You can begin the self-study of our 15 online classes at any time.
We provide you with bi-weekly virtual mentoring sessions for life!
Payment Plans are Available!
I will forever be grateful for your patience and your willingness to give your students all the knowledge you have acquired in the field of birth support. My classmates have made a huge impact on me and on my completion of the training...I'm so glad that becoming a doula is part of the reason for me to keep going!
— Desola Amos, Session of April 2020
CONTACT HOURS DATES:
April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 18
The fall 2021 session is happening now and you can still join!
We have continued to train doulas during COVID-19. We have been leading the contact hours on Zoom with great success!
The six Zoom sessions last 3 hours each. The PowerPoint presentations, discussions, and movies allowed us to build a supportive community and even elevate the education level. In addition to the Zoom sessions, two practical meetings of 4 hours each are scheduled during the session, allowing our students to practice labor support tools. Additionally, our program uniquely provides you with practical experience working with Bay Area Maternity midwives.
During the pandemic, we have been provided our students with letters confirming their doula-in-training status so that they can enter the hospitals for their first no-cost births.
Full house: doula students and BAM midwives together on Zoom
Upon registration, we will grant you access to our membership website for a period of 6 months (Additional 2 months extension is granted for no cost). The 15 classes are audiovisual presentations covering different topics. Here is the full class list: (For classes full description click HERE
Our welcoming classroom is located at Verde Touch Spa in Los Altos. The program includes 5 Saturday group meetings lasting five hours each, from 11:45 am to 5:00 pm. (25 contact hours total). Sessions take place on Saturdays. During these group sessions, you can expect to:
Bay Area Doula Training is proud to be the only program providing doula students with the opportunity to receive practical hours, working side by side with midwives and nurses.
In order to provide this opportunity for our students, and in order to achieve the highest level of education, we established collaboration with Bay Area Maternity (BAM) practice, led by midwife Lin Lee. Practical hours will take place at El-Camino Los Gatos L&D, where the nurses LOVE working with our students.
Our students are invited to attend the Tea with The midwives monthly event, and an additional special monthly meeting with BAM expectant patients who are interested in doula-in-training support, The monthly meetings are held on the third and last Sundays of the month. Students who reside on the outskirts of the Bay Area will get our full support to find their first no-cost clients for their practical hours.
Over the past 23 years, I have been blessed to support and teach many expectant people and to direct two birth resource centers. I published the audio-visual guide Practicing for an Active Birth, an Amazon Choice product, and the printed guide The Art of Coaching for Childbirth, a practical guide for birth professionals. I am the founder of Birth Coach Method, an approved continuing education provider by the California BRN. I lead nurses' workshops with the goal of improving patient-centered maternal care. It is my hope to build the bridge between doulas and L&D medical teams.
I'm a mother to three amazing girls and happily married to a juggler who turned into a software engineer. We relocated to the SF Bay Area in 2001. I love spending time with my family and our sweet Goldendoodle, Punk, at the beach. My preferred vacation would be to explore a new city I've never been to before. I am practicing yoga and meditation regularly, I consider labor support tools to be my life support tools. Once a week I visit the art studio for a mixed media class.
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