Birth and Postpartum Doula

Begin Your Birthwork Journey with Birth and Postpartum Doula Training

Empower parents through the phases of pregnancy, childbirth and into postpartum care

Become a Trusted Doula

Are you enthusiastic about supporting families through the transformative phases of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum?
Welcome to Doula School International’s extensive 75-hour Birth and Postpartum Doula Training program. We offer internationally recognized certifications and our training programs provide an extensive skill set to effectively guide and support your clients through every aspect of their birthing and parenting journeys.
  • Internationally Recognized Certification: Obtain a dual 75-hour certification in both birth and postpartum doula work. Explore the multifaceted dimensions of birthwork, including physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual aspects.

  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Develop a deep understanding and practical skills to confidently support empowered pregnancies, labors, births, and postpartum periods. Learn about advocacy, effective therapeutic techniques, and comprehensive client support strategies.

Recommended for:

  • Individuals aspiring to embark on a new career journey in birthwork
  • Expectant parents seeking to deepen their understanding of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Educators passionate about perinatal and infant health
  • Birth doulas looking to enhance their skills and knowledge
  • Counselors dedicated to supporting families during the perinatal period
  • Healthcare professionals seeking comprehensive training in perinatal care
  • Yoga teachers interested in integrating prenatal and postnatal support into their practice
  • Individuals committed to reproductive health and holistic wellness.

Duration and Effort:

75+ hours

Completion timeframe: 1-24 months. Dependent on your desired pace and enrollment choice


Certified Birth Doula & Certified Postpartum Doula

Qualifies for obtaining membership in state and provincial associations


Mentors available for one-on-one support

Access to many free and low-cost webinars for continuing education

Enrollment Options:

Fully Self-Paced (start anytime)

Live-Virtual Trainings

In-Person Course over 5 days

Customizable and Flexible Learning:

Choose the learning experience that’s right for you. We offer a range of enrollment options, including Fully Self-Paced, Live-Virtual Course, or In-Person Course, catering to diverse learning preferences and schedules.

In Person

Meet Community
$1200 USD*
  • 1x 30-minute session with your dedicated mentor
  • Participate in in-person lectures and workshops led by your birth and postpartum doula trainers.
  • Gain immediate on-demand access to pre-course and post-course doula seminar modules.
  • Engage in hands-on workshops exploring labor support and postpartum techniques.
  • Receive course materials and handouts tailored to your learning journey.
  • Access reading materials and assignments to enrich your understanding.


Learn Anywhere, Anytime
$1200 USD*
  • JUNE 21-23/ JULY 13-14, 2024 or SEPT 21, 22, 28, OCT 5/6, 2024
  • 1x 30-minute session with your dedicated mentor.
  • Participate in live Zoom lectures with your doula trainers and international experts, fostering group support and interactive discussions.
  • Instantly access doula seminar videos, including tutorials on doula support.
  • Explore tutorials and lectures on pregnancy, labor and early postpartum support.
  • Receive course materials and handouts to support your virtual learning journey.
  • Engage with reading materials and assignments to enhance your understanding.


Customize Your Learning Experience
$1050 USD*
  • 2 x 30-minute sessions with your dedicated mentor.
  • Immediate access to Birth and Postpartum doula content that you can engage with at your convenience.
  • Explore tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters and lectures on birth support and postpartum care.
  • Receive comprehensive course materials and handouts for self-paced learning.
  • Engage with reading materials and assignments to deepen your knowledge.

Payment Plans Available

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Why Choose Our Program?

We offer a 75-hour comprehensive exploration of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support, ensuring a thorough understanding of all aspects.

Join a Global Movement: We’re dedicated to enhancing birth experiences and upholding the rights of pregnant and birthing individuals worldwide

Create Meaningful Change: As a doula, you can make a tangible difference in people’s lives while pursuing a fulfilling career that is aligned with your passions.

Provide Essential Support: Offer priceless assistance to families as they form strong bonds with their newborns and navigate unforeseen challenges.

Course Credentials

A Globally Recognized Accreditation in Doula Education
In today’s diverse and competitive environment, possessing an accreditation recognized across borders is really important. Our program offers two esteemed certificates: one as a certified birth and labor doula and the other in certified postpartum doula care, providing you with a comprehensive foundation. We delve into every aspect of birthwork, from understanding pregnancy changes to advocating for diverse families, encompassing physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual dimensions of birth, empowering you with holistic knowledge.

Doula School International offers certifications that hold significance not only locally but also on an international scale.

