Become a Doula

Looking to become a doula? Want to become a member of the Association of Ontario Doulas?

Become a Doula

Becoming a doula offers many exciting opportunities. Working with expectant and new families in your community provides a fulfilling foundation for spreading and developing strong support from pregnancy through postpartum.

Whether you’re interested in a new career, or adding further support to your existing business, becoming a doula has never been more exciting!

Role of the Doula

A doula provides professional support to new and expectant parents before, during and after birth, and in the early postpartum period. There are many different types of doula support.

Birth doulas work with clients to offer emotional, physical, informational support. This often includes visits leading up to the labour experience, throughout the birth and into the immediate postpartum period.

Postpartum doulas focus on assisting new families with the transition to parenthood, infant care, feeding information, recovery support and education.

Each doula’s support is based on these principles of practice but is customized to each client’s individual needs. We encourage you to meet with a variety of doulas to be sure to find the one who’s the best fit for your family.

Training Criteria

The current criteria for membership is under review as per our 2 year audit if you are interested in becoming a member or having your organization recognized please email

Association of Ontario Doulas is not affiliated with any organization.