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DONA approved Doula Workshops are your first step toward certification!

We have 165 excellent DONA approved doula trainers worldwide, so chances are great you will find a doula training near you. Let’s get started, future doula! Search below to find your birth or postpartum doula training.

Workshop Prerequisites

DONA International trainers often have specific prerequisites for attending their workshop, so be sure to check with your trainer when you register. Trainers manage their own workshop registration, so reach out directly to the trainer to get signed up.

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*** In response to the current stay at home orders and reccomendations, note that over seventy DONA doula training workshops through August have been approved to be held virtually due to COVID-19.  Please check with your trainer as to if the listed workshop will be held in the city listed or if it will be moved to an online platform.***


US – Maryland, Baltimore

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Nikia Lawson
Dates:
October 20, 2021
October 21, 2021
October 22, 2021

Intro to Childbirth on October 5, 7, 12, 14, 2021
Breastfeeding Course on October 26, 2021

US – Washington, DC – ONLINE

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
online
Dates:
November 8, 2021

2021 DMV Perinatal Mental Health Symposium
A full-day Symposium highlighting trauma and pathways to healing for the perinatal population. Topics covered include power dynamics in the doula role, navigating perinatal loss as a helping professional, birth trauma, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders 101, and more!

6 Contact Hours

US – Washington, DC

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Nicole Heidbreder
Dates:
November 11, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 13, 2021
November 14, 2021

Intro to Childbirth included
Breastfeeding Course on November 22, 2021

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US – Washington, DC

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
December 10, 2021
December 11, 2021
December 12, 2021

Check website for Breastfeeding Course options

US – Washington, DC

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
January 11, 2022
January 18, 2022
January 25, 2022

US – Maryland, Rockville

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Marcia Thuermer
Dates:
January 20, 2022
January 21, 2022
January 22, 2022
January 23, 2022

Can’t find a nearby workshop?

Thank you for your interest in taking a DONA International doula training. If you entered your location in the search tool above and did not find a workshop in your area, please try the following:

    • Enter your city, state, province/area and choose 250 miles as the distance.
    • Contact one or more of the trainers who come up in the search within 250 miles of your area and inquire if any of those DONA approved doula trainers have a workshop scheduled for your area in the near future or are willing to bring a workshop to your area. Many trainers are happy to travel and to work with you to arrange a sponsored or hosted workshop in your area.