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Birth Doula Care

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BECOME A DOULA

IN PERSON 2024

I am currently filling spots for a 2024 Berlin full spectrum doula training that will take place in spring or summer! (We'll decide exact dates based on when works best for the group.) I HIGHLY recommend the in-person training because it creates strong local community bonds, which are your greatest asset in building your practice.

This is a one time opportunity as I plan to be in Brazil in 2025. Benefits of training with me include:

  • Learn from my nine years of experience working as a doula in Berlin!

  • Referrals and information on care providers & Berlin based resources

  • Hands-on instruction in sacral rubs, hip squeezes and other comfort measures

  • Train and connect with other local Berlin based doulas!

  • Strong emphasis on building a financially secure, sustainable business

  • Practical expert advice on self care practices as a care worker

  • Inclusive reproductive justice oriented lens

  • Four days in person followed by a year of self guided study and field work with ongoing mentorship from DTI's entire team of educators

  • Access to Mighty Networks, an online space filled with hundreds of other doulas in training to continue to build community with

"Studies have shown that having a doula decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, length of labor by 25%, use of oxytocin by 40% and requests for an epidural by 60%." -American Pregnancy Association

Gem has served as Lead Educator and Head of Curriculum Development at Doula Trainings International, a worldwide premiere doula training organization. They currently train doulas with DTI's incredible team of educators. Gem is a birth and newborn care expert with experience deeply accompanying hundreds of reproductive journeys, including

  • home birth

  • LGBTQ+ parents and creatively structured families

  • birthing center (Geburtshaus) birth

  • trans & non binary parents

  • birth in almost every hospital in Berlin

  • first time parents as well as second, third and fourth

  • water birth

  • induction birth 

  • VBAC & VBA2C   

  • planned cesarean birth       

  • multiples (twins and triplets)

  • perinatal loss

  • transmasculine & transfeminine lactation 

  • healing birth trauma

with families from all over the world, including Germany, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia, Serbia, Ireland, England, Australia, Israel, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Holland, Estonia and Iceland. 

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Are you becoming a parent or growing your family in Berlin? Do you or your partner(s) speak a language other than German? Are you looking for a knowledgeable, bilingual, nonjudgemental companion to see you through this transition? A doula is a companion who provides care during reproductive events like abortion, loss, pregnancy, birth and the postpartum time. Your doula stays right by your side throughout it all, providing physical comfort, while helping you and your partner feel calm, safe, and secure.

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