Birth Doula Training

SLO Birth Certification

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March 12-14, 2021

June 25-27, 2021

October 1-3

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

Join our team of local doulas! Sign up at the bottom of this page!

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


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