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Annual Doula Retreat

Register Now for our 6th Annual Doula Retreat: March 15-16, 2019

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


Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 15th, 2019

2:00 – 4:30 pm:  Arrival/Check-in

4:30 – 6:00 pm:  Craft

6:00 – 6:15 pm:  Icebreaker Activity led by Anjanette Robinson

6:15 – 7:30 pm:  Potluck Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 pm:  Discussion Circle led by Anjanette Robinson

10:00 – 11:00 pm:  Campfire & S’mores


Saturday, March 16th, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast


9:15 – 11:15 am:  “Broadening the Reach of Doula Care in Alabama” (panel discussion)

Moderator: Emma Bertolaet     Panelists:  Kendra Burrell, Marisa Dempsey, Leah Hayes,

ShaTaura Lewis, Robin McCormick, Melodi Stone

Panelists from BirthWell Community Doula Project, The Alabama Prison Birth Project, and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center will share their experiences of working outside the private doula system.


11:30  – 12:15 am:  Game led by Julia Perz


12:30 – 1:30 pm:  Potluck Lunch


1:30 – 2:30 pm:  Free Time for Hike, Meditation, or Conversation (Your Choice!)


2:00 – 4:00 pm:  “Full Spectrum Reproductive Justice in the South” (panel discussion)

Moderator: Melodi Spies    Panelists: Lilith Stubsten, Lindsey Jayne Mullen, Candace O’Brien, Amanda Reyes

Join us as we explore the dynamics that shape our current reproductive experience in Alabama. We will discuss new ways of challenging reproductive oppression through organizing our collective power.


4:15 – 5:00 pm:  “Where Do We Go From Here?”  Open discussion on the direction(s)

and growth of doula work and doula community


5:30 pm:  Closing Ceremony led by Lindsey Mullen

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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    • Michelle on November 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm
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    I will be attending the whole workshop and I have extra yoga mats, props, etc.

    1. thanks Michelle!

  1. 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

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

    • Lisa Horstkamp on October 19, 2015 at 2:20 am
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    Are ya’ll going to try get L- CERP approval for Dr. Johnson’s presentation?

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

    • Heather Felder on March 4, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    I will be out of town during this event. With you all in doula spirit. 💚

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