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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 – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
Dates:
May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021

Intro to Childbirth on Friday, May 14, 2021

Intro Offered:
May 14, 2021
Contact:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
734-395-6900
starcage@gmail.com
http://www.katestroud.com

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
May 21, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 24, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

US – Wisconsin, Madison

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Amy L Gilliland
Dates:
May 21, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 23, 2021

Intro to Childbirth on May 15 & 16, 2021

Intro Offered:
May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021
Contact:

US- Wisconsin, Sun Prairie

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Emily Shier
Dates:
May 21, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 23, 2021
Contact:

US – Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann F Grauer
Dates:
June 2, 2021
June 9, 2021
June 16, 2021

This workshop takes place on Wednesdays for three weeks

US – Wisconsin, Madison

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Amy L Gilliland
Dates:
June 2, 2021
July 7, 2021

This workshop takes place on Wednesdays from June 2 - July 7, 2021
Intro to Childbirth on May 19 & 26, 2021

Contact:

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Jen Chandlee
Dates:
June 11, 2021
June 12, 2021
June 13, 2021

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
July 9, 2021
July 10, 2021
July 11, 2021

Intro to Childbirth included

US – Michigan, Lansing

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
July 16, 2021
July 17, 2021
July 18, 2021
July 19, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

US – Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
July 16, 2021
July 17, 2021
July 18, 2021

US – Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
July 20, 2021
August 24, 2021

This workshop takes place over six weeks on Tuesdays from July 20 - August 24, 2021

US – Indiana, Crown Point (Chicagoland area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
Dates:
July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021
August 1, 2021
Contact:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
219-746-9134
Louise_Doula@yahoo.com
http://www.better-births.com

US – Indiana, Fort Wayne

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
August 4, 2021
August 5, 2021
August 6, 2021
August 7, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

US – Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
online
Trainers:
Amy Gilliland
Dates:
August 20, 2021
August 21, 2021
August 22, 2021
Intro Offered:
August 18, 2021
August 19, 2021
Contact:

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
Dates:
September 18, 2021
September 19, 2021
Contact:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
734-395-6900
starcage@gmail.com
http://www.katestroud.com

US – Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Amy L. Gilliland
Dates:
September 24, 2021
September 25, 2021
September 26, 2021
Intro Offered:
September 23, 2021
Contact:

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
October 22, 2021
October 23, 2021
October 24, 2021

Breastfeeding Course included

US – Wisconsin, Madison

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Amy Gilliland
Dates:
October 22, 2021
October 23, 2021
October 24, 2021
Intro Offered:
October 16, 2021
Contact:

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
October 22, 2021
October 23, 2021
October 24, 2021
October 25, 2021

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
Dates:
November 13, 2021
November 14, 2021
Contact:
Catherine (Kate) Stroud
734-395-6900
starcage@gmail.com
http://www.katestroud.com

US – Indiana, Crown Point (Chicagoland area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
Dates:
November 19, 2021
November 20, 2021
November 21, 2021
Contact:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
219-746-9134
Louise_Doula@yahoo.com
http://www.better-births.com

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

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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.