Below is a list of many organizations that train doulas:
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Doula Training: Did you know?
Looking for a doula? Did you know there are several organizations that train doulas in North America and the world? There are a variety of types of birth doula training to suit both the potential doula's interests and that of the expectant parents. Some doulas apply for certification within months after taking a doula training while others may take a few years and still others do not choose to certify. Doulas should continuously be studying up-to-date information on pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum issues. Her training should also include a breastfeeding component. Parents need to ask whether a potential doula has received formal training, what her training has entailed, and how much experience she has.