Natural Resources Doula Training Program Natural Resources has been training Doulas for almost 30 years! We are confident our Doula training is the very best in the Bay Area. Our coursework includes a core program and additional classes on supplementary topics.

Birth Doula Training

Our training includes 35 hours of engaging instruction that prepare you for the role of a Birth Doula. Enrollment includes a comprehensive electronic booklet full of information and resources and an in-person, classroom experience with in-depth discussion on the process of childbirth. Students have the option of becoming certified after completing additional training requirements.

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Postpartum Doula Training

Our 22-hour program is a thorough preparation in attending newly expanded families. Enrollment in the program includes a comprehensive electronic booklet full of information and resources and an in-person, classroom experience with in-depth discussion of the care & support of a newly postpartum parent. Students have the option of becoming certified after completing additional training requirements.

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Certification

We strongly recommend you become certified. While there are no government or health agencies who oversee Doula certification, it is community and professional standard that a Doula will receive a thorough and robust training. Completing certification requirements imparts trainees with additional theoretical and practical knowledge, and demonstrates a commitment to a high level of professionalism, responsibility and reliability.

After your Core Doula Training, you have 2 years to complete the Certification Requirements.

Birth Certification Postpartum Certification

Benefits of Taking Our Training

Doulas who train with Natural Resources get additional benefits beyond their first rate education. Since we work directly with expecting & new families we are in a unique position to help you connect with those looking for support. Our new Doulas receive access to free marketing via a listing on our Resource Directory for one year or until they are charging market rate for their services, invitations to networking events, reduced Professional Membership fees, priority access to parent/doula meet & greet events, direct connections to parents looking for doulas and more.

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Advanced Training & Certification

Our Advanced Training program provides you with additional professional development opportunities, and the option of advanced certification.
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