Doula Training at Mothering Touch is warm, evidence-based, interactive and approved by DONA International. Eva Bild AdvCD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE has been training doulas in Victoria since 2005.
A doula accompanies pregnant people and their partners, friends and family during labour to facilitate a satisfying birth experience.
Having a doula at a birth is a very old idea. Long before there were midwives or doctors to deliver babies, there were knowledgeable, compassionate, friendly women who were there to keep the labouring mother happy and comfortable. This might have been old aunt Esther who made wonderful soup and knew how to swaddle babies up just so. Or it might be young cousin Sarah who had not had babies yet but had wonderful hands for rubbing sore backs.
When the birthing of babies in North America moved to the hospital, and skilled professionals became widely available to deliver babies safely, the idea of a non-medical comforting presence was forgotten. As extended families scattered, urban communities became more anonymous, hospitals became bigger, and nurses became busier, the doula made a come-back.
Here at The Mothering Touch Centre, most of our staff are doulas or doulas-in-training and we'd love to help you become a doula too! We offer DONA-approved Doula Workshops, information and support right here in Victoria.
Why choose a DONA International Doula Training Workshop?
DONA International is the oldest and largest doula training and certifying organization in the world. DONA has set the standards for the doula profession since 1992. DONA-certified doulas in over 60 countries are recognized for their professionalism and evidence-based care. Taking a DONA International doula training allows a doula to certify and gain the credentials which give her professional credibility and the trust of clients and care-providers.