Birth Doula

Doula School International: Empowering Your Journey to Become a Doula

Support parents through pregnancy, childbirth and early postpartum

Supporting Families

Do you dream about supporting families through the profound journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period?

At Doula School International, we offer a comprehensive 50+ hour Birth Doula Training Program. Our program provides you with internationally recognized certification and equips you with comprehensive skills to effectively guide and support your clients.

  • Obtain an internationally recognized 50+ hour certification as a birth doula from a globally respected institution.
  • Explore the multifaceted landscape of Birthwork, including its physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual dimensions.
  • Gain the expertise and tools needed to effectively support empowered pregnancies, labors and births with confidence and competence.
  • Learn advocacy and therapeutic skills to assist your clients in navigating the complex choices available to them.

Ideal for:

  • Those embarking on a new career in birthwork
  • Educators and counselors
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Yoga instructors
  • Those dedicated to reproductive health and justice

Duration and Effort:

50+ hours

Completion timeframe: 1 to 24 months, depending on your preferred pace and enrollment selection

Certifications:

Certified Birth Doula

Eligible for membership in provincial and state associations

Mentorship:

Ongoing one-on-one support from mentors

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

Enrollment Options:

Fully Self-Paced (begin anytime!)

Live-Virtual Trainings

In-Person Course spanning 3 days

Flexible Learning Options:

Customize your learning journey with our diverse enrollment options: Fully Self-Paced, Live-Virtual Course, or In-Person Course.

 

We cater to diverse learning preferences and schedules.

In Person

Meet Community
$695 USD*
  • One 30-minute session with your dedicated mentor
  • In-person lectures and workshops led by your birth and labor doula trainer
  • Instant on-demand access to pre-course and post-course doula seminar modules
  • Hands-on workshops exploring labor support and early postpartum support techniques
  • Comprehensive course lessons and handouts to kickstart your journey
  • Engaging reading materials and assignments for a deeper understanding of the content

LIVE VIRTUAL

Join Anytime!
$695 USD*
  • One 30-minute session with your dedicated mentor
  • Live lectures with your doula trainers and international experts via Zoom, providing group support, community building, engaging Q&A sessions, and interactive discussions
  • Instant on-demand access to doula seminar videos, including tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters
  • Tutorials and lectures covering labor and early postpartum support
  • Comprehensive course lessons and handouts to jumpstart your journey
  • Reading materials and assignments designed to enhance your learning experience and comprehension

SELF DIRECTED

Learn at Your Own Pace
$600 USD*
  • 2 x 30-minute sessions with your dedicated mentor
  • Instant on-demand access to Birth Doula information and videos
  • Tutorials covering pregnancy support for all trimesters
  • Lectures and tutorials on labor and early postpartum support
  • Comprehensive course lessons and handouts for a seamless start
  • Reading materials and assignments aimed at enriching your learning journey and building your expertise and confidence
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Why Choose Doula School International?

Experience a comprehensive 50+ hour exploration into pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

Join a global movement dedicated to enhancing birth experiences and upholding the rights of all pregnant and birthing individuals.

Make a genuine impact in people’s lives while pursuing your passion and earning a livelihood.

Provide invaluable support to the families you serve as they prepare for their new arrival and navigate unexpected circumstances.

Course Credentials

Embark on a Global Journey in Doula Education

In today’s diverse and competitive environment, having an accreditation recognized across borders is essential.

 

Our program offers a comprehensive 50+ hour exploration into every facet of birthwork. From understanding physiological changes during pregnancy to advocating for families of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences, we delve into physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual dimensions, empowering you with holistic and practical knowledge.

 

Doula School International provides a certification esteemed at an international level. Here’s why our certification stands out:

Global Institution: The skills and knowledge you gain from Doula School International are culturally relevant and backed by a globally recognized certification and institution. This recognition underscores the credibility, thoroughness, and standard of excellence maintained by our training program over the past 20 years.

 

Exceeding Industry Standards: Our certification surpasses industry norms and best practices in birth and labor doula training. Our certification indicates that you’ve undergone comprehensive training, ensuring you possess the essential skills and knowledge required in this field.

 

Beyond being a premier training institution, we have pioneered hospital doula programs internationally. We take great pride in providing each person with a strong foundation, ongoing professional opportunities, and credibility for your career in birthwork.

Cynthia

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!

Johanna

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!!

Nadia

Training with Doula School 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 people 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 two 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, a 30-minute mentorship session, 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

Whether you aim to enhance your skills, transition careers, or grow your birth business, our training modules are designed to offer actionable strategies for success in the field of birthwork.

Training and Specialization

Doula Training and Specialization

Certification and Experience

Doula Certification and Experience

Business Building

Doula Business Building

Curriculum

Pregnancy Changes
  • Understand conception and the journey of pregnancy
  • Explore normal pregnancy changes and methods to assist individuals experiencing challenges and discomforts
  • Learn about the hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum stages
Diversity and Inclusion
  • Examine the historical context of birth and its relevance today
  • Explore the evolution of labor support throughout history
  • Address issues impacting under-resourced families and discover methods to offer assistance
  • Understand the dynamics of working with families from diverse cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and strategies to enhance support
  • Reflect on and explore knowledge gaps and personal bias
Prenatal Support
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the BEST prenatal support strategies
  • Explore a range of activities for prenatal visits with families
  • Learn the MOST effective techniques for client consultations to get hired
  • Review communication tools and strategies for maximizing interactions with families and healthcare providers
Labour and Birth
  • Understand the signs and stages of labor
  • Explore the doula’s role and methods to support individuals throughout the birthing process
  • Dive into the five elements of care: emotional, physical, informational, partner support, and advocacy
  • Practice hands-on skills to enhance comfort and alleviate pain during labor
Medications and Interventions
  • Learn about common medications available during labor and birth, their advantages, and potential drawbacks
  • Explore strategies for managing the most common challenging situations as a doula
  • Understand the reasons for cesarean deliveries and methods to support families through such experiences
Postpartum Support
  • Learn about typical newborn characteristics
  • Explore newborn feeding practices and techniques to support families
  • Understand perinatal health disorders and available support options
Doula Business
  • Discuss strategies for acquiring initial clients
  • Learn how to launch and establish your doula practice
  • Explore various options for working as a doula

Want to be a full time birth woker? Take BOTH Birth AND Postpartum Doula Courses together and SAVE

Your Investment: Select from a range of enrollment options starting at $1200.00 USD, allowing you to begin this transformative journey with flexible payment plans.

Interested in becoming both a birth and postpartum doula? We have the perfect option for you.

Our Birth & Postpartum Training Program will enhance your confidence in providing compassionate support and implementing “best birth and postpartum practices.” This unique program offers certifications in both areas simultaneously!

 

 

With our one-of-a-kind demonstrations and mentorship, your journey to becoming a birth and postpartum doula will be exciting and rewarding. Double your learning and your business with this certification!

Your Journey Begins Now!

Transform lives with Doula School International.

 

We are dedicated to empowering individuals like you to make a profound impact on families’ lives during their most transformative moments. Start this fulfilling journey and join our community of passionate birth advocates today!

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