Wednesday, September 25th, 2024 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
$1,199 per person ($799-$1199 sliding scale tuition)

This course lays the foundation for anyone pursuing a path as a birth doula. A collaboration between Carriage House Birth, Woven Bodies, and Dorcas Davis Consulting, our 9-week program offers comprehensive training and fundamental information so you are adequately equipped with the expertise to support birthing families with confidence and compassion.

Every birth experience is unique so we think it’s critical that our doula training students learn from teachers with a breadth of lived experiences. Your teachers will include experienced doulas, seasoned mentors focused on the perinatal space, esteemed birth educators, and antiracist and LGBTQIA+ activists. Building a solid base of medical knowledge around birth is crucial, but so too is work that goes beyond the physical acts of laboring and delivery. In the CHB training program you will also dig deep into questions of bias, privilege, race, and inequalities, which all intersect the birthing process.

Learning, particularly this kind of learning, is not an island. So each week to support more nuanced exploration of the chosen material there will be Share Circles led by peers or mentors that foster a more collective approach to learning. Assignments and coursework will test both your acquired knowledge and offer opportunities for thoughtful reflection in various formats.

Training Topics

Each week we will deep dive into a new subject essential for your foundational training. Here’s a sample of what will be covered over the course of 9 weeks. 

+History of American Obstetrics and Midwifery Care

+Anatomy and Physiology of Birth

+High Risk Pregnancies and Interventions

+Antiracism Workshop with Dorcas Davis Consulting

+LGBTQIA+ Workshop with Woven Bodies

+Comfort Techniques

+Your Doula Bag

+Building Your Doula Business

+Postpartum Support

Our goal is to make our doula training as accessible as possible: if this kind of work is calling you, we can make it work for you. We hold our training—3 hour sessions once a week over 9 weeks—via Zoom. CHB offers a sliding scale of $799-$1199 for more information CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of our FAQs.

Providing our doula training is a huge commitment in both time and resources for our team, and as a result we do not offer refunds on any cancellations. We understand that life happens and a one time deferment may be granted. For tuition deferment please contact us at 

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Morgane Richardson

Morgane Richardson (she/her) is the co-creator of Woven Bodies (, an inclusive perinatal practice supporting all bodies from fertility and family planning through parenthood. She comes into this space with over 10 years experience as a perinatal health educator, doula and a lifetime as a community + human rights activist.  Prior to creating Woven Bodies, Morgane worked as the Director of the NYC Doula Collective as well as Head of Practitioner Relations at Allbodies, a start-up in the sex and reproductive health space. Morgane holds a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Art History from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-Mandated University for Peace. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY but now lives in Kingston, NY with her wife and their three children.

Dorcas Davis

Dorcas Davis is a racial justice activist, antiracism strategist, equity designer and facilitator.  The founder of Dorcas Davis Consulting - a diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism-centered consulting firm - Dorcas supports leaders and organizations in implementing sustainable, progressive change. Dorcas’s expertise in facilitating dialogue related to issues of diversity and equity has resulted in her working with people and organizations across the United States and around the globe including in Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, and Chile. She has designed diversity and equity workshops and trainings that serve over 6000 participants annually at universities and across various industries.


Dorcas co-founded the March for Racial Justice as a response to the racial inequity and injustice in the United States’ justice system. Through her activism work, Dorcas collaborates on various racial justice initiatives nationwide.


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“What a wonderful experience! This training gave me so many resources and insights to help me along my birth work journey. So thankful to the trainers and the other participants who taught me so much. I feel like this is only the beginning, but I now have an incredible bag of tools and resources to draw from as I continue to learn and practice.” - Karina