Houston Doula Apprenticeship & Training
Are you considering a career in birth work, live in Houston, and wanted to pursue becoming a birth doula? Cole Deelah, having over 16 years experience as a birth doula, has trained a great number of successful doulas across the United States. She has created an integrative, complete, and comprehensive doula training program modeled after the mentor/apprentice relationship.
"You are a birth servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say: "We did it ourselves!"' - Lao Tzu, "Tao Te Ching", 6th Century BC
The apprenticeship model of training is the oldest and most thorough form of Doula training available. And, paired with the modern model of internship and module work, our apprentices leave our program with a well rounded education, skilled hands, quick minds, and open hearts.
The program consists of written modules, book reports, community service and education, hands-on training, and one-on-one mentorship with three of the Houston Doula Cooperative's senior doulas. For more information and cost, please contact us through the contact page.
If you are a client of Cole's and would like to know more information about having an apprentice attend your birth as added support, be sure to talk about it prior to your prenatal appointment(s).