DTD Childbirth Course


Our DTD Childbirth Course covers the basic knowledge to get started as a doula. It is an excellent resource for any professional working with pregnant families. Our coursework is full of learning activities, videos, and in-depth information you won’t find elsewhere. As a participant, you will receive context for childbirth today while examining the political, racial, social, and psychological aspects of birthing and being born, not just the basic biology.

Please note: The DTD Childbirth Course is required to complete our Birth Doula Training workshop. This is a one-day course that you can take the day before the three-day Birth Doula Training workshop. You can take this course at earlier or later dates than your Birth Doula Training workshop, but we recommend selecting the DTD Childbirth Course that takes place directly prior to your preferred Birth Doula Training workshop date for the best possible experience.

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This childbirth course focuses on giving you the information you need to feel well versed in basic pregnancy and childbirth issues beyond what you would learn in a typical childbirth class. Unlike a traditional childbirth class for parents, our DTD Childbirth Course is targeted to your emotional and educational preparation to be a supportive professional rather than a new parent.

Topics Covered During The DTD Childbirth Course Include:

  • Anatomy of the reproductive system
  • Physiology of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding
  • Common tests given during pregnancy
  • Definition of medical terms regarding labor
  • Procedures and tests used during normal birth; their risks and benefits
  • Relaxation techniques, breathing patterns, and comfort measures for labor
  • Positions for first and second stage of labor
  • Sexuality of childbirth
  • Narcotic, epidural and nitrous oxide pain medication administration and effects
  • Birth from the baby’s perspective
  • Basics of infant mental health

Additional information

DTD Childbirth Course

(In-Person: Milwaukee, WI) – Thursday, August 8th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amanda Echols, (Online) – Two Meetings Wednesdays, September 11th, 2024 and September 18th, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm with Amy Gilliland, (In-Person: Madison, WI) – Saturday, October 19th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amy Gilliland