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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WATCH NOW! Webinar for End-of-Life Doulas

The Who, What, Why, When, and How of Doula Work In this webinar, our new Director of Continuing Education, Bonnie Blachly interviews Kathy Bates about her work as an end-of-life...
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October Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Teaching aids FOR SALE! Weighted dolls can be used for hands-on teaching of babywearing. A total of 7 dolls, each weighing 8 pounds, mixed races, available. Online training makes doula...
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October Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

Our freshly updated end-of-life doula training program has launched. 10 online self-paced modules plus a 2-day live online workshop (October and January dates available). Also in this issue: Meet our...