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Support New Parents as a Certified Doula

Are you passionate about supporting families during one of life’s most transformative moments? As a certified doula, you’ll play a vital role in empowering birthing experiences. Our comprehensive training equips you with the skills to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to expectant parents.

Why Choose Germanna

Learn from our highly qualified educators on how to assist those in their pregnancy journey. Our 6-week program was developed by local healthcare partners to ensure health equity and quality care. You'll learn the ins and outs of childbirth education, lactation support, and how to refer mothers to necessary health and social services.

Career Options

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Birth doula
  • Postpartum doula

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Maternal and infant health concepts and approaches
  • Lactation guidance and support
  • Service coordination and system navigation
  • Health promotion and prevention
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Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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