Based on more than thirty years of collaboration with community health workers, neighborhood clinics and maternal and child health advocates throughout the United States, HealthConnect One now offers a birth doula training for individuals, as a first step towards DONA certification.
What to Expect
HealthConnect One’s training prepares you to become a birth doula, using our unique equity lens and incorporating a trauma-informed perspective.
- Labor and Birth Support
- Breastfeeding Support
- Childbirth Education
- Introduction to Equity Framework
- Orientation to Trauma-Informed Care
This training meets all DONA requirements for a foundational training, and our trainers will provide ongoing mentorship as you manage the next steps on your doula pathway.
Let us doula you to become a doula!
For more than 30 years, HealthConnect One has supported parents and families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting, primarily in communities of color and low-income communities. We have created programs and delivered trainings with and for community clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, tribal organizations, and numerous other community groups all across the country.
Over time, our doula training has come to be seen as the gold standard.
Our Community-Based Doula Program Model was recognized as a Best Practice by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in 2016, and was featured in the 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook by the National Home Visiting Resource Center.
HealthConnect One has the only doula program that has been replicated across the country.
We love HealthConnect One! Tikvah and Brenda were unbelievably skilled trainers and joy to work with. We would highly recommend them to any other organization in the country.
I could not have made the link between doula work and social justice work without the wonderful people of HealthConnect One. They taught me about race and class and birth. They gave me a health equity lens through which to view my biases, my assumptions. They taught me how to zoom out and look at the bigger picture. They pushed me, made me go outside my comfort zone, and then held my hand and said you are not alone. We are doing this together.