Doula training in Texas

In Texas, you are allowed to practice as a doula without having a certification because there is no state requirement to become certified.  Many doulas choose become certified for professional reasons, however, it is entirely voluntary to do so.  In addition, Texas does not require a high school or college in order to work there.

The following is a list of educational resources and classes available in the Texas area which can be used for your doula training.  If the required classes are part of a certification curriculum, they will be noted in the details.  You do not have to be actively pursuing a certification in order to attend these classes, however, you are require to be at least 18 years old.

Doula Training in Fort Worth, TX

Organization Name:  Academy of Certified Birth Educators
Instructor:  Linda Herrick

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The training will consist of a 3 day Birth doula training workshop and a Childbirth for Doulas class.  Both are required towards DONA certification and will be offered on April 27-29, 2017.

There is also an optional Breastfeeding for Doulas class offered on April 28, 2017 which will satisfy the DONA requirement for a breastfeeding course.


  • Read training books from the reading list
    • The Birth Partner by Simkin
    • The Doula Book by Klaus, Klaus & Kennell
  • Complete the course evaluation

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $450
A non-refundable $100 deposit is required during your registration
A $25 discount is available if the fees are paid at least 21 days before the class
The Breastfeeding class is $40
Registration Details

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Doula Training in Dallas, TX

Organization Name:  Natural Beginnings
Phone:  972-699-3921

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

  • 3 day Birth doula training workshop (required credit to satisfy both the Childbirth of Doulas and Birth Doula workshop requirements for DONA International certification)
  • 3 hour Lactation basics for doulas class

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

  • Learn how to support the expectant mother emotionally and physically
  • Identify the signs of labor progression
  • Understand how provide comfort measures in order to releive pain and stress
  • Discuss how to continue to support the new mother during the postpartum period
  • Receive referrals to help start your business
  • Learn how to empower mothers towards breastfeeding through encouragement and techniques
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification


  • Read The Birth Partner 4th Edition, by Penny Simkin before attending class

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $400
Lactation basics for doulas class – $55
Registration Details

Register and pay online by clicking here.