Preparing the Parents
Birth Doula Workshops and ICEA Workshop Dates and Locations:
Notice: My last training of 2020 will be all virtual and run 3 days, 8-5:30 each day. As of January 2021, the 3 day Doula workshop will be in-person, unless listed otherwise. The Deposit must be made, (or check mailed same day with a note to me) at time of registering to HOLD your spot.
2020 Dates: Birth Doula Workshops
BREASTFEEDING CLASS for Doulas:
Oct. 22nd. 6:00-9:00 p.m. All virtual, will be acceptable towards certification requirements.
DONA-Approved Birth Doula Workshops: 2020
November 6, 7, 8:will be virtual and is open to any
location (California, WA, ID, MT, etc)
Orange County, CA:
Jan. 15, 16, 17: Currently scheduled to be
in-person, dependent on the Covid situation
St. Joe's Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
Feb. 19, 20, 21: St. Joe's Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
March 26, 27, 28: Spokane River Midwives, Post Falls, ID
ICEA Training for Childbirth Educators
Dates to come for the end of 2020
Next opportunity will be mid February in San Diego, CA
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Cost and Payment: Please read carefully: 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 expected 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 (weekend portion)
* Introduction to Childbirth workshop only: $100.00
* BREASTFEEDING class for doulas: $20.00. 3 hours, virtual
*ICEA Workshop: $400.00
All Birth Doula WORKSHOPS: $495.00
A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due WITH registration with the balance due at the workshop.
Please list which location and date you plan to attend on your form.
When using Venmo or Paypal, Please make a notation of who this registration is for, (as user names are not always
your registration name) as well as what workshop you are attending.
1. Venmo: use StaceyMScarborough58
2. Paypal: email@example.com
3. Check in mail sent to me at: 821 W. Cheyenne Ave. Hayden, ID 83835
This workshop is the full requirement towards DONA, Int. Birth Doula Certification. The process of certification begins AFTER the workshop and your membership and application to DONA, International. The training is the FIRST step, so you are not certified after the workshop, but have begun the journey Towards certification. The process is fully discussed in the training as well as online at dona.org
Introduction to Childbirth and Birth Doula Workshop: Please read "The Birth Partner" prior to class.
Class format: Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. and includes:
Friday: (Intro class): This class will be held virtually in the month prior to the Doula workshop and includes: Childbirth process, terminology, practices in hospitals and out of hospital births, medical interventions, comfort skills, breathing practice.
Weekend course: DONA, International information and certification, Prenatal Support and Doula Business, Challenges, Comfort Measures, Communication Skills and Hands on application of positions and comfort skills.
The participant will be given a detailed handbook, the ability to interact with others, questions and brainstorming, active participation in the learning process, and thorough understanding of the process and skills necessary.
Each day is 8:00-5:30 and includes details of how to prepare for the ICEA Certification exam, as well as demonstrating teaching skills in front of your fellow students, and the goals of learning as set by ICEA.
Breastfeeding students may bring a pump to provide milk for their newborns.