September 18-21, 2023 Indigenous Postpartum Doula Training - ITCMI
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September 18-21, 2023 Indigenous Postpartum Doula Training

September 18 - September 21

Please read the complete course details before submitting your application.

Indigenous Postpartum Doula Virtual Training with Postpartum Healing Lodge

  • Facilitated by Raeanne Madison, Ojibwe
  • Topics include: postpartum healing traditions, anatomy and physiology, traditional foods, newborn traditions, postpartum doula practices, and more
  • PLUS ++ Guest program instructors who are experienced helpers and community caregivers
  • PLUS ++ Mentorship session with experienced doulas 
  • PLUS ++ Traditional crafting session lead by Ojibwe beadworker (supplies provided)
Follow your calling to traditional birth work with a focus on postpartum healing and recovery for Indigenous birthing persons. New, aspiring, and experienced Indigenous birth workers are welcome – no prior experience required. This course is a LGBT2S+ positive, affirming space that supports people of all genders and gender expressions. 
Course dates: 
September 18th-21st, 2023
10AM – 2:30PM Eastern time with built-in breaks

4-day, live virtual training with recording available
Live closed captioning available
Course conducted in English

PLEASE NOTE: This training is open to Black, Indigenous, and other people of the global majority who live in the state of Michigan. 

Please apply by September 4th, 2023 

Participants will be notified of acceptance on September 12th, 2023.
Benefits to participants:
  • Training is free of cost!
  • Stipend of $320 is provided to attend the training!
  • One year access to a dedicated online shared drive with bonus reading and videos
  • Postpartum Doula Manual will be printed and mailed to you 
  • Lifetime certification provided upon completion of the program requirements; no fee or test to certify! 
  • Free access to 4 annual virtual continuing education opportunities with other postpartum doulas
Please Note:
Funding for this training is provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Postpartum Healing Lodge is a qualified training program for doulas who are interested in becoming certified Medicaid providers through the Michigan doula initiative. More information and resources about this opportunity will be shared with program participants. 
Questions can be directed to Raeanne Madison at 


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