Birth Doula Training

SLO Birth Certification

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April 22-24, 2022

September 16-18, 2022

Location: Santa Lucia Birth Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

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You have the potential to support so many families here on the Central Coast of California! Our area is in need of more doula support.

Our certification program aligns with national standards, as well as local essential necessities to help you best succeed as a doula here on the Central Coast. It is a comprehensive, hands-on certification that is evidence-based.

To better serve you, we are offering two different workshops:

Intro to Doula Work-Workshop: 2 days, $250

This is a great workshop for those who have taken a certification program-but feel like they are missing the mentorship aspect that is so essential to succeed as a doula. The topics include:

o Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics

o Understanding Communication

o Birth Environments

o Physical, Emotional and Educational Support Options

o Partner Support

o Pain theories

o Informed Consent, evidence-based practices and advocacy

o Postpartum and the Newborn

Doula Training and Certification Workshop: 3 days, $600

If you are ready to take the leap and become a certified doula, this is the workshop for you!

o Attend 3 day in person workshop

o Complete online lactation or in person basic breastfeeding class

o Complete an audit of a childbirth education class

o Complete tour of local hospitals

o Read required books of your choosing from list given

o Create a resource list for your community

o Understand and sign the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics

o Essay on Scope of Practice the purpose and value of support

o Attend 3 births that meet criteria and complete birth stories and provide documentation and evaluation

Cancellation Policy: Your first payment is considered a non refundable deposit. Should you choose the pay in full option, you will be refunded your total amount minus $300 for the 3 day course, and $125 for the 2 day course. Cancellations must be approved by SLO Birth & Doula Collective and must be received 2 weeks prior to the training, unless unforeseen urgent issues occur. 

Intro to Doula Work


Doula Training and Certification


“This [training] was a wonderful experience! As an educator I am always interested in learning new things. I wanted to know the lastest most up to date information available on childbirth and education. I feel that the topics discussed helped me to be able to serve not only my own grandchildren but new families and babies with the latest facts on the most up to date information available. I would highly recommend this to others that may be interested in doula work. I am excited to get started!”

Birth Doula Student, 2021

“This training went above and beyond my expectations.  I’ve worked in the medical field for 25 years and this training touched on so much more then we are taught in school or on the job. I am so excited to learn and grow as a doula. Brittany and Mckayla were amazing. Thank you both for pouring your all into the class, you’ve literally taken all the guess work out for us.  10/10.”

Birth Doula Student, 2021
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