Postpartum Doula Training in Maryland

The state law in Maryland does not require you to hold a certification to order to practice as a postpartum doula.  Becoming certified opens up career opportunities, however, it is entirely voluntary. Additionally, there is no requirement to have a BS or BA degree in order to work in the state.

The following is a list of educational classes and resources in the Maryland area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  If a class is required for a certification program, it will be listed in the details. You do not have to be earning a certification in order to attend, however, you must be 18 years or older.

Postpartum Doula Training in Glen Burnie, MD

Organization Name:  Fort Worth Doula
Instructor:  Abbey Robinson
Phone:  817-343-7545

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop (20 hours total).  This workshop satisfies the workshop requirement of a ProDoula certification as a postpartum doula.  The workshop is offered on March 4-5, 2017.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $595  There is a ProDoula membership fee of $75 for the first year and $50 for subsequent years.

Registration Details

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Postpartum Doula Training in Annapolis, MD

Organization Name:  ProDoula
Phone:  914-400-3494

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 1 day, 10 hour, intensive workshop that is required for ProDoula certification.

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, the workshop will cover the following:
  • Discuss how to become a non-judgmental source of education for the mother
  • Learn how to provide both physical and emotional support in the postpartum period
  • Understand the importance of practical skills such as effective communication and listening
  • Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby as well as common breastfeeding challenges
  • Learn newborn sleeping and feeding characteristics and cues
  • Engage in educational topics as co-sleeping, vaccines, sudden infant death syndrome, and cord care
  • Discover parenting philosophies and how to incorporate them into your service
  • Learn to recognize the physical and emotional symptoms of various post traumatic mood disorders and when to alert a medical professional
  • Gain knowledge of entry level business skills
  • Discuss the standards of practice and certification requirements from ProDoula

Costs and Fees

The cost of the workshop is $395 and a ProDoula membership fee of $75 for the first year.  The following annual membership fee is $50.

Registration Details

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