I trained through other doulas, reading a lot and volunteering at births. So far I've only gotten one, but that's mostly because I've been off duty having babies myself lol. I may certify through CBI (Childbirth International) some day when I get the money to. Definately won't be going throug DONA, though (I hate their restrictions and their recert stipulations).
You can train any way you like, you don't HAVE to have an organization. Though sometimes it does help if you can't find someone to mentor you.
at 12:13 AM on Oct. 25, 2010