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
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
    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

    • 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.