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.

become a doula


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.

Our Blog

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February Newsletter for Birth/Postpartum Doulas

The power of hormones ~ a cat nurses ducklings (amazing video!). The hormones that govern the processes of labor, birth and breastfeeding possess a delicate synergy, referred to by the...
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February Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

New research on end-of-life doulas includes perspectives from four countries. Also in this newsletter--pandemic resources, what to say to a friend whose spouse has dementia, water cremation, electronic wills, force...
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January Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

End-of-Life Doula Internships. A new pilot program is being launched at a residential hospice home in Michigan. Gain hands-on experience after training in a community setting providing heart-centered care. Newsletter...