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What do I do to become a doula?

I'm considering becoming a doula, but I have no idea what is involved in the process. What is required? Generally, how much does it cost? Any other info?

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pixiemom78

Asked by pixiemom78 at 12:12 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • Requirements vary from state to state. Look up your state's requirements on line, or call local doulas and see if one of them would want to go out for a cup of coffee and talk about the training and licensing required.

    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:15 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • i'm not sure what the difference between a regular doula and a massage doula is, but i'm a massage therapist and there are continuing education courses to become a certified massage doula. i'm also thinking about doing it. the certification classes cost around $600. so i guess one way is to become a massage therapist and take a doula class. you would help ease the womans pain, gently massaging, getting her things she needs, and intensify the bond between her and her hubby (showing him how to massage).
    snoober_k

    Answer by snoober_k at 12:22 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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