YOUR DOULA CAREER STARTS HERE!

Birth, Postpartum & End-of-Life Doula Training & Certification

WELCOME to Lifespan Doulas! We offer comprehensive, professional doula training and guidance for creating a sustainable birth, postpartum or end-of-life doula business. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we train doulas from all over. Follow your dreams and make your living doing work you love!

Doulas are coming into the cultural mainstream and they are not just for birthing and postpartum families anymore. The emerging role of the end-of-life doula is gaining traction and helping transform how we approach end-of-life care in the United States and beyond.

If you are looking for CENTER FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR & Patty Brennan's Birth & Postpartum Doula Trainings, you are in the right place. Check out our new website!

become a doula

DOULAS ARE HOT!

The doula profession is growing by leaps and bounds. After training, you can begin serving families right away. A medical background or years of schooling are not necessary.

You can start a doula business, work for a doula agency or program, supplement family income, offer your services as a volunteer, or gain experience on the way to a midwifery, nursing, hospice or public health career.

Re-invent yourself in a field that you love! A surprise bonus is that many participants report unexpected personal healing and growth after completing their doula training.

Our Blog

advance care planning

February Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

Become an advance care planning facilitator; holding space for pregnancy loss; exploring the beauty of home funeral; noteworthy blog posts; and more. Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes for...
doula business guide

February Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Focus on pregnancy loss; launch a doula business in 2020; earn your breastfeeding support credentials; Meet the Doulas; Medicaid for doulas? Join the Michigan Doula Coalition to stay current on...
Detroit Doulas & Donuts

January Birth & Postpartum Doula Newsletter

New Year's Winter Special on Birth & Postpartum Doula Training (save $100 through January 10). Detroit Doulas & Donuts event on January 25th, 12-2 as Detroit Mama Hub & Eternal...