Foundations of Birth Doula Practice Course


Foundations of Doula Practice is open to anyone, including those who have not trained with us, because we want ALL doulas to be successful. Join our experienced Foundations Coaches during this nine meeting course, designed to help you 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. Foundations of Doula Practice meets every two or three weeks in a small group. You also receive a one hour one on one session with your Coach, which you can take advantage of at any time.

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Your experienced doula Coach will mentor you through nine topics. Participants will have creative projects to complete before each meeting. This original curriculum is unique to Doulaing The Doula, and was designed by Amy Gilliland to be insightful, fun, and educational. Join others in a supportive atmosphere as you grow your doula selves!

Each meeting includes some prep work and discussion about culture, colonization, or other relevant topic to doula support. In our readings, group work, and time together, we strive to be respectful of all peoples and their differing experiences.

The topics covered are:

  • Week 1: Who Am I? Who Is Supporting Me?
  • Week 2: Getting Out of My Own Way and Who Are My People?
  • Week 3: What is my Vision for My Doula Practice? What is my Purpose?
  • Week 4: How Am I Compensated? What are my Rewards?
  • Week 5: How Will People Know What I’m Doing? Getting the Word Out
  • Week 6: How will I Organize Everything? How Do I Implement my Plan?
  • Week 7: Beginning The Client Relationship
  • Week 8: Doulaing in Times of Grief and Loss
  • Week 9: Creating A Team with Medical Staff; Revisit Your Vision


June 8, 2024 through September 28, 2024 – With Foundations Coach Mandi Wagnild
Every other Saturday, starting May 11, 2024 and ending on August 31, 2024
Between 8 am and 9:30 am CST.

June 10, 2024 through October 21, 2024 – With Foundations Coach Amanda Echols
June 10, July 1, July 22, Aug 12, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, 2024
Between 8 pm and 9:30 pm CST.

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Foundations of Doula Practice Courses

June 8, 2024 through September 28, 2024 – With Foundations Coach Mandi Wagnild, June 10, 2024 through October 7, 2024 – With Foundations Coach Amanda Echols