Postpartum Doula Training in Wisconsin

Like the other midwestern states, there is no requirement for you to get a certification to work in Wisconsin.  There is also no requirement for you to have a bachelor's degree.  However, many women opt to become certified or obtain a degree in a healthcare field to advance their career prospects.

The following is a list of training classes available in the state of Wisconsin that you can use as part of your postpartum doula education.  Please read the details to determine if the training courses are required for certification if you decide to pursue one.

Postpartum Doula Training in Green Bay, WI

Organization Name:  Indianapolis Doulas
Instructor:  Colleen Downey
Email:  N/A
Phone:  317-762-5505

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop which will count as 20 credit hours towards a ProDoula certification.  This certification which combines certification for both a postpartum doula and infant care doula. You do not have to be enrolled in the ProDoula program in order to attend the class. There will be a pre-test to gauge your knowledge before you start the workshop.  The workshop is offered on Mar. 18-18 2017.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $595  There is a ProDoula membership fee of $75 for the first year and $50 for subsequent years.

Registration Details

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Postpartum Doula Training in Menomonee Falls, WI

Organization Name:  Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Phone:  414-805-3666

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The classes offered are Childbirth and Newborn Care Series class (3 sessions), Breastfeeding Basics class (2 hours), and We're Having Another Baby class (3 hours).  DONA or CAPPA does not require these classes as part of their certification curriculum.

Course and Workshop Topics

These classes will go over the following concepts:
  • Learn to recognize newborn characteristics, both physical and behavioral
  • Understand the normal patterns of feeding and sleeping for an infant and how they verbalize their needs
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to swaddle, hold, soothe, burp, and diaper a newborn
  • Learn the physiology of lactation after childbirth, the three phases of milk production, infant feeding cues, and 3 positions that can be used for breastfeeding
  • Discuss the signs when the baby is getting enough milk, properly latching, as well as obtaining 3 breastfeeding resources
  • Learn how to help a family transition and adjust to a newborn and how to get older siblings involved

Costs and Fees

The Childbirth and Newborn Care Series class is $60, the Breastfeeding Basics class is $22, and the We're Having Another Baby class is $24.

Registration Details

Check available dates and register online by clicking here.