Doula Training in Tennessee

You can legally practice as a doula in Tennessee without having a certification.  Despite having no requirement to be certified within the state, many doulas do get a certification in order to be more competitive.  There is also no requirement for a high school or college degree to work as a doula in Tennessee.

The following is a list of educational courses and workshops available in Tennessee which can be used for your doula training.  Please read the details carefully to determine whether the classes are a required part of a certification curriculum.  You are allowed to attend even if you are not getting certified.

Doula Training in Nashville, TN

Organization Name:  Wonderfully Made Birth
Instructor:  Carnley Proud
Phone:  (850)554-1159

Course and Workshop Details 

This is a 2 day labor doula training workshop offered from October 21-22, 2017.  It will be from 8 to 6 on both days.  This workshop is is required if you enroll in the CAPPA certification program.

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $450 for early registration.  $500 for regular registration.

Registration Details

Register online, read about cancellation policies, and pay for the training workshop here.

Doula Training in Memphis, TN

Organization Name:  The Birth Company
Phone:  904-813-5822

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

  • 3 day, 21 hour long Birth doula training workshop (required for DONA certification)
  • 4 hour Breastfeeding course
  • Online classes on relaxation and communication methods for doulas

Course and Workshop Topics
As part of your doula training, these courses will cover the following:

  • Learn how to give the appropriate comfort giving measure during different scenarios
  • Discuss how to provide evidence-based information so that the mother can make informed choices
  • Identify how to maintain a stress free environment for the mother
  • Understand a doula’s role and how to communicate with your client’s medical team
  • Discuss how to nature the bond between the mother, newborn, and the rest of the family
  • Discuss the ethics and requirements for certification


  • It is not required, but is highly suggested to read training literature from a DONA approved reading list
    • The Birth Partner by Simkin
    • The Doula Book by Klaus
    • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
  • It is also recommended to observe a Childbirth Education course

Costs and Fees

Birth doula workshop – $335
Breastfeeding course – $55
Birth doula workshop and breastfeeding course – $390
Online class on relaxation and communication methods for doulas – $65
Registration Details

Registration and pay online here.

Or fill out the form and mail to:
The Birth Company
P.O. Box 2346
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004