Birth and Postpartum Doula Training: Empowering Your Birthwork Journey

Support parents through pregnancy, birth, and into postpartum

Are you passionate about supporting families through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? Doula Training Canada welcomes you to our comprehensive 75-hour Birth and Postpartum Doula Training program, offering internationally recognized certifications and an extensive skill set to confidently guide and support your clients through all stages of their birth and parenting journeys.

  • Internationally Recognized Certification: Gain a dual 75-hour certification in both birth and postpartum doula work, exploring the multifaceted realms of birthwork – physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual.
  • Comprehensive Skill Development: Acquire an in-depth understanding and practical skills to confidently support empowered pregnancies, labors, births, and postpartum periods. Learn advocacy, effective therapeutic techniques, and comprehensive client support strategies.

Recommended for

This course is ideal for anyone seeking a new career path in birthwork, individuals on their pregnancy journey, educators, counselors, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, or those focused on reproductive health.

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Duration and effort

75 hours

1-24 months

Dependent on your desired pace and your enrollment choice

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Certified Birth Doula & Certified Postpartum Doula

Qualifies for obtaining membership in all provincial associations

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Mentors always available for one-on-one support

Many free and low-cost webinars for continuing education

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Enrollment Options

Fully Self-Paced
(start anytime!)

Live-Virtual Trainings

In-Person Course over 5 days

Flexible Learning

Tailor your learning experience with various enrollment options, including Fully Self-Paced, Live-Virtual Course, or In-Person Course, accommodating diverse learning preferences and schedules.


Meet Community

$1200.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-1x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor.

-In person lectures and workshops with your birth and postpartum doula trainer.

-Immediate on-demand access to pre-course and post-course doula seminar modules.

-Hands-on workshops on labour support and postpartum support techniques.

-Course materials and handouts to get you started.

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning.

-Hands-on workshops on labour support and early postpartum support techniques

-Course Workbook and handouts to get you started

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning


Learn at your pace

$1050.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-2x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor.

-Immediate on-demand Access to Birth and Postpartum doula seminar and videos.

-Tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters.

-Tutorials and lectures on labour and postpartum support.

-Course materials and handouts to get you started.

Reading and assignments to deepen your learning.


Join from anywhere!

$1200.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-1x 30 minute session with your dedicated mentor.

-Live lectures with your doula trainers and international experts via Zoom, featuring group support, community building, engaging Q&A sessions, and interactive discussions.

-Immediate on-demand access to doula seminar videos including tutorials on pregnancy support for all trimesters.

-Tutorials and lectures on labour and early postpartum support.

-Course materials and handouts to get you started.

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning.

“How do I know which one to choose?”

We get that question a LOT. There isn’t ONE RIGHT ANSWER. We encourage you to consider your own learning needs. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Do I learn well on my own? (important for self-directed)
  • Do I ‘prefer’ to meet others and interact in class (choose live virtual or in-person)
  • What would I need to do to attend in-person? (ie would you need childcare, transportation, etc)

We always believe that learning in-person is the most fun way to learn. So if you like fun (we do) then you might consider that as an option. If you live too far from an in-person course then our live virtual courses are SUPER fun also, but you learn from the comfort of home. Finally our self-directed courses are so chock full of great info and a great option for people who have inflexible schedules, young kids, or fitting their course work around another full-time job.

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Why Choose Our Program?

75-hour deep dive into pregnancy, birth and postpartum support

Becoming part of the global movement to improve birth and honor the rights of every pregnant and birthing individual.

Making a real difference in people's lives while making a living at something you're passionate about.

Offering invaluable support to the families you work with as you help them prepare for their baby and navigate unexpected events.

Course Credentials: A Global Journey in Doula Education

In today’s diverse and competitive landscape, having an accreditation that is recognized across borders and acknowledged within the global community is crucial. Our program offers two recognized and esteemed certificates: one as a certified birth and labour doula and the other in certified postpartum doula care to offer you the most robust and complete foundation there is. We delve into every aspect of birthwork, from understanding pregnancy changes to advocating for diverse families, understanding the physiological, psychological, sociological, historical, political, and spiritual aspects of birth, and empowering you with holistic knowledge.