Here’s why our certification stands out:

Global and Prestigious Recognition:
The skills and knowledge you acquire from Doula School International are culturally relevant and backed by a globally recognized certification and institution. This acknowledgment underscores the credibility, thoroughness, and standard of excellence maintained by our training program for over 20 years. Doula School International is a registered vocational school in Canada and recognized worldwide.


Exceeding Industry Standards: Our certification surpasses industry norms and best practices in birth and labor doula training. Our diploma signifies comprehensive training, ensuring you possess the essential skills and knowledge required in this field. Additionally, as a leading training institution, we have pioneered hospital and home doula programs in our communities, providing you with a solid foundation, professional opportunities, and career credibility in birthwork.


I think this is a wonderful and much needed program. I see this specialty really helping so many lives. Even as a trained midwife I learned so much! I was personally guided and mentored through this entire journey and was provided with honest and constructive feedback that I greatly appreciate.

Rachelle Stimac

I must say, I enrolled for the holistic program and I’ve listened to the first audio introduction and OH MY I am excited! This course is what my dreams are made of. Cannot waaaait to have these tools under my belt. Doula School is incredible. I am so grateful for you!


The videos on these modules for the dual stream are SO GOOD. First of all it’s great to be able to see/hear you guys especially as a home-study person and secondly so much of the content is covering stuff I was really wondering about (e.g what is meant by emotional support, and the nuances of relationship building with primary care folks). Loving it!!


Training with DTC to become a Birth Doula has been an amazing positive experience in my life. I feel so blessed to have joined a sensational group of women pushing the bar to educate, encourage and empower women during the most incredible journey of their life.

Begin Your Journey Today

Choose the learning path that’s best for you: In-Person, Self-Directed, or Live-Virtual, and access tailored benefits to suit your pace and preferences.

Prestigious Recognition:

In-Person: Engage in hands-on workshops, lectures, and online resources. Includes course materials and a 30-minute mentorship session.



Live Virtual: Participate in interactive classes at your convenience, featuring a 30-minute mentorship sessions and a wide selection of online seminars and materials.



Self-Directed: Go at your own pace with live Zoom lectures, community interaction, on-demand videos, two 30-minute mentorship sessions, and comprehensive pregnancy and postpartum tutorials.



Mentorship: No matter your chosen learning path, you’ll receive personalized mentorship. Plus, you’ll benefit from up to two 30-minute Zoom consultations with our seasoned mentors, who are here to support you through every stage of your doula training journey.

Doula Training Framework

Our training framework is designed to help individuals seeking to expand their skills, embark on a career change, or establish their birth business. We’ve structured our courses to offer actionable steps for success in the realm of birth work.

Training and Specialization

Certification and Experience

Business Building

Curriculum Overview

Pregnancy Changes
Explore conception, hormonal fluctuations, and effective support strategies for clients facing challenges during pregnancy.
Diversity and Inclusion
Understand historical, cultural, and sociological factors to enhance support for families from diverse backgrounds.
Labor and Birth
Learn about the doula’s role, providing emotional support, and implementing comfort measures, while advocating for clients during labor.
Medications and Interventions
Gain insights into medication options, managing challenging situations, and providing support during cesarean births.
Doula Business
Discover strategies for starting your practice, exploring various options, and conducting client consultations effectively.
Newborn Care and Feeding
Understand newborn characteristics and learn effective strategies for supporting families in newborn care and feeding.
Perinatal Health Disorders

Identify and support families dealing with perinatal mental health issues, providing essential care and resources.

Postpartum Support Techniques
Engage in hands-on workshops and lectures focusing on early postpartum care techniques and best practices.

The Value of Dual Certification

Your Investment: Enroll in the combined Birth and Postpartum Doula Training starting at $1050.00, with flexible payment plans available for your convenience.

Enrolling in both the Birth and Postpartum Doula Training simultaneously offers a myriad of benefits, enhancing your capabilities and expanding your opportunities in the field of birthwork:

Enhanced Client Support:
Gain a deeper understanding of the entire birth journey, empowering you to offer comprehensive care to families from pregnancy through postpartum.

Expanded Business Opportunities:
Diversify your services by providing inclusive and holistic support, establishing yourself as a versatile doula capable of meeting comprehensive client needs.

Deeper Confidence:
Acquire extensive knowledge and hands-on experience across all stages of childbirth and postpartum, bolstering your confidence as a doula and empowering you to serve families effectively.

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Begin Your Journey Today!

Learn with Doula School International and make a profound impact in your community, supporting families during some of the most important moments of their lives.

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