Doula Training in Louisiana

Louisiana is the perfect state to work as a doula because the state does not require a certification or a college degree to practice.  Although becoming certified as a labor doula looks good on your resume, it is strictly voluntary to do so in this state.

Listed below are educational classes and/or workshops available in Louisiana which can be used as your doula training.  If you want to enroll in a program to become certified, please read the details carefully to determine if they are necessary training for that program.

Doula Training in Baton Rouge, MA

Organization Name:  Academy of Childbirth Educators
Instructor:  Hope DeYoung-Daniels
Phone:  913-782-5116

Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day birth doula training course that is required for DONA certification.  This set of courses are offered on the following dates

  • (Optional) Breastfeeding for doulas class on Oct 6, 2017
  • Childbirth for doulas class is offered on Oct 6, 2017
  • Training workshop is offered from Oct 7-8, 2017.

Costs and Fees
Birth doula training workshop including the childbirth for doulas class – $425.00 for early registration, $450 for late registration.  A $100 deposit is required.

Registration Details

To register and pay online, click here.

Doula Training in New Orleans, LA

Organization Name:  Capital City Doula Services

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

  • 1 day Introduction to Childbirth course (7 hours, required for DONA certification) 
  • Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)

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

  • How to provide comfort to the mother
  • Learn how to operate your doula business
  • Understand what to do when meeting with your clients
  • Practice communication skills
  • Engage in networking with your colleagues
  • Learn how to work with other health care providers
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification


  • Read the DONA approved literature: The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and All Other Labor Companions, 4rd edition

Costs and Fees

3 day Birth Doula workshop – $475, $200 deposit required
Early registration discount is $50 for a total of $425
Late registration fee is $25 for a total of $500
Registration Details

You can register online at by clicking here.