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Postpartum Doula - Compare Programs
USA

Compare the various postpartum doula training programs available in the USA
 

Become a Postpartum Doula
Comparison of Training Programs in the USA

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Costs (US$)  

Total Program Cost (US$)

$495

$560 $510 $350 $420
 

The cost is broken down into:

Training program

$495

$375 $350 $350 $275

First years membership fee

Free

$45 $45 Free $45

Certification/enrollment

Free

$35 $45 None $25

Certification processing

Free

$75 $70 None $75

Other costs

None

$30

None None None

Certification

Certified Postpartum Doula Certified Postpartum Doula Certified Postpartum Doula Certified Postpartum Doula Certified Postpartum Doula

Flexible learning option

Yes

Yes No Yes Yes

Pay by installments

Yes

No No

Yes

Yes

Recertification required

No

$75

$60

No No

Cost of yearly membership

Free

$45 $45 None $35
 

Certification Requirements

Exam

Yes

Yes

No No Not stated

Assignment required

1 essay

Pre Workshop 2 essays No Not stated

Written training materials

650+ pages

Yes No Yes Yes

Observe classes

Not required

Yes

Not required No No

Number of books required

3

6

10

6

6

Number of postpartum clients required

2

2

3

Not stated

5

Other requirements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

None

Time Limit

None

2 years 2 years

None

Not stated

Length of training

Usually around 4-7 months

2 day workshop plus home study 2 day workshop plus home study 3 day workshop plus home study 2 day workshop plus home study
 

Support & Access     

Refund policy

Yes

No No No No

Require agreement to policies

No

Yes

Yes

Not stated Not stated

Online student discussion forum

Yes

Yes No Yes No

Continuing education

Yes

Yes

Various

Yes

No

Online referral service

Yes

Yes Yes No Yes

Ongoing trainer support

Yes

No No No No

Introductory course

No No No No No

Access course immediately

Yes

No No No No

Other courses available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 


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United Kingdom

 

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