Doula Training in Minnesota


Minnesota does not require doulas to become certified in order to work.  There is also no requirement for a B.S. or B.A. degree. Pursuing a certification or to having a college degree is voluntary in order to train or operate within the state.

Listed below is a series of educational classes and workshops available in Minnesota which can be incorporated into your doula training. If you are planning to advance your career and train for a certification, please read the details carefully to determine whether the courses are a required part of a certificate-granting curriculum.


Doula Training in Minneapolis, MN


Organization Name:  Marla Doula Trainer
Website:  http://www.doulatrainer.com/
Instructor:  Marla Devens
Email:  marlakdevens@gmail.com
Phone:  612-272-6725


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day birth doula training workshop comprised of an Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas class that accompanies the training workshop.  Both the introduction class and the workshop are required for DONA certification.  There is also an OPTIONAL Breastefeeding for Doulas class, which is also required by DONA.  This set of courses are offered on the following dates and times:

  • March 24, 2017 (Breastfeeding), March 25, 2017 (Intro), March 25-26, 2017 (Workshop)
  • May 5, 2017 (Breastfeeding), May 6, 2017 (Intro), March 6-7, 2017 (Workshop)
  • July 28, 2017 (Breastfeeding), July 29, 2017 (Intro), July 29-30, 2017 (Workshop)
  • Sept 8, 2017 (Breastfeeding), Sept 9, 2017 (Intro), Sept 9-10, 2017 (Workshop)
  • Nov 3, 2017 (Breastfeeding), Nov 4, 2017 (Intro), Nov 4-5, 2017 (Workshop)


      Costs and Fees

      Introduction to childbirth for doulas class - $100
      Birth doula training workshop - $325
      (Optional) Breastfeeding for doulas class - $65

      Registration Details

      To register, click here.



      Doula Training in St. Paul, MN


      Organization Name:  Enlightened Mama
      Website: http://www.enlightenedmama.com/
      Instructor:  Liz Lull
      Email:  liz@enlightenedmama.com
      Phone:  952-457-3834


      Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
      • 1 day Introduction to Childbirth for Doula class (required for DONA certification)
      • 3 day Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)

      Course and Workshop Topics

      As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
      • Discuss the significance of birth memories for the mother
      • Identify different hormones involved in pregnancy, labor, and birth
      • Demonstrate both emotional and physical support
      • Discuss different birth scenarios such as interventions and Cesareans
      • Learn to set up your business and engage the birth community
      • Discuss the process of the certification

      Prerequisite Reading

      The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth, Fourth Edition


      Costs and Fees

      1 day Introduction to Childbirth class - $100
      3 day Birth Doula Workshop - $375, $50 non-refundable deposit required


      Registration Details

      You can registration online through Facebook on the website by clicking here.