Preparing the Parents
Birth Doula Workshops and ICEA Workshop dated and locations:
My workshops are listed by date and listed if Virtual or In-person. Please read entire page, for full information.
The Deposit of $200.00 must be made (Venmo, Paypal or Check in mail) at time of registration in order to hold your spot. Payment options are listed on the "Registration" link
2021 Dates: ALL Workshops:(listed by date): Times: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. each day
July 30, 31, Aug. 1: Costa Mesa, CA
In-Person Birth Doula workshop
Near Newport Beach/Costa Mesa
Sept. 10, 11, 12: Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, ID
In person Birth Doula Workshop
Either Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls, ID -TBD
Sept. 24, 25, 26: Orange County, CA
In person Birth Doula Workshop
Providence Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo
Oct. 1, 2, 3: San Diego, CA
In person Birth Doula Workshop with Co-teacher, Diana Kay
Nov. 12, 13, 14: Virtual Birth Doula Workshop: from the comfort of your home.
Breastfeeding class for Doulas (DONA, approved):TBD, 6-9 p.m. $25.00-Virtual
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:Cost and Payment: Click on Registration link after reading this section:
A NON-refundable Deposit of $200.00 is mandatory to hold your space in the workshop. Balance is due at the workshop, paid via Check, cash (preferred) or Venmo
Classes and costs:
Birth Doula Workshop and Introduction to Childbirth class: $495.00 for all 3 days:
Birth Doula Workshop only: $400.00. (In order to attend the weekend workshop only, you need to currently be a Labor and Delivery nurse or Certified Childbirth Educator)
Introduction to childbirth workshop only: $150.00
Breastfeeding class for Doulas: $25.00. 3 hours, virtual
ICEA workshop: $400.00
*In the event of an unexpected situation, your deposit can be transferred towards a future workshop within a year of registration.
Birth Doula Workshop information: This workshop is the full requirement and first step, towards DONA, Int. Birth Doula Certification. The process of certification begins AFTER the workshop and is an individual choice to become certified or not. You will be a "TRAINED BIRTH DOULA" at the end of the workshop!
Requirements before the workshop: Read: "Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn" and "The Birth Partner" both by Penny Simkin.
Friday intro class:this class covers the process of labor and delivery, hospital procedures, medical interventions, comfort skills, relaxation and breathing practice. We also discuss equity care for all persons, and inclusivity.
The Friday "Introduction to Childbirth" will be virtual: 8 am-5 pm. The weekend portion is IN-PERSON.
Weekend Birth Doula workshop: Prenatal support, business practices, hands on skills, positions for labor and delivery, challenges, certification information, comfort measures and MORE! A detailed handbook is given to each participant for both workshops.
ICEA Workshop: Each day runs 8:00-5:30 and includes details fo how to prepare the ICEA Certification exam, teaching practices, curriculum development, ICEA position and statements and teaching practice in front of your fellow students.
Breastfeeding students may bring a pump to provide if needed. Sorry, no babies at the workshop.