Doula Workshops

Birth Arts International Birth Doula Workshop in Lebanon, Oregon

June 16th- 18th, 2017 at  GROWING FAMILY BIRTHING CENTER, LLC  701 N 5th Street Suite B-1010 Lebanon, OR 97355

420275_10200543092126975_1332983520_nWhy Birth Arts Doula Training?

Birth is a journey. On the road to birth the woman is taken from womanhood to motherhood. The woman is transformed through birth, her birth, her experience. Honoring and preserving the birth experience is the role of the doula. Birth Arts doula trainers are both trained in the Wise Woman tradition and herbalism, these are also brought into the the training program.

As a Doula you can have the exceptional privilege of sharing the unique journey the woman takes when she has a baby. As a Birth Arts Doula you know that you will also have a confident knowledge base, improved assurance and an incredible support network of experiences, trainer and student support. Birth Arts Doula Training explores the physical, scientific and spiritual aspects of birth and being a doula.There are no hidden fees, or certification fees, and no costs for membership or recertification.

11421_10200479829705946_834483290_nCertification Requirements

Attend One Childbirth Education Series- this can be a private childbirth education class or hospital based program. We require this so you know what women in your area are receiving as childbirth education. Hour requirement is 8 hours.

Book List– Read the required books from the book list. We require a few more books than most certifying bodies because we feel it is essential to view birth with an open mind and an educated mind. Reading two to three more books can assist in doing this but it also exposes students to different viewpoints and perceptions of the birth process.

Additional Assignments- You will find the Birth Arts workbook like no other doula training workbook. You will do assignments that look into your heart and challenge you mind and perceptions of birth and labor support. We want students to fully process and achieve their maximum potential. Assignments will challenge your views of birth, yourself and the work you will be doing.

Birth Attendance- We require the documentation of attendance at 5 births. Optimally 1779964_10151888763316612_169696393_nstudents will attend 3 hospital births, one home birth and one cesarean birth. Any combination though and all births are acceptable, but students are not allowed to submit certification evaluations from more than 2 cesarean births or 3 home births, we want students to view birth in as many settings as possible. We do NOT require students to seek evaluations and assessment from the mother’s other health care providers. We are training our doulas not to seek approval, but to work as fully trained professionals.

Technology Suggestions

Birth Arts Students who attend the weekend training workshop should know that there are additional assignments and an eLearning education component to be completed in the period afterwards before certification. There are no additional fees for certification or membership.

Class and Registration Information 

The cost will be $450


A non-refundable $50 deposit holds your space and will enable me to order your manual and your supplies for the workshop.

Registration balance Due by June 4th, 2017

Payments can be mailed to Patricia Couch 510 East First Street Newberg, OR  97132 **Please note “Doula Workshop” envelope and payment** Checks, cashiers checks and money orders are the preferred payment.

If you would like to pay by PayPal there will be an additional $10.00 charge. Please contact me by email for PayPal payment information.

Workshop Location: GROWING FAMILY BIRTHING CENTER, LLC  701 N 5th Street Suite B-1010 Lebanon, OR 97355

Instructor: Patricia Couch, CPM, LDM

Contact: or 503-487-7683 (call or text) with questions

For more information and other training dates and locations go to the 
Birth Arts International
 official website.