Doula Training in Vermont


If you are a doula or training to become one, you are not required to be certified in Vermont in order to work.  Additionally, there is no requirement for a degree from a university. Pursuing a certification is entirely voluntary and dependent on your professional objectives.

The following is a list of educational classes and workshops available in the state of Vermont which can be used as your doula training. If your professional goals is to become certified, please read the details carefully to determine whether the courses offered are a required part of a certificate-granting program.


Doula Training in  Burlington, VT


Organization Name:  Jessilyn Dolan, CLD
Instructor:  Jessilyn Dolan
Email:  jessilynd@lundvt.org
Phone:  802-363-5499


Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 2 day labor doula training workshop  which is required for CAPPA certification.  This workshop is offered on the following dates and times:
  • April 23-24, 2017
  • November 11-12, 2017

Costs and Fees

Labor doula training workshop - $400 for early registration, $450 for regular registration


Registration Details

To register contact by email (jessilynd@lundvt.org).





Organization Name:  Birthing Gently
Website: http://birthinggently.com/
Instructor:  Tara Campbell
Email:  doula@birthinggently.com
Phone:  978-314-5533


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 1 day Introduction course to Childbirth for Doulas (7 hours, required for DONA certification)
  • 2 day, 16 hour Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:
  • Define the various stages of labor and birth
  • The importance of being an advocate and companion to the mother
  • Identify the different discomforts of birth and how to give comfort to the mother
  • General anatomy and physiology of birth
  • Learn the potential difficulties and outcomes of birth 
  • Discuss postpartum support for both the mother and newborn
  • Discuss the certification process

Costs and Fees

Introduction to Childbirth course and Birth Doula Workshop - $500


Registration Details

Download registration forms or pay online with paypal at http://birthinggently.com/?page_id=13007

Mail registration form and payment to:
Birthing Gently
P.O. Box 5373
Bradford, MA 01835




Organization Name:  Birthwell
Website: www.birthwell.org
Email:  jessilynd@lundvt.org
Phone:  802-363-5499


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 2 day birth doula training workshop (required for credit for CAPPA certification)

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your doula training, these courses teach you the following:
  • Discuss when and how to give emotional or physical support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum periods
  • Learn about various medical options, interventions, medications, and procedures such as Cesareans/VBACs
  • Engage in comfort techniques as a part of stress relief 
  • Discuss how different mothers have different birth wishes
  • Learn how to communicate with your client and how to market yourself and your business

Costs and Fees

The 2 day birth doula training workshop is $450.  Scholarships are available.