Doula Train​ing

by Warm Welcome Birth Services

Upcoming Workshops



Online Birth Doula Workshop

Put your passion into action in a practical, heart-centered, and transformative workshop! Gain the skills to launch your COVID-ready doula practice. Help families have gentle, healthy births they dream of! January 2021: All Saturdays 9-12, all Sundays 1-4 EST. Must save full day Feb. 6 in case I'm called to a birth during a Jan. date. $600, some payment plans and scholarships and payment plans available. More info and application here.





Great Intakes: The Questionnaire

An excellent intake appointment with your new clients reassures them that you are a caring, knowledgeable and respectful guide. In this two hour webinar, I'll share with you my 70+ item questionnaire, and will go in depth on at least 7 key questions; why I ask, how I respond, resources and follow up. $50 includes PDF and Word documents of the Questionnaire for your use. Register here today!

Nov 30


Dec 3


Doulas: Find Your People, Help Your People Find You!

Are you eager to be attending more births, but unsure of how to meet clients? Despite the pandemic, people are still getting pregnant, and they are still seeking out the vital support a doula can provide. In this 90-minute webinar with expert doula and homebirth Midwife Michelle L’Esperance, learn how to find clients who will love what you have to offer (even if that's virtual care). We’ll cover phrasing, visuals, platforms, and how to handle early contacts well. $40, 2 hours. 11/30 or 12/3


Feb 13


Online Postpartum Doula Workshop

Seven half days. $480. BIPOC and other discounts may apply. . If you've taken Birth Doula Training with me in the last 3 years, email me for a code to save 20%! Full dates, details, and registration here.




or 13th

Sustainable Birthwork

How do you, as a caregiver, commit to also caring for yourself? Avoid burnout -keep doing the work that you love, and bring your best to the families you care for. We'll cover coping with sleep disruption, on-call tips, healthy boundaries, recovering after difficult births, and practice management. By Michelle L'Esperance, birthworker since 1996.​ $50. Tuesday, Dec. 8th registration    Sunday, 12/13






Becoming a Birth Doula: Are You Ready?

In this free talk with expert doula and midwife Michelle L'Esperance of Warm Welcome Birth Services, learn what it takes to be a birth doula. If you feel called to support families in having more positive births, but have some questions, this is the session for you. Includes Q & A. Free, with required preregistration.  Saturday 11/28 at 10AM EST; Tuesday Dec. 1 at 12:30 or 7:00PM.

Doula Inspiration Bundle Deal

Attend a 2020 session of Sustainable Birthwork, Finding Your People, and Great Intakes, and save $20!

Safe Training in Pandemic Times

We are committed to providing top-notch doula training in a setting and manner that is as safe as possible during the pandemic, while continuing to give you structured opportunity for the human connection and touch that is a deep part of birth work.

Changes we have made in our workshop formatting include:

-All the essentials of hand washing, physical distancing during nearly all instruction, mandatory mask-wearing when closer than 6'.

-All in-person instruction is outdoors under canopies.

-Flexible roll-over policy if you or a close contact of of yours need to quarantine during the workshop dates.

-Tighter scheduling of workshop days to reduce the likelihood of a participant becoming infected during the workshop span.

-We're joyfully offering a variety of online workshops for aspiring and experienced doulas.

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Michelle L'Esperance, Midwife & Doula