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"I am so grateful to have my doula and lactation training through MaternityWise on Oahu in Hawaii. It was a great experience and I learned how to start and grow my birth business from a teacher who really knows how because she does it!"
-Oahu Hawaii Doula Training attendee Jennifer


"The training was GREAT!
I will definitely recommend this organization to my friends
and colleagues."

-New York City, NY Postpartum Doula Training Attendee, Steph


Now offering Lactation Support and Educator Training and Certification.
As a lactation consultant and teacher, you will be able to provide families with Breastfeeding help and education.
This is the CLSE program.
Click Here to learn more on how to become a lactation consultant and educator with MaternityWise!


 

How can I know if becoming a doula is right for me?

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There are a few obvious signs that you should become a doula and some less than obvious clues that once you've read them, you might find yourself saying, OF COURSE!

Feeling called to become a doula but unsure if you should try it...?
We can help you!

Keep reading!

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You may think just 3 or 4 or 5 things might clue you in on the fact that you'd be a great doula! Honestly, it could just be ONE thing!


Here is a simple quiz of 10 things that could help you decide on becoming a doula:

1. Do you find yourself reading books and watching television shows or movies that involve the topic of pregnany, birth and newborn care? Ever binged on watching birth videos??

2. Do you subscribe to any YouTube channels, Facebook groups, Instagram accounts, etc. that involve the topic of pregnancy, childbirth, newborn care or doulas??

3. Does your google search history contain birth related terms like "delayed cord clamping" or "natural childbirth" "freebirth" or "epidurals and breastfeeding"?

4. Do you find yourself being asked questions or for advice by friends and family and even strangers about pregnancy, birth and mothering?

5. Do you find yourself giving unsolicited advice to pregnant and new moms?
(don't worry, you're in good company! ha!)

6. Do you have a gift of compassion, mercy and empathy? Do you "feel" the feelings of others easily?

7. Do you have experience caring for mothers and newborns? Even if just your own?

8. Do you see vaginas everywhere? (hahahahahahaha!!!!!!! It's ok, we do too. Flowers, art, even the fancy design on the top of our lattes! Wow! Only birthy people are gonna understand!)

9. Have you ever defended a woman's choice to have a natural birth (maybe your own)?

10. Do you feel deep down that you want to educate, inspire and advocate with and for women and their babies, but you're not sure where to start?

If you've answered yes to ANY or ALL of these, it's pretty clear, you are probably meant to be a doula! Just the fact that you find yourself on this page, taking this quiz - tells us you were probably meant to become a doula.

If you're ready to learn more, please click this link and explore more about becoming a doula

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Cochrane Review on Why Doulas Improve Outcomes

A modern, comprehensive Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula training and certification program, as well as a Lactation Consultant type of certification called a Lactation Support & Educator and in the near future, Childbirth Educators and Family Advocates.

Want to help us schedule a Labor Doula and/or Postpartum Doula Training Workshop in your area? When 10 or more students register, all labor doula and/or postpartum doula training attendees will receive a $50 rebate at the end of the Labor Doula Training or Postpartum Doula training workshop. This is in addition to any other discounts you qualify for!  See the Discounts Page.

Cross-Over Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula Training and Certification for Labor Doulas and Postpartum Doulas who are currently certified with other organizations. Cross-Over Labor Doulas and Postpartum Doulas are not required to completely re-do their training with us.  
Click Here for information on Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula Cross-Overs.

The philosophy and wisdom are age-old, yet the science remains cutting edge so that our Labor, Birth and Postpartum Doulas may provide your family with the best care possible.

MaternityWise Labor, Birth and Postpartum Doulas are well-informed critical thinkers who will empower you with peace and confidence in birth and the first days and weeks with your newborn.

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