Postpartum Doula Training in Michigan

In Michigan, it is legal to work as either a certified or uncertified postpartum doula because there is no state requirement to hold a certification.  Furthermore, there is no state requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent to be able to work in the state.

The following is a list of educational classes or resources available in the Michigan area which may be used as your postpartum doula training. If the classes are affiliated with a postpartum doula certification curriculum, it will be noted in the details for your convenience.  You are required to be at least 18 years of age in order to attend.

Postpartum Doula Training in Utica, MI

Organization Name:  The After Baby Lady
Instructor:  Jill Reiter
Phone:  586-604-1446

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This is a 18 hour postpartum doula training workshop.  This workshop will span 2 days and is required for CPD certification through CAPPA.  The workshop is offered on October 21-22, 2017 from 9:00AM – 7:00PM each day.

Costs and Fees

The cost for the postpartum doula training workshop is $425 for normal registration.  The cost for early registration is $375 and the cost for late registration is $450.

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

Postpartum Doula Training in Ann Arbor, MI

Organization Name:  Center for the Childbearing Year
Phone:  734-663-1523

Course and Workshop Details and Requirements

This 3 day. 30 hour, workshop will satisfy the DONA requirements for attendance of a postpartum doula workshop.  The Breastfeeding Basics course is included.


  • Attend the Breastfeeding Basics course that is part of the workshop.  The Breastfeeding Basics course is required by DONA.

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

  • Learn the ins and outs of how a postpartum doula is able to provide holistic healing, emotional support, and comfort measures
  • Understand the significance of bonding and how to encourage bonding between mother and newborn
  • Engage in newborn care and safety through hands-on activities
  • Receive training in recognizing the signs of postpartum depression and when to make a referral
  • Gain knowledge of how to deal with twins or other multiple births
  • Understand how to calm and soothe an infant
  • Discuss what to do during your interview, how much to charge, and other business topics
  • Go over the ethics and the certification process for DONA International

Costs and Fees
The 3 day DONA-approved postpartum doula workshop costs $595.  The Breastfeeding Basics course is included in the fee.

Registration Details

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