In Michigan, there is no requirement to hold a certification or to have a college degree in the state. You may wish to become certified depending on your career path, however, it is strictly voluntary. Additionally, the state does not have a licensure in order to operate your business.
Below is a list of educational classes available in Michigan which can be part of your doula training. If you are going to attend a certification-granting program, please read the details carefully to determine whether the classes are a required part of that program’s curriculum.
Doula Training in Grand Rapids, MI
Organization Name: Birth Kalamazoo
Instructor: Jessica English
Course and Workshop Details
This is a 4 day birth doula training workshop that is required for DONA certification. There is also a Childbirth for Doulas class that accompanies the workshop which is also required for DONA certification. This set of courses are offered on November 2-5, 2017 from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening.
Costs and Fees
Birth doula training workshop including the childbirth for doulas class – $525.00 if you register early. The fee is $575 if you register late.
To register, click here.
Doula Training in Ann Arbor, MI
Organization Name: Center for the Childbearing Year
Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
- 3 day Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)
Course and Workshop Topics
As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
- What to look for in a normal birth
- Identify challenges during a difficult birth
- Demonstrate how to use massages to give comfort
- Discuss basic anatomy and physiology of birth
- Learn the emotional needs of the mother
- Discuss the process of the certification
Costs and Fees
3 day Birth Doula Workshop – $520
Early registration discount of $50, total cost of workshop will be $470