Postpartum Doula: Essential Success Package


Our Postpartum Doula Essential Success Package is designed for aspiring doulas looking to build their foundational knowledge of postpartum support while receiving guidance and support in building your practice. This package includes all required courses, our structured certification program, one-year listing on our Doula Directory, the DTD Postpartum Doula Book Club, and the Foundations of Postpartum Doula Practice Course.

How to Register: To complete your registration, please use select your course start dates for each required course below. Please note: you must take the online DTD Postpartum Course before you take the three-day Postpartum Doula Training workshop.

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  • DTD Postpartum Course
  • Postpartum Doula Training 3-Day Workshop
  • DTD Childbirth
  • DTD Infant Feeding Course
  • Newborn Communication Skills Course
  • DTD Postpartum Book Club
  • Foundations of Postpartum Doula Course
  • The DTD Certification Program
  • DTD Doula Directory Listing (provisional and certified)
  • Postpartum group webpage and DTD social media promotion for one year

When you sign up for our Postpartum Doula Certification program, you will receive:

  • Observation sheets for fieldwork with families
  • Gifts for parents for filling out your Observation Sheet
  • A copy of Birth and Attachment
  • The ability to Identify yourself as a Doulaing The Doula “trainee,” “doula in training” or “certification candidate” on your social media, website, and professional resume
  • One year’s free listing with photo and “trainee” Certification status in our online, searchable, doula directory (provides identification for hospital entry)
  • Discounts on online and in person courses offered by Amy Gilliland or Doulaing The Doula
  • Twice monthly discounts for a Doulaing the Doula t-shirt or favorite item on TeePublic
  • Doulaing The Doula unscented bath salts for self-care
  • Fun and useful Doulaing The Doula swag
The Doula Training Workshop includes:
During this training workshop, we will explore in detail:
  • Doula scope and standards of practice
  • Developing a postpartum plan
  • Physiological postpartum recovery
  • Mental health and signs of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
  • Cultural healing practices around the world
  • Newborn behaviors, cues and needs
  • Grief and loss
  • Sibling, partner and family transitions
  • Intersectionality and postpartum advocacy
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Collaborative practice
  • Trauma informed care for birth worker

Additional information

DTD Postpartum Training

April 26th – 28th 2024 in Milwaukee with Mia Morse 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, November 8th – 10th 2024 in Milwaukee with Mia Morse 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

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

Newborn Communication Skills

(Online) – Saturday, August 10 between 10 am and 2:30 pm CST – with Dr. Amy Gilliland, (Online) – Saturday, November 23 between 10 am and 2:30 pm CST – with Dr. Amy Gilliland

Postpartum Foundations Course

(Online) – April 30, 2024 through August 27, 2024 – With Postpartum Foundations Coach Jaime Healy-Plotkin, (Online) – November 19, 2024 through April 22, 2025 With Postpartum Foundations Coach Jaime Healy-Plotkin

Postpartum Book Club

Starting April 9, 2024 – Meets on Tuesdays at 12pm (CST), Starting April 29, 2025 – Meets Tuesdays at 12pm (CST)