If you love to support others, without the on call schedule then our Postpartum Doula training is for you!

Our postpartum doula program is sure to deepen your knowledge and your confidence in supporting families in the early transitions of welcoming a new baby.

Our comprehensive course curriculum and highly experienced mentors will help you deepen your knowledge about postpartum doula essentials such as:

  • Effective communication in the doula profession
  • Postpartum physiology and the recovery process
  • Holistic support solutions and how to provide community supports
  • Postpartum relationships, nutrition for the family, and healthy habits
  • Providing breastfeeding support and other feeding options
  • Postpartum mood concerns and support
  • Supporting infants and families with unique needs
  • Creating successful doula business practices, contracts, and client relations
  • And so much more!

Each doula student has 2 years to complete the following certification requirements:

  • Complete the 10 designated course modules (onsite workshop and self study start)
  • Obtain 14 approved Educational Units and provide a written summary about your experience (6 of which must be in breastfeeding related topics)
  • Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR level C​ (counts for EUs)
  • Provide support to THREE families and submit evaluations from the families, as well as a written summary of how you supported (in your words)
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on our online mid-term exam
  • Complete 5 required readings, with a one page review
  • Complete 5 community or topical assignments and 2 business mandated projects
  • Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination (proctored)

​​Cost of educational units and books are not included in registration fee.
Doula Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees or recertification fees.

Our Postpartum Doula program is set at a one-time membership and certification fee of ​$450 (+ tax) for full certification.

We do not charge annual membership or renewal fees.

The cost of required readings (5 total) and the cost of educational unit workshops for EU credits are additional costs to the student.
Approximate costs for books: $100-150
Approximate costs for EU workshops: $150 to $300 (there are many free options).

Our one time fee covers:

  • Student reference guide and certification packet
  • Exam fees
  • Assignment grading
  • Instructor fee
  • Online and phone mentorship (as requested)
  • Administrative costs
  • Certificate shipping of completion
  • Membership into an exciting Canadian peer network
  • Access to online learning modules, resources, and continuing education options
  • Canadian developed, internationally focused
  • No annual membership or renewal fees
  • A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
  • Our mandate is to create only the most confident doulas and childbirth educators
  • A passionate family of thousands of Doulas and CBEs who are available 24/7 via our online community
  • ​Self study start and In-class options available
  • Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
  • Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
  • One time fee of $450 plus applicable taxes
  • Minimum deposit due at time of registration if student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in instalments (3 or 6 month option available at time of registration); student can begin once 50% has been finalized.
  • A $50 late fee will be applied to registrations and/or payment received less than 14 days before training.
  • Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
  • Self study start is available.  Don’t see an in-class training in your area? Begin at any time with our online modules and join an in-class when you can.
  • All deposits are Non-refundable.  Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.

*applicable taxes not included in base fee*

Self-Study

You can choose to take this course this online. Please note our online course is not yet available. You may pre-order this course and we will let you know when you can access materials.

In-Person Training – Upcoming Dates & Locations

Sat 28

Postpartum | Vancouver | April 28

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Vancouver
May 27

Postpartum | Halifax | May 27

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Bedford Nova Scotia
Jun 09

Postpartum | Toronto | June 9 -10

June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Toronto
Jun 10

Postpartum | Edmonton | June 10

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Edmonton
Jul 08

Postpartum Doula I Yellowknife I July 8

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Yellowknife Northwest Territories
Jul 15

Postpartum Doula I Whitehorse I July 15

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Whitehorse Yukon Territories
Jul 21

Postpartum Doula I Belleville I July 21

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Belleville Ontario
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