Upcoming Doula Training Workshops:
Fort Worth, TX
April 25th 26th and 27th (2017)
June 8th, 9th and 10th (2018)
Begin YOUR Doula Journey Today....
Becoming a doula is more than just a career, it is a promise to the mother-to-be and family that you will provide them with the highest quality of service and non-judgmental support. Because of that, DoulaVersity's certification course material exceeds all standards - is interactive, offering mock scenarios requiring participation on your part so you can fine tune your doula skills before going solo.
Students can choose between taking courses completely online, or come to one of our doula training workshops for more hands-on learning and the ultimate doula training experience!
What Is A Doula?
The definition of a birth doula is a birth professional who helps a woman before, during and after birth. A doula does not provide medical care in any form. Therefore, there are no federal or state requirements on certification. A doula works for the client, but also cooperates with the mother’s doctor or midwife. You do not need to be a mother yourself, nor have a medical background to become a doula—just a passion for birth and the desire to support families through the process.
A Typical Birth Doula provides:
Support before birth: This will usually consist of at least one prenatal visit where she may provide some basic education, support, referrals, comfort measure techniques, and help with birth planning. It is also a time to get to know the family and understand their desires for birth, and the role that they have envisioned for their doula.
Support during birth: A doula provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the birthing mom and her partner/family etc. This support has been proven to significantly lower many birth interventions, such as cesarean sections, use of medications, etc. Furthermore, women have shorter labors and express greater satisfaction with their birth experiences, their partners, and have healthier babies!
Research shows the presence of a doula can:
- Decrease the cesarean section rate by 51%
- Decrease the length of labor by 25%
- Decrease Pitocin use by 71%
- Decrease the use of epidurals by 60%
- Decrease the use of forceps by 57%
(Source: Mothering the Mother by Klaus, Kennel and Klaus)
Support after birth: After birth the doula provides an in-home visit to provide help to ease the transition into motherhood.
"Trisha is an incredible teacher! She is passionate, yet calm and professional, patient and knowledgeable. I know I am super biased, but I have never been able to sit for 10 hours and focus, understand, and retain what is taught........the combination of her props, writing, testing, visuals, and active participation was all so well thought out!"
- Kimberly S.
"Trisha and Christy are two of the best people you could ever meet! Trisha is an amazing trainer and chock full of knowledge, as is Christy! Doulaversity is a super comprehensive program and when you are finished you know without a doubt that you can step out into the doula world with confidence! Looking forward to many more trainings/certifications through Doulaversity!"