Postpartum Doula Certification


Doulas of Austin offers aspiring doulas a unique, comprehensive postpartum doula certification program with the highest of professional standards.

Based off of her knowledge and experience working with new families as a registered nurse for over 18 years, owner of Doulas of Austin Chiminh Ashton personally created an extensive curriculum that not only equips students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to support new parents as they navigate postpartum recovery and the adjustment to parenthood, but also how to initiate the business side of becoming a professional doula.

Requirements for certification include a 1-day intensive in-person training, completion of applicable reading materials, completion of reflective writing assignments, breastfeeding education, CPR certification, and client support and processing.

Upon certification, doulas will feel confident and fully prepare to start their business and begin supporting new parents as a professional postpartum doula.

Postpartum Certification Student Testimonials

“Chiminh’s expert knowledge has given me 100% confidence to support the physical and emotional needs of any family in those critical first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby.”

“I have found that Chiminh supports, represents, and teaches fully what a community of doulas should be.”

“[Chiminh] is an expert in the field… I am so grateful for her insight and guidance as I pursue my dream job.”


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
~ Confucius

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