Become a Doula

Being a doula is such a rewarding career. The satisfaction we get from the work is endless. To help families transition from pregnancy to parenthood, feeling reassured and supported, is part of the doula's job description.

If you are looking for an inspiring career in maternity care or a new professional development to add to your current career, please consider a DONA International postpartum doula  workshop with one of the most experienced postpartum doulas in Southern CA.  This is a 27 hour (7 week series workshop).
Topics covered include:

  • The Role of the Postpartum Doula
  • Newborn Care
  • Lactation Support
  • Postpartum Physical Changes
  • Business Management & Marketing
  • Effective Communication
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Loss & Grief
  • Multiples & Preemies
  • Resource and Referral List Development
  • DONA Postpartum Doula Certification Requirements

Location: Marina Del Rey

Dates:August 20th-October 1st, 2017
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: The Art of Nursing Birth Center, Marina Del Rey, CA

Dates:February 25th-April 8th, 2018
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: The Art of Nursing Birth Center, Marina Del Rey, CA

Fee: $450 Early bird, $500 two weeks prior to start date.

Register Online

Part of your requirement for certification is a prenatal breastfeeding class. HeadFirst is offering a 4 hour breastfeeding class, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) that meets that  requirement for certification. For more information about our breastfeeding class for doulas, please visit our calendar page or on our contact page.

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Breastfeeding for Doulas
October 8 2017

Art Of Nursing
3013 W. Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Dates are Feb 26-April 9th (7 Sunday) Time 9am-1;15pm


A special breastfeeding class for birth and postpartum doulas.
Learn how to empower breastfeeding families.


Topics include:

  • Understanding cultural differences and breastfeeding expectations
  • How doulas can prepare parents for breastfeeding before baby arrives
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • The BBB of breastfeeding
  • Supporting the breastfeeding dyad after a C-birth
  • Breastsleeping support and the overnight doula
  • Breastfeeding complications and the role of the doula
  • Where to find evidence based information and reliable resources


This 4 hour class fulfills a component of your certification process.
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The video below is a sneak pick into the history and the role of the doula. We have over 100,000 views and we are very excited to share this one with you as well.