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Birth Doula Certification
The Madriella Birth Doula Certification is our primary non-medical birth assistant course. It is designed to teach women how to provide comfort and support measures to other women during pregnancy and childbirth. This course covers the five facets of Doula support, birth physiology, physical and emotional comfort measures, birth planning and preparation and standards of practice. This is the first course that all Madriella Doulas complete.  Click here to see the course outline.


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Postpartum Certification
Madriella Postpartum Doulas provide help and support to the mother in the first weeks after the birth. This course is intended to be a follow-up to our primary non-medical birth assistant course. This course covers the physical and emotional needs of the mother after the birth and how the five facets of support can be tailored to meet these specific needs. NOTE: This course has a prerequisite, the Madriella Birth Doula course must be completed before starting this course.  Click here to see the course outline.


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Professional Development Course
For those Doulas who charge for their services and make a living that incorporates their passion for helping others, we offer this professional development continuing education course. This course is designed to help you expand your knowledge and covers a wide range of topics relevant to the birth industry, such as Doula business licensing, marketing strategies, business networking, and social media presence. Click here to see the course outline.


Pregnant women are listening to doula at antenatal class.

Certified Childbirth Educator
The Madriella Childbirth Educator program prepares our members to teach classes to families expecting babies. This course will help you to prepare women for childbirth and to better comprehend the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy. Our Childbirth educators are a resource for families providing information they may not receive from their healthcare provider alone. The also help new parents to develop valuable strategies for managing pregnancy and childbirth. NOTE: This course has prerequisites, the Madriella Birth and Postpartum Doula courses have to be completed before starting this course.Click here to see the course outline.


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Massage for the Laboring Woman
(6 CEU Massage Therapy Continuing Education course)
Thanks to our partnership with the Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute all of our Doulas gain free access to the Massage With the Laboring Woman online continuing education course which is worth 6 CEUs for massage therapists. The Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for offering continuing education for massage therapists.Click here to see the course outline.

This course is reserved for our Professional level members only.