Doula Training Canada offers a certification that holds significance not only within local communities but also on an international scale. Here’s why this certification stands out:

Prestigious Recognition:

Global Institution: The skills and knowledge that you’ll obtain from Doula Training Canada is culturally relevant to Canadian birthwork and backed by a globally recognized certification and institution. This recognition is a testament to the credibility, thoroughness, and standard of excellence upheld by our training program over the past 20 years. DTC is a registered vocational school in Canada.

Exceeding Industry Standards: Our certification exceeds industry standards and best practices in birth and labor doula training. Our diploma signifies that you’ve undergone comprehensive training, ensuring you’re equipped with the essential skills and knowledge required in this field.
In addition to being a leading training institution we have been pioneering hospital and home doula programs in our communities. We serve you a solid foundation, professional opportunities and credibility for your career in birthwork.


“Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. Your wisdom, authenticity and attentiveness has led to such security and openness in our learning environment. I am coming from this weekend feeling so affirmed and inspired. Thank you for being such a force and great leader.”


“I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your methods of teaching. You approached the course catering to all styles of learners. I also appreciated the stories you shared and practicality of content. It was a blessing to partake in the course and learn from someone who isn’t just a granola cruncher but also a business professional!”


“I’m so grateful for the diversity of our course. Hearing different perspectives and share with people all over the world was amazing.”


“This program was such a positive and invigorating experience, and I am so grateful to have been able to attend. I had also signed up for your Business course as part of the certification requirement and look forward to delving into that content. I truly appreciated your teaching expertise and how you were able to cover so much content; I hope to remain in touch! Take very good care.”

Doula Training Framework

Whether you’re looking to expand your skills, make a career change or expand your birth business,
we’ve packaged our trainings to provide actionable steps to succeed as a birth worker.

Pregnancy Changes

Dive deep into the journey of conception, hormonal changes, and supporting clients through challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion

Explore historical, cultural, and sociological factors, learning to level-up support for families from various backgrounds.

Labor and Birth

Understand the doula's role, emotional support, comfort measures, and advocacy during labor.

Postpartum Support

Learn about newborn care, feeding, and perinatal health disorders.


Our curriculum dives deep into various aspects of birthwork:

  • Pregnancy Changes: Conception, hormonal changes, and supporting clients through challenges.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Historical, cultural, and sociological factors, enhancing support for diverse families.
  • Labor and Birth: Doula’s role, emotional support, comfort measures, advocacy during labor.
  • Medications and Interventions: Understanding medication options, handling challenging situations, and supporting during cesareans.
  • Doula Business: Starting your practice, working options, and client consultations.
  • Newborn Care and Feeding: Understanding newborn characteristics and supporting families.
  • Perinatal Health Disorders: Identifying and supporting families dealing with postpartum mental health issues.
  • Postpartum Support Techniques: Hands-on workshops and lectures for early postpartum care.

Value of Taking Both Courses Together

By enrolling in both the Birth and Postpartum Doula Training simultaneously, you gain a holistic perspective and comprehensive skill set to support families across the entire spectrum of childbirth and postpartum experiences. The combined training offers:

• Enhanced Client Support: A deeper understanding of the complete birth journey, enabling you to provide continuous and comprehensive care to families from pregnancy to postpartum.
• Expanded Business Opportunities: Diversify your services by offering inclusive and holistic support, positioning yourself as a versatile birth and postpartum doula in your community.
• Deeper Confidence: Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in supporting families through all stages, strengthening your confidence as a doula.

Your Investment:

Enrollment in the combined Birth and Postpartum Doula Training starts at $1050.00, with flexible payment plans available for your convenience.

Your Journey Awaits:

Embark on this transformative journey with Doula Training Canada and make a profound impact on families’ lives during their most transformative moments

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