Welcome to The Doula Training Foundation, the best place in the North of England to start your doula career.


If you've been thinking about becoming a doula then you're in the right place. We've developed a 4 day immersive experience so that you will feel fully prepared to support women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The course will give you everything you need to know in order to set up your own successful business. 


The course is designed and taught by two hugely experienced career doulas, with over 20 years experience and having supported hundreds of women and families, fully approved and accredited by Doula UK.


We are the only course facilitator to be permanently based in the North West so we understand the unique circumstances and challenges that you will face when you set up your business. 



Hosting regular meet ups, in person and online. 

What will I get?

In person courses. Get to know your fellow doulas, start building a community and learn from each other.

Learn all about the physiology of birth, the hormonal matrix of labour, the mother/baby dyad and the fourth trimester.

Multiple teaching styles to ensure all your needs are catered for.

Facilitation by two very experienced and successful doulas.

On-going support and guidance.

A course companion to support your learning and for reference after you leave.

A private Facebook group to help build your birthy tribe, to ask questions and to support each other.

An opportunity to join Doula UK.

Feeling inspired and fully prepared to set up your own doula business.

When are your next taster sessions?

Wednesday 6th March 8pm online

Tuesday 19th March 8pm online

Thursday 4th April 8pm online

Wednesday 8th May 8pm online

Tuesday 4th June 8pm online

What do I need in order to join...

A desire to learn...about physiology, about infant feeding but, also about yourself...to reflect on your own birth story or your journey to becoming a doula

Full commitment to our 4 days together, they will be full on!

Passion, drive and determination to be the best you can be, for yourself and for your clients

Openness, honesty, integrity and kindness

A non-judgemental and empathetic nature

Is this training for me?

The course is for anyone who wants to train with us!

You don't need to have any prior training or knowledge, just a passion to support women and their families. Many of the people who come on our course realise that they have actually been doulaing (in slightly different forms) for many years.  You don't need a particular background or to have had children of your own, we're open to everyone. 

When and where are your courses?

Monday 29th April - Thursday 2nd May Little Sutton, CH66

Friday 28th June - Monday 1st July, Leeds

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th September, Little Sutton, CH66

Friday 15th - Monday 18th November, Oxfordshire

How do I book?

It's easy. Just click the link here.

We LOVE what we do! And we want to share that passion with as many people as possible. The more doulas there are, the more women and families can be supported.