dial a doula TRAINING



our comprehensive foundation training teaches you about pregnancy, birth and the post natal time. it is educational and encourages personal growth. you learn hands on skills, how to establish your business as a doula and most importantly how to support a mother and her family.

Doula Foundation Training includes:

  • teaching about the birth process - how to support as a doula in pregnancy, birth and the early pregnancy time. handouts are given each week to provide further information and education

  • touch and massage techniques, use of the rebozo, breathing and relaxation techniques and birth hypnos

  • guest speakers are invited to share their knowledge and experience. including lactation consultants, midwives, obstetricians, experienced doulas as well as speakers from the centre of perinatal excellence


February 1 - April 5 & April 26 - June 28 2019


The training is run over 20 weeks
10am - 2pm on Fridays during school term


Autumn Retreat
129 Miller St
Thornbury, vic


$2,000 Early bird price up until Jan 1
$2,350 full price
$400 upfront deposit
Payment plans available

course content Term one

introduction to training

  • overview of the modules

  • exploring What is a Doula

  • what has brought you to doula training

  • Sharing your story and experience of Birth

birth choices

  • what are the place of birth options for women in Victoria

  • statistics and experiences of different birthing environments

  • prenatal testing options

support during labour

  • an understanding of the stages of labour including the Last few weeks of pregnancy

  • exploring what is an intervention

  • understanding the cascade of interventions

  • Caesarean birth and unexpected outcomes

  • delayed cord clamping, physiological or managed third stage, lotus birth

  • Other useful tools, Rebozo shawl, massage, hypnosis, aromatherapy, acupressure

course content Term TWO


  • mothering the mother

  • Immediately After Birth, the fourth trimester, debriefing

  • supporting mother, partner, baby and family

  • Breastfeeding, benefits, common challenges and other feeding options

  • Life with a new baby, sleeping and settling

  • postnatal depression

working as a doula

  • your strengths and challenges as a doula, being on call, work life balance, etc

  • establishing your business as a doula, marketing and self promotion, resources and support network