Thank you for purchasing our Postpartum Doula Training & Certification program. We are delighted that you have chosen Lifespan Doulas for your professional training needs. Please read the information on this page regarding how to access all training components. And let me know if you have any questions or concerns (email patty@lifespandoulas.com).

Access Self-Paced Online Training Modules

Within 24 hours of purchase, you should receive an invitation from Thinkific, our online learning platform, giving you access to the self-paced study modules. If you do not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, then email patty@lifespandoulas.com for help.

You will see four programs in your student portal:

  • Doula Fundamentals & Essential Skills
  • Become a Postpartum Doula
  • Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas
  • Breastfeeding Support Skills for Doulas

It is not presumed or expected that you will have completed the self-paced study materials prior to your workshop date.

Access Live Online Workshop

SCHEDULE *** All Workshops Meet on Saturday 10am-4pm (EST). ***

Your chosen training date for the Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop appeared on the receipt you received from our system immediately after registering. Please make a note of it and give us as much advance notice as possible if you need to make any changes.

Tech Requirements for Live Workshop on Zoom

  • A reliable internet connection is required. It is recommended that you download the Zoom application on your computer in order to access all the functions we will be using. In addition, you must have audio and video enabled on your computer. Please do this well BEFORE the workshop and get help on your end if you need it. We're generally not able to troubleshoot from our end once class starts.
  • You will not be able to fully participate from a cell phone.
  • We will send you the Zoom link the day before the workshop begins. That way, it will be easily accessed from your email Inbox.

Access Your Directory Listing

You may claim your enhanced Postpartum Doula Directory listings whenever you are ready to start serving clients. It will be good for one year from the date of posting on the website. Fill out the form whenever you are ready.

Submit Directory Listing Now.

Postpartum Doula Certification

Access the Certification Exam

When you have completed your training requirements, email patty@lifespandoulas.com to request access to the exam. Within 24 hours, the exam will be accessible in your Thinkific student portal. Exam questions are in a multiple choice and True/False format. The exam is not timed, meaning you can start and stop as you please. It is open book, meaning you can consult course materials if you need to look something up. And, finally, you can take it as many times as you need to achieve a passing grade of 85%.

Certification Reading Requirements

In case you want to get started with the reading requirements for certification, we are listing them here. There is no need to buy the books new. Many can be found in your local library or through inter-library loan. You can also search online for used books for the best prices.

  • The Baby Book, Revised Edition, by Sears
  • The 4th Trimester Companion, by Gabriel
  • Depression in New Mothers, by Kendall-Tackett
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition Revised, by Wiessinger, West & Pitman
  • The Doula Business Guide, 3rd Edition, by Brennan

Download the Certification Instructions

The packet contains instructions and forms for completing and submitting your application to be certified through Lifespan Doulas.

Download the Postpartum Doula Certification Instructions (PDF).