Kate Stroud

734.395.6900 starcage@gmail.com

Massage Therapist, DONA Birth Doula Trainer, Childbirth Educator and Artist. 




Are you looking for a great way to help women and families?
Become a birth doula!

DONA Birth Doula Training Dates:

March 9th-10th, 2019 in Toledo Ohio*
Fee: $350
Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm (Two Day DONA Birth Doula Training)
Pay $350 with credit card through  Square Marketplace

March 30th-31st, 2019 in Ypsilanti Michigan
Fee: $350
Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm (Two Day DONA Birth Doula Training)
Pay $350 with credit card through  Square Marketplace


*Collingwood Presbyterian Church in Toledo Ohio
2108 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43620

Ypsilanti Training: 210 Oak, Ypsilanti MI 48198
(note: there are cats and dogs where we have the training if you are allergic)

Registration Options:

1. Email Kate (starcage@gmail.com) to register and arrange payment by check.

2. Pay $350 with credit card through  Square Marketplace.  Make sure you sign up for the training date you would like to attend. Kate will contact you for more registration information.

About the Training:

Over this two day training with Kate Stroud, you will have the opportunity to learn about supporting mothers, babies and their families in the childbearing year. Kate has 17+ years of experience as a birth doula, a postpartum doula, childbirth educator, home birth midwife assistant and massage therapist specializing in women in the childbearing year.  Her deep experience offers you an in-depth look into the work of supporting families and learning the skills to guide you on your path. With her charismatic teaching style, you will have an enjoyable and valuable learning experience. The goal of this program is to develop strong compassionate doula's, empowered birthing mothers and well supported families to build healthy communities.

You need not have any background in birth or medical experience to take this training, just a desire to learn and support birthing families.

Some topics covered in this training:

  • Comfort measures for pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum

  • Natural pain management techniques

  • Positioning to support labor and birth

  • Communication skills

  • Breaking down what is support

  • Emotional needs of mother and family

  • Massage techniques and acupressure points for labor

  • Guidance for navigating informed decision making

  • Doula’s role prenatally, during labor and postpartum

  • Anatomy and physiology of birth, nutritional overview for pregnancy and ways to work with common complaints of pregnancy

  • Overview of the labor and birth process

  • Introduction to breastfeeding and initial bonding

  • And much more!


Organization Sponsored Training:

Please contact me for my basic fees and requirements. For organization sponsored trainings, I offer the two day DONA Birth Doula Training or a three day training that is the two day DONA Birth Doula Training plus an Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas that meets the DONA requirement for DONA Birth Doula certification.

If you are interested in hosting a DONA Birth Doula Training please contact me for more information.

Organizations I have done trainings for:

  • Doulas Care

  • Focus: HOPE


  • Superior Birthing Resources

  • American Indian Health and Family Services

For more information about DONA visit www.DONA.org



contact: starcage@gmail.com 734.395.6900