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 – March 22-24, 2019

**Please note: The Rochester training is full. Any registrations that come in after 1/15/19 will be put on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available. Please check out our trainings in Cayuga and Buffalo for more opportunities!

Cayuga, NY – April 5-7, 2019 (registration info coming soon)

Buffalo, NY – Nov 8-10, 2019 (registration info coming soon)

 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

*Please complete this form for more information about our upcoming trainings:

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

*Date TBD (Spring, 2019)

Rochester, NY – April 26-28, 2019 (registration info coming soon!)

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.

For more information on becoming a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, please visit