Doula Training in New Jersey


It is legal to work as a doula in New Jersey without having a certification because the state does not require one.  Although many women decide to get certified as part of their career objectives, it is entirely voluntary.  Also, New Jersey does not require  a high school dipolma or a college degree to work.

The following is a list of educational courses or resources available in the New Jersey area which can be used for your doula training.  If the classes are a required part of a certification curriculum, it will be noted in the details, so please read the details carefully if you enroll in a doula program.


Doula Training in Red Bank, NJ


Organization Name:  Your Best Birth
Website:  http://www.yourbestbirth.org
Instructor:  Jessica Koester, Dorothy Haines
Email:  doulatraining@yourbestbirth.org
Phone:  732-925-3035


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 3 day curriculum which includes a training workshop and a childbirth education class. The class and workshop are required if you are enrolled in the DONA certification program.  They are offered from June 23-25, 2017.


Costs and Fees

Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas class with the Doula training workshop - price TBA


Registration Details

To register or pay email doulatraining@yourbestbirth.org or call at 732-925-3035.




Doula Training in Chatham, NJ


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


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 2 day Birth doula training workshop (requirement for DONA certification)
  • 1 day Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas class will be included in the workshop

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Learn the duties and responsibilities of a doula's job
  • Discuss how to provide prenatal support for the expectant mother
  • Identify both physical and emotional methods of support
  • Understand how to provide support for difficult labors
  • Learn how to provide postpartum support for the newborn
  • Discuss how to run your doula business
  • Discuss the ethics, standards, and requirements for certification

Registration Details and Fees

Email Laura at laura@holisticbeginnings.net for registration and fee details.