This training is a DONA International approved training. DONA was the first doula training organization in the world and is recognized as the gold standard in doula training. DONA was founded in 1992 and its founders are actually the originators of the word, “doula.” Read more about DONA’s origins here: www.dona.org/the-dona-advantage/about/history
There are only 165 approved DONA doula trainers in the world. New trainers must be invited to join DONA. DONA requires its doula trainers to have attended at least 50 births. In this profession, experience is everything. Melissa has attended nearly 600 births over her 22 year career as a birth professional.
Melissa is a state licensed, and nationally certified midwife which enables her to bring an expertise to doula trainings that you won’t often find in other workshops.
Over the course of 18 years, and Melissa has trained nearly 1000 women to be doulas. Melissa’s workshops are heartfelt and connective. You won’t just learn how to be a doula, you’ll also grow and develop your personal expertise as an advocate, supporter, and champion in other areas of life, too.
At the training, you will get delicious lunches and snacks throughout. and you’ll receive a recourse book of copy-able handouts and articles for use in your own doula practice.