Doula Training in North Carolina


North Carolina does not have restrictions to work as a doula.  The state does not require a certification or a bachelor's degree.  Becoming certified has advantages for your career, but it is strictly voluntary to do so in this state.

Listed below are educational classes available in North Carolina which can be used as your doula training.  Please read the details carefully to determine if the classes are required for a certification granting program.


Doula Training in Raleigh, NC

Organization Name:  NC Doula
Website:  http://www.ncdoula.com/
Email:  anntumblin@gmail.com
Instructor:  Ann Tumblin
Phone:  919-306-1957


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 2 day birth doula training workshop that is required for DONA certification.  There is also a Childbirth for Doulas class that accompanies the workshop which is also required for DONA certification.  This set of courses are offered on the following dates
  • Childbirth for doulas class is offered on March 24, 2017
  • Training workshop is offered from March 25-26, 2017
                                                 or
  • Childbirth for doulas class is offered on October 6, 2017
  • Training workshop is offered from October 7-8, 2017

    Costs and Fees

    Birth doula training workshop including the childbirth for doulas class - $450.00.  There is a late registration fee.


    Registration Details

    To register and pay online through paypal, click here.



    Doula Training in Greensboro, NC and Asheville, NC

    Organization Name:  Homegrown Babies
    Email:  info@homegrownbabies.com
    Phone:  828-777-8899


    Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
    • 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 anatomy and physiology of reproduction, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding
    • Define common medical terms used during labor
    • Discuss procedures and tests during a normal birth along with their risks
    • Learn about pain management in the form of narcotics and epidurals with their risks and side effects
    • Learn about comfort measures given during labor, such as relaxation and breathing techniques
    • Understand the cesarean procedure
    • Identify normal newborn characteristics 
    • Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and newborn

    Prerequisites

    It is strongly recommended to attend a 1 day Introduction to Childbirth class or a 12 hour childbirth class series taught by a DONA certified instructor.  It is required to read "The Birth Partner" by Penny Simkin before attending the workshop.


    Costs and Fees

    The cost for this 3 day Birth doula workshop is $400 if you register early.  The cost for regular registration is $450.


    Registration Details

    You can register and pay online for either class by clicking here.



    Doula Training in Raleigh, NC and Topsail Beach, NC

    Organization Name:  NC Doula
    Website:  http://www.ncdoula.com/
    Email:  anntumblin@gmail.com
    Phone:  919-306-1957


    Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
    • 1 day Introduction to Childbirth course (DONA certification requirement)
    • 2 day Birth doula training workshop (DONA certification requirement)

    Course and Workshop Topics

    As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
    • Discuss the normal progression of pregnancy
    • Talk about pain during labor and discuss how to assist in coping with it
    • Understand various interventions during labor and their effects
    • Learn about the professional role of a doula
    • Engage in creating a birth plan
    • Understand how to provide support during the postpartum period
    • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification

    Prerequisites
    • Basic Knowledge of childbirth and labor from personal experience or working as in healthcare
    • Read DONA approved literature

    Costs and Fees

    Introduction to Childbirth class - $95
    2 day Birth doula workshop - $355
    Late registration fee for the 2 day Birth doula workshop is $380
    Introduction to Childbirth class and Birth doula workshop is $450
    Late registration fee for the Introduction to Childbirth class and Birth doula workshop is $475


    Registration Details

    You can register online and pay fees by clicking here.