Thursday, September 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$999 per person ($599-$999 sliding scale tuition)

This course lays the foundation for anyone pursuing a path as a postpartum doula. A collaboration between Carriage House Birth, Woven Bodies, Samantha Huggins 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 in the perinatal health space.

Every person’s postpartum 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. You will be led by instructors Dorcas Davis, Samantha Huggins, and Morgane Richardson. In the CHB training program you will also dig deep into questions of bias, privilege, race, and inequalities, which all intersect the postpartum process.

This foundational training will be held over the course of 9 weeks, online via weekly 3-hour live Zoom sessions. Each session will be recorded; if you are unable to attend a live session, you will have access to the recordings for the duration of the course.


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. 

+Anti-racism workshop with Dorcas Davis Consulting

+LGBTQIA+ Workshop with Woven Bodies

+Introduction to Reproductive Justice 

+History of American Childbirth and Postpartum Care

+The Right to Parent Statistics and Global Standards and Principles of Research

+Postpartum Mental Health and a Holistic Approach to Support

+Postpartum Preparedness and Birth Healing

+Infant Feeding Basics

+Business Modeling Basics

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 $599-$999 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.

Samantha Huggins

Samantha Huggins thinks a lot about interactions and relationships.  With each other, with our planet, with our bodies.  From micro to macro, one end to the other and everything in between.  She knows that all things are here already and are possible when we fortify ourselves with knowledge and strong relationships.  Samantha has been working in perinatal health for over a decade as a birthworker (doula), educator, curriculum builder, facilitator and a Co-Founder of Carriage House Birth.  Samantha's mission in birthwork today is to share her collected wisdom with eager new birthworkers, individuals, growing families and communities.

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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