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Michelle L'Esperance, Midwife & Doula

Become a Postpartum Doula

Nurturing the new family in the weeks and months after the birth is the versatile work of the postpartum doula. Caring for the needs of the infant, the birther, and even the partner and other children to a certain extent- the postpartum doula is also ever-mindful of the tender new family unit as a whole. Postpartum doulas usually work on an hourly basis. You decide whether you'll provide daytime care, overnight care, or both.

The Postpartum Doula Workshop is ideal as a supplement to Birth Doula training, or as a refresher or deepening study for those already offering postpartum doula services. It is also open to new aspiring doulas, and to family members expecting a baby. No previous training is required.

The Workshop

Topics include: infant care and soothing, nurturing the new parent, family support, baby feeding, postpartum emotional support, physical recovery, referrals, sleep support and much more.

Hi Michelle,

I wanted to thank you for your excellent workshop. I have attended many workshops and conferences and I found yours to be well organized (despite the snow!), heart centered, practical and accessible. What you shared resonated deeply with my own experience and all that I see in my work with young children and their parents.

So thank you for your good work and the grace with which you offer it. I hope to have the pleasure of learning more from you in the future.

With joy and gratitude,


PS - I got my first postpartum clients today!


To become a Certified Postpartum Doula, participants must attend all days of the workshop, read 4 assigned books, obtain basic infant & adult CPR training, and document 16 hours of postpartum doula care. Certification applications must be submitted within two years of the last day of your workshop.

Are you feeling called to nurture growing families?

The ripple effects of the early weeks and months will last for a lifetime.

Touch the future.

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