Holistic Doula Training

A Holistic Doula is a birth worker with the skills to guide as well as nurture. This person offers wellness for a balanced physical, mental, emotional and spiritual point of view and gives families the love and care that is needed for a positive pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.

Attending the Holistic Doula training is your first step toward becoming a Certified Holistic Doula.  There's more work to do after the training to become certified. As you should expect with any legitimate training! A Certified Holistic Doula is a Birth and Postpartum Doula that also offers Holistic Therapies for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Certification requirements include attendance, experiences, written assignments, and exams.

You don't have to wait to be certified to start your career, though. As soon as you complete the training, you can start providing services as a doula, while you work toward certification. 


Code of Ethics

Holistic Doula Code of Ethics
The following Holistic Doula Ethics have been adopted by A Life Of Peace Wellness Education Institute and Divine Ascension Birth Services as the primary code of ethics that are in alignment with both national and international doula and birth organization standards. It is our charge to every Holistic Doula that is trained and certified through the Holistic Doula Certification Program to adhere to every ethic outlined below as a method of maintaining professionalism and care of every client of service.

I. Code of Conduct 
1.    Display and perform with the highest standards of professional integrity.
2.    Maintain professional business standards according to state and federal laws. 
3.    Remain proficient, professional, and progressive in all present and future doula services.
4.    Uphold a standard of consist continuing education bi-annually.
5.    Seek out and maintain professional affiliations to establish a network of support.
6.    Attend conferences/conventions to maximize on available growth potential resources.

II. Responsibility to Clients 
1.    The doula’s clients are her number one priority.
2.    The doula respects her client’s privacy with complete professional confidence.
3.    The doula provides all stated services in her professional portfolio.
4.    The doula advises and educates accord to her scope of training.
5.    The doula will work with confidence in fulfilling all agreed obligations to each client.
6.    The doula will clearly state her fees for service to be rendered including payment options and refund policy.
7.    The doula will always make the appropriate referrals for client’s safety and needs.
8.    The doula does not make decisions for her clients.

III. Responsibility to the Doula Profession 
1.    Treat all birth professionals with respect. 
2.    Do not interfere with a client’s medical care.
3.    Bring value to the doula profession one client at a time.
4.    Create a unique mission of service that answers the need to expand the profession.
5.    Help increase the integrity of the doula professional with excellent service to all clients.

Class Curriculum

Holistic Doula Training Curriculum 

* Holistic Therapies for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum 

* Sacred and Ancestral Practices  

* Use of Crystals, Healing Sounds, Visualization, Aromatherapy and Meditation 

* Reproductive Anatomy

* Pregnancy Physiology

* Medical Terminology

* History and Role of the Birth and Postpartum Doula

* Cultural Awareness Skills

* Prenatal Doula Care

* Rebozo Techniques

* Compassionate Support Skills 

* Labor and Birth Care

* Prenatal Yoga and Dance

* All Birthing Options: Unassisted/freebirth, Birth Center,


Required Books (use most up-to-date editions):

  • The Doula Book 3rd Edition by Klaus, Klaus and Kennell

  • The Birth Partner 4th Edition by Penny Simpkin

* The Role of the Partner 

* Birth Plan/Wishes Preparation 

* Breastfeeding Education & Support

* Babywearing

* Infant Care including Baby Bonding Techniques

* Doula Business 101

* Learn about the multiple types of doula specialities 

* Each module includes written assignments, reading summaries and activities 

Online & In Person Training

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