Bea and Sarah are actively practicing professional doulas and homebirth midwife assistants in Colorado Springs, CO. Both began attending births in 2012. Sarah and Bea co-founded The Doula Circle in 2014 and currently lead some of Colorado Springs most experienced doulas. They have attended births at Evans Hospital, Memorial North, Memorial Central, St. Francis, Mountain Midwifery Birth Center, The Denver Birth Center, and countless home births. Sarah & Bea combined have attended over 700 births, from unmedicated vaginal, medicated vaginal, vaginal twins and cesarean births. Bea & Sarah have traveled the country over the years to attend various trainings led by the top figures in the birth world today, including The Farm Midwives, Gena Kerby the Rebozo Queen, Pro Doula, Birthing From Within’s Viginia Borboro, and Robert Newman of Calm Birth.
The Best of the Best
Bea and Sarah have combined the best and most useful of the trainings they have attended, as well as their hands on experience, in order to create a training unlike any other! The things you will learn in these trainings will be the cornerstones of your doula practice.
Traveling to training after training is time consuming and costly. Part One and Part Two of our Doula Training will prepare you to support women, build your business, and feel confident in your skills and knowledge.
Our training is 100% all inclusive. There are no additional or surprise fees for annual memberships or testing/certification.
Included in Part 1 Training
$750 (In-Person & Live Stream)
Reserve your spot for only $280
Payment Plans and Scholarship Options
20.5 Live Training Hours
Intro to Labor and Birth
- Birth - Mind, body, and spirit for mom, baby, and partner
Anatomy of pregnancy, labor, and birth
The truth about "Labor Patterns"
Common Prenatal Concerns (Pt. 1)
- What is Normal
Fielding questions and concerns
Common Birth Interventions
Labor Support Techniques (Pt. 1)
- Physical, emotional, spritual
Prenatal and Postpartum Support
- What is the goal of your care
Develop content and rhythm
Scope of a Doula
Medical professional relationships
Doula Client Relationship
- Doula- client communication
Doula- client boundaries
Doula Proof Your Life
- Setting your household up for success
Preparing your family
Setting realistic expectations
Tips and tricks
Pain Management Options
Natural Labor Coping and Positioning for Doulas Workshop
- This workshop is held on a separate night after Part 1
Learn hands on skills for positioning and coping for clients
This includes critical thinking scenarios for how positioning can change the course of labor. Advanced skills including rebozo, massage, positioning for malpositioned baby.
Supporting Families in the Postpartum Workshop
This workshop is held on a separate night after Part 1
Understand how to support families from the Immediate Postpartum through the first few weeks
This class includes how to support families experiencing close calls and loss
Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas Workshop
This workshop is held on a separate night after Part 1
This class is taught by an IBCLC which is the highest level certification possible in the field.
Our resident IBCLC will explain how a doula can support breastfeeding and feeding options for family in the Immediate Postpartum and beyond.
Included in Part 2 Training
$480 (In-Person & Live Stream)
12.5 Live Training Hours
5.5 On Demand Video Training Hours
(+12.5 hr Childbirth Ed Class Audit)
Anecdotal vs. Evidence Based Information
• Understanding how to support your clients with evidence based information
What is Coping in Labor
• Comfort Measures
Partner and Family Support
• Supporting the Partner to support the mama
Affecting Change in Labor
Prenatal and Postpartum Care (pt 2)
• Interviews - Landing your potential client
All Things Business
• Starting your business
Childbirth Education - Class Audit Slot
On-Demand Video Content
• Video content includes a more in-depth look at:
We understand that life can present barriers to our abilities to reach for our goals. In the spirit of helping to reduce these barriers we are excited to offer two 50% scholarship opportunities. The process is simple. Send an email requesting an application.
Once reviewed we will contact you with more information.
Payment plans are available for those registering in advance.
STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE THE TRAINING BEGINS
PRE-REQ PART ONE
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
Birth: The Surprising History of how we are born – Tina Cassidy
How to Bullet Journal
Required Items for Part One:
PRE-REQ PART TWO
Attend All Six Part 1 Classes (Three classes occur on separate nights between Part 1 and Part 2)
Begin Building Resource Binder
Become Familiar With:
The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin
Labor Progress Handbook - Penny Simkin
In-Person + Live Stream Option
SPRING 2021 PART ONE
March 5th - 5pm-9pm
March 6th - 8:30am - 12:30pm
March 7th - 8:30am - 1:00 pm
March 17th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
March 26th - 6:00 - 9:00pm
April 2 - 6:00 - 8:00pm
(over 20 hours of in person training)
SPRING 2021 PART TWO
April 23th - 5pm - 9pm
April 24th - 8:30am - 12:30pm
April 25th - 8:30am - 1:00pm
On Demand Video Content
Childbirth Ed Audit Slot (12.5 hrs)
FALL 2021 PART ONE
FALL 2020 PART TWO
Attend Labor Doula Training Part 1 including extended content workshops
Attend Labor Doula Training Part 2 and view on demand content
Audit at least one Childbirth Education (CBE) Class (this must include an independent CBE with a minimum of 12.5 hours) Audit slots in Bea or Sarah's childbirth education classes are included with your training
Complete the Required Reading
Receive 80% or better on the Labor Doula Test. If you do not pass on your first attempt, constructive feedback will be given, with suggestions on how to gain the knowledge necessary to pass. The doula can retake the test in 6 months.
Submit a Local Support & Providers Resource List with an explanation for why you chose to include that provider/support professional
No additional fees such as annual membership or testing fees
If you cancel your attendance with 30 days notice of the training start date, your entire fee is refundable. If you cancel your attendance with 29-14 days notice of the training start date, your deposit will be forfeited and the remaining fees will be refunded. Any cancellation occurring less than 14 days from the training start date will result in the forfeit of all payment and fees.