Birth Education Services was started by Ellie Shea over 30 years ago. She offers advanced trainings for Doulas and birth workers. She trained with Penny Simkin and taught DONA-approved workshops for many years. In 1995 she founded the Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC).
In 2000 she trained with Marie Mongan, founder of HypnoBirthing®, and is currently a faculty member of the HypnoBirthing® Institute. She provides training workshops to HypnoBirthing® practitioners who teach prenatal classes to expectant couples.
Ellie is a trained Hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).
Her background in nursing as well as a parent of three led her to the field of perinatal education. During her career as a Doula, birth advocate, and educator, she has actively promoted changes to improve the birthing experience for numerous expectant couples.