Now including Advanced Business Matters (a 6 hr intensive business training to get your business off to the best possible start) and Safety and Self Care (a 3 hr training to teach you how to be as safe as you possibly can be).

Upcoming Training Dates

Workshop fees include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registration through certification. 

​If you would like to bring a training to your area please email me

Workshop Schedule:
Day one and two: 9 am to 6 pm  
Day three: 9 am to 7 pm 

Fee: $475 unless otherwise marked

March 16-18, 2018 Milwaukee, WI 

Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214

June 1-3, 2018 Cleveland, OH

Location TBD

August 28-30, 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Location TBD

September 14-16, 2018 Milwaukee, WI 

Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214

December 12-14, 2018 Miami, FL

Location TBD

When registering for your workshop please note that if you are flying in please consider calling us to ensure the workshop is running before making flight and hotel arrangements.  Thank you.

ICEA Postpartum Doula Workshop and Business Training

MTM Training offers a postpartum doula training that is approved by ICEA for certification purposes.  In our 3 day interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent postpartum doula.  You will leave your training with the skills to start your business.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 13 yrs will serve as your mentor assisting you through your journey as you go from novice postpartum doula to becoming experienced.  

This training is only one step towards certification and trainees should visit the ICEA website  for full details on certification requirements and fees.  

At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a postpartum doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  We also incorporate technology into the classroom with the use of tablets that I bring along for your use during the training.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the three days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • ICEA and Postpartum Doula Certification
  • Mother’s Physical Recovery
  • Postpartum Emotions
  • Family Dynamics
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Replenishing the Doula Spirit – Maintaining the Passion

Training fee: $475 unless otherwise marked (this fee includes unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification).  Registrations that occur within one month of the training will incur a $50 late registration fee unless otherwise stated.*  

The exact location of the training will be determined one month before the event is scheduled to occur based upon the number of people enrolled.  There must be a minimum of four people enrolled for the training to run, and there will be a limited number of late registration spots available.

If you are planning on attending more than one workshop please email me for details on receiving a discount.

​​*Training fees and late registration fees vary slightly based upon location of the training.  Early registration ends one month prior to the event date unless otherwise stated - after early registration ends add $50 to the fee per training.
** To qualify for the discount participants must register and pay for the trainings at the same time.