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The birth doula provides physical and emotional support to the mother and her partner before, during and after birth. The doula also provides companionship, uses comfort measures, and helps the mom gather needed information in order to make informed decisions.
Water Birth

January 12-14, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA 

(8:30am - 6:00pm EST)

March 6-9, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA (In-person only)

(8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

April 24-27, 2024- RICHMOND, VA 

(8:30am - 4:30pm EST)

May 22-25, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA 

(8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

July 10-12, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA 

(8:30am - 6:00pm EST)

August 6-8, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA

(8:30am-6:00pm EST)

November 6-8, 2024 - RICHMOND, VA 

(8:30am - 6:00pm EST)

Are you a military spouse? 
Find out how to get your training covered through MYCAA!

What will you receive when attending this doula training?

16 hours of doula classro
om training
7 hours of childbirth education
3 hours of breastfeeding education

DONA Birth Doula Manual (PDF)
2 Injoy Birth and Breastfeeding Booklet
1 copy of my book, Your Birth Plan- Creating your
Path to a Fulfilling 
Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Journey 

DONA International Birth Doula Certification Requirements
You will need to provide labor support to 3 mothers
and get 6 evaluations completed
(2 evaluations are required for each birth, one from mother, one from partner, nurse, HCP)
Click HERE for certification requirements, instructions, and guidelines
After completing the requirements, all certification paperwork will be sent to DONA.  Your certification will be awarded by DONA International.

This doula training includes all required educational hours to complete the educational part of becoming a trained birth doula. The school will try to connect the new doulas with other community doulas, if available. Once the student has completed the training, she/he can start attending births for pay or volunteer while working on certification.

Once the doula completes the certification process, she/he will be eligible to apply to become a Tricare approved doula provider and currently in 20 States, a Medicaid approved doula provider.
Participants using MYCAA must contact
the ABP Doula Training Center for their
ETP (Education Plan)

Effective October 1, 2023, the Inclusive Birth Doula Training is no longer available.

BDT 505 - $725.00
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