Doula Conversion


NEW Doula Conversion Course

Coming February 2021

Every Birth Matters

Doula Conversion Course


Every Birth Matters is now offering a Doula Conversion Course online via Zoom.


Doula's come from many different walks of life usually because of their birth experiences themselves. This course is ideal for you if you have been working as a doula  and you want to join the Doula UK membership. There are many different courses that people can do now and be called a doula. Although this course will be delivered one to one it will be individual for you, to meet your learning needs and strengthen information and knowledge for you in your practice. 

You will need to clearly demonstrate the work you have been doing and the courses you have attended. We will work on a strengths basis understanding where you may need to develop your knowledge.  This will form inline with Doula UK core curriculum. 


What does the conversion course cover?

To obtain a certificate you will need to complete the following modules;


1. Pre-course assignment ~ This gives you the opportunity for some reflective practice, and to build on your knowledge and skills with a fully comprehensive assignment that consists of questions that will enhance your learning experience and prepare you for your post course work. This research task also allows you to practice your research skills. Prior to the course there will be a one hour online discussion where we can introduce ourselves (usually a week before the workshops). 


2. One day workshop ~ The workshop is action packed with a range of activities where you will have time to think and reflect as well as work with the other supportive delegates discussing, reflecting, questioning and exploring the birthing world and why women/pregnant people want to hire a doula? All the course content meets the Doula UK curriculum plus more.  You will have the opportunity to write a learning journal and action set points for your journey as a doula after the course finishes.

The days will run 9.30am to 6pm.


3. Post coursework ~ When you are ready you can begin your post course assignments. There are seven tasks altogether which I encourage you to take time digesting and preparing. These assignments will give you further self-acknowledgement about how you can work as a doula as well as expanding further on the birth world that surrounds you as a doula.  It creates opportunity for networking and beginning your work with your first client, of which you will be supported.  Every delegate will receive written feedback.

Mentoring group peer support will be offered as a 1 off session 4 weeks after the course. This can be used as an opportunity for us to meet up again, discuss your post coursework and next steps. This session will be online. We will also then discuss further mentoring upon completion.

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Doula UK Core Curriculum: 


  • Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy and Birth

  • Hospital and Home Births

  • Infant feeding

  • Cultural sensitivity, values and attitudes

  • Pregnancy, labour and birth

  • Communication skills

  • The Role of Hormones

  • Language

  • Birth wishes

  • Emotional and practical support

  • First six weeks of having a newborn

  • Bonding and Attachment

  • Pain relief options available

  • Professional boundaries

  • Role of a  birth doula and postnatal doula 

  • Relationships between doulas and midwives

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Safeguarding

  • Finding Work - setting up you business

  • Various skills required to be a good Childbirth Support Partner.

All of these subjects will be covered in face to face and online course.  


How does the learning run?

There is a pre-course assignment to complete prior to attending the workshops, after the workshop has been attended you will then have access to all the other assignments to complete at your own leisure but within six months of the workshops.  As your tutor I will be able to support you through this should you need it. The assignments are designed for you to complete and submit online or via email.  The assignments are designed to help you with further learning and understanding as well as building your confidence as a doula.


No certificates can be issued until all assignments are complete.  You can obtain Doula Student Insurance so you can begin working as a doula whilst you complete your post coursework and begin your mentoring journey.


This course is designed to build upon your knowledge, encourage personal learning as well as some research which is facilitated through the assignments.

2021 Course Dates

ONLINE - Thursday 10th December to Saturday 12th December 2020 9.30am to 5pm

Email me  - FULLY BOOKED

ONLINE - Thursday 11th February to Saturday 13th February 2021 - 9.30am - 5pm. 

Email Katy  if you have questions - 1 place remaining

Birmingham - Friday 7th May to Sunday 9th May 2021,

Email Katy if you have any questions -  4 Places available

ONLINE - Thursday 1st July to Saturday 3rd July 2021 - 9.30am - 5pm. 

Email Katy  if you have questions - places available. 

Birmingham - Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September 2021

Email Katy If you have any questions - places available. 

Refund Policy: 
Your right to cancel and receive a full refund starts the moment you pay your deposit of £100 to secure your place and ends after 14 days. Remaining payment for the doula course is due in total 21 days before the first day of the workshop.

If you cancel between less than day 21, but before day 10 of the course, you will only receive 50% refund of total paid less the deposit.

Cancellations after day 10 will not result in any refund.

You will be offered to transfer to another course.

If the course is cancelled by the provider for any reason – you will be offered the opportunity to book onto another course or have a full refund. If you opt to transfer onto another course – you cannot then ask for a full refund.

This course includes:

  • Course that meets the core curriculum content for Doula UK

  • Comprehensive Resource File

  • Access to additional online learning videos.

  • Online resources via the Every Birth Matters website

  • Online support in a private Every Birth Matters Social Media Forum with other doulas and educators

  • Comprehensive student discount on insurance so you can begin your practice

  • Access to various E-books

  • Doula Directory Listing (name, business name, email, phone number and website)

  • Discount vouchers from other partnering services.

  • Access to a range of additional doula teaching resources (additional cost).

  • Post course mentoring session


Once you have applied for the course and full payment has been made you will receive your pre-coursework, you will receive the Doula Preparation Training Manual when you attend the workshops. Full payment must be received at least 21 days before the workshop begins.  You can secure your place now with a non-refundable deposit of £100 (refundable only within 14 days after booking). 


Once certification is complete. You can then join the membership of Doula UK and begin your mentoring journey.

To book onto the Doula Preparation course, please complete the booking form.

Every Birth Matters Teaching code of practice can be found on the main practitioner page.

Please contact me for an informal telephone chat to discuss the course and to make sure this suits what you are looking for. 

07751 077755

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