Doula & Birth Educator Seminar

Hundreds of women and thousands of babies die worldwide, every single day, from preventable pregnancy and birth complications. Their deaths are avoidable and unnecessary. Much is being done to reduce these statistics but there is still much more for us to do. We invite you to join us in the Doula and Birth Educator Seminar at YWAM Wollongong to increase your awareness of maternal health worldwide and grow your ability to make a difference.

A Doula (or Birth Partner) is a trained companion who gives emotional and physical support to a woman in labour. This training seminar is suited to those wanting to empower women to have safer birth experiences. A Doula’s presence empowers a woman to make informed decisions about herself and her baby during the birth process. It also reduces the need for unnecessary interventions that can negatively affect mother and baby.

A Birth Educator teaches people what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. Education is powerful and can transform us and our communities, giving women the value, dignity and encouragement they need to live life to the full. This Birth Educator portion of the seminar dives deeper into the doula training topics with a focus on preparing you to educate others in a multi-cultural setting.

This three week training will engage and equip you in the global effort towards creating safer experiences for mothers and their babies. Doula support and quality birth education should be accessible to all women, not only those who are able to pay for it.

Our goal is to level the playing field by working with women who are otherwise under-served in this area, whether in our neighbourhood or the rest of the world.

Seminar Dates:


Seminar Costs:

$1,100 (Includes food & accommodation)

*Cost subject to change


This seminar is recognised by the University of the Nations, but not registered within the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

Week 1

  • Reproductive anatomy
  • Stages and phases of labour
  • Global maternal health awareness
  • Importance of antenatal care and the 3 delays
  • Relaxation and the fear-tension-pain cycle
  • Comfort techniques and labour support
  • Signs of approaching labour
  • Birth and immediate postpartum
  • Initiating breastfeeding
  • Variations in labour
  • Informed consent and decision making
  • Role of the Doula

Week 2 – 3

  • History of childbirth education
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Precautions in pregnancy
  • Foetal development
  • Physical and emotional changes in pregnancy
  • Common discomforts and remedies
  • Physical conditioning for pregnancy
  • Postnatal and newborn care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Teaching adult learners
  • Developing teaching outlines
  • Developing and using teaching aids
  • Resources for the Childbirth Educator
  • Opportunities to develop and present teachings with supervision

Find Out more About The Birth Educator and Doula Seminar