SMC Full Circle Doula Trainings and Courses

Acquire full circle knowledge to improve infant and maternal health.

"African American Postpartum Care is a rites of passage that restores strength to the mother and protects the newborn" ~ Shafia Monroe

Practicing African American Postpartum Care was formed to teach African postpartum traditions that were practiced by 20th-century African American midwives, as a way to continue African traditions, teach mothering, include the father, and create a community to care for the new family.


This is considered an advanced postpartum training. The next training is June 13, 2024. Register now!

Doula Trainings & Certificate Courses

Learn from certified, progressive and inspirational midwives and doulas from across the nation

Certified Childbirth Educator Course

Gain the education, skills, confidence, and resources necessary to provide women and their families with culturally competent perinatal education.

Online Doula Training & Certification Program

SMC Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Online Training is a four-week course for dual certification for labor and postpartum.

Practicing African American Postpartum Care

Advanced Training for doulas, postpartum doulas, birth workers and midwife students, midwives, MPH professionals, and health care professionals.

In-Person Doula Training And Certification

Take our 4 day (32 hour) in-person doula training program to earn your dual certification for labor and postpartum.

Doula Trainings

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