Doula Training & Certification Online

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.

Our Blog

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April Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

Stepping Stones: Following a Pathway to the End of Life by Ellie Atherton. Book Review by Patty Brennan. Ellies gives us insights and words for how to build trust, manage...
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March Newsletter for Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Doula legislation in Michigan--Let your voice be heard! Experience from similar efforts in other states has demonstrated the importance of doulas being at the table when these discussions occur (e.g.,...
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March Newsletter for End-of-Life Doulas

Are we forcibly feeding our loved ones? Don't miss our March 17 Member Webinar on this important topic. Feeding a dying person can bring up a lot of ethical and...