Doula Training

Updated on September 23, 2012
L.K. asks from San Antonio, TX
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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.
Thank you.
L.

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H.P.

answers from Killeen on

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.

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J.L.

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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:
http://www.childbirthinternational.com/BecomeDoula/Compar...

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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N.W.

answers from Dallas on

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.
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M.V.

answers from Houston on

DONA is great, especially if you can be trained by Linda Worzer. I learned so much and LOVE what I do!!!

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M.B.

answers from Austin on

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.
www.doula-training.com
They offer doula services plus training.
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M.B.

answers from Austin on

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.

Good luck!

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U.

answers from San Antonio on

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.

Good luck!

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