Bilingual Postpartum Doula Training



Welcome to the Bilingual Rock the Cradle Postpartum Doula Training!

  • Are you a Birth Doula looking to broaden your skills and knowledge in serving new families?
  • Are you called to help parents transition into their new roles as gently as possible?
  • Are you looking for a new and fulfilling career working with new mothers and families during such an intense and vulnerable time?
  • Are you looking for a holistic postpartum doula training based on honouring the new mother?
  • Are you looking for a training that also focusses on the business side of being a postpartum doula so you can start signing clients and running a profitable business?

If so, this is the postpartum doula training for YOU!


Your educators: 

Sylvia Otvos is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and the founder of the Montreal based bilingual Doula Agency Rock the Cradle ( She has assisted over 200 beautiful births in the past six years and has served dozens of families postpartum. She also has many years of management experience and is a Certified Business coach and helps women entrepreneurs them freedom, joy and financial success. She is a mom of three kids and had doulas at all her births.

Jenny Berthiaume is a Certified Birth Doula, and Postpartum Doula, a Yoga Therapist who specializes in prenatal and postnatal yoga and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant who offers Ayurvedic Massage Therapy. Jenny has studied with David Frawley, Pam England, Uma Dinsmore-Tulli, Mary Paffard, Jayme Hernandez, Annik Baillargeon and Melanie Faucher Shanti. She is author of the book ‘A Yogi Mama’s Guide to Yoga, Ayurveda & Your Child’ and mother of two. Her own postpartum depression diagnosis led her to a busy career as a Postpartum Doula.

The itinerary is as follows:
– Friday, October 26, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
– Saturday, October 27, 2019 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Sunday, October 28, 2019 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– November 6, 2019: Full day online business training from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. (Date TBC with participants)
– Six monthly 1-hour online gatherings to discuss progress, ask questions, and get help on your business

Full course content coming soon but will include:
– Understanding birth in our culture (choices, protocols)
– Healing emotionally from birth
– Healing physically from birth
– Nourishing the new mother and family
– Ayurvedic massage for mom and baby
– Birth story listening
– Postpartum depression
– Resources for the Postpartum Doula
– Feeding baby (breastfeeding, bottle feeding, pumping, formula)
– Newborn care for the first 6 weeks (diapering, swaddling, baby-wearing, umbilical cord care, bathing, etc.)
– Newborn sleep
– How to start and run your profitable business: sales, marketing, finances, contracts, client management, boundaries, money and more.

Course fee: $797+tx

Early Bird Price:15% discount. Deadline August 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Scholarships: Two scholarships (50% off course fee) will be awarded based on financial need. Please send a letter of intent explaining your motivations for taking the training, an up-to-date résumé, and a copy of your last income tax statement. Deadline: August 15, 2019 11:59 p.m. Please send by email to

For more information, please call Sylvia at 514-975-8973.