Doula Training in Kentucky

Like many other states, Kentucky does not require birth doulas to have a certification in order to train or practice as a doula. While there are professional benefits to acquiring a certification, it is entirely voluntary to do so in this state. Below is a list of educational classes and/or workshops available in Kentucky which can be incorporated into your doula training. Some classes are required for a certification; please read the details carefully to determine if they are necessary training for that program.

Doula Training in Lexington, KY

Organization Name:  Erica Manto-Konya, CLD, CCCE, HCHD; Nurture, LLC
Phone:  513-477-4697
CAPPA Certified Labor Doula Training Program

Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators.  CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment.  Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles.  Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.

CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs.  As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
Ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Labor Doula with CAPPA.  This eighteen hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLD program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional labor support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified labor doulas with CAPPA.

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

Trainer Information

Erica Manto-Konya, As a perinatal professional who has been working as a doula for the last 10 years, my philosophy is that giving birth is a normal physiologic event in a woman’s life. Research has proven the benefits of working with a doula, and I believe everyone should have access to a doula during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. As a doula, I am very committed to helping women achieve a positive, informed, and powerful birth and mothering experience. As a CAPPA doula trainer, I am committed to supporting trainees in accomplishing their goals and succeeding in their careers.

Course and Workshop Topics
The CAPPA Labor Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Labor Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:

  • CAPPA certification and policies
  • Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
  • Building bridges with medical/midwifery professionals
  • Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy
  • Support for every stage of labor and birth
  • Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
  • Emotional support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
  • Hospital procedures – risk/benefit as well as alternatives and support
  • Cesarean and VBAC support
  • Prenatal and postpartum consultations and support
  • Breastfeeding initiation and support
  • Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
  • And much more!

Costs and Fees

Early Bird Registration – $350 through 12/1/2016 Registration – $400 Refer your friends and get a “Buddy Pass” rebate of $50 for each one that registers! Partial scholarships available for military/dependents or midwifery students. Apply for a payment plan at

Location and Dates

Pittsburgh:  October 4-5, 2017          8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. each day

Registration Details

Register online at OR

Refund policy: If the trainer cancels the class, the entire fee will be refunded. All other cancellations will be charged a $50.00 processing fee. If the cancellation is made within three weeks of the class, NO refund will be given. With express written approval of the trainer prior to the original training date, payment may be applied to a training class given by Nurture, LLC within 12 months. (If applicant does not attend a workshop within 12 months, all fees are forfeited.)

Doula Training in Jamestown, KY

Organization Name:  Babyology
Phone:  502-836-4663

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

1 day Pre-training course

2 day Birth doula training workshop (requirement for DONA certification)

Course and Workshop Topics
As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:

  • Learn the benefits of being a doula
  • Learn different labor support techniques
  • Understand the significance of birth memory
  • Engage in various labor scenarios and how to respond to them
  • Learn how to market yourself as a doula
  • Identify the best techniques for breastfeeding
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $350
There is a $40 discount for those who register early.  The workshop cost will be $310

Registration Details

You can register online at by clicking here.