Becoming a Birth Professional and Certification Questions and Answers

Question: How can I become a birth doula? I would love to support women during childbirth and don't know where to start.

Answer: The first place to start is to see if you can find a doula group near you or if there are any practicing doulas in your area. Talk to them about how they became doulas and what it's like to be a doula. Next, check the various organizations which train and certify doulas. I have made this a bit easier for you by making a doula comparison chart which lists all the doula certification organizations currently available in North America. Click here to go to that chart. Finally, decide how you would like to train and with what group or organization. I have a list of upcoming workshops HERE or you can go to the Canadian Doula Association website and check their workshop listings.


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