Doula Training in Maryland


Being a certified birth or labor doula is not required in Maryland.  You can operate within the state as an uncertified doula, however, there are many professional benefits to becoming certified. Furthermore, there is no requirement for a college diploma such as a bachelors of science degree to work in Maryland.

The following is a list of educational classes available in the state of Maryland which can be used for your doula training.  Some classes are mandatory to receive a certification, so please read the details carefully to determine whether the courses are a required part of the curriculum.


Doula Training in Bridgton, ME


Organization Name:  Birthing Gently
Website: http://birthinggently.com/
Instructor:  Tara Campbell
Email:  doula@birthinggently.com
Phone:  978-314-5533


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This 3 day training workshop includes the Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas course (7 hours) as well as the Birth Doula Training Workshop (16 hours).  Both are required as part of the DONA certification process.

The workshop is offered on the following dates:
  • March 10-12, 2017
  • Sept 15-17, 2017

Costs and Fees

Introduction to Childbirth course and Birth Doula Trianing Workshop - $500


Registration Details

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Doula Training in Catonsville, MD


Organization Name:  Informed Birth Choices
Website: http://informedbirthchoices.org/
Email:  Danielle@informedbirthchoices.org
Phone:  410-941-9422


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 2 day, 21 hour birth doula training workshop (required workshop credit for DONA certification)

Course and Workshop Topics

These classes will cover the following topics as a part of your doula training:
  • Understand how to provide support in the prenatal and postnatal periods
  • Explain the scope of a birth doula's job
  • Learn how to engage in effective communication with your client
  • Identify challenging birth situations 
  • Learn how to provide postpartum support
  • How to establish your business as a doula
  • Discuss the ethics and the certification process

Costs and Fees

2 day, birth doula training workshop - $400