, Canada! Susan has 20 years of experience working in the field of birth and is a certified Birth and Postpartum doula with DONA International.  She is also a DONA Approved birth and postpartum doula trainer and a mentor for the Postpartum Doula Program.