The Postpartum Doula Workshop

Are you passionate

about new families?

Do you yearn

to do work

that truly

feeds your soul?

If so, being a 

postpartum doula

may be your calling

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


The doula is a teacher and a source of information and will provide reliable, evidence based information on infant feeding and care, as well as integrating a baby into the family. Offering practical support with meal preparation and household organization. the postpartum doula also has a thorough knowledge of services, products and professionals available in the 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. The doula's support and information extend to all family members equally in her role of nurturing the family. 





This 27 hour workshop is DONA International-approved and meets the workshop requirement for postpartum doula certification.

There are no prerequisites to attend.


**Due to Covid-19 we are currently holding workshops Virtually. You miss nothing in this format, except a real-life hug! When it is safe to return to In Person workshops, we will** 



Two Options for Attending a Virtual Workshop in 2021



  • LENGTH: Three consecutive days, usually Friday-Sunday
  • HOURS: Typically 8AM Eastern Time - 6PM Eastern Time
  • LOCATION: Virtual, via Zoom
  • COST:
    • EARLY BIRD: $520 if registered 45 or more days prior to the workshop
    • $545 if registered less than 45 days prior to the workshop




  • LENGTH: 8 consecutive Monday afternoons
  • HOURS: 12 PM Central Time-4:45PM Central Time
  • LOCATION: Virtual, via Zoom
  • COST:
    • EARLY BIRD: $520 if registered 45 or more days prior to the workshop
    • $545 if registered less than 45 days prior to the workshop




We work hard in the workshop and we have a great time doing so! You will find that you are challenged and actively participating as we discover the needs of families and how the postpartum doula can assist families at this essential time.


Click here for the schedule of workshops!




Topics in the Workshop Include


  • Introduction to the Doula Role
  • Doula Business Basics
  • Practical Support
  • Effective Listening
  • The Impact of Birth on Postpartum
  • Physical Changes in the Mother
  • Informational Support
  • The Doula and Multiples
  • Emotional Support
  • Feeding the Newborn Basics
  • DONA International and the Certification Process
  • Integrating a Baby into the Family 
  • Resources and Referrals
  • Postpartum Mental Health
  • Values Clarification
  • The Newborn and the Doula
  • Prenatal Contact
  • Loss and Grief
  • Scenarios for Practice
  • Networking and Connecting





The Reviews are In and We're Blushing...

What Past Participants Are Saying About Ann and the Workshop


"It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. It was also very neat for me to be sitting in class and learning from you again; it's clear this is your heart's work and calling."---Jennifer


"First of all, Ann, what a great seminar! And what a wonderful bunch of women! I'm still plowing through the book and attacking my reading list. My background is PR and communication. My professional opinion puts you at the top of the ratings. Your delivery was superior. I admire your energy and intellect!"--Lois


"l love your teaching style. I love how you use real life examples to teach. I respect your openness to share mistakes you have made with families. I learned so much from your examples."--Greta


"I just finished the training this past weekend with Ann Grauer and it was an extraordinary experience for the emphasis on evidence-based information about babies, breastfeeding, sleep and all other things postpartum...for the healing that actually happens for women taking the training, for absolutely everything about it. It's rare to go to a training and have no constructive feedback to offer at the end, but that was the case this weekend. I wouldn't change a thing."--Lauren


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