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Doula Day Advanced Workshop

August 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The WV Perinatal Partnership invites you to join us for DOULA DAY!

Complimentary Registration for WV Doulas & Doula Students Courtesy of UniCare

August 19, 2023
10 AM until 3 PM
Days Inn Flatwoods, Sutton, WV



Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, LCCE, AdvCD(DONA)

Robin Elise Weiss is a doula, doula trainer, and president-elect with DONA International. Robin has been involved with birth since 1989, teaching and attending to thousands of people as a doula or doula trainer. She is the author of multiple books and websites on pregnancy and parenting for consumers.




Ann Grauer trains postpartum doulas through DONA International and is a past president of the organization. Ann has been working with pregnant, birthing, and new families since 1989. She created Wisconsin’s first hospital-based doula program and is an experienced facilitator of a variety of support groups for new parents.


Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss and demonstrate various advanced labor positions that can facilitate a smoother birth process.
  • Engage in a hands-on practice session with a partner to understand how to assist in transitions between positions effectively.
  • Discuss TENS in the doula’s standards of practice.
  • Consider the benefits, barriers, and problems with adding TENS to your doula practice.
  • Discuss strategies for establishing and growing a doula business, with a focus on networking, community engagement, and social media presence.
  • Share resources for further learning and tools for better business management.
  • Demonstrate advanced techniques to support labor progress.
  • Describe five protective social structures in postpartum.
  • List two ways a birth or postpartum doula can help a client plan for postpartum.



10:00–11:00am – Hands-on Skills & Advanced Pain Management Techniques

11:00am–12:00pm – Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)/ Post Partum Breakout Session 1

12:00–12:30pm – Lunch Break (Lunch provided)

12:30–1:30pm – Business Development for Doulas

1:30–2:30pm – Advanced Techniques for Supporting Labor Progress/ Post Partum Doula Breakout Session 2

2:30–3:00pm – Roundtable Discussion and Closing Remarks

For questions/more information, contact:
Shauna Lively – slively@wvperinatal.org | Denise Smith – dsmith@wvperinatal.org



August 19, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods
350 Days Dr
Sutton, WV 26601 United States
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