Doula Training

by Warm Welcome Birth Services


Do you know deep in your bones that birth matters?


Do you want to accompany birthers and babies as they have

a more beautiful, safe, memorable birth journey?


Welcome to Birth Work.

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Become a Birth Doula with Warm Welcome

Support families in having the births they dream of

The Call

Do you dream of helping families have better births - on their own terms? Do you know deep in your bones that birth matters?

Welcome to the Work!

As a birth doula, you will apply your intuition, strength, calming presence, spirit of encouragement and practical knowledge of comfort measures to make birth smoother and easier for growing families.

Who can become a doula?

The role of the doula is a non-medical one, and can be filled by any compassionate, sensitive, willing person who has the experience and/or training to support the family. Warm Welcome has trained doulas ages 16-65+, those who are parents and those who have never birthed. After the workshop, participants begin attending births.

Ripple Effects

The effects of doula care are long-lasting, profound, and measurable. Studies show an increase in rates of vaginal birth, less need for medical interventions, less requests for pain meds, higher rates of parent satisfaction, and more.


Certification

To become a Certified Birth Doula, participants must attend all days of the workshop, read 4 books from the reading list, attend a childbirth ed class, and document attendance at 4 births. You have 2 years from the last day of the workshop to send in your certification application.

Workshop and Mentoring with Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome Birth Services offers premium

Birth and Postpartum Doula Training in New England.

One of very few programs nationwide which is designed and taught by a Certified Professional Midwife, this training has been a starting point for many doulas and aspiring midwives

from all walks of life.

To date, several dozen have gone on to become midwives, nurses, or OB/GYNs.

"I am so inspired!

I love the way you listen, teach, move, and see BIRTH. I feel so honored to have had four days with you focusing on women...

I thank you deeply for all you have shared."

Nina, a new birth doula

Warm Welcome offers discounts for early registration, partial scholarships for people of color and some people who plan to use their language and doula skills in service of under-resourced populations.

 2020 Update: Doula Training in the time of coronavirus

Yes: Birth doula work is still happening. I continue to support doula clients as they prepare for birth, during their births, and afterwards. As a potential client said to me on the phone recently, "I need a doula now more than ever!" Doulas are creating solutions for how to safely provide this desperately needed support, how to fairly charge for our work in these times, and make sure clients have a good start with their babies.


Call or email me to learn about becoming a doula in 2020 or adding pandemic-ready skills and approaches if you are already a doula.

Michelle L'Esperance, Midwife & Doula