DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop

Schedule: Friday- Sunday, November 1- 3
8:30am- 6:30pm

$375.00- $475.00 depending on Early Bird and Register-with-a-Friend discounts

Please contact Ann at to register.


Questions regarding course content, requirements, registration, etc. should be addressed to Ann Grauer at

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.

Become a DONA Postpartum Doula!

Do you have a passion for new families? Have you been dreaming of work that warms your heart and allows you to know that you’re making a difference? Perhaps becoming a postpartum doula is right for you.

A postpartum doula's role is fluid. From family-to-family, day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, her role is constantly changing.

  • She is a teacher and a source of information and will provide reliable, evidenced-based information on infant feeding and care, as well as integrating a baby into the family.
  • She offers practical support with meal preparation and household organization.
  • The postpartum doula also has a thorough knowledge of services, products and professionals available in her community and offers quality, reliable referrals when they are needed.
  • At all times the doula provides reassurance, support and the belief that these parents can and will be successful in nurturing their family. Her support and information extend to all family members equally in her role of "Nurturing the Family."

This workshop is one step towards certification through DONA International, the world’s most respected doula organization. For details on certification please visit

About the instructor:

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Ann is the Director of Education for DONA International. In her role she oversees education for birth and postpartum doulas. The original chair of DONA's postpartum doula task force, Ann worked with the committee to develop the current postpartum doula training and certification program.

A Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators, Ann is certified as a childbirth educator with Lamaze International and has been teaching pregnancy, birth and parenting classes since 1989. She has also been a doula for that length of time and is certified both as a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International. In addition to being a DONA-approved birth and postpartum doula trainer, Ann was President of DONA from 2003-05.

Ann is a certified lactation consultant and she coordinates the first hospital-based doula program in Wisconsin at Columbia Center and is a member of the Family Education and Support team there. She created parent and breastfeeding support groups in two states and has been a consultant to other hospital-based doula programs. Ann was also the first doula certified to perform the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale (NBAS). And, Ann is the 2007 recipient of Lamaze International's prestigious Elisabeth Bing Award.

It is her joy to help others realize their dreams of becoming doulas!

Last updated: 10/27/13 JL