Doula Training

The first of its kind in Ireland, this doula course will provide all of the training and mentoring necessary for you to support pregnant people and their families and from conception, pregnancy labour birth and the early postpartum in the Irish maternity system.

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Areas of study

  • Anatomy
  • Maternity Services
  • Interventions
  • C-Section
  • Antenatal Support
  • Pain Coping Strategies
  • Referrals
  • Supporting the doula
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Supporting the partner
  • Support in Early Labour
  • Support in Active Labour
  • Support during birth
  • Postnatal Visit
  • Special Circumstance


Course objectives

  • This doula training will cover the theory of anatomy and hormonal activity during pregnancy labour and birth along with hands-on training on how to support early labour at home and in hospital, how to support active labour, how to support birthing a baby both vaginally and via c birth. It will also look at support during an induction process and the support required in the immediate postpartum including a significant discussion of breastfeeding.
  • This course is unique in that it will focus entirely on what women and doulas face in the Irish maternity system and is entirely focused around our care models, both in hospital in midwifery-led units and at home. The course will look at how to support not just birthing people but also other families by making choices surrounding interventions and we will also assess why interventions may be necessary. With one-third of Ireland giving birth via C-birth, there will be a significant emphasis on C-birth and VBAC support.
  • Finally, this course will introduce a mentoring program and detail on how to get started and working as a doula in Ireland including listing on an elbowroom recommended doula directory.


The investment for this training is TBC

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September 2020
9th / 10th / 11th


To apply for this training we ask students to display a passion for pregnancy brith and learning. A keen interest in supporting families through the pregnancy and birthing journey and beyond.

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