Doula Training in Louisiana


Louisiana is the perfect state to work as a doula because the state does not require a certification or a college degree to practice.  Although becoming certified as a labor doula looks good on your resume, it is strictly voluntary to do so in this state.

Listed below are educational classes and/or workshops available in Louisiana which can be used as your doula training.  If you want to enroll in a program to become certified, please read the details carefully to determine if they are necessary training for that program.


Doula Training in Baton Rouge, MA


Organization Name:  Academy of Childbirth Educators
Website:  https://acbe.com/
Email:  office@acbe.com
Instructor:  Hope DeYoung-Daniels
Phone:  913-782-5116


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day birth doula training course that is required for DONA certification.  This set of courses are offered on the following dates
  • (Optional) Breastfeeding for doulas class on Oct 6, 2017
  • Childbirth for doulas class is offered on Oct 6, 2017
  • Training workshop is offered from Oct 7-8, 2017.

    Costs and Fees

    Birth doula training workshop including the childbirth for doulas class - $425.00 for early registration, $450 for late registration.  A $100 deposit is required.


    Registration Details

    To register and pay online, click here.



    Doula Training in New Orleans, LA


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


    Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
    • 1 day Introduction to Childbirth course (7 hours, required for DONA certification) 
    • Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)

    Course and Workshop Topics

    As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
    • How to provide comfort to the mother
    • Learn how to operate your doula business
    • Understand what to do when meeting with your clients
    • Practice communication skills
    • Engage in networking with your colleagues
    • Learn how to work with other health care providers
    • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification

    Prerequisites
    • Read the DONA approved literature: The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas and All Other Labor Companions, 4rd edition

    Costs and Fees

    3 day Birth doula workshop - $475, $200 deposit required
    Early registration discount is $50 for a total of $425
    Late registration fee is $25 for a total of $500


    Registration Details

    You can register online at by clicking here.