Become a Doula Business Owner

In this part-time online Doula Business Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical techniques for getting started in a career as a professional doula business owner.

What Happens in the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course Online

The Doula Business Owner Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Doula). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time online Doula Business Owner Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Doula Business Owner Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The online Doula Business Owner Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Doula Business Owner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College). Please note that while this certificate course provides valuable information about starting and running your own successful doula business, it is not a substitute for doula training and doula certification, which we recommend you obtain from DONA International or CAPPA.

How to Become a Doula

In this course, you will learn how to become a doula and how to start a doula business. Topics covered in this online certificate course include:

Introduction

  • What is a Doula?
  • Benefits of Being a Doula
  • Stories of Doula Life

Doula Certification

  • To Certify or Not to Certify; That is the Question
  • Doula Organizations

Developing Your Skills

  • What to look for in Doula Training
  • Books and Magazines
  • Education: Birth, Infant, CPR, and Breastfeeding Education
  • Gaining Experience
  • Networking

What a Birth Doula Does

  • Prenatal Meetings
  • Reliability
  • Birth Attendance
  • Photography and Birth Stories
  • After Birth Follow-up

What Postpartum and Antepartum Doulas Do

  • Your First Meeting
  • The Essence of Postpartum Doula Care
  • The Essence of Antepartum Doula Care
  • Household Management and Meal Preparation
  • Organizing Your Time
  • When Depression Strikes

You and Your Doula Business

  • Legal Issues
  • Marketing Tools
  • Telephony
  • Keeping Track of Your Clients and Finances

Getting Hired as a Doula

  • Understanding the Fears of New and Expectant Parents
  • Approaching Potential Clients
  • Know Your Product!
  • The Professional Look: Preparing Information Packets
  • Marketing: Getting Clients to Approach You!
  • Surviving Interviews
  • An Interview with a Doula Teacher
  • Working for an Agency
  • Working in Hospitals and Birth Centers
  • Working with Midwives

Rates

  • How Much Should You Charge?
  • Should Payment be Negotiable? Bartering and Sliding Scale Fees
  • Payment Plans

Living the Doula Life

  • Full-time Doula
  • Avoiding Doula Burnout
  • Child Care Options
  • Taking Care of Your Family

What Is Included in the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course Online

Through this online doula course, you will learn everything you need to know about how to become a doula. This all-inclusive Doula Business Owner Certificate Course Online package includes:

  • Registration for the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Doula Business Owners for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Doula Business Owner Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Doula (e-book edition)

Register for the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the April 22, 2024 course.

Register today for the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

About a Career as a Doula

For centuries, doulas have served women from pregnancy through childbirth and the early stages of motherhood. During these times women need reassurance and information. They also need support, both physical and emotional – even spiritual. They need the type of insight and advice that only another woman can provide.

A doula provides all this and more, with traits such as empathy, compassion, strength, understanding and empowerment.

A birth doula is a non-medical labor assistant whose role is to comfort and support the mother and father during birth. A postpartum doula cares for the mother and infant after the birth.

A doula reassures the mother that she can birth this baby naturally, like billions of mothers before her. Or for the mother that needs medical support, a doula is there to reassure her that her caesarean birth is just as precious as a vaginal birth. Doulas also help new mothers establish breastfeeding, a job that once belonged to grandmothers and community elders.

Rachel has done an incredible job with this book – I am totally amazed at all the information she has covered. She tells you the mistakes others have made and then offers positive reinforcement on how to counter those mistakes and improve your chances of being hired. It is most helpful in getting started as a doula as well as a good companion to those who are already doulas and are looking for ways to enhance their business.
Teresa Howard, Certified Doula, Atlanta, Georgia

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Doula Make?
    Birth doulas may charge anywhere from $400 (for brand new doulas) to $1,800 per birth, depending on their experience level, targeted market and local area. The average is between $650-$800. While the Bay Area in San Francisco, California, is one of the more expensive doula regions in the country, your area and your clients should determine your fee. Postpartum and antepartum doulas charge per hour. They charge anywhere from $25–$50 per hour, depending on their experience, background and location.
  • What Does a Doula Do?
    A birth doula is a non-medical labor assistant whose role is to comfort and support the mother and father during birth. A postpartum doula cares for the mother and infant after the birth.
  • How Do I Become a Doula?
    Earning a certificate as a doula business owner will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional doula business owner. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Doula Business Owner Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Doula Business Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional doula business owner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.