Doula Training in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a state which does not require you to have a certification to work.  There are both certified and uncertified birth doulas working in the state because becoming certified is strictly voluntary.

Listed below are educational classes available in Wisconsin which can be integrated into your doula training.  If the classes are a required part of a program’s curriculum, it will be noted in the details.

Doula Training in Madison, WI and Green Bay, WI

Organization Name:  Doulaing the Doula
Instructor:  Amy Gilliland
Phone:  608-225-4738

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
Each session will include the following:

  • 1 day Introduction course to Childbirth for Doulas (required part of DONA certification)
  • 3 day, 16 hour Birth doula training workshop (required part of DONA certification)

Dates and times offered:

  • Madison: April 1 (Intro), April 7-9, 2017
  • Green Bay:  June 1 (Intro), June 2-4, 2017
  • Madison:  October 21 (Intro), October 27-29, 2017

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

  • Determine your role during prenatal, labor, and early postpartum periods
  • Use hands on methods to practice comfort techniques
  • Demonstrate positions during labor
  • Recognize the various emotional needs of the mother
  • Offering information to the mother to aid her decision making
  • Learn to communicate with other healthcare providers
  • Discuss the process of the certification


Read the DONA approved books:

  • The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
  • Special Women: the Role of the Professional Labor Assistant 

Costs and Fees

Introduction to Childbirth course -$90 at Madison, $100 at Milwaukee
Birth Doula Workshop – $375 at Madison, $425 at Milwaukee

Registration Details

Register online and pay fees by clicking here.  Early registration discount at $25 off is available.