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March of Dimes and Doula Training

Upcoming training dates: 3/2/24 - 3/5/24

Most recent Training dates: 6/30/23-7/03/23

Next training: Spring 2025

Are you in need of a payment plan for your training? Utilize the PayPal Paylater option. If you are not approved, please email DeShaun at with proof of application. 

During checkout, please be sure to include a VALID E-Mail address to be sure you receive all updates for your upcoming course. There will be a required reading list sent to you during business hours after registration. 

Doula Training FAQ

Q: What sets Doulas of Discernment Doula Training apart?
A: Our Full Spectrum Doula Training program is a Black owned and led training that focuses on birth work, cultural competency, holistic care, and community building. At the end of our 4 day intensive training, you will receive a nationally recognized certification. Our training features resource building, post training assignments, and community led mentorship afterwards  to ensure our doulas are well-equipped to support their clients.

Q: Is the doula training program recognized by any organizations?
A: Yes, our doula training program is currently recognized by Houston NAACP, PUSH, Harris Health, and March of Dimes. March of Dimes has partnered with our doula training and has gracefully awarded multiple women of color full ride scholarships in efforts to increase maternal health and birth outcomes in the Houston area.
Q: What is the time commitment for the doula training program?
A: Our doula training program is an intensive 4 day course, which can either be completed virtually (from anywhere in the U.S) or in-person. We also offer shadow opportunities at births for hands-on experience in the Houston area, based on availability. Please expect to be in class from 10;00 AM CT - 5:00 PM CT each day.

Q: What about financial obligations?

A: Our in person training is $800 and our live virtual option is $600. Both are payment plan eligible. All final payments are due by 2/21/24. Simply apply for the PayPal pay later option  during checkout. If you do not qualify through PayPal, please reach out to us and we will set up a manual payment plan via invoice, there is a non refundable deposit of $99. Those that will be traveling out of state to join the in person training may qualify for a discounted rate once proof of travel plans are shown. You can also pay in full on our website via PayPal, credit, or debit card. 

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