Entry Level Doula Training

24 hour In-Person Course

Are you new to Maternal-Infant health but would like start your journey as a professional doula? Our Entry Level Doula Training is for aspiring doulas without medical background or clinical experience. This training will include Perinatal Loss, Postpartum, & Childbirth Doula Training. Pre-requirements are MANDADTORY. This is a 3 day in-person training for 8 hours per day. At the completion of the training, newly trained doulas will receive a “temporary” Certified Doula Certification and will be required to complete the Doula Certification Process to receive the official certificate. Books & other materials needed is NOT included in the tuition. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission Interview

New BirthWorker Orientation

Childbirth Education for Doulas 

Breastfeeding Education for Doulas

OB Medical Terminology


*Admission requirements must be completed with The Black Doula Training*

NON-BIPOC Applicants Must complete additional steps to ensure you are a good fit for our program.



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Nikita Johnson

Chief Instructor

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. 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.

Lashea Haynes

Lashea Haynes

Chief Instructor

Lashea 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.

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