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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.

Workshop Type

As you search for workshops you will see that they are listed as virtual, in-person, or hybrid.

– Virtual: a LIVE virtual workshop where 100% of the requirements for workshop completion are met virtually with a DONA-approved trainer

– In-Person: a workshop where 100% of the requirements for workshop completion are met in-person with a DONA-approved trainer

– Hybrid: Hybrid workshops are those that have a virtual and in-person component. Both parts must be taught by the same trainer and, when possible, with the same cohort. Hybrid workshops are not trainings taught in person with a live/streaming video feed.

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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, Chicago

Workshop Type:
Postpartum Doula Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Ann Grauer
Dates:
February 1, 2022
February 8, 2022
February 15, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 1, 2022

Weekly from February 1, 2022 - March 8, 2022

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
February 18, 2022
February 19, 2022
February 20, 2022
February 21, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course, Included

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
March 4, 2022
March 5, 2022
March 6, 2022

Breastfeeding Course included

US – Indiana, Crown Point (Chicagoland area)

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
Dates:
March 5, 2022
March 6, 2022
March 12, 2022
March 13, 2022

Intro to Childbirth included

Contact:
Louise Albrecht-Mallinger
219-746-9134
Louise_Doula@yahoo.com
http://www.better-births.com

US – Michigan, Lansing

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
March 11, 2022
March 12, 2022
March 13, 2022
March 14, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

Contact:

US – Michigan, Ypsilanti

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Catherine Stroud
Dates:
March 19, 2022
March 20, 2022
Contact:

US – Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Robin Elise Weiss
Dates:
April 8, 2022
April 9, 2022
April 10, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course included

Contact:

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
June 10, 2022
June 11, 2022
June 12, 2022
June 13, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding course included

US – Michigan, Lansing

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
July 15, 2022
July 16, 2022
July 17, 2022
July 18, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

Contact:

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022
July 24, 2022

Breastfeeding Course included

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
September 16, 2022
September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022
September 19, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

Contact:

US – Michigan, Ann Arbor

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
September 16, 2022
September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022
September 19, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

US – Illinois, Wheaton

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Lisa Upham
Dates:
October 21, 2022
October 22, 2022
October 23, 2022

Breastfeeding Course included

US – Michigan, Grand Rapids

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
in-person
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
October 21, 2022
October 22, 2022
October 23, 2022
October 24, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

Contact:

US – Michigan, Lansing

Workshop Type:
Birth Doula Workshop
Location Type:
Virtual
Trainers:
Jessica English
Dates:
December 2, 2022
December 3, 2022
December 4, 2022
December 5, 2022

Intro to Childbirth and Breastfeeding Course Included

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.