DONA-approved virtual doula training that can be used towards your birth doula certification with Dona.org.
Congratulations on your interest in becoming a birth doula! You will soon experience the amazing joy of the special impact you will have on women and families in your area.
This weekend training will give you the education, tools and confidence to go out and begin working as doula immediately.
Anyone who has a willingness to help women through birth can become a birth doula. Though it’s helpful, it’s not necessary to have a background in health or medicine. Keep in mind that a doula is a non-medical professional. This doula training is instructor led live online. People from anywhere around the world are welcome to join.
"Yoga Mamas had such a nice room to have the Doula training in. Their staff were helpful when I needed to nurse my son there during breaks. Snacks, coffee and lemon water were a nice touch everyday." ~ Emily, Birth Doula
"I recently completed the DONA birth doula training with Stephanie Antunes at Toronto Yoga Mamas. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of education I received from the training. Stephanie is extremely knowledgeable and capable at relaying her wealth of information with her students. The course is condensed with valuable information for anyone who is interested in the miracle of childbirth. I feel confident and inspired to continue my path of supporting women through their birth journeys!"
- Sacha Bryce, Doula and Yoga Instructor
"A few years ago I felt a calling to support women and families in birth. I was lucky enough to attend a rare and wonderful joint training with Stefanie Antunes and Mélissa Cowl. The confidence and energy I took away from that workshop has enabled me to start my own business and successfully support my family doing something I love. It has been one of the greatest challenges I have ever faced, but Stef has made it much easier. Stefanie is such a wealth of knowledge and insight. She has been an amazing support through my journey and is always available for advice or questions. Stefanie embodies the spirit, love and soul of an doula along with the dedication and business savvy of a leading entrepreneur. I highly recommend Stefanie's training if you are considering joining the doula family."
- Allison Heaney CD(DONA), HBCE ~Origin Wellspring Doula Care~
I took my training with Stefanie in 2011 and since then have welcomed 20+ babies into this world :) I love being a doula and Stefanie's training workshop set me out on the path that I'm on now. When I did my training I decided to attend Stefanie's particular workshop because of the doula business she had built for herself at Discover Birth. I had the choice of attending workshops led by other trainers that were much closer to me... but I was embarking on a new career path and wanted to learn from someone who had experience creating a successful livliehood out of something so special. I am very happy I made that choice, and I am ecstatic that Stefanie will be offering her training workshops in Toronto with our studio creating opportunities for other women looking to embark on new paths."
- Jamie, Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas
Interested in Becoming A Postpartum Doula?
The Postpartum Workshop is ideal for those who have a passion for working with babies, nurturing families, and building capacity in others.
This workshop will teach the skills necessary to support families during the first three months as they ease into their new roles, and will focus on normal newborn behaviours and cues, postpartum adjustment, and typical questions and concerns that new families may experience.