Does shadowing doulas count toward certification?? : LUSENET : Doula.Com General Discussion : One Thread

I know that you have to do 3 births before getting certified..... Can you shadow another doula and have that count toward certification???

thanks for any info, Karen

-- Karen (, January 08, 2003


Thru DONA, as far as I was told by my friend/mentor, no. I beleive you have to be the primary doula, and have at least 15 hours total for the births. That's DONAs standards. has a lot of info about their certification rules and guidelines, and if you e-mail them a question they get back to you so quickly with an answer. Good luck! E-mail if you need anymore help.

-- ashley (, January 09, 2003.

Hi, Yes, you can shadow a doula, but only one person can use that birth for certification

-- Debbie Aglietti (, July 17, 2003.

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