Ready to get started on your doula journey? Please complete the below form and submit your registration fee, you will receive a confirmation from Paypal that it went through as well as an email from us within a few days that it was received!
Training registration includes the DONA Approved doula workshop as well as the intro to childbirth for doulas session (certification requirement). Breastfeeding for doulas (also required for certification, is optional).
Full workshop details including exact location and pre-work will be emailed approx 1 week prior to the start date! Contact Melissa with any questions. Congratulations!
Birth Doula Workshop Fees-The fee for the birth doula workshop (including the intro to childbirth) is $485. The early bird discount of $50 applies to those who register (with $150) deposit) and are paid in full at least 8 weeks before the workshop start date. EB dates are listed above under the workshop listing. While sometimes there are last-minute spots in a workshop(even the day before), it’s always best to get registered as soon as possible to ensure space. Late registrations are accepted space permitting, but incur an additional fee of $40 if within 2 weeks of workshop start date. The optional breastfeeding course is $55. Please note that the first $150 paid will be applied to the doula training, and will officially hold your place on the roster. The $55 breastfeeding class is an optional add-on and will be applied once your registration for doula training is paid in full. NOTE** We use Paypal or square cash to process our credit/debit transactions. You may pay with your PayPal balance, PayPal credit, a debit or credit card. For square cash users, payments can be sent directly to $MelissaHarley, after paper registration has been received (email Melissa for this option).
Continuing Education Workshop Fees-The fee for continuing education workshops are $65 early bird, $75 regular.
Workshop Minimums-For some workshops there is a minimum number of participants required and it is possible that if enough registrations are not received by three weeks prior, the workshop could be canceled. Please contact Melissa directly for an alternate payment plan if needed.
Refund Policy-If you need to cancel your registration more than three weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive a refund minus our non-refundable deposit fee of $150.00. There will be no refunds within three weeks of the start of the workshop.
Transfer Policy-Participants may move a registration to another person for a fee of $50. Participants who wish to reschedule their workshop may do so for a $75 transfer fee. Transfers must be requested at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop start and must be scheduled within one year from the original date of the workshop. There is no guarantee about the location of future workshops, and the travel of participants may be necessary. The workshop may only be transferred one time.
Workshop Cancellation Policy- At times, it becomes necessary to cancel a workshop due to low attendance. It is for this reason that if you are planning on attending a workshop that you register as soon as possible. If Capital City Doula Services finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, full refunds will be provided to all participants.
Hostess Discounts-For some workshops, discounts may be offered for those able to offer a place to stay for workshop trainer as well as a place to hold the workshop. Workshop hosts can earn discounts towards their own registrations(and sometimes even attend for FREE)! Contact Melissa ASAP to get a workshop in your area on the calendar.
Group Discounts-Everyone wins when we train more doulas! The more doulas we have out there, the more moms that are having better birth experiences! Do you have several friends that might want to learn to be a doula? Are you good at getting the word out and helping the host and trainer advertise and build the workshop? If so, you could benefit as discounts are often given based on the number of participants! Contact Melissa for more information on the group discount plan, and together, we really can help make a change in the world of birth!
Photo Policy-At times, we will take photographs or videos of the workshop to share with other participants, including on our group Facebook page, or for promotional purposes. Participants always have the option to opt-out of video or photos and we will gladly honor that request, just let Melissa know!