Though certification is not required to become a doula, many find the educational opportunities that go along with certifying to be invaluable. Prospective clients often appreciate a certified doula as well. There are many other organizations that certify and train doulas. You may be interested in checking with CAPPA, DONA, Birthing From Within or ICEA, to name a few.
Choosing to attend a doula training is a great first step. Here you will learn invaluable skills that you can use to support new mothers and families. It is also a great way to meet others and get involved in the birth community.
Doula Networking and Continuing Education
The Utah Doula Association is proud to host a Spring Conference, a Fall Retreat, and several mentoring meetings throughout the year. You are invited! Mentoring meetings, conferences and retreats help you to increase your skills, sharpen your knowledge, and get to know other doulas and birth professionals. They are also a lot of fun! Please visit our blog for a list of upcoming events. Another great way to keep up with upcoming events as well as make connections is to “like” us on Facebook.