Birth Doula: Premier Success Package


Our Birth Doula Essential Success Package is designed to elevate your doula certification experience with additional, interactive supporting courses. This package includes all required courses, our structured certification program, one-year listing on our Doula Directory, 2 private coaching sessions with your Doula Trainer, the Foundations of Doula Practice Course, entry to the DTD Book Club, and a one-year membership to our Online Learning Community with unlimited access to additional professional development.

The Foundations of Doula Practice Course is designed to help you build your doula practice by helping focus on your target clients; set up your practice paperwork; decide on a media/marketing strategy; develop your vision for your doula life; prepare for client meetings, and to support you through your first birth support experiences.

The DTD Book Club is designed to help you through the Birth Doula required reading list, ensuring you meet regularly with a DTD trainer and other doulas to help unpack key topics and learnings from our reading list.

One-Year Membership to Our Online Learning Community where you can take as many courses as you like, as many times as you’d like! Get conference-level materials, earn continuing education hours (CE) and gain knowledge in the comfort of your own home while exploring topics like:

  • Powerful Prenatal Relationships
  • Recognizing and Caring For the Previously Traumatized Patient
  • Understanding Our Social Brains
  • Beginning Marketing For Doulas
  • DTD Postpartum Course

How to Register: To complete your registration, please use select your course start dates for each required course below. Please note: You can select different instructors and take the three-day Birth Doula Training workshop prior to the Childbirth Course, but for the best experience, we encourage you to take the Childbirth Course and your Birth Doula Training workshop with the same instructor, starting with the Childbirth Course.

After you’ve selected your course start dates, click “Add to Cart” and complete your purchase by paying in full or by arranging a payment plan with PayPal PayLater. Once completed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a special code to get access to the Online Learning Community.

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  • The DTD Childbirth Course
  • The 3-Day Birth Doula Training Workshop
  • The DTD Postpartum Course
  • The DTD Infant Feeding Course
  • The DTD Certification Program
  • DTD Doula Directory Listing (provisional and certified)
  • The Foundations of Doula Practice Course
  • The DTD Book Club
  • 2 private coaching sessions with your DTD Doula Trainer

When you complete Doulaing The Doula’s Birth Doula Certification program, you will receive:

  • A frameable certificate recognizing your achievement
  • An electronic copy of your certificate
  • The credential of Certified Birth Doula, or CBD to use after your name
  • A laminated photo ID badge and lanyard for secure identification
  • One year’s free listing with photo and Certification status in our online, searchable, doula directory (provides additional identification for hospital entry)
  • The privilege to observe other doulas who are in the process of certifying with DTD (either virtually or in person) and affirm and nurture their skills by filling out the Observation Form
  • Our continued support and possible mediation if there are any parent/doula or facility/doula conflicts that require discussion or mediation
  • Fun and useful Doulaing The Doula swag

Additional information

DTD Childbirth Class

(Online) – Thursday, May 9th, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm with DeAnna Tharpe, (In-Person: Milwaukee, WI) – Thursday, August 8th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amanda Echols, (Online) – Two Meetings Wednesdays, September 11th, 2024 and September 18th, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm with Amy Gilliland, (In-Person: Madison, WI) – Saturday, October 19th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amy Gilliland

Birth Doula Training

DTD Birth Doula Training Hybrid (Milwaukee, WI) – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 16th & 17th (Virtual 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm), May 18th & 19th, 2024 (In-Person 9:00 am -5:00 pm) with DeAnna, DTD Birth Doula Training In-person (Milwaukee, WI) – Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 9th, 10th, 11th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amanda, (Online) – DTD Birth Doula Training (6 Wednesdays) October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2024 between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm CST with Amy Gilliland, DTD Birth Doula Training In-person (Madison, WI) – Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 25th, 26th, 27th, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with Amy

Post-Partum Online Course


Infant Feeding Online Course

DTD Infant Feeding Course Online – Saturday, May 4th, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm with Mandi Wagnild, DTD Infant Feeding Course Online – Saturday, July 13th, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm with Mandi Wagnild, DTD Infant Feeding Course Online – Saturday, October 5th, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm with Mandi Wagnild, No Thank You

Foundations of Doula Practice Courses

May 11, 2024 through August 31, 2024 W Foundations Coach Mandi Wagnild, June 6, 2024 through October 7, 2024 With Foundations Coach Amanda Echols

Birth Doula Book Club

June 24, 2024 through December 30, 2024 – With Coach Amanda Echols

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