Downtown Doula NYC

Birth, Postpartum, and Lactation Support for NYC Families -- Doula Certification Trainings

Nurturing Families in New York City through Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Supports

2016 Doula Trainings

Become a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Doula Trainings International

Taught by Becky Alford

  • Syracuse January 28th-31st
  • Brooklyn May 12th-15th
  • Denver Colorado June 2nd-5th
  • Brooklyn December 1st-4th

DTI offers dual certification in Birth and Postpartum, Lifetime Certification, a 9 month mentorship program, business training, and an amazing community of support.  Join us as a Path1 new doula or a Path2 doula who has already trained with another organization. 

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What is a DTI Doula? 

DTI believes in the transformative power and impact that doulas have on all women and families around the world.

DTI Doulas exhibit the following:

They are human rights advocates. Our doulas understand the current birth climate and acknowledge birth as a human rights issue. They are critically thinking and up-to-date on evidence-based research. DTI doulas are informed about reproductive rights and birth options. They support you in making an informed decision based on your own needs. They believe that the birthing individual is the decider.

They are committed to eliminating barriers based on race, class, religion, traditions, and sexual orientation. DTI has created a safe and inclusive community for doulas. DTI is committed to raising awareness and taking steps toward lowering disparities in maternal and infant health through our community doula trainings and scholarship program.

They practice and are skilled in our Slow Doula Method™. They have the tools necessary to navigate today’s birth climate and have a deep understanding of what it means to offer unconditional support. DTI modern doulas help shift the culture in a birthing room to meet the needs of their clients and facilitate meaningful conversations with the obstetrician and/or midwives, and nurses. DTI knows doulas are playing a vital and central role in transforming maternity care.

They are autonomous and support their clients to be autonomous in making their own informed choices. DTI doulas understand that doulas do not need to save people from birth. DTI is rooted in a humanistic model of continuous care. After all, we’re modern doulas with roots in the timeless tradition of unconditional support.  We trust the professional integrity of our doulas in the same way that we trust birth.

They are birth and postpartum experts. They have an incredible knowledge of the process of pregnancy, birth, labor and the postpartum period.  The benefits of doula care are well known and well documented. Doulas have a positive impact on birth outcomes and are no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Doulas are a specially trained healthcare provider, without clinical training, that understand the anatomy and physiology of birth, and the emotional and physical aspects of the postpartum and newborn period.

They are entrepreneurs. As mentors, we support our doulas to dream BIG! We know that becoming a doula also means a business entrepreneur is born! Our doulas have the support from over 15 years of us working as career doulas and owning our doula practices. We feel that when you become a doula, you also become an entrepreneur and we think the possibilities are endless. We have built into our curriculum business and marketing skills with advance trainings during the 9-month period, including mastermind classes and break-out sessions with other DTI doulas.

They are fierce. At DTI, we embrace and own the power of our role as doulas. We support you in having ownership over your own birth process and ownership of your own autonomy as a doula.

They honor community. We know doulas need doulas to thrive. Issues about competition in our field are addressed during our program. Our doulas create strong and lasting relationships with each other. They love being part of our DTI tribe and honor the power of doulas supporting doulas.

They are healers. Today’s modern doula has a wealth of knowledge and experience. We encourage our doulas to practice in an integrative and holistic way if they are certified through other healing modalities such as essential oils, reiki, and massage to name a few.

They are professional and are seen in high regard from other professionals in their community. DTI doulas have a clear understanding of what their scope of practice is and what it is not. Our robust 9-month program addresses our scope of practice in-depth. Our doulas feel very prepared to practice on their own after the completion of our program.

DTI believes that doulas are at the forefront of changing the culture of birth and we’re thrilled to offer a birth and postpartum doula certification program created by doulas for doulas. Our program includes these tenets because we feel passionately about doulas prospering and sustaining themselves on this fulfilling and rewarding path. DTI doulas are taking action to advocate for respectful and dignified care.

Compassionate Cesarean Professional Workshop Coming Soon


Downtown Doula NYC