About the Doula Training Program
CCAC's new Doula program is the first of its kind in the region-a formal curriculum developed in partnership with the Pittsburgh-based organization Masters of Maternity (MOM).
The program was created by professional doulas and midwives who recognized the urgent need to provide better care for pregnant people and their families. Its comprehensive training qualifies students to support the entire reproductive journey, from fertility through pregnancy, labor, childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding and bereavement.
In just nine weeks of classes, students gain 27 hours of instruction from practicing doulas and midwives. Classes combine hands-on learning with virtual teaching and online interaction for maximum accessibility.
In addition to perinatal training, the Doula program prepares students to start their own successful business, including marketing strategies, managing clients and beginning the application process for Medicaid reimbursement.
About Master's of Maternity
Masters of Maternity is the first company in Pennsylvania to provide an integrated technology service for maternal resources to autonomously collaborate and act as a tool for both moms and motherhood resources, enabling the transformation of maternal care. As Masters of Maternity continues to evolve, it currently stands as the Pennsylvania maternal directory, a dual-sided platform connecting expecting families to any Pennsylvania-based maternal specialists of their choice.
Doulas are currently in high demand. Graduates will have the skills necessary to work for hospitals or doula agencies. They may also choose to set up their own practice, serving up to three or four families per month.
Upon completion of the Doula program, students will receive a Comprehensive Perinatal Doula certificate, which attests to the graduates' ability to support the full spectrum of reproductive services offered across the various disciplines of perinatal doula types.
Doula certification is granted by Masters of Maternity in partnership with CCAC.
The Doula program is open to anyone age 18 or older who has a heart for helping others during the life-changing processes of pregnancy and childbirth.
The curriculum is designed to be accessible to people without a background in health care. It also provides an excellent opportunity for health care professionals like nurses to expand their knowledge and skills.
In order to enroll in the Doula program, students must meet these requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have access to a computer with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Use working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Attend all course sessions and complete all assignments
- Answer short follow-up emails to track the usefulness of the course