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Doula Retreat


We're BACK - for our 7th annual DOULA RETREAT

(after a 3 year Covid break)


The Doula Retreat is open to any birth worker in Alabama and surrounding states.

We can't wait to share a day  together!!!

Join us for a full day of relaxation, recharging, connecting and learning!

When:  Saturday, October 14th

Time:    8:30 am to  8:30 pm

Where:  6523 1st Avenue North
             Birmingham, AL 35206

With thanks to
ELI Thrive for allowing us to use their space.

Please bring a dish to share for lunch or dinner!

2023 Retreat Schedule
tentative and under construction


8:30 - 9 am:

Check-in, coffee and light breakfast snacks


9 am - 9:30 am:

Icebreaker activity

Facilitators: Holly Horan & Hannah Ellis


9:30 am - 11 am:

Yoga for Self Care: Birthwork and Balance

Facilitator: Shonda Spencer
Bring a yoga mat!


11 am - 11:15 am:



11:15 am - 12:15 pm:

Discussion: Forming a Statewide Doula Organization

Facilitator: Yolanda Fredrickson


12:15 pm - 2 pm:

Lunch (potluck), Networking, Craft


2 pm – 3:30 pm:

Doula role play/game


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm:



3:45 pm – 4:45 pm:

Preparing for the doula profession: a panel discussion


4:45 pm – 5 pm:



5 pm – 6 pm:

Dinner (potluck)


6 pm – 8:30  pm:

Storytelling Moth-Style and Closing

Storytelling Facilitator: TBD

Closing Facilitator: Hannah Ellis

Step One: Register

Retreat Registration

If cost is a barrier, please let us know. We will reach out to you with some ideas of how you can support the retreat.
We want EVERYONE to be able to come!

Select an option

To include those who live far away...

Do you need a place to stay?
Can you host doula(s) at your house?

Step Two: Make Payment

We keep the cost low so attendance is accessible to all.  If you are able, consider "Paying it Forward" by paying for another doula's registration.  If cost is a barrier, complete step one only and we will reach out to you.

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