Over the course of 16 weeks students will learn evidence based techniques on how to support, educate, and train birthing families during pregnancy labor and delivery.

Curriculum ($1497)

  • History of doulas

  • Vocabulary, Anatomy & Physiology of birthing individuals

  • Racial and gender disparities in maternal health

  • Supporting clients through reproductive loss

  • Physical & emotional support techniques

  • CPR training

  • Lactation training

  • and much more!

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  • What will I learn during this course

    Students can expected to learn the fundamentals of doula care including physical and emotional comfort measure techniques. We will also deep dive into the obstacles birthing individuals face in maternal health such as racial and gender disparities. You will learn how to support your client through reproductive loss. As well as, common interventions and procedures during labor and delivery. We don't just stop there however, you will also learn prenatal yoga techniques, How to support your client with breastfeeding, proper nutrition during pregnancy and become CPR certified. It is our goal here at GHI that you leave our program fully empowered and capable to support your clients

  • How long does the course last?

    The course runs for 16 weeks. The first 15 weeks consists of online lectures and trainings. The last week consist of a 3 day in person clinical training

  • What certifications will I have after completing this course

    Upon completion, you will receive three certifications; Advanced trained Birth Doula, Community breastfeeding educator, & CPR

  • What will a typical week look like for me while taking this course?

    You will have assigned pages to read over the weekend to introduce you to the material that will be taught in the upcoming lecture. On Monday a lecture or training will be released. You have Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday to watch it. Each lesson comes with an assigned worksheet and discussion question. On Wednesday your first initial post to the discussion question is due. By Friday two responses to a classmate's discussion posts are due along with the worksheet that corresponds with the lesson. *There will be 4 Quizzes throughout the course and an oral presentation

  • If I am not located in IL or IN can I still take the course?

    Yes! GHI has Certified doulas from multiple states! With the majority of the program being online it makes the process very easy. You can take the online portion of the course where ever you are located. You must be present for the in person clinical training however. This training happens over the course of a weekend so our out of state students will have to plan a weekend trip to chicago for that portion of the course.