I'm finding there are so many different ways to be certified as a birth doula, it's a little overwhelming. Seems like DONA is most known, which may mean being found by women in need through their site. After all, when I searched Doula, that's the first thing that came up.
Intuitive Childbirth is a free program if you get chosen in their lottery, or you could pay for a guaranteed spot. It seems to be all online
My longterm goal is to be a midwife, so I thought this would be a good starting point while I go through the process. I will be looking at CNM because it seems to have more options as far as working in hospitals, birth centers and home births in NJ.