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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 – Illinois, Homewood

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Pamela A. King
Dates:
August 14, 2020
August 15, 2020
August 16, 2020

Intro to Childbirth on Friday, August 14, 2020
Breastfeeding Course on Sunday, August 16, 2020

Intro Offered:
August 14, 2020

US – Ohio, Cleveland (Brunswick)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Sunday Tortelli
Dates:
August 15, 2020
August 16, 2020

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course on Friday, August 14, 2020

Intro Offered:
August 14, 2020
Contact:

US – Kentucky, Louisville

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
July 20, 2020
August 17, 2020

This workshop takes place from Monday, July 20, 2020 - Monday, August 17, 2020
Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Kentucky, Lexington

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
August 21, 2020
August 22, 2020
August 23, 2020
Contact:

Online Training

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
August 24, 2020

TENS for Labor
3 contact hours
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) can be a good source of pain relief with few disadvantages. We will focus on how to use it and how to integrate it into your practice.

US – Indiana, Crown Point (Chicagoland area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
Dates:
August 27, 2020
August 28, 2020
August 29, 2020
Contact:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
219-746-9134
Louise_Doula@yahoo.com
http://www.Better-Births.com

US – Michigan, Lansing

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Jen Chandlee
Dates:
September 11, 2020
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020

US – Kentucky, Louisville

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020

Intro to Childbirth on Friday, September 11, 2020

Intro Offered:
September 11, 2020

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Kate Stroud
Dates:
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020
Contact:

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Patty Brennan
Dates:
September 17, 2020
September 18, 2020
September 19, 2020
September 20, 2020

Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Amy L. Gilliland
Dates:
September 18, 2020
September 19, 2020
September 20, 2020

Intro to Childbirth on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Intro Offered:
September 17, 2020
Contact:

US – Kentucky, Louisville

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
September 25, 2020
September 26, 2020
September 27, 2020

US – Missouri, St. Louis

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Indiana, Crown Point (Chicagoland area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
Dates:
October 8, 2020
October 9, 2020
October 10, 2020
Contact:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
219-746-9134
Louise_Doula@yahoo.com
http://www.Better-Births.com

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Patty Brennan
Dates:
October 9, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 11, 2020

Intro to Childbirth included
Breastfeeding Course on Thursday, October 8, 2020

Contact:

US – Ohio, Dayton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
October 9, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 11, 2020

Intro to Childbirth included

Contact:

US – Ohio, Cleveland

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Sunday Tortelli
Dates:
October 10, 2020
October 11, 2020

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course on Friday, October 9, 2020

Intro Offered:
October 9, 2020
Contact:

US – Indiana, Indianapolis

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Molly Mendota
Dates:
October 21, 2020
October 22, 2020
October 23, 2020
October 24, 2020

Intro to Childbirth on Saturday, September 12, 2020
Breastfeeding Course on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Intro Offered:
September 12, 2020

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
October 23, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020
October 26, 2020

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

US – Ohio, Cincinnati

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Jen Chandlee
Dates:
October 23, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
November 6, 2020
November 7, 2020
November 8, 2020

Breastfeeding Course included

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Patty Brennan
Dates:
November 12, 2020
November 13, 2020
November 14, 2020
November 15, 2020

Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Ohio, Cleveland (Middleburg Hts.)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Sunday Tortelli
Dates:
November 14, 2020
November 15, 2020

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course on Friday, November 14, 2020

Intro Offered:
November 13, 2020
Contact:

US – Kentucky, Louisville

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
November 14, 2020
November 15, 2020

Intro to Childbirth on Friday, November 13, 2020

Intro Offered:
November 13, 2020

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Patty Brennan
Dates:
December 4, 2020
December 5, 2020
December 6, 2020

Intro to Childbirth included
Breastfeeding Course on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Contact:

US – Illinois, Elmhurst (Chicago Area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Rachel Dolan Wickersham
Dates:
December 4, 2020
December 5, 2020
December 6, 2020

Breastfeeding Course on Saturday, December 5, 2020

Contact:

US – Illinois, Chicago/Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
December 4, 2020
December 5, 2020
December 6, 2020

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Kate Stroud
Dates:
December 7, 2020
December 8, 2020
Contact:

US – Indiana, Indianapolis

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
January 8, 2021
January 9, 2021
January 10, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Ohio, Cincinnati

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
January 22, 2021
January 23, 2021
January 24, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Illinois, Elmhurst (Chicago Area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Rachel Wickersham
Dates:
April 30, 2021
May 1, 2021
May 2, 2021

Breastfeeding Course on Saturday, May 1, 2021

Contact:

US – Illinois, Elmhurst (Chicago Area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Rachel Wickersham
Dates:
December 10, 2021
December 11, 2021
December 12, 2021

Breastfeeding Course on Saturday, December 11, 2021

Contact:

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.