The Holistic Hospital Doula Weekend

We have a new weekend program for doulas who work in hospitals or interface with the clinical model.


The Holistic Hospital Doula:
Navigating the Clinical Model

This weekend program is taught by Djifa Jones, a long-time Doula and Pediatric PA.

See her full bio on our Faculty page.

Atlanta, GA
July 13th & 14th, 2019
Saturday & Sunday



The Holistic Hospital Doula:

Goal: To prepare the Doula to successfully navigate the protocol and environment of the Hospital while being present and holding space.  To give the doula confidence and information to strengthen their ability to meet the needs of their families within the hospital model.


  • Educate Doulas on hospital protocol and acclimate them to the hospital birth team. Roles and responsibilities.
  • Educate Doulas on hospital technology and terminology
  • Advise Doulas on how to support Informed Consent and assist families with medical decision-making.
  • Support Doulas in assisting their families with their desired birth

COST : $275

Contact Djifa at for registration.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is require to hold your space.


Day 1

Morning Session

Introductions * Scope of Class
The Art of Doula-ing  * The Role of the holistic doula
Birth as an Altered State
Models of Care

Afternoon Session

Western medical model * Fear of illness and pain
Knowing your hospitals
Doctor/Doula relationship * L&D nurse/Doula relationship

Day 2 – Role Play day!

Morning Session

The hospital arrival * Triage
The Role of the Father  * Doula support of Dad
Facilitating family desires

Afternoon Session

Moment of pushing * Keeping the calm
The hospital at the moment of birth
Post birth hospital routines
Breastfeeding and the mother-child bonding

End of Class

Certificate of Completion

Holistic Hospital Doula Certification

*This class is for those who are already Doula certified.  If you have not yet acquired a doula certification, your certification will be mailed to you upon proof of completion.

Contact Djifa at: for information on the curriculum