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ABOUTTHETRAINING

The BLACK Doula training program is designed for those who want to make a difference in Fresno’s Black community through doula work.

 

Doulas trained in our program are equipped to provide culturally responsive non-medical support to pregnant persons and their families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum (after delivery period).

APPLICATION FOR THE NEW COHORT (STARTING IN SPRING, 2024) IS OPEN!

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!

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WHATYOU WILLLEARN

We equip doulas with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to provide physical, emotional, and educational support to pregnant persons and to be a valued member of the birthing team.

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TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Doulas train with OLIVIA, “LIV”, our high-fidelity, full-body-sized female patient care simulator. Olivia's look is inspired by Black women in Fresno.

 

LIV moves her eyes, talks, and demonstrates breathing, heartbeat, and various vital functions and health conditions. She gives birth to her babies, Akilah and Neema through vaginal or Cesarean delivery.

 

Pictured: A doula trainee practicing support skills with our simulator “Liv”

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TRAINING

PILLARS

EQUITY

Be sensitive to the needs of Black women and babies to help them achieve their full health potential.

COMMUNITY

Unapologetically focus on Central Valley’s Black community. 

TRANSFORMATIVE

Get high-quality and practice-oriented doula training informed by Black maternal health experts.

HOLISTIC

Get additional certifications including - Safer Sleep Educator and Lactation Consultant - in addition to your doula certificate while completing our program.

DOULA GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL PROSPERITY

Learn to navigate the processes of both Medi-Cal reimbursement and private doula practice. Share your doula journey with others. Learn self-care practices and build your circle of support as you progress in your doula journey.

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