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Hi there- my SIL is 24 and is considering becoming a doula. She has been talking about it since I told her about doulas years ago & now she wants to learn more to possibly pursue. Can anyone suggest any resources? Books, Websites, courses, training etc?<br><br>
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Good for her. I recommend DONA International at <a href="http://www.dona.org" target="_blank">http://www.dona.org</a>.<br><br>
She can start by picking a couple of books from their reading list as well as reading their website and forum to see if it sounds like something she wants to persue.
 

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Does anyone have experience with one place over another for training?<br><br>
If you yourself are a doula, where did you get your training/certification through?
 

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Check out: <a href="http://www.alldoulas.com" target="_blank">www.alldoulas.com</a><br><br>
As the name says, you can find out everything you wanted to know about doulas (actually from doulas since it is a forum).
 

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I have done my training through CBI and DONA. Both have strengths and weaknesses, I do have to say though that if CBI had the name recognition that DONA does I would have just gone through them and skipped DONA.
 

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Birth Arts International has great holistic doula trainings all over the US which include the workshop and home-study course. You can also just do the distance learning program if you are unable to attend a workshop.<br><a href="http://www.birtharts.com" target="_blank">www.birtharts.com</a>
 

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You guys rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
All this info should get her started <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i vote for ALACE....the workshop was fabulous & i completely agree with their midwifery approach. ALACE requires more births for certification than most but it's well worth it.
 

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When I was in college in Western Mass, I did the Stepping Stones to Midwifery program, which at that time was also a DONA doula training program. Loved it (though didn't finish due to college sucking my brain). Later, did the DONA training at Seattle Midwifery School. Loved that too.
 
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