Every week at Nurturing Birth we speak to people who are thinking about training as a doula. Sometimes it’s something they’ve dreamed about for many years, but have been waiting for the right time. For others a loved one has suggested that they would be great in the role and this is their first exploration into what it might mean to be a doula. We love the conversations we have with people, and particularly busting a lot of the myths they may have about what doulas “should” be like.

Do I need to have had children? Do I need medical experience? Do I need to have had vaginal births? Is it important that I breastfed my babies? Can I make money as a doula? Do I need to be a hippy?!

We run a free 5-day opportunity three times a year to give you the space to explore whether there is a doula in you and if taking a doula training is the next right step.

Over five days you will be sent daily emails with tasks and reflective work to be done in your own time, there will be an active Facebook group with daily prompts and Live chats with Nurturing Birth doulas (from those at the very start of their journey to really experienced mentors and facilitators), an opportunity to join a special Virtual Cuppa on Zoom to spend time with other potential doulas as well as special prizes and offers!  At the end of the week we will host a final Q&A session.  By the end of the 5-day experience you will be really clear about what a doula's role is, whether you feel drawn to dive deeper into training and how Nurturing Birth will support you before, during and after your training.  

The next Is there a Doula in you? will run from 12-16th September 2022 and booking will open two weeks prior.  

For now you can register your interest and mark out time in your diary from 12-16th September to read the emails, engage in the Facebook group and join our live calls.  The schedule will be shared with you once booking is open.  

If you would like more information please contact us by email [email protected]


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“I absolutely loved the Nurturing Birth Doula Course. I felt welcomed, safe and comfortable. I was able to be my raw self and share my experiences with no judgements being passed. I felt a sense of healing as I shared my experiences and self reflections. I’m so glad I followed my heart when I registered for the course. The support before, during and after the course is just what I needed to remind me this is the community I want to be a part of. Thank you!”

- Iram Ayaz