Certifying Organizations

There are so many different organizations that train and certify doulas! It can be hard to figure out which one to go through, and how to compare them. The most common and well known certifying organizations are all profiled below. Click on any image to see a profile of that organization. Don’t forget to look at the 10 Questions to Ask as you choose your own path.

Stillbirthday
Mission Statement: Stillbirthday Global Network is an internationally trusted benevolent organization whose philanthropic mission is simply to doula: to nurture
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Maternity Wise
Mission Statement: MaternityWise was founded with the belief that every woman and her family deserve the benefits of positive community
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CAPPA
Mission Statement: CAPPA certified professionals aim to facilitate empowerment, connection, and self-advocacy in families from pre-conception through early parenthood. CAPPA
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ToLabor (formerly ALACE)
Mission Statement: The intention of toLabor is to educate and certify professional birth doulas so that they may help their
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Birthing From Within
Mission Statement: We believe as Birthing From Within educators and doulas Birth trauma can be prevented and healed. Childbirth preparation
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DONA International
Mission statement: “DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas
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Genesis Birth Company
Mission Statement: Becoming a doula is more than just attending a few births. This career takes compassion, respect, love, and
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Birth Arts International
Mission Statement: The birthing woman deserves to be honored and supported as she embarks on this most challenging, heartfullfilling and
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Curtis Method HypnoDoula
Mission Statement: Our goal is to empower couples through education with the tools they will need to release fear and
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ProDoula
Mission Statement: The goal of ProDoula is to elevate the role of doulas to a professional level in the eyes
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New Beginnings
Mission Statement: Web site Type of doulas certified: Birth doulas Certification requirement highlights: Online certificate Continuing education requirement? No, but
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ICEA
ICEA is the International Childbirth Education Association Mission Statement: To educate, certify, and support the birth professional who believes in
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Childbirth International
Mission Statement: What ultimately drives all of us at Childbirth International (CBI) is simple. Birth matters. Our experiences (and our
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Birth Boot Camp
Mission Statement: The Birth Boot Camp DOULA Program trains doulas to support expectant families in their best birth and to
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HypnoBabies Hypno-doula
Mission Statement: Hypnobabies administrators, our staff and our instructors work diligently every day, to uphold the following ideals: To help
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