Doula Training in New Mexico


New Mexico does not require a certification to work or to become a doula.  Although becoming certified has its advantages, it is entirely legal to work as an uncertified doula in this state.

Listed below are educational classes available in New Mexico which can be incorporated into your doula training.  Please read the requirements carefully to determine if the classes are affiliated with a program's curriculum.


Doula Training in Albuquerque, NM


Organization Name:  Penny Doula
Website: http://www.pennydoula.com/
Instructor:  Penny Bussell Stansfield
Email:  doula@usa.net
Phone:  908-601-7403


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 1 day Introduction course to Childbirth for Doulas on May 19, 2017(DONA requirement)
  • 2 day, 16 hour Birth doula training workshop on May 20-21, 2017 (DONA requirement)
  • (Optional) 1 day Breastfeeding for Doulas course (DONA requirement) 

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • How to support an expectant mother prenatally and postnatally
  • Learn the dynamics of birth and labor
  • How to provide comfort to a woman in labor
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of a woman
  • Identify a doula's role in the healthcare framework
  • Discuss the ethics and process of the certification process

Costs and Fees

Introduction to Childbirth course - $100 to $120
Birth Doula Workshop - $290 to $325
Optional Breastfeeding Introduction for Doulas course - $60 to $75


Registration Details

Register by clicking here.