Postpartum Doula Training in Oregon

Oregon is a state which allows postpartum doulas to practice without a certification.  In other words, there is no state requirement for you to become certified. However, some doulas do seek a certificate in order to become more qualified for future jobs. Additional, there is no requirement in Oregon to have a high school or university degree in order to work.

The following is a list of educational classes and resources in the Oregon area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  Please read the details carefully for the required classes needed to be taken for a certification program.  You must be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.

Postpartum Doula Training in Portland, OR

Organization Name:  MotherTree Birth
Instructor:  Jesse Remer
Phone:  503-407-4732

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 3 day training workshop for women interested in becoming a postpartum doula.  This workshop satisfies the workshop portion of a DONA postpartum doula certification.  You can attend and receive training even if you are not enrolled with DONA, however you will have to bring proof that you have completed a breastfeeding class.  The workshop is offered on July 1-3, 2017.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $675.  If you register early, the price is $575.  There is a deposit.

Registration Details
To register, pay online, and read additional workshop policies, click here.

Organization Name:  Birthingway College
Phone:  503-760-3131

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

In order to apply to the postpartum doula certification program, you must attend a Birthingways-approved workshop called “Postpartum Doula: Supporting Transitions After Birth”. After applying to the program, you must register as a member, enroll in the college, and finish the coursework to receive your certification.

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

  • Discuss the various responsibilities of a postpartum doula 
  • Learn how to provide care for both the new mother and infant
  • Discuss the physical aspects of the postpartum period, such as hormonal changes.
  • Understand the different mood disorders that can occur after childbirth
  • Learn how to provide breastfeeding support to the mother
  • Receive training on how to manage your business
  • Discuss the standards of practice, ethics, and the certification process for Birthingway

Costs and Fees
The fees for this training program are as follows:

  • Application Fee $25.00
  • Enrollment Fee $75.00
  • Workshop Fee $450.00
  • Registration Fee $55.00 for every term
  • Technology Fee $35.00 for every term
  • Certification Fee $50.00
  • Re-certification Fee $50.00

Registration Details

You can apply to the postpartum doula certification programs by clicking here.