Doula Training in Massachusetts


Massachusetts is a great environment to work as a doula because the state does not require a certification or a college degree.  While there are professional benefits to becoming a certified birth doula, it is entirely voluntary to do so in this state.

Below is a list of educational classes and/or workshops available in Massachusetts which can be used as your doula training.  If you have decided to become certified, please read the details carefully to determine if they are necessary training for a doula program.


Doula Training in Boston, MA


Organization Name:  Holistic Beginnings
Website:  http://www.holisticbeginnings.net/
Email:  laura@holisticbeginnings.net
Instructor:  Laura DePasquale
Phone:  201-988-6625


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day birth doula training workshop that is required for DONA certification.  Included with the workshop are the following classes:

  • Childbirth for doulas class is offered on March 31, 2017
  • Training workshop is offered from April 1-2, 2017.

    Costs and Fees

    Birth doula training workshop including the childbirth for doulas class - $475.00


    Registration Details

    To register and pay online, click here.



    Doula Training in Newton, MA


    Organization Name:  Boston Associaton for Childbirth Education and Nursing Mothers' Council
    Website:  www.bace-nmc.org
    Email:  lorenzaholt@gmail.com
    Phone:  617-953-3606


    Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
    • 4 day, 26 hours total Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)

    Course and Workshop Topics

    As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
    • List the benefits of having a doula's support
    • Learn how to collaborate with the mother's medical team
    • Engage in providing comfort through all stages of pregnancy and labor
    • Determine how to build a positive, trusting relationship with the mother
    • Breastfeeding overview
    • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification

    Prerequisites
    • Read DONA approved literature
    • Have basic understanding of pregnancy, labor, and birth
    • Attend a 12 hour Introduction to Childbirth course

    Costs and Fees

    4 day Birth doula workshop - $500


    Registration Details

    You can register online at by clicking here.