Month: March 2016

Doula Training in Alaska

In Alaska, there is no requirement for you to receive a certification as a birth doula.  Also, there is no requirement for you to have a bachelor’s degree or any other type of university degree. The following is a list of training classes or workshops available in the state of Alaska that you can use as part of …

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What Does a Postpartum Doula Do?

Postpartum doulas play an important role in the health and emotional well-being of a mother and her newborn during the postpartum period. The postpartum period refers to the first few weeks after childbirth.  Postpartum doulas can stay with the mother up to a few months depending on her needs to ensure that both mom and …

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Doula Training in Wyoming

There is no restriction in Wyoming to have a certification in order to practice in the state. Some doulas do become certified to become qualified for specific jobs, however, it is voluntary. Additionally, Wyoming does not require a high school, college, or equivalent degree in order to work in the state. Below is a listing of various …

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Doula Training in Iowa

There is no requirement for a doula certification in Iowa; both certified and uncertified doulas are allowed to work in the state.  Furthermore, there is no requirement for a college degree. Although a certification is strictly voluntary, many women will pursue one in order to further their careers. The following is a list of educational classes and …

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Doula Training in South Dakota

In South Dakota, you are not required to have a certification or a university degree to train or practice as a doula.  Enrolling in a certification program is entirely voluntary and dependent on your job objectives. Below is a list of educational classes and/or workshops available in South Dakota which can used as part of your doula training. …

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Doula Training in Montana

Montana allows doulas to operate even if they do not have a certification because there is no state requirement to get certified.  You can become certified to in order to receive more training, however, it is entirely voluntary.  Also, Montana does not require a college degree or equivalent in order to work as labor doula. The following is …

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New Beginnings Online Certification

As part of the certification process as a doula for New Beginnings, you must register for the online program, support mothers during their childbirths, read doula training literature, and complete a doula skills checklist. According to New Beginnings, the certification which you will receive is not affiliated with other certification granting programs such as DONA …

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What is a Doula?

A doula (pronunciation doo-la) literally means “woman who serves”.  The primary role of a doula is to assist the expectant mother in order to ensure a positive and safe birth. A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous practical advice, physical support, and emotional support for an expectant mother.  She will serve as an advocate …

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