Now available via Videoconferencing!
“Carrie Kenner was, and is, the best instructor I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her explanations are clear, her demeanor is very approachable and light, and she works hard to get the content across in different ways so that it is accessible to all. I constantly try to keep up with what her future schedule offerings are, so that I can return to her classes.”
This series of advanced trainings and continuing education are open to all birth professionals, and are offered in Seattle on a regular basis. Can’t make it to Seattle, or can’t find childcare? Take these classes from the comfort of your own home via videoconference! All you need is an internet-connected device and to download the videoconferencing app. (Some courses require two paid doulas to take the course together, in the same physical location, for hands-on practice during class.) The logon information and materials will be emailed to you in advance, and your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you after attendance.
Most classes are scheduled quarterly, and award DONA-approved CEUs. To find the next date, view the Calendar. Click on the class title below for more details.
Explore the fascinating miracle of human breast milk. This workshop will provide advanced information to support and nurture the breastfeeding relationship from prenatal visits through postpartum. This course meets the requirement for DONA Certification of birth and postpartum doulas. This course may be taken before your doula training. (click on the title above to get more information)
Beyond the double-hip squeeze and conducting a prenatal visit, there are other important skills a doula needs to know – like how to run their business smoothly. For those just starting out, or those who need some fine-tuning, this class will share what you need to know to set up your business and run it smoothly, generate marketing ideas, get you thinking about budgets and taxes (oh joy!), and develop a long-range plan for growth. This course is open to anyone who is opening or running a small business, though it is geared for birth professionals. This course may be taken before your doula training. (click on the title above to get more information)
There is deep power and mystery, energy and memory, hidden in the pelvis. Experience for yourself the energies and shape-shifting ability of the pelvis. And gain understanding and skills for helping your clients in pregnancy and labor. This course is open to non-birth workers and anyone who has a pelvis : ) (click on the title above to get more information)
Discover the history, research, and current interest in placenta encapsulation, and learn how to encapsulate a placenta. This course is open to anyone; you do not need to be a birth professional to attend. (click on the title above to get more information)
Stuck in a rut with your prenatal visits, or don’t know where to get started? Use this 4-hour class to prioritize and clarify what you do at prenatal visits – and practice! Pre-requisite: Completion of a birth doula training. You will get the most out of this class if you have attended a few prenatal visits as a birth doula already. (click on the title above to get more information)
Learn how a simple, beautiful piece of woven fabric can help with comfort, progress, and support during labor and birth. Pre-requisite: Completion of a birth doula training or other birth professional training. (click on the title above to get more information)
TENS units are widely used in Europe for pain management in labor, and they are gaining popularity in U.S. births. Add this tool to your birth bag. This course is for all birth professionals. Pre-requisite: Completion of a birth doula training. (click on the title above to get more information)
What do you do when the dreams of a new baby turn to heartbreak? Learn about the different types of loss, and the different faces of grief. Explore how to nurture parents, families… and yourself. Pre-requisite: Completion of a birth doula training, or other birth professional training. This course is open to any type of birth professional, though it is specifically designed for birth doulas. (click on the title above to get more information)
Want to know when the next classes are? Click on the calendar below.