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Doula Trainings International

Self-Guided Postpartum Doula Training

Self-Guided Postpartum Doula Training

Our postpartum doula training equips you to provide comprehensive support to families and birthing individuals after childbirth. 

In months 1-3 of this program, you'll learn DTI’s core concepts, postpartum basics, birth anatomy, infant feeding and business basics through our course platform as well as live calls with your educator. Once your field work with clients is complete, you'll receive certification for life!

Offered online, this training is flexible, affordable and geared toward building and cultivating community within your practice, as you learn at your own pace and train with seasoned educators. Like any of our courses, you'll also become a member of DTI's learning community which supports you as long as you're practicing!

By registering for a DTI full-spectrum program, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

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  • Core Concepts for DTI Doulas

    This coursework includes the Slow Doula Method, The Power of Language, and addresses how Doulas act as advocates.

  • Life of a Postpartum Doula

    We'll talk about the role of a doula, having back-up, and self care.

  • Bodyfeeding

    Students and teachers will discuss how doulas can help with breastfeeding, chest feeding, and other forms of infant feeding.

  • How The Body Evolves Postpartum

    Students will learn about physical changes, postpartum mood disorders and more.

  • Newborn 101

    We'll discuss the newborn immediately after birth, newborn care, and integrating the baby into the family.

  • Business Building

    Our team will break down branding, networking, interviewing, and more to help you build a thriving business.

  • Download the Full Curriculum

    Want to request a full copy of the syllabus?

    You can do so here 
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  • Live Discussions

  • Reading

  • Full Spectrum Doula Training

    Cost: $1697

    • Learn all core concepts for DTI doulas and how to apply them across the reproductive health spectrum
    • Includes birth, postpartum, and reproductive health doula training
    • Learn through a combination of live educator support plus a self-guided course
    • Offered online or in person
    • Great for both new and experienced doulas
    • Includes live training
    • Includes 3x monthly support calls for 12 months
    • Includes certification guide & checklist
    Explore Full Spectrum Training 
  • Birth Doula Training

    Cost: $997

    • Learn all core concepts for DTI doulas and how to apply them to the birth doula role
    • Learn self-guided
    • Offered online. Start any time.
    • Great for doulas already trained and/or experienced
    • Includes 3x monthly support calls for 12 months
    • Includes certification guide & checklist
    Explore Birth Doula Training 
  • Postpartum Doula Training

    Cost: $997

    • Learn all core concepts for DTI doulas and how to apply them to the postpartum doula role
    • Learn self-guided
    • Offered online. Start any time.
    • Great for doulas already trained and/or experienced
    • Includes 3x monthly support calls for 12 months
    • Includes certification guide & checklist

Common Questions About Our Postpartum Doula Training

What's included?

- 1 year of membership with doula resources

- Your comprehensive online course

- Your 12 month community mentorship program

- DTI Digital Guide to help you through your training and to use later with clients

- DTI Certification Guide

- Certification for life once you are certified through DTI, you never have to recertify!

Will I need to re-certify?

You’ll never have to recertify (if you’re working as a postpartum doula, you’re staying current), but you’ll continue to find support and resources through DTI’s annual membership renewal. One year of access to this membership is included with your registration.

How long is the training?

DTI’s postpartum online training includes self-guided coursework, a top-quality curriculum formatted for virtual learning, including Cultural Humility, our Slow Doula Method™, DTI’s core concepts and all the how-tos of managing a doula business.

At the end of the 12 months or sooner if you're ready, submit documentation to receive lifetime certification.

What are the certification requirements?

You must complete the entire training course which includes the learn-at-your-own pace modules.

You are encouraged, but not required to participate in mentorship 3x per month virtually on Zoom.

--You must start your work as a doula independently in your community. You'll need to provide documentation postpartum support for 2 clients/families as the primary doula, which occur during the certification period only. Documentation may be done either by the forms filled out by the clients you work with, or alternatively by you, the doula.

--In addition, you must complete the Postpartum Doula reading checklist and create a resource referral list to share with your clients.

--You will sign up to attend an infant feeding / new parent support group, a breastfeeding class, or a newborn care class in your community. You will also attend and complete an Infant and Child CPR Certification.

--With our guidance, you will write a simple Business Strategy Outline to set you on the right path when leaving the program.

--You will also write 2 brief essays: one describing the role of the doula and another sharing how you wish to make an impact in your community as a doula.

How many support calls are included?

Our postpartum doula training includes monthly community calls three times a month for 12 months. You'll be joining doulas across all of our trainings for discussions on all things doula!

Do I have to start at a specific time?

No. Our self-guided program is designed to be flexible and fit your schedule. Start any time!