Postpartum Doula Training in New York

Although there are professional an career benefits to getting certified in New York, the state law does not require postpartum doulas to get a certification in order to practice in the state.  Additional, there is no state requirement to hold a degree from a university in order to work.

The following is a list of educational classes and resources in the New York area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  Any required classes that is needed for a certification will be noted in the details section.  You must be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.

Postpartum Doula Training in Rochester, NY

Organization Name:  Beautiful Birth Choices
Instructor:  Susan Martensen, BDT/PDT(DONA)
Phone:  585-613-1051

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 3 day training workshop for women interested in becoming a postpartum doula.  This workshop satisfies the workshop portion of a DONA certification as a postpartum doula.  You can attend and receive training even if you are not enrolled with DONA or have yet to complete a breastfeeding class.  The workshop is offered on June 2-4, 2017.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $545.  If you register early, the price is $495.

Registration Details

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

Postpartum Doula Training in West Islip, NY

Organization Name:  Loving Beginnings
Phone:  610-659-4205

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day workshop that is required for CAPPA postpartum doula certification.

Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities of a postpartum doula
  • Learn how to provide breastfeeding support and instruction
  • Discuss how to instill confidence in new mothers as their role of becoming a new parent
  • Learn how postpartum mood disorders can affect the mother
  • Identify ways to provide support to mothers with multiple babies
  • Understand how to start your business as a doula
  • Discuss the standards of practice and how to get a certification from CAPPA

Costs and Fees

The 2 day CAPPA-approved workshop costs $375.  There is a $50 if you refer a friend.

Registration Details

To check dates and times and to register, contact Margee at or 610-659-4205.