Training As A Doula

The Doula Academy Doulas = the Gold standard of doula professionalism in a spirit of collaboration with health care providers.

The Doula Academy makes a difference in women’s lives as they welcome their precious baby into their family.

Respect

We believe all women should be treated with dignity, kindness and respect during pregnancy and childbirth. They should have their experiences and the memories of those experiences honoured.

Compassion

Our Doulas recognise the often confusing and overwhelming journey many women take through pregnancy and childbirth. They are committed to helping all women become as informed as needed to ensure they have positive memories of that journey.

Empowering Women

We strive to empower women through building confidence, insight and understanding and developing personal skills both through training and support services, assisting them to have access to information and resources needed to ensure informed decision making, helping them effect change in their own lives, increasing positive self-image.

The Doula Academy Doulas = the Gold standard of doula professionalism in a spirit of collaboration with health care providers.

 

Welcome to The Doula Academy – New Zealand’s only organisation offering DONA International training.
Doula Academy doulas adhere to a professional Scope of Practice for the non-medical labour and postpartum support services we provide. Please enjoy exploring our website to learn more about our professional services and training.

You are invited to read The Doula Academy’s Scope of Practice which is closely aligned to DONA International. These principles and limitations are vital to maintain a professional service and build trusted relationships with the medical community, birth professionals and women seeking doula services.
For more information on what services a professional birth and/or postpartum doula offers. please refer to the Doula Services page.You can also visit the ‘find a doula’ page to see who is available in your area.

For more information on The Doula Academy membership please check out our membership page, or call Carolyn on 021 353715.

Scope of PracticeYou can find our scope of practice here.
Code of EthicsYou can find our code of ethics here.
Want to become a Doula?For more information on becoming a Doula please call Carolyn on 021 353715 or fill in our Expression of Interest form.