Birth DoulaTraining and

Childbirth Educator Training: San Diego, 

Orange County and the Inland Northwest

 Presented by Stacey Scarborough,

    Training and education for those desiring to become birth doulas or childbirth educators.

Childbirth classes, doula and lactation support

 Training, Education, Information 

Hello, my name is Stacey Scarborough,  I am passionate about birth, education and helping new parents during this amazing time in their lives.

My passion for birth education lead me to this field in 1994, where I became trained as a certified childbirth educator through ICEA.                 I continued my education as a lactation educator and birth and postpartum doula, (through DONA, International.)  I have been teaching childbirth preparation classes at Sharp Mary Birch, and Scripps Health since the mid 90's, and have been a birth and postpartum doula, supporting new parents through their journey to parenthood.

​In my many years in the field, I have been able to make changes in the culture surrounding the much needed knowledge of childbirth preparation, and the importance of support.  I have been a speaker at San Diego State University for the Health Communication majors, a presenter at DONA, ICEA, and AHWONN conferences, and was instrumental in starting the Sharp Mary Birch Birth Doula Program.  Due to my involvement with that process, I was awarded recognition through DONA as an "Advanced" Certified Birth Doula, such an honor!!

 I love being a Birth Doula Trainer through DONA, International, as well as a teacher trainer for future Childbirth Educators through    Please click on to the links to learn more and the registration for these very popular classes! My partner, Diana Kay and I also provide classes for DONA re-certification Continuing Education Units -email me for more information please.

My Birth Doula training partner, Diana Kay ( and I often train together and she is the birth doula trainer for the Inland Empire.

If you are interested in becoming a Postpartum doula, that is an entirely different workshop. You can find classes offered at and also through HeatherGail Lovejoy, DONA-approved Birth Doula trainer. She trains in San Diego and now in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

ABOUT my services: I currently reside in the beautiful state of Idaho, living my dream of being by lakes, pines and serenity. I am fortunate to stay on staff at the San Diego area hospitals, and continue to train doulas in Southern California, and the Inland Northwest (from eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Montana) and will be providing birth and postpartum doula services in the Coeur d'Alene/northern Idaho and Spokane area.  

I am available for private or group childbirth education classes (as well as breastfeeding, baby care, and comfort skills preparation)and as a doula, I would be honored to be your birth and or postpartum doula. I work with co-doulas, to insure that you have coverage at all times of your birth experience, and love to help you become more comfortable as new parents with your sweet bundle of joy.  Birth services fee: $900.00

​Postpartum doula fee: $30.00 an hour.   Private childbirth classes in your home: $35.00 an hour (4 hours minimum) 4 Week series:$175.00

I am the owner, manager of Beautiful Beginnings Birth and Postpartum Doula Referrals (beautiful, San Diego's original birth doula referral service (since 1994) and now a proud member of the Spokane Professional Doula Association and Idaho birth community.