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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Labor Support Doula. 

The participants for Cohort 7 will be selected soon. 

The next Information Session will be in the 

January 2024

Please check back for the date and the link to register

This portion of this enhanced Doula training program is approved and funded by The Duke Endowment.

We aim to change the narrative of Black birthing outcomes, improve patients' birth experience, and increase the patient's overall satisfaction.

This program was designed by three Black certified nurse midwives. We offer a culturally significant, culturally appropriate, and concordant expanded labor support doula training program. 

Our faculty are all experts in the focused area of perinatal care. They represent a wide variety of expertise in perinatal, newborn, breastfeeding, and alternative therapies. This project will create a workforce of Black Doulas to attend the births of Black families in hospitals in the Triangle area. 

For additional information about the program, visit

The next information session is for those interested in being considered for Cohort #7.

Attending an information session is a required critical step in the application process.

Cohort #7 will begin training in April 2024.

For questions, email us at:

contact  information

If you have experienced (or are experiencing) any COVID symptoms 7-10 days before the event,

please stay home and contact us at:

to register for the information session

to apply for the LEADoula Program

click the link below

click the link below

Shawna Howard BA, MPH(c), CD(DONA)

Administrative Assistant for Patient Recruitment

Shaunda Fennell B.A., CD(DONA)

Director of Doula Recruitment & Certification

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