Postpartum Doula Training in Maine


The state regulations in Maine does not require a postpartum doula to hold a certification to order to practice or be employed.  Earning one provides many professional benefits and opportunities, however, it is strictly voluntary.  Additionally, there is no requirement to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in order to work in the state.

The following is a list of educational classes and resources in the Maine area which may be used as your postpartum doula training.  Classes required for a certification program 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 Portland, ME


Organization Name:  For Love of Baby
Website: http://forloveofbaby.com
Instructor:  Laura Nance
Email:  Laura@forloveofbaby.com
Phone:  828-446-6705


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This 2 day postpartum doula training workshop that is required for a CPD (Certified Postpartum Doula) through CAPPA.  You do not have to be affiliated or enrolled with CAPPA to attend. The workshop is offered on September 26-27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM daily.


Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula training workshop is $450.  There is a $50 late registration fee.


Registration Details

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




Organization Name:  Maine Medical Center
Website: https://mmcfamilybirth.coursestorm.com/
Email:  childbirtheducation@mmc.org
Phone:  207-662-6132


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

Breastfeeding Basics class - 1 day
Baby Basics Express class - 1 day
Baby Basics Part 2 class - multiple classes
Helping Your Baby Sleep class - 1 day
Safety, Childproofing, and Basic First Aid class - 1 day
Babywearing class - 1 day

These classes will teach you essential postpartum doula job skills, but are not associated with a program such as DONA or CAPPA.


Course and Workshop Topics

As part of your postpartum doula training, these classes will cover the following:
  • Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding and breastfeeding techniques, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Learn about common newborn issues such as feeding, swaddling, and calming the infant
  • Understand how to encourage infant sleep while promoting healthy sleep patterns, taught by a Family Sleep Institute Certified Child Sleep Consultant
  • Learn how to prevent newborn injuries and common safety issues that affect infants
  • Engage in effective infant carrying, such as different holds and carriage systems for the baby

Costs and Fees

Breastfeeding Basics class - $10
Baby Basics Express class - $25
Baby Basics Part 2 class - $45
Helping Your Baby Sleep class - $15
Safety, Childproofing, and Basic First Aid class - $25
Babywearing class - $20


Registration Details

Register online and check available dates and times by clicking here.