Start your journey towards becoming a professional Childbirth Educator today!

Do you have a passion to share your knowledge of pregnancy & childbirth with others? Become an ICEA Certified Teacher with our workshop taught by Ana Paula Markel.

Childbirth Educator Training topics include:

  • The Profession of the Childbirth Educator
  • Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
  • Dynamics of Group
  • Learning Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Activities and Supplemental Information

Already a childbirth educator?

For the experienced Childbirth Educator looking for CEU, this class will combine the latest evidence-based research with new and exciting tools to re-energize your existing Childbirth Education Class.  There are no pre-requisites or reading list for the training.



Each of our ICEA-approved childbirth educator trainings is 2 full days, meeting Thursday & Friday from 9am - 5pm.



Ana Paula Markel is at the forefront of the doula movement not only in Los Angeles, but across California and internationally. Her workshop aims to provide you with the most current and evidence based information so you can leave feeling empowered and enlightened as you begin this new chapter as a birth doula.
Ana Paula not only mentors doulas during the three day workshops, but throughout a new doula's entire certification process and early days of finding clients.
Ana Paula Markel DONA Doula Trainer

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone interested in becoming a childbirth educator. No experience is required.

Q: What does ICEA stand for? And why should I take this training?

ICEA stands for International Childbirth Education Association.

It is an international childbirth organization founded 55 years ago.

It is an accredited organization, and accepted by all hospital programs.

Q: Are there any pre-requisites?


Q: Am I certified after this training and when can I start teaching?

You can certainly start teaching after this training, though the certification process takes a few more steps beyond the training. We will discuss the certification process during the ICEA training.

We will also support you during the process.

Q: How long is the training and how much does it cost?

The training is two days.

The price is $445 per participant and it includes: ICEA manual, handouts, full breakfast and snacks throughout the training.

We also provide mentorship and support during the certification period.

Join the movement to support families & their journey into parenthood.