Monday, August 6, 2012

Birth Arts International Doula Workshop PDX
Birth Doula Training

12/12/12 DISCOUNT DAY 
Sign up and send your deposit today and receive a $50 discount on workshop. 

Weekend Workshop Dates and Times

February 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013.

The cost will be $350

Friday February 22nd 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday February 23rd 8:00am-8:00pm
Stay for a late evening optional birth movies 8pm-10pm

Sunday February 24th 8:00am-5:00pm

Payment and Online Registration 

Registration deadline: February 7th, 2013.
Online Registration Form

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

Balance due by February14th, 20123.

Payments can be mailed to
Patricia Couch
408 S. Center St.
Newberg, Oregon 97132

**Please note "Doula Workshop" envelope and payment**
 Checks, cashiers checks and money orders are the preferred payment.

Workshop Location: Andaluz Waterbirth Center, 3323 SW Naito Pkwy. Portland, OR 97239

Patricia Couch, CPM, LDM

Contact: or 503-487-7683

Why 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. Birth Arts International has the following enrollment options for students for the Certified Doula Program. There are no hidden fees, or certification fees, and no costs for membership or recertification.

Certification 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.

Please start with the Required Reading

Additional reading is required please refer to the Book List. I encourage you to Buy Local- BAI Book List Available at Powell's Books online or at the store in Portland.

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 students 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.

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