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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 in order to make informed decisions.
Water Birth

January 18-21, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

March 8-11, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

April 18-21, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 4:30pm EST)

June 21-24, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

August 9-12, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 2:30pm EST)

October 10-13, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA (8:30am - 2:30pm EST)


This training consists of:
16 hours of doula classroom training,
7 hours of childbirth education,
3 hours of
breastfeeding education,
1 hour
 business webinar,
6 books from reading list
1 written essay

1 resource list

You will also provide labor support to 3 mothers
and get 6 evaluations completed
(2 evaluations
are required for each birth)
1 from health care provider
1 from the mother

This doula training is approved by DONA International and after completing the requirements, all certification paperwork will be sent to DONA. 

Your certification will be awarded by DONA International.

The inclusive doula training includes all required fees and required educational hours to become 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 will then complete the requirements for certification listed on the school's website.

The inclusive training will also include the required seven (7) hrs of childbirth education, required three (3) hrs. of breastfeeding education and business building strategies. 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.

IBT 505 - $2000.00
Are you a military spouse? Find out how to get your training covered through MYCAA!

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