The Madre Sana Doula Certification is now part of The Midwifery Institute!

We have a mission to ensure that every woman has a well-trained Doula at her birth. Our vision of the role of a doula is a partner for the woman. She is there to advocate for the mother and to, preferably, work with the care team to help keep the birth normal. When a new mother has used the services of a doula, she has a better chance to feel more in control of her birth. An empowering birth can often mean the world to a woman that has been systematically oppressed.
This certification program will prepare you to support women in pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
  • What's Included
  • How it Works
  • What is a Doula
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Conception
  • Basic Pregnancy
    • Development
    • Comfort Measures
  • Labor Support
  • Optimal Fetal Positioning
  • Postpartum Support
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition
  • Business of Birth


  • Tote Bag
  • Doula Logbook
  • "Rice Sock"
  • "Rebozo" Scarf
  • Peanut Ball

How the program works:

Our program is unique. Instead of just a weekend long workshop, we break it into 6 weeks. Each week will be dedicated to one to two modules. There will be a virtual workshop, reading and research assignments, and twice during the program you will have dedicated time to speak with your instructor. The goal is that our doulas will be well educated and ready to competently assist mother's to have fulfilling births.

Certification Requirements:

  • Attain your CPR and NRP certifications
  • Complete the program with a grade of 80% or better
  • Submit 2 anonymized client files from births you have attended as a doula
  • Submit 2 client reviews
  • Be current on your payment plan if applicable.

Maintaining Certification

  • Each 2 years pay the $50 renewal fee
  • Complete the re-certification application
  • Maintain both your CPR and NRP certifications
  • Complete 10 CEU's
  • Submit 4 reviews from clients
  • Submit 4 anonymized client files
Course Length: Up to 2 months
Tuition: $750
Payment Options:
                   Pay in Full: $750 
                   3 monthly payments of $250
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