L.K. asks from San Antonio, TX on January 30, 2008
Does anyone out there know anything about doula training? I have checked the San Antonio Doula website and there is nothing there about training to become a doula. I am very interested in this field. Did anyone of you have a doula at the time of your pregnancy and deliveries. What was your experience? Can you help me get in touch with one? I want to be sure that I am connected with a reputable and certified agency.
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J.L. answers from Odessa on January 30, 2008
I highly recommend going to www.alldoulas.com - they have wonderful forums where you can connect with others and find out about ALL of your training options!!!
I am doing my certification though ChildBirth International (http://www.childbirthinternational.com/doula_training/Dou...) and they have a pretty good chart comparing their programs to others:
You do not actually have to be certified to be a doula and/or to charge families for your services. It's totally up to you!
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L.S. answers from Dallas on January 30, 2008
I am a DONA trained doula in the DFW area, I know there are at least two trainings coming up in this area in the next two months.
M.B. answers from Austin on January 30, 2008
I certified with ALACE - you can find them on the web, though I am not certified any longer. Luna at vidaluna.com (a mamasource mom) runs a training in Austin.
U. answers from San Antonio on January 30, 2008
I did my doula training with San Antonio Birth Doulas through Catholic Charities. My 3 day old son went with me. He liked it :). Call Norma Haro or Suzanne DeLeon at Catholic Charities. THey do one in September, if I'm not mistaken.
M.V. answers from Houston on February 17, 2008
DONA is great, especially if you can be trained by Linda Worzer. I learned so much and LOVE what I do!!!
N.W. answers from Dallas on January 31, 2008
My sister is a Midwife in Houston. She is involved in several organizations like Texas Midwives Association, etc. Her name is Carol Schumacher and her number is ###-###-####. She can answer your questions.
M.B. answers from Austin on February 29, 2008
You have most likely found the answer to your question now but I thought I would send you this. This is a place in Houston that might be able to give you some good advice.
They offer doula services plus training.
H.P. answers from Killeen on February 28, 2008
I don't know any doula's but was interested myself.I looked up information and found a website for Doula's of North America. You can go to www.dona.org and find out how to become a doula. I hope this helps you.