Postpartum Doula Training in California


Like some other US states, California does not require postpartum doulas to have a certification in order to practice.  Furthermore, California does not require bachelor's degree or equivalent to be able to work in the state.

The following is a list of educational classes or resources available in the California area which may be used as your postpartum doula training. If the classes are a required part of a certification curriculum, it will be noted in the details for your convenience.  You are required to be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.


Postpartum Doula Training in Santa Clarita, CA


Organization Name:  Doula Darla
Website: douladarla.com
Instructor:  Darla Burns
Email:  darla@douladarla.com
Phone:  661.645.3726


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 18 hour postpartum doula training workshop.  This workshop will span 2 days and is required for CPD certification through CAPPA.  The workshop is offered on October 21-22, 2017 from 8:30AM - 6:30PM each day.


Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula training workshop is $475 for normal registration.  There is a $50 discount for early registration.


Registration Details

To register, pay online, and read additional workshop policies, click here.




Postpartum Doula Training in Palo Alto, CA


Organization Name:  Bringing Home Baby
Website: http://www.bringinghomebaby.net/
Email:  HeatherGail@BringingHomeBaby.net
Phone:  408-315-6521


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 3 day workshop will fulfill the DONA requirements for attendance of a postpartum doula workshop

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • Learn what a  postpartum doula does to support the mother, newborn, and family
  • Discuss infant care and breastfeeding techniques
  • Understand the methods to encourage bonding between mother and baby
  • Learn the business aspects to your doula practice 
  • Discuss the ethics and the certification process for DONA International

Costs and Fees

The 3 day DONA-approved workshop costs $485.  If you register early, the price is $435.


Registration Details

To register, email HeatherGail@BringingHomeBaby.net with your name, mailing address, phone number, and one reason why you are attending the workshop.



Postpartum Doula Training in Los Angeles, CA (Sherman Oaks)


Organization Name:  Los Angeles Doula
Website: http://www.losangelesdoula.com/
Email:  kathrin@losangelesdoula.com
Phone:  310-430-1113


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements
  • 3 day workshop that is a required part of DONA postpartum doula certification

Prerequisites

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • The different duties of the Postpartum Doula
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and how those are different from "baby blues"
  • The significance of bonding with the newborn
  • Infant care techniques such as bathing and diapering
  • How to increase chances of successful breastfeeding
  • Active listening and developing communication skills in order to meet your client's expectations
  • Integrating the Birth Experience
  • How to help older sibling and pets adjustment to the newborn
  • Unexpected outcomes and challenges
  • How to run a postpartum doula business, including invoices, contracts, referrals, and prenatal visit
  • The DONA International certification process and requirements

Costs, Fees, and Registration Details

You can register and pay with credit card or Paypal online:  http://www.losangelesdoula.com/signup. You may also pay with a check.  Please fill out the registration form and submit it.  You will also find the cancellation policy of that same page under ‘Rules and Condition’.  The fee for the workshop is $499.00. An additional fee of $15.00 will be added via Paypal due to processing fees. Payment in full is due when you enroll. Please note that payment plans are offered in cases of true need.