When

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
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Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Where

Western MA/Pioneer Valley, Location TBA 
 

 
 

Contact

Michelle L'Esperance, Certified Professional Midwife 
Warm Welcome Birth Services 
413-858-5048 
warmwelcomedoulaworkshop@gmail.com 
 

Birth Doula Workshop with Warm Welcome, Western MA, September 2018 

Are you ready to enter birthwork with a workshop that is insistently practical, absolutely heart-centered, hands-on and unforgettable? In four intensive, fun days, you'll gain the skills you need to launch your own doula practice, helping families have the gentle, healthy births they dream of. Taught by a Certified Professional Midwife who has also worked as a doula for 20+ years.

One of the features that distinguishes this workshop from other doula trainings is that it includes a hands-on module with pregnant families. This session will give you a huge confidence boost!

Can I begin working as a doula after taking this workshop?
Yes! After completing the prerequisite reading, observing a series of childbirth education classes, and attending the four-day Doula Training Workshop, participants have the skills to begin supporting women and families in birth. 
 
Graduates of this training have gone on to become active members of the Green River Doula Network and hospital doula programs including the San Francisco General Hospital Doula Program. Others have continued on to apprenticeship in midwifery, attending births internationally, nurse-midwifery training, and/or to start their own independent practice as birth & postpartum doulas.  Here are profiles of some of my graduates over the years- they have done some amazing things!

More info at www.BirthDoulaWorkshop.com. If we have not yet emailed it to you, please be sure to request the 7-page PDF with important details about prerequisite reading, childbirth ed observation and more.
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Tuition $600. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit; tuition balance will be due by August 24. Or pay in full when registering to save a $10 multiple-payment processing fee.

SPECIAL OFFERS
  • Early Bird Discount through April 7- save $50 when tuition is paid in full now! 
  • Refer a friend who attends and receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card! (think birth books!)
  • One workstudy position is available. A credit of $75 off tuition is given in exchange for assisting with setup and cleanup during the days of the workshop.
  • Extended payment plans are available.
  • Foreign Language Service Discount for those who are fluent in a language other than English and will use their foreign language to serve a disadvantaged population; $50 off.
  • Affirmative Action- I personally subsidize $850 in tuition fees for people of color and recent immigrants to choose their own price for each birth doula workshop. Curious why? Read these articles and I think you'll agree this is important. Healthier Pregnancies for Indigenous WomenRacial and Ethnic DisparitiesCurrent Relevance of Affirmative Action, and finally Reverse Racism Isn't a Thing.  If you are interested in applying for one of these spots, please write us and share whatever information you feel is relevant. We’ll let you know whether you received a choose-your-price spot for this workshop no later than 6 weeks before the workshop begins.
  • Refresher/Cross-Certification Discount is available for those who completed a past doula training (with any teacher) and want to deepen their skills or get fresh inspiration. Tuition $475.