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 Birth Doula Trainings


I offer birth doula trainings in a variety of formats: a weekly series, a 4-day immersion format, or a week-long residential retreat.

Watch a class in action! (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Choose from enCircle Birth Doula Training – a 7-week, once a week series held in Seattle, WA.  Or if you don’t live in the greater Seattle area, choose a residential or 4-day intensive held around the country (or bring one to your home town).  If you want the ultimate birth doula training experience, come to the Sacred Doula Training (it’s only held once a year!).

enCircle Birth Doula Trainings are extraordinary small-group workshops that prepare you to be a doula.  Why are they so great? Read what past students have to say.

Residential or intensive trainings allow you to complete your training in less than a week.  This is great if you have to travel to attend a training, or if you want to combine your training with a vacation and hang out with your fellow students outside of class to keep talking about birth!

“Carrie as a doula educator is in her element. She is balanced between heart, head, and instinct, exuding calm confidence with quick intellect, as well as current knowledge of all the intricacies of being a doula – from navigating the often tricky world of hospital birth to present moment soothing techniques to center a laboring mama.”

My doula trainings qualify for both the PALS Doulas and Swedish Doula Program scholarship programs. If you identify as a person in an under-represented community, please contact the organizations for further information about the scholarships.  For PALS Doulas scholarship info, click here.  For Swedish Doula Program scholarship info, call the program office at 206-215-6106.  Scholarships must be used in 2016.

Read more Testimonials from past participants

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Want to see what a class is like? Visit my Yelp page and click on the ‘Watch video’ link.


And once you have completed your basic doula training, I offer a series of Advanced Workshops for your continued learning.  Want to know when the next classes are?  Click on the calendar below.

Seattle doula training calendar

Can’t decide?  Read ‘How to choose the best doula training for you‘.

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