Advanced Doula Course

Course details coming soon.


This course is designed specifically for providers who desire to, or are currently working in professions that serve the perinatal population. The primary focus is to build upon the foundational knowledge of perinatal professionals; to enhance the quality, intentionality & responsiveness in services provided, throughout various reproductive experiences.

Participants will be challenged to explore their own understandings of the perinatal period, trauma, mental health & community wellness. Participants will learn how to provide services responsibly & sustainably from a trauma informed lens, with an awareness for systemic influences that impact the perinatal population. There is an emphasis on community building, implementing research based best practices & how to provide safe, affirming & trauma informed care. Teaching materials will include various sources, including activities rooted in activism, networking & literature from diverse voices.


Required text:


  • Van Dernoot Lipsky, L. (2010). Trauma stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others.


  • Cohen, E. C. (2017). Nurture: A modern guide to pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood - and trusting yourself and your body.


Registration options will be available soon. For more information, please contact


Kaleigh Mancha

Photograph of Kaleigh Mancha

Kaleigh Mancha has served as a Full Spectrum birthworker & Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over a decade. Kaleigh graduated from UNLV in 2008 with her BA in Psychology, moving on to earn her Master’s in Psychology from Cal Poly State University (SLO) in 2011. As a birthworker she is certified as a Loss, Death, Labor & Postpartum Doula. In January 2017 she was awarded the DTI “Outstanding Doula of the Year” Award for the contributions she’s made in addressing & reducing trauma in birthwork within the Las Vegas community.


In 2017, she started K.a.y. & M.e. because she believes “Wellness is a necessity, not a luxury”. K.a.y. & M.e. is a full service, culturally responsive & accessible small business providing therapy, trauma informed yoga & doula services. She is trained & specializes in perinatal & postpartum mood disorders (PMADs), reproductive experiences, complex trauma & life transitions. In 2019 Kaleigh co-created the 1st nationally grant funded doula & PMADs screening program for survivors of violence, at no cost to birthing folks. The impact of this project inspired her to actualize a long held vision- to open a physical space that centered the decolonization of wellness. In 2020, Kaleigh co- founded Heart & Sol Collective in an effort to help people find a healing space while building community. Heart & Sol Collective is a BIPOC lead collective that provides offerings such as: mental health services, childbirth education, is a human milk donation center & more.


Kaleigh is an active mentor & public speaker, with much of her work focused on reproductive justice & helping folks reclaim & decolonize their wellness & healing. 



Registration fees for this course will be revealed soon. Stay tuned!

Continuing Education

Nursing CEU: Contact Hours - 24.

CE is offered by the School of Nursing, University of Nevada Las Vegas. The UNLV School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing Nursing Education by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.


Days 1 and 2 will take place at Heart and Sol Collective.

7381 Prairie Falcon Road, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89128

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