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becoming a doula

I seriously think I just figured out what I want to be. Does anyone know how I would start to become a doula?

 
MelSwim7

Asked by MelSwim7 at 10:51 PM on Sep. 4, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Check out the various options.
    DONA
    CBI
    ALACE (which is something else now)
    etc....

    Some are 3 - 4 day workshops. Some are online/distance learning.
    I choose to go with CBI (Childbirth International) because there was no DONA classes in my state for over a year and I did not want to wait. I also preferred the more intensive training of CBI.

    Being a Doula is Awesome! Good Luck!
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 10:55 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I am going to do it too. I am getting certified through a Doula agency. What's cool is they way I will do it, I will be certified nation wide. It takes about a year, and you are out in the field hands on during training. I found a wonderful agency that certifies in MN>
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:27 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Oh yeah, and when you are certified, insurance pays for a doula, most of the time. For me it is approx $400 a delivery.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:28 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • I went overseas and trained and I have yet to birth my own baby so I am waiting for the birth of my first child to really get into it. I have attended 3 births and they were all amazing!
    BluDog

    Answer by BluDog at 11:43 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • whats that?
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:31 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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