Professional Doula Certification

Become a Certified Birth Doula

Are you a doula at heart? Doulas offer their continuous presence and emotional support to women in pregnancy and birth. They also are knowledgeable in comfort measures and have a deep understanding of the laboring woman’s desires for her pregnancy and birth. A doula’s purpose is to support women and their physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Refine your path to becoming a knowledgeable and effective doula.

Our Full Training Includes:

  • Training binder with additional handouts and digital files
  • A comprehensive 3-day training which will include marketing and managing a birth business.
  • An invitation to join our online group forum where you can connect with your instructors and sister birth professionals.

Lifetime Professional Doula Training Certification

To be certified as a HypnoBirthing Birth Doula you need to be a HBCE & pass an open book certification examination that is based on the materials covered in your training/retreat.  All certification candidates must be over the age of 18 and must be physically able to perform the hands-on comfort measures demonstrated in the training.


6 – Step Training Process

Step 1: Read the books from the required  reading list and write a review for each:

  • HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan
  • Squaring the Circle: Normal Birth Research, Theory and Practice in a Technological Age by Soo Downe and Sheena Byrom
  • The Doula’s Guide to Empowering your Birth by Lindsay Bliss
  • Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America by Theresa Morris
  • Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis by Julia Chinyere Oparah, Helen Arega, Dantia Hudson, Linda Jones, and Talita Oseguera
  • Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Pocket Guide for Helping Mothers by Nancy Mohrbacher

Step 2: Complete a blood borne pathogens course.

Step 3: Obtain CPR certification

Step 4: Attend the training!

Step 5: Pass open book examination

Step 6: Observe 2 births

  • Write summaries for each birth including what you learned, what you would do differently and how the experience influenced your work as a doula.

Professional Birth Doula Certification Training Dates