Birth Doula Skills Workshop

Instructor: Kyndal May, MFA, CD(DONA), LCCE, BDT(DONA)
Schedule: Friday- Sunday, July 25- 27, 8:30am- 5:30pm

Intro to Childbirth Prep,
Thursday, July 24, 8:30- 5:30

$475.00- $550.00 depending on Early Bird discounts
Please contact Kyndal at 208-695-7767 or to register.

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Questions regarding course content, requirements, registration, etc. should be addressed to Kyndal May at

Workshop includes DONA's Intro to Childbirth certification requirement.

Minimum 6 participants, Maximum 16. Blossom reserves the right to cancel workshop if minimum is not met. In such case, a full refund will be issued to each participant.

Blossom is located in a busy shopping district with many restaurants and a grocery store with full deli nearby, however, breaks will be short. Please plan accordingly.

Quiet babes-in-arms, 6 months and younger are encouraged to stay with their moms attending this workshop. Please discuss this with the instructor prior to registering.

General Info

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The BEcoming a Doula Workshop is not just a series of lectures to satisfy certification requirements*, it is an exploration into the meaning and value of birth, the doula’s role and the significance of having a doula accompany a woman through this transformative time in her life. It is also an exploration into the meaning of this work for the doula and its impact on her life.

Creating a safe environment for learning, we will use these four days together to delve deeply into the topics of birth and birth support and make the connection between the experience of the pregnant woman and new mother and the process of the “expectant” and new doula.

You will leave with practical tools to start your doula practice, skills to attend birth with confidence and a process to navigate your journey as a DONA birth doula.

For detailed information regarding The BEcoming a Birth Doula Workshop, including prerequisites, a 3-page learning objectives list and to register to attend, go to: or contact facilitator Kyndal May by email at

DONA International Approved 22-hour Birth Doula Skills Training

Core Topics Include:

  • Overview of the history, role & significance of the doula
  • The emotional &psychological aspects of giving birth & its significance in women’s lives
  • Communication & listening skills including empathy recognition
  • The doula’s role, professional ethics, standards of practice & certification
  • Values clarification & cultural sensitivity
  • Medical procedures used in labor, labor variations & complications, including Cesarean birth
  • Emotional support & physical comfort measures
  • Support for difficult labors, Cesarean birth, & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • Newborn care & breastfeeding support
  • Conducting interviews, prenatal and postpartum visits
  • Business skills, record keeping, marketing
  • Introduction to DONA International

Facilitator: Kyndal May, MFA, CD(DONA), LCCE, BDT(DONA) has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 1989 and became a doula in 1995. Since then, she has attended over 200 births – about 2/3 out of hospital and 1/3 in hospital. She is a DONA-Certified Birth Doula and DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer. Kyndal has been teaching her own Confident Birthing Childbirth Curriculum since 1997 and is a Lamaze Certified Instructor.
In her words: I am storyteller and a facilitator, a confidence and commUnity builder for expectant parents, doulas and childbirth educators.

Last updated: 4/4/14 JL