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#1 of 5 Old 09-11-2002, 11:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello all!!

I live in the panhandle of Florida, and I really want to be a midwife, but I think being a doula is a good way to prepare for that and also build a resume. Also, I LOVE the idea of helping women plan their births and make it THEIR experience as opposed to the hospital's or Doc's experience.

Do I have to be an RN, LPN, or CNA first?
What are the requirements and where can I go to train?

Thanks for all the help and info!!!!

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Good for you!

Log on to DONA.ORG website for Doulas of North America. THey should be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck!
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Thanks

DONA was very helpful! I just love the idea of helping mommies and babies take control of themselves!!


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Your welcome, i am glad they were able to help. Agagin, good luck.
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Christy,
ALACE is the other doula organization. They also do trainings aroudn the country. Their website is www.alace.org

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