Postpartum Doula Training in South Carolina


The requirements in South Carolina state that postpartum doulas do not need to have a certification in order to perform their job. However, many women choose to receive more training by getting certified.   Also, there is no requirement in South Carolina to have a college degree in order to work.

The following is a list of educational classes and resources in the South Carolina area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  If a class is a required part of a certification curriculum, it will be noted will be listed in the details.  You do not have to be pursuing a certification in order to attend, however, you must be at least 18 years of age or older.


Postpartum Doula Training in Columbia, SC

Organization Name:  Mother Nurture
Website: http://www.mothernurture.net/
Instructor:  Margi Deneau-Saxton
Email:  margisax@usa.net
Phone:  803-640-6191


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop that is required for CPD certification through CAPPA.  You do not have to be affiliated with CAPPA to attend. The workshop is offered on May 21-22, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.


Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula training workshop is $450.  A deposit is required.  Military discounts are available.


Registration Details

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





Postpartum Doula Training in West Columbia, SC


Organization Name:  Lexington Medical Center
Website: http://www.lexmed.com/
Phone:  803-791-2869


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

Although these trainings are not part of a certification from DONA or CAPPA, the skills taught in the following classes are a necessary part of any postpartum doula's job:
  • Caring for You and Your Baby class - single session
  • Breastfeeding class - single session
  • Infant CPR class - single session

Course and Workshop Topics

These courses are an important part of your postpartum doula training. The classes will cover the following:
  • Learn about taking care of the mother after delivery and how to address issues such as postpartum depression and baby blues
  • Discuss normal newborn characteristics such as sleeping habits and newborn bathing
  • Understand the benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and newborn
  • Engage in learning proper breastfeeding techniques through videos and demonstrations by the instructor
  • Discuss breastfeeding challenges such as pumping and milk storage
  • Learn how to perform CPR on an infant in distress as well as other safety issues as instructed by the American Heart Association

Costs and Fees
  • Caring for You and Your Baby class - $20
  • Breastfeeding class - $25
  • Infant CPR class - $10

Registration Details

You can register online, check dates and times, and pay online by clicking here.