1. What is a doula?
    • The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.  (from DONA.org) Learn more HERE!

  2. Where are the class locations and hours?

    • In Minnesota, the classes are held at my home in Excelsior. On Friday, the Childbirth Education portion starts at 8am and goes until around 4pm, then we will begin the Introduction to Labor Support until approximately 6:30pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the workshop begins at 8:00am and will go until 6:30pm. I will provide plenty of breaks, yummy snacks and time for lunch each day.  

    • In Winnipeg, the classes are usually held in South St. Vital.  Info is the same as above.  I will confirm the location via email.

  3. Are there any prerequisites?

    • Yes!  Please read the following before class:

      • The Birth Partner, 4th Edition by Penny Simkin (bring with you to class) AND

      • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by Penny Simkin

  4. Does this workshop count toward my certification?  Are there other steps I need to take to be certified?

    • This workshop includes step #1 and #2 in the  DONA International certification process.  The other requirements can from DONA International can be found HERE.

  5. What is your refund policy?

    • Refunds for the birth doula workshop, minus a $100 cancellation fee, will be issued if you notify Jeannie of cancellation one calendar month or more before the first day of the birth doula workshop. There are no refunds issued if notification is received less than one calendar month before the training. Optionally, participants who cannot attend may credit their payment toward a future birth doula workshop. This can be done at any time before the first day of the originally scheduled workshop. The make-up doula training must be attended within one year of the original training, or all fees will be forfeited. 

  6.  If I can't attend the workshop I registered for, can I attend a different workshop date?

    • Yes!  As long as you attend within one year, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another workshop date.

Questions?  Feel free to contact me!  I would be happy to speak with you!  952-999-1177 or jeannie.baron@gmail.com