ICEA Approved Birth Doula Workshop

ICEA Birth Doula


MTM Training offers a birth doula workshop that is approved by ICEA for certification purposes.  In our 2 day training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent birth doula.  Our trainings are fun and interactive.  Learn hands on skills that you can utilize with clients.  You will leave our training ready to be hired as a birth doula, and the best part is that your trainer (who has been a doula for over 15 yrs) will also serve as your mentor throughout your journey as you move from novice to experienced birth doula.

This training is only one step towards certification and trainees should visit the ICEA website  for full details on certification requirements and fees.  

At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a birth doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing labor support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the two days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • Introducing the Doula
  • Meeting Your Clients
  • Labor – An Overview
  • Labor – The Process
  • Comfort Measures, Coping Skills, and Pain Relief
  • Family Integration
  • Coping with the Unusual
  • Safety and Self Care

The first 2 days are from 9 am to 6:30 pm, and the third optional day goes until 6 pm (or later).  Class stays open the third day as long as you have business related questions and need assistance.  

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Training fee: $525 ICEA Workshop only / $600 with added business training

For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the 3rd day for an additional $75 to enhance your birth doula workshop and business.  Learn more about the business workshop here  (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification.  You will also have access to my e-newsletters that take you from training to business owner in 224 days, and access to my Facebook support group).  

The exact location of the training will be determined one month before the event is scheduled to occur based upon the number of people enrolled (unless it is already listed below).  There must be a minimum of four people enrolled for the training to run, and there will be a limited number of late registration spots available.  

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All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

 This workshop has been approved for 16.0 ICEA Contact Hours, 16.0 nursing contact hours, and 16.0 R-CERPs. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. (WMSD Approval ID #: 167-16) Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) have been awarded through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners ® (IBLCE®).  

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Workshop Dates/Locations 9am to 6pm

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April 23-25, 2019 Minneapolis, MN

Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Mall of America

2261 Killebrew Dr

Bloomington, MN 55425


Day 3 Business Workshop (additional $75)

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June 25-27, 2019 Chicago, IL

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago-Arlington Heights

75 W Algonquin Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Day 3 Business Workshop (additional $75)

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