toLabor Doula training
I had already been through a CBE workshop and been teaching for a while when I took the DONA workshop. Honestly, I didn't learn much. Just not a lot of new info. The one Terese did had a lot more of that. Also, the DONA one was more...dry, I guess. It was fine, but basic. The ALACE one felt like a weekend of sisterhood. It was an experience, not just a class.
I'm so excited for those of you who are looking forward to the training! I'm also curious to hear more about the differences between tolabor/alace and DONA, in hindsight I think it's especially powerful that you have these select few women who do all of the trainings. It definitely seems like less of an 'academic' class and more of a life-altering experience. Definitely cemented my midwifery aspirations... it's been almost a month now and I can still conjure up that altered state- nevermind the value in attending births.