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ToLABOR Birth Doula Training Day 1

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Curious about Birth Work? Secure your spot today! ⚡️ ToLABOR’s Birth Doula curriculum is rooted in the philosophy that every single laboring person deserves safety, compassion and support. ToLABOR Doulas leave this training feeling transformed, inspired and ready to make change, one birth at a time.


1/24 Friday 6pm – 9pm

  • Registration and Introductions

  • Defining Our Role

  • Understanding the Dance of Labor: The 4 P’s

1/25 Saturday 9am – 6pm

  • Gate Control: Three Ways to Reduce Pain in Labor

  • Tools of the Trade: Comfort Measures

  • Physiological “Normal” Labor & Birth vs “Typical Birth”

  • Birth Plans & BRAIN

  • Experiential Learning: Touching & Listening with Pregnant Volunteers

  • Breathing, Relaxation & Positions in Labor
    Counter Pressure Techniques

1/26 Sunday 10am–6pm

  • Cesarean Sections & VBACs

  • Experiential Learning: Creating a Safe Space

  • Birth Scenarios

  • Ethical Guidelines for Birth Doulas

  • Working with Interventions: What, Why, When + Options

  • Designing Your Practice: The Business Side

  • Services, Compensation, Marketing, Contracts

For more information or to sign up visit: https://www.to-labor.org/workshops/jan-24-26-austin-tx


January 24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm