Postpartum Doula Training in Pennsylvania


In Pennsylvania, the law does not require postpartum doulas to have a certification in order to be employed or operate their business in the state.  Additionally, there is no state requirement for you to have a college degree in Pennsylvania.

The following is a list of educational courses or resources in the Pennsylvania area which may be used as your postpartum doula training. Required classes or workshops that are associated with a certification program are noted in the details section. You are required to be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.


Postpartum Doula Training in Swarthmore, PA


Organization Name:  Nurturing the Doula
Website: http://www.nurturingthedoula.com/
Instructor:  Jackie Kelleher
Email:  doulajackie67@gmail.com
Phone:  610-220-5537


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 3 day postpartum doula training workshop.  This workshop satisfies the workshop portion of a DONA certification as a postpartum doula.  The workshop is offered on Feb. 24-26 1, 2017 and on June 2-4, 2017 from 8:00AM to 6:30PM everyday.


Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula workshop is $525.  There is a fee if you decide to cancel.


Registration Details

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




Postpartum Doula Training in Philadelphia, PA


Organization Name:  Believe in Birth
Website: http://www.believeinbirth.com/
Email:  beth@believeinbirth.com
Phone:  215-906-5384


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 2 day workshop that is required for the Birth Arts International certification as a postpartum doula.  There are no requirements or prerequisites to attend the workshop.


Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • Discuss the role of a postpartum doula and what she services she provides
  • Discuss the basics of newborn care
  • Learn how to educate mothers regarding self-care
  • Understand the diversity and different values of the families you may serve
  • Learn how to use aromatherapy and herbal support
  • Identify pressures and challenges facing a new mother
  • Learn how to ease the partner and siblings into their new roles
  • Receive training in building your doula practice
  • Discuss the standards of practice and the certification process for Birth Arts

Costs and Fees

The 2 day Birth Arts International-approved workshop costs $450.


Registration Details

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