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Smith College 
Northampton, MA 01060  



Michelle L'Esperance, Certified Professional Midwife 
Warm Welcome Birth Services 

Birth Doula Workshop with Warm Welcome, Northampton MA Winter 2020 

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 attended hundreds of births as a doula over 22+ 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.  Dozens have become labor and delivery nurses, midwives, or OBs.

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

  • Early Bird Discount through Sept. 26th- 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 $80 off tuition is given in exchange for assisting with setup and cleanup during the days of the workshop. Email to inquire.
  • 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.