Registration open for doula workshop

BROOKINGS – To further develop the volunteer doula program for parents delivering their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center, Brookings Health System will again host the popular DONA Birth Doula workshop on Dec. 8 and 9.

Class instruction will be held in Brookings Hospital conference room A from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. The workshop provides hands-on education for providing physical and emotional support to birthing women and their families. It is one step in meeting the requirements for becoming a volunteer doula at Brookings Health System.

The workshop is recommended for doulas, nurses, nursing students, lactation counselors, childbirth educators and other health care professionals. It will be led by Marilyn Hildreth of JM Birth Consultants, a registered nurse and an international board certified lactation consultant.

Class fees are $425 and include workshop materials. Attendees may save $50 and pay $375 by submitting early-bird registration by Nov. 27. People interested in this workshop may register by calling Hildreth at 691-5808 or e-mailing [email protected] 

Questions may be directed to Brookings Health System’s OB Director Mary Schwaegerl at 696-8811 or [email protected] More information on Brookings Health System’s volunteer doula program may be found at



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