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Dearest Doula Episode 37: ‘Doula Trainings International’ Featuring Tara Brooke, Gina Giordano, & Aimee Brill


Dearest Doula Community,

Over the labor day weekend I had the extreme pleasure of chatting with not just one, but ALL THREE co-founders of Doula Trainings International. These women are amazing, and what they had to say in regards to their philosophy and program blew me away. I am so excited to bring you this episode, as I am sure you will love them as much as I did!

Tara Brooke has attended hundreds of births and has been working with pregnant women since 2000.  She helps new families in major cities and small towns across the U.S. with a mindful, holistic, evidence based approach through her company Power of Birth.

Gina Giordano has supported hundreds of families  unconditionally, holistically and with a full heart since 2005.  Gina is one of the co-founders of DTI, a doula trainer and mentor. She is eternally grateful and passionate about creating a unique program that provides knowledge and support to new doulas as they take their first steps on the journey to supporting women and changing the culture of birth.

Aimee Brill is a passionate and steadfast advocate for humanizing the culture of birth. She has been devoted to walking the path of unconditional support for hundreds of families as a professional doula, birth activist, writer, speaker, and educator since 2003.Aimee Brill is one of the three mentors and co-owners of DTI. She deeply loves training and mentoring new and experienced doulas, and encourages them to embrace their role as catalysts for individual and cultural transformation.

Dearest Doula Community, Aimee, Gina & Tara share valuable insight into ‘Doula trainings international’ on dearest doula today! Click HERE to listen on itunes, or simply press play!

In this Episode we discuss:

History of Doula Trainings International

DTI2 Certification Paths 1&2

The ‘Slow Doula’ Method

DTI2 Scholarship

Steps YOU can take to put what you’ve heard into action

Inspirational Quote:

“The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.

-Paulo Freire

Recommended resources & interview links:


‘Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach’

-Henci Goer

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 You can connect with Doula Trainings International through their website,Facebook,Twitter, Instagram or email today! 

This episode was brought to you by the amazing folks at Cornerstone Doula Trainings– based in San Francisco, CA Cornerstone offers labor and postpartum doula training & certification, midwifery training, placenta specialist certification, and childbirth educator certification. Email them with the promo code ‘Dearest Doula’ to receive 10% off any training! 

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Until next time, my dearest doula community, have a wonderful day!


Dearest Doula

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