We believe that families deserve compassionate, evidence-based support at all stages of life—no matter their gender, race, religion, class or sexual orientation. Together, we are cultivating culturally humble communities that reimagine the role of reproductive work.

We are a community unified in a commitment to these values:


We are committed to being the best in our industry. Our courses teach critical thinking, encourage continued learning and the sharing of new ideas and information.

Cultural Humility. 

Our community offerings dive deep into historical and cultural context because it matters. Our scholarship programs for trans doulas and BIPOC doulas exist because they need to. And we are committed to creating a new culture around doula work that reflects its many intersections.

Reproductive Justice. 

At DTI, we acknowledge birth as a reproductive justice issue, affected by barriers based on race, class, religion, traditions, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Collaborative Entrepreneurship. 

We regularly collaborate with organizations, individuals and advocates on matters of social justice, reform and birth disparity awareness. We teach our trainees to do the same—to network across, to work toward improving care for all and to cultivate community.

Intentional Growth.

 As a community and staff of thought leaders, researchers and social justice advocates, we believe in intentionally growing our business and doula practices with intersectionality and inclusivity in mind. We incorporate this into our teachings, as well as our strategy as an organization.