Congratulations on your interest in becoming a Birth Doula! You will soon experience the amazing joy of the special impact you will have working with families in your area.

Doula School has been training doulas for over a decade! We offer a DONA approved birth doula training workshop and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Program.

Anyone who has a willingness to help families through birth can become a birth doula or a childbirth educator. Though it’s helpful, it’s not necessary to have a background in health or medicine. Keep in mind that a doula is a non-medical professional.


Our priority is to provide a training where everyone feels welcome and among peers. Our training is based on principles of anti-racism, inclusion, anti-oppression and the value of diversity and inclusion. We want our trainings to be a safe space for all and these values form the foundation of our training content. We want our profession to become more diverse to be able to support all families in a way that is culturally relevant to them. Be sure to check-out our scholarship opportunities for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

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Our Services

Empowere Birth Conference

Join us Oct 10/11

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Class Dates

*Oct 23-25, 2020 in ONLINE. Nov 6-22 (weekends) ONLINE

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About the Trainer

Stefanie Antunes has been a Lamaze® Educator and doula since 2002, after the birth of her second son showed her just how valuable it is to be prepared for birth and to have good support around you. Stefanie is a visionary in the childbirth field. She leads the Discover Birth organization providing a variety of services to expectant parents and training for those wishing to pursue work in the childbirth field. Stefanie is currently the president of the Association of Ontario Doulas, former Public Relations Director for DONA International, and sits on many local boards and coalitions to improve our communities. She is a DONA-approved Birth Doula Trainer, and founder of the Canadian Institute of Childbirth Educators - approved Lamaze Program.

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What We Cover

What we cover * Role of the Doula * Emotional, physical, and informational support of women and families in the prenatal period, at birth, and in the early postpartum period * Involving support people * Comfort measures * Common interventions and medications

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I took my training with Stefanie in 2011 and since then have welcomed 20+ babies into this world I love being a doula and Stefanie’s training workshop set me out on the path that I’m on now. When I did my training I decided to attend Stefanie’s particular workshop because of the doula business she had built for herself at Discover Birth. I had the choice of attending workshops led by other trainers that were much closer to me… but I was embarking on a new career path and wanted to learn from someone who had experience creating a successful........ – Jamie, Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas.

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