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Who Should Get Trained:

Becoming a professional doula is a fulfilling career choice with significant benefits for both doulas and the families they support.

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Who can take a doula training?

Anyone 18 yrs and older can take a doula training.  Many healthcare professionals have taken our doula trainings to enhance or add to their career including...

  • Labor and Delivery Nurses

  • Physical Therapists

  • Postpartum Nurses

  • NICU Nurses

  • Volunteer Organizations

  • Crisis Pregnancy Counselors

  • Childbirth Educators

  • Church Outreach Ministries

  • Public Health Staff

  • Chiropractors

  • Social Workers

  • Childlife Specialists

  • Massage Therapists

  • Lactation Counselors



Comprehensive and Holistic Care

As a doula, you provide holistic support throughout the childbirth process, addressing emotional, physical, and informational needs. This comprehensive care improves birth experiences and outcomes for mothers and babies.


Compassionate Support

Doula work is centered on empathy, active listening, and continuous presence, creating a trusting relationship with birthing people. Your compassionate care can reduce anxiety and enhance overall satisfaction during labor and delivery.


Addressing Health Disparities

The US and Ohio faces high maternal and infant mortality rates, particularly among Black women who are disproportionately affected. Doula-assisted care can help mitigate these risks, offering culturally competent support that improves health outcomes and promotes equity.


Positive Impact & Medicaid Coverage

Research shows that doula-assisted mothers are four times less likely to have low birth weight babies and twice as likely to avoid birth complications. Your role as a doula directly contributes to healthier pregnancies and deliveries.  Starting October 2024, Ohio Medicaid will cover certified doula services. This ensures that more families, especially those with low income, have access to your vital support, enhancing their childbirth experience and outcomes.


Professional Recognition and Support

CAPPA meets the certification requirement for the forthcoming certification by the Ohio Board of Nursing.  Under this new certification, professional doulas in Ohio will receive formal recognition and support. CAPPA and Ohio Board Certification ensures high standards of practice, making your services more credible and trusted.

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