Doula Training in Montana


Montana allows doulas to operate even if they do not have a certification because there is no state requirement to get certified.  You can become certified to in order to receive more training, however, it is entirely voluntary.  Also, Montana does not require a college degree or equivalent in order to work as labor doula.

The following is a list of educational classes, workshops, or resources available in the Montana area which can be used for your doula training. If you are enrolling in a certification curriculum, please read the details carefully to determine if the classes listed are a required part of your studies. You do not have to be pursuing a certification in order to attend these classes, however, you are require to be at least 18 years old.


Doula Training in Bozeman, MT


Organization Name:  Marianne Donch
Instructor:  Marianne Donch
Email:  mnmdonch@earthlink.net
Phone:  406-570-4359


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

The training will consist of a 3 day Birth doula training workshop and a Childbirth for Doulas class.  Both are required towards DONA certification and will be offered on Feb 24-26, 2017.

There is also an optional Breastfeeding for Doulas class offered on Feb 24, 2017 which will satisfy the DONA requirement for a breastfeeding course.


Costs and Fees

Costs are dependent on how many people register.


Registration Details

To register, email mnmdonch@earthlink.net or call 406-570-4359.




Doula Training in Missoula, MT


Organization Name:  The Lotus Project
Website: http://www.thelotusprojectmt.org/


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • Basic of birth class
  • Birth and beyond class
  • Prep for successful breastfeeding class
  • Childbirth preparation class
  • Meet the doulas class

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Understand the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pregnancy and birth
  • Learn the stages of birth and how to provide comfort during that time
  • Discuss various breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Learn about different labor positions
  • Meet and network with experienced birth and postpartum doulas
  • Learn what to expect in the first weeks of breastfeeding
  • Discuss effective positions for breastfeeding

Costs and Fees

All the classes are free to register and attend.


Registration Details

Register online for any of the classes by clicking on the event calendar here.