Registration Now Open for Doula Workshop

  • September 13, 2021

Doula with laboring mother
Victoria Wakeman, a certified doula, supports a laboring mother at New Beginnings Birth Center in Brookings Hospital.

October 1 Early Bird Registration Deadline for a $30 Discount

To further develop the volunteer doula program for parents delivering their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center, Brookings Health System is hosting a Childbirth Professionals International Birth Doula workshop on November 5 and 6.

Class instruction will be held in Brookings Hospital conference room A from 8 a.m. to 5 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 Victoria Wakeman of Childbirth Professionals, a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and peer lactation consultant.

Class fees are $650 and include workshop materials and certification upon completion. Attendees may save $30 and pay $620 by submitting early-bird registration by October 1. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required to be worn during class. People interested in this workshop may register by visiting

Questions may be directed to Victoria Wakeman at or (605) 691-9319. More information on Brookings Health System’s volunteer doula program may be found at

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at