CAPPA Labor Doula Training
with Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CE, CMA
In-Person at The Cincinnati Birth Center
September 24th 8:30PM – 6:30PM (EST)
September 25th 8:30AM – 6:30PM (EST)
November 13th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (EST)
November 14th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (EST)
November 15th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (EST)
Ready to begin your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA), an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators.
CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive.
We also offer advanced educational opportunities for doulas and professionals seeking to add to their skillset.
Cost: $600 and includes training manual and 1 year complimentary membership to CAPPA
18 CAPPA Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.
Herbalism & Pregnancy
with Suzy Frigo, owner Buckeye Birth & Botanicals
August 6th 3:00-4:30pm
Are you a doula who would like to feel more qualified in answering concerns about herbs during pregnancy?
Studies and surveys estimate that up to 45% of pregnant people use herbal therapy during pregnancy. This means it’s likely that you will have families asking for advice about the use of herbs.
In this comprehensive workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of herbalism in the context of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. You will be able to confidently offer safe and effective herbal education to the pregnant people you support. During this workshop, you will also be crafting a postpartum herbal bath blend that you can continue to use for your own clients.
$89 includes certificate of completion for those wishing to register as an herbalist through the American Herbalist Guild
Herbal Self Care
for Birth Workers
with Suzy Frigo, owner Buckeye Birth Botanicals
October 8th 3:00-4:30
Being a doula is often emotionally and physically demanding. In this workshop, you will learn how to use herbs to care for yourself and your lifestyle as a doula.
We will discuss herbal remedies and self-care practices that can make your work as a doula more sustainable with the goal to help you avoid “burning out”.
During this workshop, you will also be crafting your very own herbal bath blend so that you can use it when you need to tend to your own well-being.
$89 includes a certification of completion
with Erica Manto Paulson
September 3rd 1:00-2:30
Learn the science behind hydrotherapy and a history of waterbirth in the western world. In this workshop, led by lead doula and owner of Nurture, Erica Manto Paulson, you will learn how to support a woman planning to use hydrotherapy as a comfort measure all the way through birthing in the water and the into a water baby's unique transition in the immediate postpartum.
No previous experience or doula training necessary.
Ayurveda to Support the
Postpartum Sacred Window for
Coming in October
Entering motherhood is a transition like no other. It is becoming a full-time caretaker and nurturer. Doulas often are both mothers at the very same time the are working to care for mothers. Maintaining personal balance and awareness is of utmost important in creating a sustainable practice for doulas.
In Ayurveda, traditionally, the mother is taken care of by a team of women who provide these qualities with food, herbs, massage, and other practices.
This class teaches the birth worker how to support the new mother with Ayurvedic principals at the same time they are creating sustainable meditation & energy balancing practices.
Learn more about the science behind Ayurveda in this informative, hands-on workshop led by Mindy Schlechter.
The Eleanor Sulzmann
Scholarship for Labor Doula Training
This scholarship was started in honor of Erica's grandmother, Eleanor Sulzmann, who was an L&D nurse in the 1950s. Eleanor's work in the fields of nursing and obstetrics had a profound affect on the many people who had the opportunity to work with her. She believed in women helping women and was an advocate for every mom and baby under her care.
As an army nurse in WWII, her patients were soldiers building the Alaska-Canadian (ALCAN) highway. She worked as a school nurse and later as a public health nurse for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
Eleanor lived to be 101 and continued to give of her time and served as a volunteer well into the later years of her life. She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother and nothing brought her greater joy than being around her children and grandchildren.