Doula Training in Alabama


There is no requirement for you to receive a certification to work as a birth doula in Alabama. There is also no requirement for you to have a bachelor's degree or any other type of college degree.

The following is a list of training classes available in the state of Alabama that you can use as part of your doula training.  Please read the details to determine if the training courses are required for certification if you decide to pursue one.



Doula Training in Birmingham, AL



Organization Name:  Birthwell Partners
Website:  http://www.birthwellpartners.org/
Email:  birthpower@bellsouth.net
Instructor:  Dalia Abrams
Phone:  205-410-0479


Course and Workshop Details 

1 day Introduction course to Childbirth Education for Doulas 
  • April 19, 2017  (Required for DONA certification)
3 day Birth doula training workshop 
  • April 21-23, 2017  (Required for DONA certification)
1 day Breastfeeding for doulas class (requirement towards DONA certification)
  • April 27, 2017  (Required for DONA certification)
1 day Perinatal health advocate class
  • April 27, 2017  (NOT required for DONA certification)


Costs and Fees

Introduction course to Childbirth Education - $100, or $50 if paired with the doula workshop
Birth doula workshop - $450
Breastfeeding for doulas class - $50
Perinatal health advocate class - $40


Registration Details

Download registration forms, read about scholarships, and pay through Paypal here.




Organization Name:  Birthwise in Birmingham
Website:  http://www.birthwiseinbirmingham.com
Email:  BirthPower@bellsouth.net
Phone:  205-614-3297


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 1 day Introduction course to Childbirth Education for Doulas 
  • 3 day Birth doula training workshop (requirement towards DONA certification)
  • 1 day Breastfeeding class (requirement towards DONA certification)
  • 1 day Perinatal health advocate class

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Identify duties of a doula and how they are different from a midwife
  • Understand how the presence of a doula during pregnancy and labor is beneficial
  • Demonstrate labor positions
  • What a doula does during the postpartum period
  • Discuss the requirements for certification
  • Practice of various pain relief methods for the mother
  • Developing a birth plan and learn to keep records 
  • Roleplaying to better understand the needs of the mother

Costs and Fees

Introduction course to Childbirth Education - $100
Birth doula workshop - $450
Introduction course and birth doula workshop - $500


Registration Details

Download registration forms or pay through Paypal here.  Complete the registration form and mail to:

Dalia Abrams
976 Linwood Road
Birmingham, AL 35222





Doula Training in Anniston, AL


Organization Name:  Wonderfully Made Birth
Website:  http://wonderfullymadebirth.com
Email:  carnley@wonderfullymadebirth.com
Instructor:  Carnley Proud
Phone:  (850)554-1159


Course and Workshop Details 

2 day Labor Doula training workshop
  • Required as part of the CAPPA labor doula certification
  • Workshop dates: 5/6/2017 to 5/7/2017

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop - $450 if paid before 4/10/2017, $500 if paid after


Registration Details

Fill out registration forms, read about cancellation policies, and pay for the training workshop here.





Doula Training in Mobile, AL


Organization Name:  Capital City Doula Services
Website:  http://www.capitalcitydoulaservices.com/
Email:  mharley@capitalcitydoulaservices.com
Instructor:  Melissa Harley
Phone:  850-443-7789


Course and Workshop Details 

1 day Introduction course to Childbirth Education for Doulas 
  • April 19, 2017  (Required for DONA certification)
2 day Birth doula training workshop 
  • April 20-21, 2017  (Required for DONA certification)

Costs and Fees

Introduction course to Childbirth Education and Birth Doula training workshop  - $475. There is an early birth discount of $50 and a late registration fee of $25


Registration Details

Register, read about the cancellation policy, and pay through Paypal here.