Birth Doula Training IN PERSON




Prefer learning in person?

We’re thrilled to introduce our hybrid program, primarily conducted in person with a few supplementary self-directed modules.

Spend three days together in person, diving into the foundational content essential to becoming a labor and birth doula. Create powerful connections with peers and your instructor face-to-face, and leave inspired and prepared to embark on your journey as a Birth Doula!

Our Labor and Birth Doula certification program will enhance your confidence in providing compassionate support and implementing “best birth practices.”

With our unparalleled demonstrations and mentorship, transitioning into a labor and birth doula will be an exhilarating experience that sets the stage for a fulfilling career.

Browse through the dates provided below to enroll in our in-person training sessions. Select from a variety of dates and locations to find the one that suits you best.

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Birth Doula Training

Our Birth Doula IN PERSON Hybrid training offers a powerful, authentic and sustainable path for you to awaken your life’s purpose. Join us on this journey to deepen your understanding of pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum care.


Explore the fundamentals, including:

  • Mastering effective communication within the doula profession
  • Understanding childbirth physiology and the intricacies of the birthing process
  • Learning coping mechanisms and providing additional support during labor
  • Navigating medical options and offering assistance in both hospital and home birth settings
  • Identifying postpartum warning signs and offering initial breastfeeding support
  • Establishing successful doula business practices, managing contracts, and fostering positive client relations
  • Embracing advocacy and prioritizing client-directed care
  • And much more!

Get the tools and resources needed to inspire positive change within yourself and your community, fostering intention, confidence, and collaboration!

Course details

Duration and effort


In-person Locations



Our Instructors

Stefanie Antunes

Stefanie Antunes

Karena Dang
Karena Dang
Shandelle Ferguson
Shandelle Ferguson
Jennifer Fontaine
Jenn Fontaine
Andrea Paul
Andrea Paul
Asma Rahman
Asma Rahman
fertility doula

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What our students say
about this course

ClareOctober 2021
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" This course has utterly blown me away. I signed up with the intention to fix my garden but what I’m learning has exceeded all of my expectations "
TobyJune 2021
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"I am so grateful to your whole team for an incredible course. It has far exceeded my expectations and exposed me to lots of new ideas that I know I will continue to explore further."
NinaNovember 2021
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"Material was rich! The easy and open minded personality of the teachers really helped. It Open my eyes on pattern and energy"
MarcFebruari 2021
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"All the information was super practical and could be directly implemented. Really pleased with the course material and interaction with others during the Zoom sessions."
MaartenNovermber 2021
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"Presenters were awesome. Information came from people who are doing it. No one presented the information as the only way to do it. It was very collaborative"

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.


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

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TORONTO, ON. SEPT 20-22, 2024, SUSSEX, NB. OCT 17-19, 2024, LONDON, ON. OCT 18-20, 2024, DARTMOUTH, NS. NOV 1-3, 2024, MONTREAL, QC NOV 22-24, 2024, DARTMOUTH, NS. MAR 20-22, 2025, SUSSEX, NB. APR 24-26, 2025, OTTAWA, ON. OCT 26-27, 2025


5 – 10 hours per week


85 hours


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