Is there such a thing as Schoularships/grants for Doulas etc.. : LUSENET : Doula.Com General Discussion : One Thread

I have a question I just thought of.Does anyone know of such a thing as Aspiring Doulas getting a grant, or Schoularships for there training? It's not much $$ to ask for,but I was just wondering for people who have finacial problems,or dont currently work and have no income.I think it would be really great if someone offered Grants/Schoularships to Woman wanting to attend a Doula Workshop,& to also help pay for the Certifying packet/process.Some Woman can't afford it. I'll be the first one to admit, that right now...I can't even begain to register for a Workshop anytime soon, or even apply for the Certifying packet until I save up some money!! Looks like it may take a while though, caus emy hubby lost is job on Friday.If anyone knows of such a thing (or any kind of assistence) pleas let me know.Also,just out of soon before a due date should a Woman hire a Doula before the Birth? Thanks a bunch........Theresa

-- Theresa D. Lacey (, July 16, 2001


Hi Theresa. There actually are scholarships for available but you need to ask each individual coordinator about them. I have heard of some giving a partial or full scholarship. I was looking into that myself when I found American Doula Network. It turns out they were a lot less expensive and were total distance learning so I did not have to put up even travel expenses and lodging for a workshop. I got everything I needed from them and even more than I would have gotten from the other organizations I was looking for.

That is too bad about your husband. I hope everything goes well for your family. As for how far before the due date to see a client, that totally depends on the doula. Personally I believe in women finding out all they can prior to pregnancy and in their first trimester. Some doulas prefer the moms to be well into the pregnancy just in case something should happen like a miscarriage. I think if that should happen then a doula could be a great source for the woman. I cant say that it is rare that would happen, but I certainly dont think it should deter someone from taking a client early. It is all a very individual decision though, so I say its never too early.

Good Luck!

Tricia Saxbury

-- Tricia Saxbury (, July 16, 2001.

Hi Theresa,

CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) offers scholarships that you can apply for. They are a fabulous organization! Check them out at

Hope that helps! Kay Smith

-- Kay Smith (, July 30, 2001.

Dear Theresa,

Absolutely!!! If you can make it to colorado, I can scholarship you into one of our fun and informative doula trainings. We run Fri. 5:30 to 9:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm See either the CAPPA or DONA websites for dates and locations. Hope to see you soon! Alice

-- Alice Jackson (, March 23, 2002.

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