Postpartum Doula Training in Connecticut


There is no requirement to be certified to practice as a postpartum doula in Connecticut.  Furthermore, the state allows you to practice without a diploma from a university.  Therefore, it is optional to enroll in a certification granting organization.

The following is a list of training classes or workshops available in the state of Connecticut which may be useful for your postpartum doula education.  Please read the details to determine if the trainings are a required part of a certification curriculum.  You must be at least 18 to take the courses.


Postpartum Doula Training in Branford, CT

Organization Name:  A Swift Doula
Website: http://www.aswiftdoula.com/
Instructor:  Ariel Swift
Email:  Ariel@doulasofchicago.com
Phone:  773-816-2192


Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 20 hour postpartum doula training workshop which will cover the curriculum over the course of 2 days.  This workshop satisfies the workshop requirement of a ProDoula certification as a postpartum and infant care doula. The workshop is offered on May 1-2, 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 and $50 for subsequent years.


Registration Details

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Postpartum Doula Training in West Hartford, CT


Organization Name:  Hartford Hospital


Class and Workshop Details and Requirements

The classes offered are Baby Care class, Breastfeeding with Success class, and Happiest Baby class, and Infant Massage class. These classes are not required for a certification organization such as DONA International or CAPPA.


Course and Workshop Topics

These classes will go over the following concepts:
  • Learn general newborn care techniques such as changing diapers and taking baths
  • Understand how to get started with breastfeeding 
  • Discuss solutions to frequent encountered challenges of breastfeeding encountered in the first few weeks
  • Learn to recognize if an infant is getting enough milk
  • Discuss how to soothe a fussy baby and how to help an newborn sleep better, based on the "Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Harvey Karp
  • Learn the benefits of infant massage such as improved circulation and digestion for babies and how to give massages to infants from licensed massaged therapists

Costs and Fees

Baby Care class - $25
Breastfeeding with Success class - $25
Happiest Baby class - $65
Infant Massage class - $45


Registration Details

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