About the Center

DONA Doula Training!

Is becoming a doula right for me?

Join us for a live TeleSeminar on Monday, December 12, at 8pm (EST) to explore the answer to this question. Doula business expert and author of The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business, Patty Brennan will host a FREE Question & Answer session for anyone wanting to learn about doula training, career paths, the “on-call” lifestyle, blending doula work and family life, the viability of doula businesses, and more. We will start with Seven Top Questions about Becoming a Doula and finish with Q&A from the audience. All you need is a phone and a little bit of time.To register, email Patty@center4cby.com. Listen to a recording of last month’s Teleseminar. Becoming a Doula–First Steps

For Aspiring Doulas

Are you thinking about becoming a birth doula or a postpartum doula? To learn more about what doulas do, fees for doula services, and more, see All About Doulas: A Consumer’s Guide. Listen to a 10-Minute Audio Program on Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Doula Training & Becoming a Doula. Q&A Become a Birth Doula

2012 Schedule & Fees
Pre-requisite option

Become a Postpartum Doula

2012 Schedule & Fees
Pre-requisite option

Doula Business Builder Training Packages

Launch your new MotherBaby business with a discounted package of DONA International Birth and/or Postpartum Doula Workshops, pre-requisite classes, and bonus offers. You choose the dates that work for you. Mix and match any combination of 2012 program dates. See our special promotion on comprehensive doula training with doula business expert Patty Brennan, author of The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business. Three different training bundles are available–just choose the one that is right for you!

For Practicing Doulas

Buy Patty Brennan’s comprehensive new book, The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business (2010). Advertise your services. You can purchase an annual Directory Listing on our website or simply Exchange Links for free. Learn about Building Your Birth-Related Business (and earn 6.5 DONA CEUs in the process).

Earn Continuing Education Contact Hours

New programs, including webinars, are being developed for 2012.

Building Your Birth-Related Business has been awarded 6.5 DONA CEUs. Still Working on your Certification?

The following support is available for those who need to complete certification requirements:
Need help fulfilling the hands-on experience requirements to provide doula services? Register yourself on the Michigan Doula Connection website. Lending Library containing all of the books required for DONA International birth and postpartum doula certification Work/Study Exchange to observe a childbirth preparation series, breastfeeding class, and/or newborn care class that meet DONA requirements Check out our Directory and Links to complete your list of Community Resources

Doula Business Builder Training Packages

The Center was founded in 1999 by Patty Brennan as a childbirth education and doula training center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We are a community of independent women-owned businesses, all centered around the theme of the childbearing year.