Birth Doula

Training Locations and Dates

A Labour Doula is a provider of information, physical and emotional support for an expecting woman and her family prenatally, at birth and immediately postpartum.  The Doula Training Canada Labour Doula program will provide you with the training so that you are familiar with childbirth physiology and the birthing process, natural coping mechanisms and how to provide additional support for a natural childbirth, medical options and how to support the medicated mother, postpartum warning signs, how to provide initial breastfeeding support, how to create a successful doula business and much more.

 

2014

 

Birth Doula traiing in Sudbury ON November 15 - 16

Birth Doula training in Toronto ON November 22 - 23 - REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLASS FULL

Birth Doula training in Ottawa ON November 27 - 28

REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLASS FULL

 

2015

Birth Doula training in Peterborough ON January 17 - 18

Postpartum Doula training in Toronto ON January 31 - February 1

Birth Doula training in Winnipeg MB March 26 - 27

Birth Doula training in Windsor ON April 11 - 12

Postpartum Doula training in Kingston ON April 18 - 19

Birth Doula training in Timmins ON April 22 - 23

Birth Doula training in Toronto ON May 2 - 3

Postpartum Doula training in Thunder Bay ON May 30 - 31

Birth Doula training in St. John's NFLD July 9 - 10

 

Register and pay in full a minimum of 3 weeks before the course date and SAVE!

See Cost for details.

Certification Process

In no particular order each doula student must complete the following certification requirements.  Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete all requirements from the date they attended the 16 hour Labour Doula training course. Extensions may be granted on an individual basis. Students often start providing birth support upon completion of 16 hour Labour Doula training course.

Attend 16 hour Doula Training Canada Birth Doula training course 

Attend 4 approved electives and provide a 1 page summary for each 

Be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR level C (this may qualify as an elective)

Provide birth support to two families with evaluations

Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online mid-term examination

Complete 5 required readings and provide a 1 page summary for each

Assignments and projects as required

Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination

Reflective paper

Already certified with another doula training organization?  We now have an Accelerated Doula Training process for you!  Click here for more information.

Cost

$495 early registration fee or $550 after early registration date

$100 deposit due at time of registration, balance paid in one or two installments

Cost of electives, first aid and CPR training and books are not included in registration fee

HALO does not charge membership fees or other annual fees.

Register for a course Request information Frequently Asked Questions

Postpartum Doula

Why is Postpartum support so important?  How can we empower the family to be a support structure at this time of transition? 
This certification will teach you about the joy and thrill of working with the postpartum family, help you understand the most pressing, common and less common issues during this stage of family development and show you how the Doula will fit in to help the family become a unit. 
Some topics discussed include the benefits of postpartum support, breastfeeding, newborn care, and your new business.

Host a Training Cancellation Policy
Testimonials

 

Certification Process

In no particular order each doula student must complete the following certification requirements.  Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete all requirements from the date they attended the 16 hour Postpartum Doula training course.  Extensions may be granted on an individual basis.  Students often start providing postpartum support upon completion of 16 hour Postpartum Doula training course.

Attend 16 hour Doula Training Canada Postpartum Doula training course

Attend an approved Breastfeeding course

Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR level C (this may qualify as an elective)

Attend 2 approved electives and submit a 1 page summary for each

Provide 16 hours of postpartum support split equally between 2 families with evaluations

Complete 5 required readings and provide a 1 page summary for each

Assignments and projects as required

Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination

Reflective paper



I feel empowered as a woman after completing this course. I learned so much in 2 days, and it feels great to have the knowledge I now have regarding birth. I will highly recommend this course and HALO to friends and family. My instructor, Michelle Stroud, encouraged me to follow my heart and believe in myself as a Doula. I know my business will be a success. Thanks for helping me achieve one of my dreams!

Kirsten Huffman, Belleville, Ontario

After taking the Labour Doula training course I felt confident and reassured that being a Labour Doula was the right thing for me. The course helped me expand my knowledge about pregnancy, labour and birth in a number of ways and reaffirmed my strong feelings and aspirations about helping others experience their best birth

Cost

$495 early registration fee or $550 after early registration date

$100 deposit due at time of registration, balance paid in one or two installments

Cost of electives, breastfeeding course, first aid and CPR training and books are not included in registration fee

HALO does not charge membership fees or other annual fees.

Shaunacy King-Nickle, Glow Maternity, Peterborough, Ontario