Doulas of Northern Ireland
Location: Northern Ireland in person
Course Type: Birth Doula Preparation, Postnatal Doula Preparation
Our mission: To nourish and empower the local community by training a new generation of confident and mindful doulas.
Doulas NI are committed to promoting and supporting equality, diversity and inclusivity.
We believe the doula world should be as rich and varied as society is, and as our potential
clients and the families we work with are.
Our course is tailored to the birthing community in Northern Ireland and the border
counties, and is facilitated by 3 successful local doulas who have accumulated over 20 years
extensive knowledge and experience. You can find out more about us on our website! We
know the maternity system and the course provides deep insight and knowledge into how
maternity services are facilitated in Northern Ireland.
This course is so much more than growing into a confident doula. It’s about learning
alongside other doulas, building lasting friendships and growing a doula community
together. You will benefit from cameo appearances from other local professionals, and also
instant contact with other doulas who are currently working in Northern Ireland. We give a
lot of consideration to people’s different styles and the various teaching methods and
materials used, so everyone feels included and we can have fun learning together.
The course is run in-house on 2 weekends spread over 3 months to give you plenty of time
to digest, reflect and complete the course! There will be ongoing support including online
sessions, and on completion of the course, a celebratory graduation!
● Birth physiology, anatomy, and foetal positioning
● Birth rights, birth choices and what doula support can look like
● Respect and acceptance of parents and their decisions
● Unexpected situations, emergencies, crisis situations, baby loss
● Bonding physiology, innate needs of mothers and babies, infant feeding
● The power of language, communication and listening skills
● Working with the NHS, midwives and health providers
● Common sense, diplomacy and boundaries
● Transforming your passion into your business
We are the only course provider living and breathing in the beautiful country of Northern
Ireland. It is a complicated country, with many complexities, but Northern Ireland remains
an outstanding place of beauty with truly amazing doulas. Come join our growing
We will consider offering discounted places to those from ethnically diverse communities,
people with physical, mental or health impairments, people from the LGBTQIA+ community
or someone who has a financial barrier.