Become a Postpartum Doula

Become a Certified Postpartum Doula

Consider this situation

  • A new mother in the postpartum period is at home caring for her newborn. Her partner is traveling for work. She has no extended family nearby.
  • She had a difficult birth. She is overwhelmed with mothering one or more children. She is exhausted and becoming depressed. Her body and hormones are adjusting to a non-pregnant state.
  • You can become her postpartum doula and provide reassurance and love,
  • and emotional support helping her to get rest, recover from birth, and make the early weeks of parenting a positive experience.
  • She will be grateful and remember you the rest of her life.

Start your Postpartum Doula Certification Today

You can become a BirthWorks Certified Postpartum Doula in two ways:
    1. Online Postpartum Doula Program:
      from your home on your own timeline!
    2. Online Postpartum Doula program + In-Person Workshop: benefit from our experiential, interactive hands-on training workshop - and have eight of 24 certification requirements waived!
        • Online Postpartum Doula Online Certification: $550US



6-Step Postpartum Doula Certification Process

             With a Personal DoulaMentor for guidance and support, get certified!


  1. Enroll online and submit your Profile
  2. Experience interactive doula training online, including significant topical reading and online questions to enhance your growth on key topics
  3. Complete two essays, after required reading
  4. Do your Lactation Education and CPR Certifications
  5. Online personal interview with your Mentor (done online)
  6. Postpartum doula client-care experiences and submit evaluations for review and feedback



Highlights of BirthWorks Postpartim Doula training


    • Based on BirthWorks significant philosophy and human values approach!
    • Ongoing support and personal feedback from your Mentor through the process
    • Complete your postpartum doula certification in twelve months (or less), as you chose
    • Certify in a comprehensive and premium doula training program, covering all the important aspects of postpartum care, while in the comfort of your own home
    • Start your own postpartum doula business and provide postpartum care to families
    • Set your own hours and serve women and their families

People who experience BirthWorks Postpartum Doula Training say they:


    • Understand a human-values approach to postpartum care and parenting
    • Significance of mental health, deeply listening and acknowledging feelings and needs, to help heal and empower new parents
    • Praise the new mother and building trust in her instincts
    • Importance and physiology of breastfeeding for baby and mother health
    • Deeper significance of mother-baby skin-to-skin contact and impact on breastfeeding success and overall development of babies
    • Understand primal behaviors, innate fetal agenda and child development
    • Importance of sensory integration between the mother and the baby
    • Six sleep states of babies to help understand normal newborn behaviors
    • Surrendering to what is, to make the "fourth trimester" more smoothly
    • Discover your best self in this role and grow your postpartum business

Start your Postpartum Doula Certification today!

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