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Become a Doula

Become a Doula

Questions we address

  •  Is the on-call life for me?

  • What are the challenges of being a doula?

  • What are the joys of being a doula?

  • How do I get started?

  • How do I get experience?

  • How do you manage the rest of your life if you are going to birth?

  • How many births can you do a month?

  • How much will I make?

  • What about my kids? My partner?

Learn more...

So you want to become a Doula?

We’ll help you jumpstart your plans to become a doula....

But first let’s answer a couple Frequently Asked Questions.

What's a doula?

There are so many ways to answer this question but first and foremost a doula is a compassion human who seeks to offer physical, informational and emotional support to people in the childbearing year.  Learn more

Who can be a doula?

Anyone with a desire to support people in the perinatal period. We have supported individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Learn more.

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Birth Business Basics and Beyond​

International Training Seminars Available

We'll come to you!

Mother Tree International has provided training around the world for birth workers seeking to expand their knowledge and join in the international community of birth professionals making a difference to reduce health disparities, increase access to care and resources.

We partner with local doula and birth hubs to establish foundational support in growing the community knowledge around birth practices. Please fill out our form if you are interested in having a training in your community.

MotherTree News

Jesse Remer

Doulas impact: maternal health crisis

The Stork Club Approach to impact the Maternal Health Crisis By: Ellen Tilden, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN (she/her) and Jesse Remer Doula CD/BDT(DONA), PCD/PDT(DONA) LCCE, FACCE (she/her) United States Maternal Health is in Crisis

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Jesse Remer

Stork Club announces Doula Network

We have a maternal health crisis and a maternal health equity crisis. While CDC data shows an overall increase in maternal mortality rates, birthing people of the BIPOC community are up to three times more

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DONA International

DONA International is a nonprofit organization, which means that DONA International works only to serve our doulas and members and to carry out our mission. Our organization exists to support doulas professionally and advance our vision of a doula for every person who wants one. 

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Our Trainings are approved by OHA and qualify for the completion of the THW DOULA Credential qualifying you to receive Medicaid (OHP Reimbursement) and contract with Oregon Community Care Organizations as a provider.


The Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) credential is internationally respected and the only childbirth educator program that has passed rigorous standards set by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

MotherTree Community Partners


MotherTree classes

How to choose a childbirth preparation class

Having a baby if often new territory for a family. Exploring the changes in pregnancy, what to expect in the birth process, pain coping techniques and meeting other parents are many of the reasons expectant couples choose to come to a childbirth class. Studies show that families that choose take a class of any sort tend to be more satisfied with their birth process, feel they had more control and more informed about their choices and more connected to their babies.  Learn more

How to Choose a Class

Hypno-Birthing Class

MotherTree Childbirth Class

Birthing From Within

MotherTree Baby Nurture

Private Birth Classes


Birth Support

Breast-feeding Support

Forest Bathing

Postpartum Support

Referral Network

Sibling Support

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