Birth Doula Workshops and ICEA Workshop dated and locations:
Notice: as of December, 2020, my workshops listed are In-Person, but that can change as we get closer to the dates of the workshops. The Deposit 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)
Orange County, CA: Birth Doula workshop
Jan. 15, 16, 17:Currently scheduled to be held at St. Joe's
Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA
No. Idaho/Spokane, WA: Birth Doula workshop
March 26, 27, 28:Spokane River Midwives, Post Falls, ID
VIRTUAL Birth Doula workshop:
Available from any location: April: dates TBA
Orange County, CA. Birth Doula workshop
May 21, 22, 23: Location to be announced: either Mission
Viejo or Irvine.
ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Training:
Jan. 25, 26: Best Start Birth Center, San Diego, CA
Breastfeeding class for Doulas (DONA, approved): February, date to TBA
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:Cost and Payment: Click on Registration link after reading this section:
A NON-refundable Deposit is mandatory to hold your space in the workshop. In the event of an unexpected situation, your deposit can be transferred towards a future workshop within a year of registration.
Classes and costs:
Birth Doula Workshop and Introduction to Childbirth class: $495.00 for all 3 days
Birth Doula Workshop only: $400.00
Introduction to childbirth workshop only: $150.00
Breastfeeding class for Doulas: $25.00. 3 hours, virtual
ICEA workshop: $400.00
Please list which location and date on registration form.
Payment options: Go to Registration link for payment information and options
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.
Class times and format: Each day begins at 8:00 and ends between 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Friday intro class: this class covers the process of labor and delivery, hospital procedures, medical interventions, comfort skills, relaxation and breathing practice.
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.
Preparing the Parents