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Birth Doula Preparation for Health Care Professionals

Birth Doula Preparation Course

Earn Your DONA International Birth Doula Certification

Birth doulas assist women and their families in having a satisfying birth experience. Doula is a Greek word meaning “servant of the woman.” Birth doulas are trained to support a woman emotionally, as well as educated to help the client determine the services and information that she needs during labor and childbirth. The birth doula also learns to provide non-medical comfort measures.

Birth Doula Preparation at HCC

In four sessions, you can be ready for a new career as a birth doula. Attendance provides two of the mandatory requirements in the process of becoming a DONA International certified birth doula. HCC’s partnerships with area hospitals, businesses, and organizations provide aspiring birth doulas with unique opportunities for rewarding careers.

HCC’s training meets DONA International requirements. Upon successful completion of this training, see for requirements for full birth doula certification.

The entire program is 32 hours (a three-day 24-hour doula workshop and a one day eight hour introduction to childbirth for doulas). You will earn 3.2 CEUs upon completion of the course.

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