Empower Your Potential as a Postpartum Doula with Doula Canada

Support parents through the postpartum period

Are you contemplating a career shift as a postpartum doula, wondering where to start and how to stand out? Doula Canada’s comprehensive 50+ hour training program is not just a course—it’s a transformative journey that sets you apart in the competitive landscape of doula education. Elevate your skills, empower families, and forge a fulfilling career in birthwork with us!

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Established Excellence: With over two decades of experience, Doula Canada is not just a training program; it’s a legacy. We’ve been at the forefront, shaping the industry and honing our curriculum to perfection. Our long-standing reputation and recognition in the field ensure you receive training from seasoned experts dedicated to your success.
  • Holistic Approach: Our training goes beyond the basics. We empower you with a holistic understanding of the postpartum doula role. From emotional support for parents and practical assistance with newborn care to expertly navigating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, our curriculum equips you with a diverse skill set.
  • Community-Centric Philosophy: Inspired by traditional community support, our approach recognizes that modern parents often lack the village that historically surrounded them. As a postpartum doula, you become a crucial part of rebuilding that support system, offering not just care but a lifeline during the challenging transition into parenthood.

What Postpartum Doulas Do:

  • Emotional Support: Provide a compassionate presence, holding space for parents’ emotions and concerns during the transformative postpartum period.
  • Practical Assistance: Offer hands-on support with newborn care, ensuring parents feel confident and capable in handling the challenges of early parenthood.
  • Education and Guidance: Equip parents with valuable knowledge, building their confidence and capabilities through coaching and informational support.
  • Advocacy: Act as an advocate for parents, ensuring their needs are met, and serve as a bridge to community resources, offering referrals to trusted services.
  • Holistic Wellness: Address not only physical needs but also the emotional and mental well-being of families, fostering a comprehensive approach to postpartum care.

Recommended for

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

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Duration and effort

~50 hours

1-24 months

Dependent on your desired pace and your enrollement choice

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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 2 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

$695.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-1x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor.

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

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

-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 From Home

$695.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-1x 30 minute sessions with your dedicated mentor.

-Live virtual workshop via Zoom with your postpartum doula trainer.

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

-Hands-on workshops on postpartum support techniques.

-Course materialsand handouts to get you started.

-Reading and assignments to deepen your learning.


Learn at your pace

$600.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

Choose course

-2x 30 minute session 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 Workbook 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.

Postpartum doula training

Why Choose Our Program?

50-hour deep dive into postpartum support

Becoming part of the global movement to improve the postpartum experience for every family.

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 bond with their baby and navigate unexpected events.

Recent Graduate

“This workshop overall overpassed my expectations. A very well-prepared content, great activities, and an excellent atmosphere for learning space. I thought this could not happen on an online course, but it did. This workshop was great. I loved the discussions, group activities, and real scenarios to practice with. Stefanie knows what she is talking about. She is experienced and knowledgeable; and also firm and warm at the same time. After finishing this workshop I feel confident in what I know and also in all that I have to continue studying from now on. I am glad I took the workshop. Thanks!”



“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.”


“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.”

Your Journey Begins Here

In-Person, Self-Directed, or Live-Virtual; Choose your preferred learning path and unlock exclusive benefits tailored to your pace and preferences.

In-Person: Dive into hands-on workshops and lectures, plus online resources. Includes course materials and a 30-minute mentorship session.

Self-Directed: Learn at your pace with comprehensive modules, community interaction, on-demand videos, a 30-minute mentorship session, and detailed postpartum tutorials.

Live Virtual: Learn the same great content but from the comfort of your home. Our live virtual trainings are dynamic and engaging and allow you to meet a community of doulas from the comfort of home. If you like live learning but struggle to get to an in-person course, this course is for you.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll benefit from personalized mentorship. Engage in up to two 30-minute Zoom consultations with our experienced mentors, who will guide you through every step of your doula training journey.


Our curriculum dives deep into various aspects of postpartum support:

  • Normal physiological changes in the postpartum body
  • Warning signs in the postpartum period
  • Comfort measures for new parents
  • Referrals sources for additional support
  • Normal newborn characteristics
  • Warning signs in newborns
  • Diapering, bathing
  • Soothing techniques
  • How to support families through PMADs
  • Knowing the difference between various PMADs
  • How to resource people through the “Baby Blues”
  • How to provide resources for other PMADs
  • Our role and scope in supporting postpartum mental health
  • How to support the transition to parenthood
  • Sibling support
  • Supporting parents if baby is in the NICU
  • Supporting parents with special needs babies
  • Supporting healthy relationship structures
  • Parnter or family support as a postpartum doula
  • Review the history of the early postpartum period and understand our current context
  • Learn about the history of postpartum community support
  • Explore various issues affecting under-resourced families and how you can help
  • Learn about working with families from different cultures, religions, backgrounds and how you can level-up your support
  • Explore your own biases and knowledge gaps
  • Discuss how to get your first clients
  • Learn how to get started in your practice
  • Review the various options for how you can work as a doula

Sign up for our Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Dual Certification Course.

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 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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