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Thank you for your interest in becoming a

Labor Support Doula. 


We have begun recruiting participants for Cohort 7 

The next Information Session will be

February 2024

The link to register for an upcoming information session is below.

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

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.


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

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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