Why does collaborative practice matter?
In order to preserve the doula profession (the ability to freely attend any birth at any hospital) respect must be given and returned. This training focuses on widening perspectives, understanding the different roles of the birth team, and troubleshooting communication from birth team member to birth team member. Rather than teaching about birth, the family, and the doula, this class examines how to give and garner respect in the community. Our primary goal is to create and maintain a culture of professionalism amongst all those who care for families.
Erica Matteson, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)
Erica is the founding member of Renaissance Childbirth & Postpartum Professionals, LLC.
She is also the Director of Training for PDX Doulas.
Denise Beaudoin, ICCE, CD (DONA)
Denise is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has been a doula and childbirth educator for over 25 years. For over a decade she was the Perinatal Education Coordinator for Legacy Health System and still teaches classes for them. She has done extensive work training childbirth educators and was an approved doula trainer for DONA. For the last 20 years, Denise has served locally on the NACEF Board of Directors, she has also served on the advisory board of PDX Doulas.
Who should take this training?
Doulas, doulas in training, care providers, midwives, childbirth educators, and anyone involved in the care of birthing families. PDX Doulas generally conducts this training in the spring and fall with an additional summer training when interest is strong. If you would like to sign up for the next training, please register here! This training is eligible for four CEUs from DONA and ICEA.
The next training will be held on the OHSU campus, specific location TBD.
If you need help finding the location, feel free to PRINT this map of the OHSU campus.
**Our next training will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Early registration is highly recommended as this training tends to fill up quickly. Registration is complete once payment has been received. Please complete the online registration form here! **