Join me for a Postpartum Doula Workshop!

DONA International is the world's first, largest and most respected international doula organization. I'm honored that my postpartum doula trainings are DONA-approved, which means that they are one of the first steps toward certification with DONA International.

PREREQUISITES: To learn more about becoming a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA International, and to prepare for workshop here are some helpful links. The idea is to come to workshop with base understanding of postpartum doulas and postpartum issues/topics.

Podcast: Postpartum Doulas, with Jackie Kelleher
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #71
What is a postpartum doula? How does she help smooth your transition as a family? Is she only helpful during the first few days? Can having one lessen your chances of postpartum mood disorders? What if you had a Cesarean, or your baby is extra sensitive? How can you find one? Jackie Kelleher tells us more.

Optional books about what we do as postpartum doulas and why: (However, both of these are on our postpartum doula reading list so it's a great idea to add them to your studies now!) 

Nurturing the Family; A Guide For Postpartum Doulas by Jacqueline Kelleher

Nurturing Beginnings: Guide to Postpartum Care for Doulas and Community Outreach Workers by Debra Pascali Bonaro 

Website Links: 

Postpartum Doula's Role In Maternity Care,

Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice etc 

Postpartum Doula Certification - A Doulas Guide

(Scroll down to find the guide!) - Certification overview, financial investment, FAQs and Required Reading List) 

From The DONA Doula Chronicles Blog:

9 tips to get the most out of your doula workshop! 

-8 best steps to take after your doula workshop! 

You are now well on your way in preparing to support families as a professional postpartum doula! See you at a workshop soon!

Upcoming postpartum doula workshop dates:

(Check back often as workshops are posted the moment they are confirmed!)

Don't see a city near you? I'd love to talk about setting something up in your area. Email me any time. Local on the ground host may receive partial or FULL complimentary tuition!

Santa Rosa, California REGISTER - closed

Thank you all for your interest! Our class is now full. If you are interested in another workshop in the Santa Rosa area, please email with subject line:

"Interested in 2019 Santa Rosa" 

August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Location: Private Residence downtown in the McDonald Historic District 

Friday 10th 9:00a - 6:30p

Sat 11th and Sun 12th 8:30a - 6:30p

Early Bird Investment: 500 before July 10

Regular Investment: 549. after July 10

San Diego, California  REGISTER

​October 26, 27, 28, 2018

8:30a - 6:30pm (all three days)

Location: Whole Family Wellness Center

Early Bird Investment: 500. before Sept 19, 2018

Regular Investment: 549. after Sept 19, 2018

San Jose (Campbell), California  REGISTER
November 9, 10, 11, 2018 
Tiny Tots Parenting Resource Center

8:30a-6:30p (all three days)

Early Bird Investment: 500. before October 9, 2018
Regular Investment: 549. after October 9, 2018

Alameda, California  REGISTER - click on any link above
February 1, 2, 3, 2019

​8:30a-6:30p (all three days)

Location: Private Residence in Harbor Bay area

Early Bird Investment: 500. before January 1, 2019

Regular Investment: 549 after January 1, 2019

Don't see a city near you? I'd love to talk about setting something up in your area. Email me any time. Local on the ground host may receive partial or FULL complimentary tuition!

Past workshop locations: Grand Rapids (Grandville) and Kalamazoo MI; Dallas (Richardson), TX; Tallahassee, FL; Boise, ID; Tulsa, OK; Nashville, TN; and these California cities: Santa Cruz, San Jose (Campbell), San Francisco, South San Francisco, Hayward, Palo Alto, San Diego, Modesto, Carmichael, Sacramento, Lathrop

Check out some photos from my past workshops!