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Annual Doula Retreat

Register Now for our 5th Annual Doula Retreat: February 23-24, 2018

Take Time to Nurture Yourself and Learn with Your Doula Sisters!

(4 DONA CEU’s approved)


Friday, February 23rd, 2018

2:00 – 4:30 pm:  Arrival/Check-in

4:30pm:  Craft: Wonder Wombs

6:30 pm:  Icebreaker Activity

7:00 pm:  Potluck Dinner: Midwife Appreciation

8:30 pm:  “Be the Change” – Discussion between midwives and doulas about supporting evidence-based, low-intervention maternity care in both hospital and out-of-hospital environments.

10:00 pm:  Campfire & S’mores


Saturday, February 24th, 2018

8:30 am:  Breakfast

9:30 am:  Game led by Ashley DeForest

10:00 am:  “Doula-ing at Home Births”  – Lauren Little, CPM

11:15 pm:  “Supporting Scarred Mamas” – Panel Discussion facilitated by ICAN/Birth Circle Leadership:  Brianna Barker, Ashley Crowe, Sarah Holsombeck, Natalie Short

12:30 pm:  Potluck Lunch with ICAN and Birth Circle Leadership

2:00 pm:  “Meditative Nature Walk” – Malisa McClure

3:00 pm:   “Core, Pelvic Floor, and the Birthing Person” – Madison Cleckler

4:30 pm:  “Scenarios and Solutions” – Susan Petrus

5:30 pm:  Evaluations and Distribution of CEU’s

5:45 pm:  Closing Ceremony led by Hope Hamilton Schumacher

6:30 pm:  Clean Up/Departure


Register online (below) or complete a Doula Retreat Registration Form and mail with payment.

Have a client due around the time of our retreat?  If you are called away to a birth and cannot attend, we will refund 75% of any registration fees paid. If you have to leave mid-retreat to attend a birth, we can prorate the fees paid and issue a refund.

Cost: $50 for BirthWell Partners Volunteer Doulas/$75 Non-Volunteers

We always try to keep the cost as low as possible, however, if the cost of the retreat is still a barrier, please let us know so we can find a way to make it possible for you to join us!

Location:  Kanawahala Program Center (KPC), 831 Girl Scout Road, Chelsea, AL 35043








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  1. Michelle


    I will be attending the whole workshop and I have extra yoga mats, props, etc.

    1. Dalia

      thanks Michelle!

  2. Brandy Hughes

    Hello Everyone I am looking forward to spending time with my fellow Doulas and teaching you how to have fun while getting fit with a hula hoop! I will have plenty to share see you in 2 weeks!!~Brandy

  3. Debbie

    I would like info in registration please. Where exactly is this location. Thanks

  4. Lisa Horstkamp

    Are ya’ll going to try get L- CERP approval for Dr. Johnson’s presentation?

    1. Dalia

      hi Lisa. He spoke at our retreat in 2015. And we did have L-CERPS.
      He is not speaking at the 2016 conference.

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