Professional Training offered by ABC Doula Service

Postpartum Doula Training



Think you have the perfect skills to become a postpartum doula? ABC owner Kimberly Bepler has been a CAPPA Postpartum Doula Trainer for 12 years, and regularly offers postpartum doula trainings in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Hawaii, and other states. 

These trainings are fun and interactive two-day workshops and are the first step towards become a CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula.  They provides you with a great foundation to build on as you serve new families in your community.

Cost: $440-$530

Training is 2 or 3 days and offers 20 instructional hours. Early Bird discount avaialble for those registering 45 days in advance.

 ABC Doula Service Team, Postpartum Doulas serving the metro Portland, Oregon area.

    2018 Trainings

    Postpartum Doula Training

    Portland, OR--Jan 10-12
    Phoenix, AZ--Jan 26-28
    June 25-27, Portland, OR
    July 27-29, Mill Creek, WA
    Aug 28-30, Phoenix, AZ
    Oct 30-31, Memphis, TN
    November 14-16, Phoenix, AZ

    New Parent Educator Training

    March 16-17 Denver, CO (w/ Laura Nance)
    Apr 2-3 Long Beach, CA
    May 3-4 Dallas, TX
    Aug 16-17 Portland, OR
    Sept 5-7 Nashville, TN
    Oct 27-28 Phoenix, AZ
    Nov 9-11 Boston, MA

    "Working with Multiples"  Training

    Feb 24, Omaha, NE
    March 31, Long Beach, CA
    May 5, Dallas, TX

    Nov 1, Memphis, TN

    Lactation Educator Training

    July 13-15, Issaquah, WA
    Oct 19-21, Phoenix, AZ

    Introduction to the Doula Career

    TBD (request via email)

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    New Parent Educator Training


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    Interested in educating new parents in a hospital, community or home setting? CAPPA's newest program (available in 2018) offers a certification for those who teach baby care and early parenting to expectant or new families. Kimberly co-built this program with colleague Laura Nance to offer an evidence-based, judgement-free training program to help parents become competent and confident as they welcome a baby and build their family.

    Cost: $575-$695

    This 2 or 3 day training offers 18 hours of instruction, with 18 CAPPA Contact Hours.  Early Bird discount available if registered 45 days in advance.

    Introductory Training



    Is a new career as a Postpartum Doula right for you? If you are thinking about supporting moms and new babies as a postpartum doula, but have questions about what it is really like, then this workshop is for you!  In this introductory workshop, you will learn first hand from experienced doulas who know doula life - the job, the joys, and all the details you have been curious about.  This is a time to get answers so that you can make a decision that is the best fit for you. There will be plenty of time for individual questions, and there are no prerequisites, only a passion for this work!

      Cost: $50 for 3 hour workshop ($25 can be applied to a CAPPA postpartum training taught by Kimberly Bepler in the next 2 years).

      Working with Multiples:     An Advanced Doula Training



      Already a Postpartum Doula, NCS, or caregiver of families with multiples but wish you had more knowledge as you work with twins or triplets? Have you been challenged by questions from parents of multiples? Wish you had a broader range of options to offer your clients?

      Come learn from a doula and IBCLC who not only has a passion for families welcoming multiples, but who also teach classes to expectant parents of multiples and has worked with over 600 sets of multiples in the past 15 years.

        Cost: $225 8 hour workshop (1 day) with 8 CEU's offered if attended in full. Early Bird discount offers $25 in savings.

         Kimberly Bepler, ABC Doula Service, Portland, OR

        About The Trainer

        ABC Doula owner, Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, CLE (CAPPA) has over 16 years’ experience working hands-on with infants and their families, with over 600 sets of multiples. She teaches baby care, breastfeeding, Twins and More, and new moms group classes, in addition to teaching educator and doula trainings. She is an innovator of new approaches for caring for families with twins. Kimberly founded ABC Doula Service in 2001, and has seen it grow to a team of over a dozen wonderful doulas.

        Kimberly is also CAPPA Faculty for the Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, and New Parent Educator programs, and is the Senior Advisor to the Lactation Educator program. She travels between many western states to offer training and help people get started on new career paths caring for new families.

        Lactation Educator Training



        Ready to become more proficient when offering breastfeeding education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Lactation Educator™ with CAPPA.  This 24-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLE® program. Designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on breastfeeding for perinatal professionals. Supporting the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

        Read more on how to Certify as a CLE®.

        Cost: $475-$575

        Includes 24 hours of instruction, 21.25 L-CERPS, and 24 CAPPA Contact Hours. RD and nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

          Business Consults

          Are you interested in starting a business of your own, enriching your doula practice, or just want to run some ideas by someone with expertise in the business?

          With years of serving happy families, happy doulas, and a happier community of support for families, Kimberly has a wealth to offer new business owners. Her skills and experience can set you up for success, and she can keep your learning curve shorter than hers was! A few hours with an expert help can make a huge difference. Click the link below to learn more about Business Consults.

          News for Doulas

          Set up a training in your area

          Want to bring a Postpartum Doula, Working with Multiples, Lactation Educator, or New Parent Educator training to your area? Contact us to request some available dates and information on how to host a training. Hosts earn deep discounts on their training and can be the key to bringing a training to an area that might not otherwise have the opportunity. 

          Areas that Kimberly has trained Doulas and Educators include:

          • WA: Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, Olympia, Whidbey Island   
          • OR: Portland, Bend, Eugene
          • CA: Berkley, LA, Santa Monica, Ventura, Pasadena, Oakland
          • TN: Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis
          • AZ: Phoenix, Surprise
          • HI: Honolulu, Kailua
          • CO: Denver, Colorado Springs
          • IL: Chicago
          • MI: Detroit, Kalamazoo
          • VA: Richmond
          • AK: Anchorage
          • MO: Kansas City
          • NC: Raleigh
          • ME: Portland