Doula Training & Certification

Your doula career starts here!

Lifespan Doulas offers professional doula training and certification, as well as guidance for creating a sustainable birth, postpartum or end-of-life doula business. We feature interactive, live workshops online as well as self-paced online training. 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.

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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 an 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 you love! A surprise bonus is that many participants report unexpected personal healing and growth after completing their training.

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Free Webinar on Facilitating End-of-Life Conversations

Enjoy this webinar with Maureen Kures, the owner and operator of her company Radiant Mourning. Maureen gets people talking about their end-of-life wishes. In this webinar, she shares how she...
Center for the Childbearing Year

November Newsletter for Birth/Postpartum Doulas

The Center closes after 21 years (but training continues!). If I had imagined the day when I would be closing Center for the Childbearing Year, it would not have looked...
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November Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

Our streamlined End-of-Life Doula certification process is now ready! We provide various pathways (doable, included in cost of training, available for all). Plus favorite blogs, grief resources for the upcoming...