Registration Now Open for Doula Training

Brookings, S.D. – July 7, 2022 – Registration is now open for the Childbirth Professionals International Birth and Postpartum Doula workshop scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10 at Brookings Health System.

Class instruction will be held in Brookings Hospital’s conference room A from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The workshop will provide 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 doula at Brookings Health System and is worth 16 continuing education credits (CEUs). 

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 International, a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and peer lactation consultant who also serves at Brookings Health’s doula program coordinator.

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 Aug. 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 Wakeman at (605) 691-9319 or [email protected]. More information on Brookings Health System’s 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 & Optical, 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, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at

PHOTO: Doula Program Coordinator Victoria Wakeman works with an expectant mother at Brookings Health System’s OB unit. Wakeman will teach a birth and postpartum doula workshop on Sept. 9 and 10 at Brookings Health System. The workshop is one step in becoming a doula at Brookings Health. Interested individuals may register at