The Black Doula Training
for OB Nurses, OB Techs, and other Perinatal Health Professionals
OB Professionals & Doula Training
Hospitals are the most common place of birth in the United States, with 98.4 percent of births taking place in a hospital in 2019. Most Maternity hospitals have access to high quality innovative technology that helps with assessing overall health during prenatal care, labor, delivery, and postpartum.
Maternity Nurses, OB Technicians, and OB Providers play an important role when it comes to labor and delivery. They are trained on how to best provide care, monitor vital signs, assist during delivery and monitor the progress of labor but they lack knowledge about physiological birth because of access to medical interventions such as Inductions & C-sections.
OB Professionals can benefit from doula training by gaining an understanding of physiological birth, knowing how to adequately provide support to people in labor with or without an epidural while decreasing the amount of time spent in the operating room performing c-sections that can be avoided with an enhanced set of skills.
What People Are Saying About us!
Best Instructor & Training!
This course was a breath of fresh air. I'm an LPN at Planned Parenthood and because of Nikita's knowledge, I now provide unbiased care and resources to my gynecology and abortion patients.
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!
The Traning Was Great!
I had the best time gaining all the techniques and skills from the most passionate and insightful teacher ever
Meet Your Instructors!
Nikita Johnson is the CEO/Founder, and Chief Instructor of The Black Doula Training, LLC. Altogether, Nikita has about 6 years of hospital-based Labor & Delivery Skills, Training, and Experience as an OB Surgical Technologist. She is a 1st Year Midwife Apprentice at Althea Midwifery in Ocean Pines, Maryland and Midwife Dharma in Westminster, Maryland. She is also a Celebrity Doula & CEO at DMV Birth Doulas in Ellicott City.
As of 2023, Nikita has trained and certified over 350 doulas to include Doctors, Nurses, Public Figures, Celebrities, and International Doulas in Fertility, Birth, Postpartum, & Placenta Encapsulation. She was the first black woman to bring awareness to “Doula Training in Baltimore”. Nikita has significant ties to the community and has built a prominent reputation in the DMV.
She is a Community Advisor for the Maternal Health Lab at the Harvard T Chan School, Writer for the Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine, Doula Advisor for Maryland’s Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Care Collaborative.
Meet Your Instructors!
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.
Our Doula Training Program is approved by the Maryland Department of Health and helps to prepare OB Nurses for the RNC Exam.