Postpartum Doula Training in Washington DC


Washington DC has it's own set of regulations concerning postpartum doulas.  It allows them to practice in the DC are without having a certification or a college degree.  However, you may choose to become certified if you want to become more qualified for certain jobs..

Below is a list of educational classes or workshops in the Washington DC area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  Mandatory classes affiliated with a certification program will be noted in the details. You are required to be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.



Postpartum Doula Training in Washington, DC


Organization Name:  Columbus Birth and Parenting
Website: http://www.columbusbirth.com/
Instructor:  Catie Mehl
Email:  info@BirthandParenting.com
Phone:  614.356.8500


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day postpartum doula training workshop.  This workshop satisfies the workshop requirement of a ProDoula certification as a postpartum doula.  The workshop is offered on Sept 17-18, 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.


Registration Details

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





Organization Name:  International Center for Traditional Childbearing
Website: https://ictcmidwives.org
Phone:  503-460-9324


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 30 hour (4 day) doula training program which will teach you to become a labor and postpartum doula.  The center caters to minority women, but anyone can attend regardless of their background.  This program is not a DONA or CAPPA associated course.


Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • Discuss the duties and history of a postpartum doula
  • Learn the physical symptoms of pregnancy
  • Understand the physiological aspects of reproductive anatomy
  • Learn how to provide breastfeeding support
  • Identify different cultural values of childbirth
  • Discuss the entrepreneur aspects of a doula business
  • Discuss the standards of practice and the certification requirements for ICTC

Costs and Fees

The 4 day birth and postpartum doula workshop is $800.  Partial scholarships are available.


Registration Details

You can register online, check dates and times, and view payment options by clicking here.