Birth Doula Training

We offer affordable training for black, indigenous, and people of colour who are interested in becoming a Doula. Our training curriculum is rooted in decolonial, anti-racist, Queer and Trans-inclusive principles and values.

Topics covered:

  • The BIPOC History of Birth Work

  • Understanding the Role of a Birth Doula

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Childbirth

  • The Stages and Hormones of Labour

  • Pain Management - Natural and Medical

  • Common Medical Interventions in Childbirth

  • Labour Support Techniques

  • Hands-on Practice of Comfort Measures

  • Informed Consent

  • Trauma-informed Practice

  • Serving cultural and gender diversity

  • Pre and Post-natal Visits

  • Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

  • The first 40 days: Postpartum Support

  • Life as a Doula: Self-care, boundaries

  • The Business of Being a Doula

  • Joining the Nesting Doula Collective, Doula Grants, and Registering with the Doula Services Association

Virtual Workshop Series:

Hosted every Tuesday 6pm-8pm for four weeks.


October 6  - Birth Support for Indigenous Communities

October 13 - Birth Support for Trans and Queer Communities

October 20 - Birth Support for Newcomer Communities

October 27 - Supporting all Pregnancy Outcomes: Miscarriage, Loss, Abortion

Fee: We charge fees on a sliding scale between $250-$700 to make this training accessible for students, low income and underemployed participants. Full bursaries are available upon request.

Full attendance is mandatory as well as attending a prenatal series offered in your community to receive a certificate of completion.

Birth Doula Training

Attend our birth doula training with an emphasis on anti-oppressive, culturally appropriate and trauma sensitive care.

September 25--27, 2020


Accepting clients residing in the Greater Victoria area.​

778 223 4605

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