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DONA Birth Doula Training Workshop, Dubai

- December *8 - 11th 2023 -



Zein Quandour

 I’m a Birth Doula from Jordan. I have trained with DONA in Dubai and I would recommend this training for women who are interested in becoming Doulas. 

Personally, I found the highlight of the training was meeting like minded women who are all on the same journey to become birth workers. It was really helpful to network and share our experiences as we started working as Doulas. 

The training itself was very useful in terms of learning about the stages of labor and some coping mechanisms.. Also, our trainer was very experienced and shared some of her personal stories which was really great and insightful. 

Becoming a Birth Doula has been a life changing experience for me and I would highly recommend getting trained by DONA International."

Farida Parkar

"I really enjoyed and learnt so much from the doula training I completed last year in Dubai, UAE. It was well organised and run by an experienced
facilitator from DONA International. Shereen was

there to facilitate the training and was on hand to answer any questions.
I have achieved something personal by becoming a doula, as it gives me so much joy with each baby’s miraculous birth and witnessing the strength of their wondrous mother. I absolutely love being at the service of women in our community here in the UAE.
A bonus to the training is gaining friendships and a community with fellow doulas who I trained with and have met after our training - this connection is invaluable. It is not just a career path but a love and passion that shines through. Once you are a doula, you know…there is nothing quite like it!"

Nawel Habbida

"The DONA Doula Training in 2021 was organized by Shereen, and it was a very interesting and interactive training where we got to know about the physiology of birth, the different stages of labor and how we can support the mother in labor as a Doula.We also heard lots of shared experiences on supported birth stories and how a doula can support a pregnant mother emotionally, informational and physically. It was great to meet other doulas who are also in the same journey, and I'm still in touch with them, which is a helpful when we are all starting together in this field. Thank you Shereen!"

Lara Kashashni

"The DONA Doula training has been life changing for me.

Regardless if you’ve had your own children or not or have had no hands-on experience with birth, this training will teach you about what happens physiologically during labour/birth and the best ways you can support a woman and her family.

Shereen is deeply informed and connected within the birthing community in Dubai and completing the training with her will leave you with a clear, community centered foundation. This will help you in building your own personal Birth Doula practice upon. I highly recommend taking the workshop and being part of the ever growing community."

Michelle Brunson

"I was reluctant at first to register for the DONA training workshop Shereen organized but I'm so thankful that I did! I loved all the knowledge and practical demonstrations we had but also the valuable conversations, exchanging of information and experiences, that made it an all round community focused experienced with women all passionate about supporting women. I recommend this training for any woman who plans to eventually work as a doula or not. I believe the experience is valuable for anyone to truly understand the miracle of a woman's body and the powerful and transformational experience called birth."

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A message from me..


I'm SUPER excited to be organizing the next DONA Birth Doula training and certification workshop in Dubai! Our last successful DONA Birth doula training was held in December 2022 and now, I am bringing to you the 5th DONA training, in collaboration with the highly respected and experienced certified DONA Doula and trainer (and ex-DONA International president), Elena Carillo. I cannot wait to be of support to all the aspiring and passionate doulas-to-be out there, who found their calling to support expectant families throughout their journeys! 

If you would like to train to become a certified doula, with the world's largest and most recognized Doula training organization, are passionate about pregnancy and birth, and would love to support expectant & new families, please read all details below carefully to book your spot, for the upcoming December 2023 training.

(please scroll below for some fun pics & videos from previous DONA Doula training workshops in Dubai as well as info on Elena Carillo).

Should you have any questions or need clarification before making your payment, please do not hesitate to contact me on


Let's dou-la this! xxx

Lots of love,

Shereen Zarroug CD(DONA), LCCE

DONA Middle East Ambassador

Birth Doula & Transformational Birth Coach

Childbirth Educator and Hypnobirthing Specialist 

Breastfeeding Counselor 

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Are you passionate about supporting women during their most transformative journey?

If so, consider signing up for our upcoming DONA Birth doula training program, coming this December 2023!


By becoming a doula, you can play a vital role in empowering and advocating for expectant mothers and their families. Through this comprehensive training, you'll learn the art of emotional, informational and physical support, childbirth education, postpartum care and more. As a birth doula, you'll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of women/couples and their babies, providing comfort, guidance, and reassurance throughout the entire childbirth process and beyond. Join the ranks of dedicated professionals who are passionate about creating a positive birth experience and consider enrolling in the DONA doula training program today!

What you get when you sign up

- 24 hours of Birth Doula workshop education (3 full days) - Required for certification

+ Includes Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas education - Required for certification

- 7 hours of Intro to Childbirth seminar (1 day) - *Required for some attendees (details below)

- Certification of Attendance for all workshops (required for certification)

- Birth Doula certification packet 

- Opportunity to purchase childbirth educational materials and props that will be available during the Birth Doula workshop

- Meet new 'doulas' to share stories, personal experiences, and to start creating your

'doula support network'

- An interactive and fun learning educational training atmosphere

- Support and practical advice on navigating and running your doula business in

Dubai & worldwide

- Invitation to join the 'Doulas of Dubai' organization & Facebook group, and dedicated DONA Regional Whats app group

- Doula mentorship opportunities 

- Complimentary snacks & tea/coffee provided

- Babies in arms / breastfeeding babies welcomed to join! :)


Schedule & Agenda

*Intro to Childbirth seminar

Date: Friday, 8th December 2023

Timing: 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Venue: Mirdif, Dubai (exact location to be sent to you closer to date)


If you are a trained, certified & practicing [or retired less than 3 years ] Midwife, Childbirth Educator, L&D Nurse/RN or Birth/Postpartum doula, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO NOR ATTEND THE 'INTRO TO CHILDBIRTH SEMINAR' 

(proof of professional training certification will be required upon submitting for DONA Doula certification)

Birth Doula workshop

Date: 9th, 10th & 11th December 2023

Timing: 9:00am - 6:30pm 

Venue: Heal Hub, Jumeirah (Dec 9th & 10th), Mirdif (Dec 11th)

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*Intro to Childbirth seminar

Date: Friday, 8th December 2023

AED 600

Birth Doula workshop

*Includes Breastfeeding Basics education

Date: 9th, 10th & 11th December 2023

AED 3,900



Meet The Trainer


Elena Carrillo, is the proud mother of four and grandmother to eight.

Ms. Carrillo has been a childbirth educator and doula for almost 45 years. As Director of International Certifications in Anahuac ́s University postgraduate program “Perinatal Specialist” in Mexico and DONA

approved birth doula trainer, she has trained doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation educators around the world. More than 2,500 attended births and almost 4, 000 couples taught confirm that childbirth education, labor and post partum support ensure the best outcome for mothers and babies, regardless of where the birth occurs.

She has been successfully teaching these Lamaze Seminar and DONA Approved training for nearly 30 years traveling internationally, taking the workshop wherever it has been requested.

To read more about Elena and her qualifications, and more on the organizor, Shereen Zarroug, please click below.



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