Do you spend your free time scrolling Instagram watching birth videos, obsess over learning about how pregnancy and labor work, and get easily sucked into the wormhole of the birth world? Me too! Why not turn that passion into a career? Getting started can be overwhelming. I have run a successful doula business for almost 10 years and there weren't many resources available on how to run a doula business then. That's why I built The Doula College - so you don't have to do it alone. Let me and my team guide you step by step on how to do this - and how to do it right.

Hi! My name is Chelsea and I'm here to help you learn how to become a doula.


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Choose from Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, or Placenta Encapsulation Trainings to get started. We are currently only offering training in person to the Central North Carolina area. If you'd like to host a training in your area outside of NC, please contact us.

There are multiple different trainings available. Check them out and see which one best suits your needs.

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Below are the current trainings that we offer. They are only offered in-person at this time. Sign up for our newsletter and get updates on when we launch new things!


Doula Trainings


In this hands-on training, we use a real live placenta to teach you the anatomy and proper sanitary standards when dealing with human organs. We will clean, steam, dehydrate, and encapsulate a placenta together in real time!

Placenta Encapsulation Training


Our Postpartum Doula Training will teach you how to swaddle, soothe, and care for a newborn baby. We will discuss safe sleep, PMAD, healthy sleep routines, breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and so much more! You will be prepared and ready to offer your knowledgeable support to your postpartum clients.

Postpartum Doula Training

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Our comprehensive Birth Doula Training will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently support your clients throughout their pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience. Click below to read the class objectives.

Birth Doula Training

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we'd love to get to know you.  Come chat with us

You are passionate about supporting families

You don't know how to get started as a doula

You have a basic knowledge of birth and want to learn more

Birth, babies, and breastfeeding are all you talk about

You've taken a doula training before and need a refresher

You are looking for a modern approach to doula learning

You seek mentorship as you navigate birth worker life

You need business advice

Placenta Encapsulation peeks your interest

Being self employed and profitable is your goal

You want hands on experience

You are already a successful doula and want to take your business to the next level

Our trainings are right for you if...

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We are proud to be the only doula training organization to offer a paid and unpaid internship options to trainees. Limited spots are available.

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Our in-person trainings provide hands on experience to help prepare you for real world scenarios and give you an opportunity to practice with a mentor before supporting  your own clients at home.

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