For those Doulas that 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.

This course is reserved for our Professional Members

Prerequisites: Madriella Birth Doula course, Madriella Postpartum Doula course
Course Requirements:
Textbook for course (see reading list)
A working Internet connection
A computer or mobile device capable of:
a) Accessing the Internet
b) Uploading a written assignment/digital photo
c) Posting/reading messages in the forum

Active Participation in the forum is required


Module 1 The Professional Doula  
Unit 1 The Professional Doula
Unit 2 US Business Models... when it's broke and a Doula is what fixes it
Unit 3 The Self-Employed Doula – Business Considerations
Unit 4 Doula Contracts
Unit 5 Your Welcome Packet
Unit 6 Business Promotion (Networking)
Unit 7 Individual Professional Liability Insurance
Unit 8 Your Internet Presence - a website
Unit 9 Professional Development - Book review
Unit 10 Insurance, Billing and Expenses
Module 2 Personal Safety  
Unit 1 The Initial Consult
Unit 2 Domestic Violence
Unit 3 Planning for the Unthinkable
Unit 4 Vicarious Trauma
Unit 5 Dogs
Unit 6 Getting There Safe
Unit 7 Distracted driving
Module 3 Cultural Competency  
Unit 1 Introduction to Cultural Competency
Unit 2 Cultural Competency - What is Culture?
Unit 3 Cultural Competency - Using the information you gather
Unit 4 Downloaded Required Text and cites from this unit.
Unit 5 Quiz
Module 4 Final Requirements and Final Exam  
Unit 1 The value of labor support paper
Unit 2 Research Assignment Survey
Unit 3 Outside Certifications
Unit 4 Proof of CPR/First Aid/AED Certification
Unit 5 Proof of Bloodborne Pathogens Training Certification
Unit 6 Proof of State Food Handlers Card
Unit 7 Summary and Final Exam