​​​DONA Approved Birth Doula Trainers

  • Assists the birthing family in preparing for and carrying out their visions for the birth
  • Recognizes birth as a key life experience that the parents will remember for a lifetime
  • Compliments the family members and the clinical care providers
  •  Seeks to cultivate, a positive memory of the birth experience with rich rewards and feelings of accomplishment




Workshop FAQ's

1.  Why attend a DONA International Workshop?

DONA International is the oldest, largest and most respected Doula association in the world. DONA International Certification is a widely respected measure of quality and professionalism. DONA founders are among the foremost experts on Doula care. DONA promotes continuing education of Doulas and provides a strong communication link among Doulas, families and the medical birthing community.

When you become a certified DONA Doula, you gain a respected credential. DONA International Certification means you have met a high international standard, assuring expectant parents and their medical team that you will adhere to the highest standards of conduct and ethics. This credential means you are well trained to support a all types of families emotionally and educated to help them determine the services and information they need, during labor and childbirth.

2.  What are the advantages of attending a Sterling Doulas Workshop?

First and foremost, Ann and Penny are well qualified, have extensive experience and are committed to meeting the needs of their workshop attendees. Ann and Penny will provide attendees a great workshop curriculum. We believe studying to become a Certified Birth Doula is easier when you have compassionate encouragement and reassurance from dedicated, professional instructors. During your training we will emphasize quiet reassurance and the enhancement of the natural abilities you already have. We will enhance these abilities and provide the necessary knowledge and emotional support required to assist you in achieving a successful Doula career.

3.  What is one unique quality of Sterling Doulas that makes them superior to other training options?

Ann and Penny, the owners of Sterling Doulas, are based in Colorado and committed to assisting workshop attendees before, during and after the workshop. Ann and Penny will provide the same assistance to Colorado and out of state attendees. We will be just a phone call away to answer questions and provide you professional and emotional support as you engage in the birthing process for your clients. After a birth experience we will be happy to answer questions and provide guidance as you continue down the pathway as a DONA INTERNATIONAL Certified Birth Doula.




2.  What is a Doula's role?



  • A Doula provides uninterrupted support and encouragement to the birthing family, beginning at home and throughout the birth of the baby.



  • A Doula provides emotional support, practical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and informational support to the birthing family before, during and after childbirth.



General FAQ's

1. What is a Doula?

 A Doula is a birth companion.  She/he is someone who will be there for you and your partner. The word Doula comes from the Greek term meaning "in service of".