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Online Wholistic Doula Certification


The Mothership's  

Wholistic Doula Certification

Answer Your Life’s Calling To Support Mothers On Their Journey Through Pregnancy And Parenting. Start Your Career And Birth Your Passion Today.

You will learn about:


  • The Spirituality of Birth
  • Birth Environments
  • Womb Wellness
  • Herbs For Birth
  • Post Partum Recovery

The Mothership offer's te versitility of online classes as well as live learning. Check us out Live and in living color:

Online Classes

General Cost For This Online Class is $450


PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE - contact Mama Mawusi Ashshakir, Director

The Mothership’s Birth Doula – course syllabus

As an Mothership Doula your objective is to aid the mother through her birth journey managing breathing, pain and emotions accomplishing her birth plan be it natural or medicalized. In addition The Afrikan Mothership Birthworkers work together to form a united front of support – linking the parents to resources, information, and counseling.

In 6 classes develop your hands-on skills as a Birth Doula, enabling you to provide the best care possible, and identify strategies for establishing and developing your craft. The Afrikan Mothership’s Doula is equipt to change the birth paridime and help to facilitate the birth of a whole mother and child.

During your training you will cover three main topic areas – Communication Skills, Birth Science and Birth Doula Skills.

First Trimester: Building Doula Skills

Enhance your communication skills, enabling you to build strong relationships with clients and caregivers alike. Topics covered include:

Orientation to becoming a Mothership Doula

Effective language communication

Active listening skills

Pregnancy Anatomy

Community Connections And Resources

Natural –vs- Medicalized Birth

Medical Interventions

Second Trimester: Physiology of Pregnancy,

Gain a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period. Topics covered include:

physiology of pregnancy, labor and birth

Healthy eating and exercise

Management of labor and medical interventions

Third Trimester: Birth & the Early Postpartum Period

Standing firmly in a Doula’s role

Introduction to Postpartum and lactation

networking and community involvment

the business of being a doula

Becoming A Birth Professional

All student materials are focused on evidence-based care. Evidence-based means medical practice that is based on research. The opinions and thoughts of experts on pregnancy and birth are referred to throughout your student manuals – it is important to hear the views of others in the field to build your own knowledge base.


Certification Requirements:

  • Completion of The Mothership Doula Course Workshop, Manuals and Test.
  • Attain the books from the reading list.
  • Pass the multiple choice exam and essays. An 85% passing grade is required.
  • Attend 3 births as a shadow doula or observer.
  • Total payment of student fees

 Book Reviews on the following topics:

  • Natural childbirth
  • Breast feeding
  • Prenatal and postnatal exercise
  • Diet and nutrition 

**Certification will be issued when all requirements are met**

suggested Reading Books 

  • The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
  • The New Active Birth, Revised Edition – Janet Balaskas
  • Your Best Birth – Ricki Lake
  • The Doula Book – Klaus, Klaus, Kennell
  • Labor Pain: A Natural Approach to Easing Delivery – Nicky Wesson

Cost and Registration Fees

Terms and Conditions  

The cost for this online class is $450 and must be paid in full before the start of classes.  The payment plan is offered as a courtesy so all payments must honored. This is a commitment so payments made signify your commitment to attend all 6 classes. If there is an unforseen issue and you need more time to complete your coursework you will need to discuss this with Mama Mawusi Ashshakir. **refund issues will be reviewed based upon proof and documentation**


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