The Black Doula Training



Nikita Johnson, is the CEO & Founder of The Black Doula Training, located in Ellicott City, Maryland. We’re happy to announce, our Doula Training Program is Approved by The Maryland Department of Health. We’re the first organization to offer “Homebirth Training” for doulas. We specialize in natural and medicalized birth education for Nurses, Aspiring Doulas, and Other Medical Professionals. Many Individuals that “Trained with Nikita” have gone on to be proficient Labor & Delivery Nurses & Techs, Community Leaders, Successful Agency Owners or Solo Practitioners. 


What Does It Mean To Be A Doula?

As quoted by the CEO of The Black Doula Training, “A doula is a non-biased professional providing physical, mental, informational, and emotional support throughout all walks of life that require advocacy”. Doula support is not only for labor and birth but for other life experiences such as surgery, fertility, adoption, abortion, etc. Depending upon the type of doula you’re interested in becoming, will determine what is required of you within the scope of work. Doulas provide evidence-based information and support, provide reliable resources, and education classes relevant to reproductive health and family planning. They fill in the gaps to help families achieve the healthiest experience possible by reducing emotional distress, maternal-infant mortality, and anxiety while advocating and ensuring informed care.

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What People Are Saying About us!

Best Instructor & Training!

Very passionate and knowledgeable! I’m glad I chose to get my certification done here. I highly recommend it.

Dameshia F.

I Learned So Much!

Hi Nikita, I just supported my first birth virtually. I felt so knowledgeable! Your class definitely helped with my confidence as a doula! I'm also encapsulating her placenta. Thank you for everything!

Tonisha B.

The Traning Was Great!

I had the best time gaining all the techniques and skills from the most passionate and insightful teacher ever

Jeterria T.

Meet Your Instructors!

Nikita Johnson

Nikita Johnson is a 1st Year Midwife Apprentice at Del Ray Midwifery in Alexandria, Virginia. She has 6 years of hospital based labor & delivery experience as a Certified Obstetrics Surgical Technologist and 3 years as top practicing doula in the DMV. She’s been in perinatal health since 2014. Nikita is a prominent birth doula in the Baltimore community. She is a Doula Trainer & Mentor for The Black Doula Training and Writer for Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine Powered by the Nurses of AWHONN.



Meet Your Instructors!

Lashea Haynes

Lashea Haynes has been practicing in the area of obstetrical/perinatal nursing for nearly 26 years. Her clinical and educational experience and expertise span labor/delivery, antepartum and mother/baby areas. Lashea has worked as a board-certified clinical nurse specialist for women’s services at a large healthcare system, she was a nursing instructor and a previous perinatal outreach educator. These roles allowed her the ability to provide continual high-risk perinatal education to various hospitals and to reach audiences across her region.  



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Our Doula Training Program is approved by the Maryland Department of Health and helps to prepare OB Nurses for the RNC Exam.