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Doula training in California

In the state of California, you can operate as a doula without having a certification because there is no requirement to be certified.  Many women who are still training or have become doulas choose become certified for professional benefits, however, it is entirely voluntary within the state.  Additionally, California does not require a degree from high school …

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Postpartum Doula Training in Texas

Much like other southern states, Texas does not have a restriction on having a certification in order to practice as a postpartum doula.  So, you can work or be employed in the state without having to become certified.  Additionally, there is no requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to work in Texas. …

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Doula Trainings and Certification Programs in 2021/2022

[Updated October 2021] Covid-19 has brought many challenges for doulas and expectant mothers alike. However, one saving grace of this pandemic, is the widespread adoption of e-learning for online trainings and certification programs. As such, aspiring doulas now often have access to hundreds of training programs taking place across the world versus a small handful …

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What is the role of a doula?

The Doula’s Role in the Family Doulas are trained to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to the birthing family. They can serve as a translator between the birthing woman and her family as well as between the medical staff and the birth partners. Doulas can help with transportation, child care, food preparation, and other …

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Find a Doula in Virginia

Find a Doula in Richmond VA Cheyenne Varner Business Name:  Cheyenne Varner, LLCEmail:  chey.varner@gmail.comWebsite:www.cheyennevarner.com/doulaPhone:  757-375-9079 Experience:I am a ToLabor trained birth doula in Richmond, VA. I received my training in April 2016, I’m a member of Richmond Doulas, and I’m a doula intern with Embrace Midwifery Care & Birth Center.Doula Services Offered:I provide birth doula services …

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Find a Doula in New York

Find a Doula in Brooklyn, NY Sharliamar Jackson Business Name:  ShalajDoulaEmail:  shalajdoula@gmail.comWebsite:shalajdoula.wix.com/mysitePhone:  786-348-7032 Experience: Sharliamar believes no laboring person should feel alone, uninformed, or shameful during and after their pregnancy. She believes everyone should give birth their way. She feels strongly about offering her services to all people, no matter your age, sexual orientation, beliefs, or …

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Find a Doula in Oregon

Find a Doula in Portland, Oregon Charli Zarosinski Business Name:  Blooming BirthEmail:  char.zarosinski@gmail.comWebsite:www.bloomingbirth-doula.comPhone:  503-490-4017 Experience and Services Offered: I am a DONA trained birth doula as well as a childbirth educator, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulator.  I have over 5 years experience attending hospital births, birth center births, and home births as a birth doula. I …

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Find a Doula in Washington

Find a Doula in Vancouver, WA Area Sherilee Valenta Business Name:  Baby Nest Birth ServicesEmail:  babynestbirth@gmail.comWebsite:www.babynestbirth.comPhone:  360-525-3432Experience:We have over 10 years experience in hospitals, birth centers and home births, natural and water births, VBAC, gentle cesareans, epidural and medicated births.  Very comfortable with all hospital protocols and have privileges at all local Vancouver, Washington, Portland, Oregon and …

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Find a Doula in Wisconsin

Find a Doula in Southeastern Wisconsin Gwen Alderks Business Name:  New Life Birth ServicesEmail:  newlifedoulag@gmail.comWebsite:clairvoux.wix.com/new-life-doulaFacebook:facebook.com/newlifebirthservicesPhone:  815-997-3493 Experience: I have supported 40+ births, am a mother of 8, am DONA-trained and a certified birth doula through Southwest Technical College, Spinning Babies certified, and will be a certified Fit for Birth Pre- and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist in …

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