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Become a Doula

PALS Doulas is a membership organization dedicated to the development of the doula profession and to supporting its members

Fundamental to doula care is the understanding that continuous emotional support with reassurance during the birthing process improves and enhances maternal-infant outcomes and maternal satisfaction.

The primary purpose of the doula profession is to positively influence the childbearing experience

P ALS Doulas is committed to fostering and supporting a community of professional certified doulas that practices within a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. We are locally as well as internationally recognized as a leading organization in the birth doula field. Certification is intended for doulas that value the process of peer evaluation, self-assessment, and local community. Certification generally takes less than one year. Certified and certifying PALS doulas are featured on our website. Our certified doulas are also eligible to work as Open Arms Birth Doulas serving low-income families while earning a competitive wage.