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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?

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Call to Action:

Antiracism and Inclusivity

  • MotherTree acknowledges that systemic racism is a pervasive and pernicious issue that affects individuals and communities of color disproportionately.
  • We recognize that our organization has a role to play in addressing this issue and commit to creating a more inclusive and equitable environment.
  • We condemn racism and discrimination in all its forms and commit to actively working against it.
  • We will work to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization specifically for Black, Indigenous, Doulas of Color and LBGTQIA+ communities, and we will partner with organizations that share our commitment to anti-racism.
  • We will also work to educate ourselves and others about the history and impact of racism, and we will listen to and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

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.

Stay Informed

MotherTree's E-Newsletter & Updates

“Mother Tree doula training is the absolute best. Jesse Remer is an amazing instructor who exudes warmth and wisdom. She has created more than just a class – it is an experience. I have taken both the birth and postpartum in-person trainings and both times I have walked away with a wealth of knowledge and a full heart after 3-4 beautiful days of learning and connection. I also just love the cozy yurt and the surrounding farm. I highly recommend Jesse and Mother Tree! “

Alonya E. Lowe
Oct. 2023 Student

Birth Doula Training

Postpartum Doula Training

Birth and Postpartum Bundle

Advanced Doula Training

Birth Doula Internships

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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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. 

THW Logo

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

View our calendar of classes!


3 FREE Birth-related Photos!

Subscribe to Mother Tree’s news, events, and updates and get 3 FREE photos ($55 value) from Lem & June’s photo gallery with over 2K pictures!     


Private Facebook Group: Doula Talk

This is a forum for connection, support and sustainability of the doula profession and welcomes all people of any color, gender and birth philosophy. Founder and Administrator Jesse Remer is a mother, international doula trainer, leader and innovator of birth justice who through her organization Mother Tree International has supported thousands of birthing families.