Start Your Doula Training and Certificaiton Now!

Flexible payment options, up to two years to complete your training.

Childbirth Library

$200USD/year or
$20USD/month
  • Automated Courses
  • Webinars
  • e-Books
  • White Papers
  • Diagrams
  • Podcasts

Single Certificate

$400USD/one-time or
$50USD/12 months
  • Professional Certification
  • Library Access
  • Instructor Access
  • 2 Years to Complete
  • Early Finish Option*
  • One-on-One Coaching**

Multiple Certificates

$800USD/one-time or
$50USD/20 months
  • All Single Cert. Features
  • 4 Years to Complete
  • * Early Finish Option is for Payment Plans only. Must complete at least 6 months, consecutive payments to qualify for early finish options.
  • ** One-on-One Coaching is free for the first month of training, and then is available for $40 USD on a month by month basis.

Doula Assists Couple in Hospital Birth ©Mamarazzi Photography

Holistic Care

Compassion in Action through complete support.

Research Driven

Learning from scholarly studies to create optimal results.

Communication

Understanding through open dialogue with birth team.

Assessment Skills

Discover your clients real needs, wants, and challenges.

1-on-1 Coaching

Support along your journey as you learn essential doula skills.

Community Focused

Become a local resource, find new clients where you are.

Why Do Our Students Love
New Beginnings Doula Training?

Jodi Wright

Virginia, USA
“I loved New Beginnings because it gave me a solid foundation which prepared me to provide exceptional doula support for pregnant and laboring mothers.”

Sunni Petrakis

Ontario, Canada
“For the last ten months, I have dedicated my life to my daughter’s future and my education… Today, I wake up and can say I am a Certified Doula.”

Yasmin Abuyed

Dubai, EAU
“What drove me to do this course was seeing a need for more information for women and their options. It takes a lot of research to find decent information.”

Sherri Peeler

Pennsylvania, USA
“I was very blessed to have found New Beginnings when I was choosing to become a certified Birth Doula. I feel that I was very prepared to be a doula through this program.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does New Beginnings offer doula certification?

Yes, you will be certified through New Beginnings Childbirth Service. Doulas are not medically trained personnel. Consequently, certification is not required to work as a doula. However, certification through New Beginnings Doula Training demonstrates to your clients your commitment to preparation and research-based education.

Why should I get certified as a doula?

There is much you can learn on your own by just attending births. However, as in any field of study, knowledge is power. New Beginnings Doula Training is for those seeking comprehensive preparation in understanding the full scope of the birthing experience and what a doula can do to assist those who experience it.

Are there any additional costs after I register for doula certification?

The only costs not included in the price of the doula certification are the three books required to complete the course (Approximately $45 USD). There are also additional books that you may want to purchase as a part of your course studies, but these are only optional.

I just paid for my certification, now what?

We have implemented an automated registration process so that once you have submitted payment via PayPal, you should immediately receive an email at the email address connected to the PayPal account used to pay for your registration. That email will contain further instructions on how to complete the registration process. If a registration email doesn’t show up in your email inbox moments after making payment via PayPal, you may want to check your spam or junk folders. The email will be sent from office{at}trainingdoulas[dot]com. If the email address associated with your PayPal account is no longer active, contact us. We will have received notice of your payment on our end, and can re-generate the registration email and send it to a valid email address upon request.

If doulas are non-medical labor support, why does this training contain so much medical information?

New Beginnings Doula Training is designed to make the care that doulas provide available to as many women as possible. Notice the difference. The objective is not to train as many doulas as possible; with New Beginnings you are trained to serve as many expectant mothers as possible. With the vast majority of births being performed in hospitals, training on how to navigate within a medical environment is essential to your success as a doula.

How long does it take to complete the certification requirements?

Each student is allowed up to two (2) years to complete an individual certification. The timer starts for each student from the moment that your first payment is received. Based on past student performances, it is estimate that all course work and practice take between 150 – 200 hours. Ideally, the certification requirements are setup so that they can be completed in a six to nine month time frame, but realistically it is anticipated that the course can be completed over the span of one year. There is no minimum time requirement either. Students with a background in nursing or other birth-related professions will find that they are able to complete their training in a shorter time frame.

Will I receive a print certificate at the end of this course?

Starting in February 2018, we begin issuing exclusively digital certificate for doula training. In connection with this shift, we now publish all certified doulas to our online alumni directory. You will receive a digital (high-resolution, print quality) copy of your certificate upon completion of all training requirements.

Is New Beginnings Doula Training valid where I live?

New Beginnings Doula Training operates out of a home office in the state of Missouri in the United States. Our service is available anywhere where an Internet connfction is available. A few states (Minnesota and Oregon) and some countries (Australia) have standards for doula certification, but do not prevent training through other organizations that are not compliant with these standards. In those few cases where standards have been established, the law tends to favor only one organization (which varies with each governing body) and does not go to the extend of defining a universal standard for doula certification.

Do I need to have a high school diploma or GED to take this course?

No, there are no educational prerequisites for enrolling in our certification program. Whether you are still in high school or never completed your high school education or the GED equivalent, you are welcome to register for our training program. Please note that our program is a reading-intensive program including college-level, research-based medical papers. As such, the program may not be suited to your particular style of learning.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

No, there is no minimum age requirement for enrollment in our training program. We have had several teens compete our certification requirements. For those who figure out early that working with birth is what they want to do, our training offers a great first step into the world of birth.
On the flip side, We’ve also had a handful of grandmothers complete our training!

Is this certification course recognized by DONA?

No, New Beginnings Doula Training is an independent training organization and is one of the pioneers in online doula certification. DONA itself does not certify doulas, but as a franchise gives other trainers permission to use their training materials and certify under their name. Certification through DONA is not necessary to work as a doula.

Is your training compatible with other certification programs?

Typically not. Because our curriculum is heavily research-based, we find that generally speaking the assignments and exercises performed while training with New Beginnings vary enough from other training programs to not be considered compatible.