Why should you become a Doula?

  • Are you that go to friend when someone has experienced loss?

    Ever since sharing your story publicly many people come to you for emotional and informational support. You are already a shoulder cry on, and

  • Have you wondered what is next to help others on this grief and healing journey?

    As you began to heal from your own journey you wondered what's next? How can I help others not feel what I felt?

  • Have you supported and attended a birth and helped assist a family through burying their baby?

    You don't know it, but you are already a Doula.

What you will learn during the 8 weeks?

You will leave with all the tools and knowledge to begin your Doula practice and business.

  • Two 1 hour Individual Doula or Business Coaching with Sisters in Loss Doula

  • Fertility, Prenatal, and Pregnancy Support

  • Medical and Non-Medical Support and Labor Positions

  • Lactation Support and Bereavement through Lactation

  • Postpartum in Bereavement and Physical, Emotional, and Mental Health Support

  • Black Infant and Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Outcomes and Eliminating Disparities

  • Access to Automated Doula Business Course - Dubsado for Doulas

  • All Forms, Contracts, and Birth/Postpartum Plans for Clients

  • Templates to start your Doula Business including brochures, childbirth education guides, and bereavement planning guide.

  • Lifetime Access to Course and Doula Mastermind Facebook group

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome!

    • Course Syllabus

    • SIL Certification Required Book Reading List

  • 2

    Week 1 - Fertility, Prenatal, and Pregnancy Birth Support

    • Week 1 Learning Objectives

    • Week 1 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Week 1 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Week 1 Assignment #1 - Going Deep Thought Question

    • Week 1 Assigment # 2 - Childbirth Education Videos Review

  • 3

    Week 2 - Medical Birth Support

    • Week 2 Learning Objectives

    • Week 2 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Week 2 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Week 2 Assignment #1 - Going Deep Thought Question

    • Week 2 Assignment #2 - Watch Movie Business of Being Born

  • 4

    Week 3 - Non-Medical Birth Support

    • Week 3 Learning Objectives

    • Week 3 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Week 3 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Birth Plan and Labor Position Downloads

    • Week 3 Assignment # 1 - Go Deep Thought Question

    • Week 3 Assignment # 2 - Call your Local Hospital to Understand Birth Rates

  • 5

    Week 4 - Postpartum Physical Health & Bereavement

    • Week 4 Learning Objectives

    • Week 4 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Week 4 Downloads - Birth & Postpartum Plans and Checklists

    • Week 4 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Week 4 Assignment # 1 - Going Deep Thought Question

    • Week 4 Assignment # 2 Develop a Birth & Postpartum Plan for your Business/Non-Profit

  • 6

    Week 5 - NICU, Newborn Care and Lactation Support

    • Week 5 Learning Objectives

    • Week 5 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Newborn Care and Feeding Plan Template Downloads

    • Week 5 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Week 5 Assignment #1 - Going Deep Thought Question

    • Week 5 Assignment # 2 - Watch Chocolate Milk Documentary and Write 1 pg Reflection

  • 7

    Week 6 - Postpartum Emotional Health, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement

    • Week 6 Learning Objectives

    • Week 6 SIL Doula Workbook

    • Week 6 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • Week 6 Assignment # 1 - Going Deep Thought Question

    • Week 6 Assignment # 2 - The Loudest Silence Movie

  • 8

    Week 7 - Postpartum Mental Health

    • Week 7 Learning Objectives

    • Week 7 SIL Doula Live Presentation

    • Week 7 SIL Doula Training Workbook

    • Postpartum Mental Health Downloads

    • Week 7 Assignment # 1 - Deep Thought Question

    • Week 7 Assignment # 2 - Write your Doula Contract

  • 9

    Week 8 - Business of Being a Doula

    • Week 8 Learning Objectives

    • Week 8 SIL Doula Training Presentation

    • SIL Week 8 Doula Training Workbook 2021

    • Congratulations you made it to Week 8!

  • 10

    Certification Requirements

    • Certification Requirements

    • Certification Movie List

    • Certification Book Reading List - Chose 5 Books to write One page Review

    • Infant First Aid Course - (Online Free Course)

    • Before you go...please take this Course Survey!

  • 11

    Certification Uploads

    • Upload of Book Reports

    • Upload of Movie Reviews

    • Upload of Infant First Aid Course

    • Upload of Postpartum Feedback from Client or Physician

    • Upload of Pictures/Names/Dates/Times of 3 Births/Losses

  • 12

    Resources and Downloads

    • Required Book Reading List - Read 5 Books and Complete 1 Page Book Review

    • Birth & Bereavement Doula Downloads

    • Postpartum Doula Downloads

    • Business of Being a Doula Downloads


  • Who can participate in this training?

    Anyone of any race, experience level and profession can join this course.

  • I'm not a doula yet, is this course for me?

    Yes, this course will teach you how to become a doula. This course is also for doulas at all experience levels to teach them about bereavement principles and help strengthen doula business.

  • I can't make it to a live session, will I receive the recording?

    Yes, absolutely! All recordings will be added to your Thinkific account.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will have lifetime access to this course.

  • What is your refund policy?

    You can request a full refund 24 hours after confirmation that your purchase has been completed, provided the course has not started. SIL will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 calendar days of the day on which you requested it.

  • How much time should I commit to this course a week?

    You should commit 2-5 hours a week for the course reading, materials, assignments, and quizzes.

Course Reviews

Unpacking own losses and healing

Kayanna Moreland-Law

When I came across the Sisters in Loss group 2 years ago, I would have never thought I would be taking a Birth and Bereavement Doula training class. I was still dealing with my own losses; how can I help someone else? Since my training, I have unpacked my own hurt and started the healing process. I always told God I would be scared to get pregnant again after my losses because I didn't have the tools, but He provided those tools with this Birth & Bereavement Doula training. God's timing is perfect, and I will no longer be afraid of becoming a mother on this side of earth. Thank you, Erica, for creating this platform.

Full Circle Moment

Anesha Stanley

Taking this course was a full circle experience for me. Becoming certified equipped me for what I am called to do and I feel confident in my new role as a doula. Having experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, I'm humbled that God has empowered me to return to the birth scence, where the enemy attacked me and my purpose, to now support and educate my clients have a self determined birth without fear.

Supporting birthing people through delivery and bereavement

Jasmine Mason-Moore

The birth & bereavement Doula training was GREAT!! I have a better understanding of how I can support the birthing person & family during the delivery. I feel confident with the skills I have learned to continue to support families with one the most memorable parts of becoming a parent.

So much knowledge on how Black birthers are treated during childbirth

Regina Anderson

This is the best investment of your and money. Learning how you can help other women through their journey, each course is worth it.

Ready to become a Doula?

Join our Sisters in Loss Doula training today!