Doula Workshops
Register and Pay


Please find the dates for our workshops below and scroll down to Register and Pay.  We look forward to seeing you!


Birth Doula Workshop

The first step in your doula journey is to take a DONA Approved birth doula workshop. You can’t get better training and certification with any other organization. Our training consists of three days of workshopping over one weekend and is broken into two parts:

  1. Friday is the Introduction to Childbirth portion which is required to participate in the remaining doula training part of the workshop and also required for DONA certification*.
  2. The Doula Training portion of the workshop days are Saturday and Sunday.

Your registration fee includes BOTH parts of the training, Introduction to Childbirth and the Doula Training.

*You are required to take the Introduction to Childbirth portion unless you are a midwife, a practicing labor and delivery nurse or a certified childbirth educator. You must contact Felicia at to get prior approval to bypass this requirement and take only the doula training portion of the weekend.

Taking this DONA approved Birth Doula Workshop is the first step to national certification from DONA International. For a detailed description of the rest of the certification steps follow this link: Birth Doula Certification

Required reading for this course:

The Birth Partner, 5th edition
by Penny Simkin


October 25-27

January 17-19
March 27-29
May 22-24
August 28-30
October 23-25

Introduction to Childbirth portion: Friday, 12pm to 7:30pm
Doula Training portion: Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 6 pm

Alameda, CA 94501
(address will be included with registration confirmation)

**Alameda location is 1/2 mile from beach and 2 blocks from restaurants, shops, etc. Plenty of residential street parking with no restrictions**

Felicia lead doula training
Doula Training

Introduction to Childbirth

listed above under Birth Doula Workshops

12pm to 7:30pm

2018 Dates:
October 12

2019 Dates:
January 18
April 12
June 6
August 30
October 25

Register and Pay

All online transactions below are made using Paypal, an efficient and secure way to transfer funds. You do not need to open a PayPal account to pay for your order with a credit card.

* Please read below for our cancellation policy *

*** Note: A majority of the time the PayPal payment options work but occasionally there is a glitch. If you have any difficulty with PayPal payment please email me and I will PayPal request the payment from you – it works 100% that way. Thank you!

Registration and Payment for Doula Workshop
(includes Introduction to Childbirth and Doula Training)

  1. Register and pay in two parts, deposit ($275) and balance ($300)

    • Deposit: Pay $275 non-refundable registration fee now. The remaining $300 due two weeks prior to training using Balance option below for a total of $575.

      Name, Address, Phone:

    • Balance: Pay $300 balance now if you have ALREADY paid the $275 deposit fee using Deposit option above.  The balance is due two weeks prior to the training.

      Name, Address, Phone:


  2. Early Registration: $550 (if you are registering at least two weeks before the workshop)

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  3. Late Registration: $590 (if you are registering in the 2 weeks prior to the training)

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Registration and Payment for Doula Training portion only *

*To qualify to skip the Introduction to Childbirth portion and register only for the Doula Training portion you must have pre-approval from Working Woman – please contact Felicia or 510.427.1197 to discuss.

  1. Birth Doula Workshop ONLY: $490

    Full payment must be received two weeks prior to workshop.

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Paying by Check

If you wish to pay by check, please email me the dates of the training you wish to take along with name, phone number, and address. I will contact you with an address for where you should send your payment. Once payment is received the registration process is complete, we will then send you a registration packet within one week.

Cancellation Policy

* Please review our cancellation policy – thank you *

If cancellation occurs before 7 days of the workshop a $275.00 registration fee will be kept and the balance of your paid fee will be refunded, or the entire amount of your paid fee may be applied to a future Working Woman workshop (within one year).

If cancellation occurs within 7 days of the workshop $275.00 will be refunded to you and the balance of your paid fee will be kept as a registration fee, or the entire amount may be applied to a future Working Woman workshop (within one year).

If cancellation occurs less than 24 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop all paid fees will be forfeited to Working Woman. To apply the paid fees to a future workshop you must notify us via email within 24 hours of the beginning of the workshop.

Breastfeeding Support 101: Foundations for Birth Professionals
taught by Teri Nava-Anderson

Although not required for the doula training workshop, a breastfeeding class is required for DONA certification.  We highly recommend the follow class taught by Teri Nava Anderson.  See her website, Harmony Doula Group, for more information.

This class is not coordinated by Felicia Roche in any way. Please contact Teri directly with any questions:

You can now take the lactation course that qualifies you for DONA certification.

listed above under Birth Doula Workshops

10am to 2pm

2018 Dates:
October 15

6. $125 ~ Breastfeeding Support 101: Foundations for Birth Professionals

** Payment in full is expected before the start of the class.

Cancellation policy for Breastfeeding Support 101 only: Full refund is available if cancellation notice is received more than 7 days before the Breastfeeding workshop.  A 50% refund will be issued for cancellation after that time or the full amount applied to the next upcoming Breastfeeding workshop.  Please specify your preference in your notification.

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