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Join Our Online Learning Community to Further Develop Your Doula Skills

We believe that being a doula is a life-long journey of learning, reflection, and community. We are so proud to work with doulas of all backgrounds from across the country and seek to help all doulas build their skills, regardless of where they received their doula certification. One of the many ways we support professional doulas is through our Online Learning Community.

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Becoming an Annual DTD Online Learning Community Member

At Doulaing The Doula, we offer a wide variety of courses that explore everything from ways to increase your effectiveness with families through trauma-informed and anti-racist approaches to learning how to better manage your paperwork. There are no prerequisites, our community is open to doulas from all backgrounds and trainings. We’re here to make you better! With one annual fee of $300, you will have unlimited access to an ever-expanding course list of evidence based course from our Founder, Research Fellow and master educator Amy L. Gilliland. This year our offerings include 15 nursing continuing education hours of courses including The DTD Postpartum Course; the DTD Film Festival of Birth Videos; and :

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Powerful Prenatal Relationships

Based on 20 years of research with doulas! Become the confident and calm professional who knows how to develop transformative relationships with pregnant clients. People don’t just want support, they want positive change from their time with you! Be willing to become that person in this three hour course that integrates trauma informed & anti-racist approaches. (3 nursing CE’s)

Your Social Brain

Our brains are designed for us to connect to others. Come on a journey with DTD where we show you how our social brains work and how to meet those needs – even in a virtual environment. Be a better communicator and increase your social effectiveness in just one hour! (1 Nursing CE)

Recognizing the Previously Traumatized Person in Labor

This course will change how you approach every person you encounter, that’s how valuable it is! How do you recognize whether a patient or client has previous trauma? What do you change in order to optimize their birth outcomes? Apply these strategies immediately after completing this course and return for the intriguing resources. (2 Nursing CE’s)

Business and Marketing for New Doulas

Learn new ways to build your practice, better manage paperwork, and identify your target clients with experienced, professional doulas.

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Building Your Doula Community

As a member of our Online Learning Community, you are invited to exclusive monthly meetings with our moderator, Foundations Coach Jaime Healy-Plotkin! You have a small group to discuss what you’ve learned in the courses as you go along.  As an experienced postpartum doula, Foundations Coach and with a M.S. in library science, Jaime brings a great mix of head and heart to every meeting. Our goal is to create the opportunity to connect with doulas of varying experience from across the country, and even internationally! 

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