DONA-Approved Birth Doula Workshop

Mothering Touch Birth Doula Workshops are DONA-Approved and taught by Eva Bild who has been working as a doula for over 20 years and has been training doulas since 2005.

This 28-hour workshop includes THREE of the requirements for Birth Doula Certification by DONA International:

  1. Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas – 7 hours
  2. Birth Doula Workshop – 18 hours
  3. Breastfeeding Workshop – 3 hours

Topics covered will include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Childbirth
  • The Stages of Labour
  • Labour – a Physical and Emotional Process
  • Common Medical Interventions in Childbirth
  • Labour Support Techniques – How to Help a Woman in Labour
  • Hands-on Practice of Comfort Measures
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Pre and Post-natal Visits – What a Doula Covers when Meeting with a Client
  • Breastfeeding – A Partnership between the Mother, the Baby, the Breast and the Doula
  • Your Doula Business – how to get clients and what to do when you get them!
  • Meet the Doulas – established local doulas will come and talk about their experiences working in Victoria
  • How to achieve certification with DONA International – the World’s Premier Doula Association


A. Read the DONA International Position Papers:

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B. Read The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (2013 edition). This is the manual for the Birth Doula Training Workshop.  You must OWN a copy and BRING it to the workshop.  Reading it before the workshop will give you the background information that you need to get the most out of the workshop.


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C: Pregnancy and Childbirth Books: We would also like you to read EITHER The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (2011) by Ann Douglas OR

Pregnancy, Chilbdirth and The Newborn, The Complete Guide (2010)by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley and Ann Keppler BEFORE the workshop begins.

All of these books may be purchased at The Mothering Touch Centre.  We also have a few copies in our lending library.

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 2 - June 5, 2017

  • November 3 - 6, 2017


Instructor: Eva Bild, MA, CD(DONA), LCCE

Schedule:  4 consecutive days from 9am to 5:30pm

There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break each day.  Coffee, tea, juice, water and snacks will be provided.  Lunch will be on your own.

Location:  The Mothering Touch Centre

Fee:  $550 +GST

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Our Pricing Policy

We try to be as accurate as possible on our website and printed materials. However, errors happen! Prices may be changed without notice.

Refund Policy: 

A refund of the registration fee (minus a 15% administrative fee) is possible until TWO WEEKS before the course begins.  No refunds will be possible after that time, but registrations are transferable.