Expecting(nyc)’s Doulaship Workshop

This program is designed for those interested in becoming a professional doula. Through advanced training modules, intimate small learning groups, supervision, and mentorship support, doulas will gain a wide breadth of knowledge to confidently pursue a career as a professional doula. 

Getting started in any career takes tremendous effort and dedication. You can certainly reach your goal of becoming a successful doula on your own, but it can take many hours and years to learn what happens on the front lines and how to deal with challenging cases. The gift of working directly with a teacher, who has walked this road before you, means you have direct access to the information that takes years to hone. Signing up for Expecting(nyc)'s Doulaship workshop offers you the skills, method of client preparation, and confidence to succeed in a vocation in which many struggle to find their way. We strive to help doulas obtain professional certification, gain experience, and have direct supervision with Kristy Zadrozny, a seasoned expert in the doula field. Think of this as your Doula Incubator, you’ll be learning alongside other individuals going through the same certification process. Our doulas undergo a thorough and rigorous training that prepares them to gain employment through NYC's top doula agencies, start private practices, and have the opportunity to develop life-long partnerships with other doulas through our caring and supportive community. 

We are different because we focus on self-improvement and self-awareness first. We streamline the process of understanding who you are on this earth, which will inform your work as a professional and will help you build the kind of life that serves you and your family.

Please note, the next series starts September 5, 2019, if you are interested in joining us, please apply using the registration button below.


Participation is approval-based

2019 Doulaship Outline, the next series begins September 2019

  • Monthly Advanced Training Module(s) (1x/month for 3 hours) We meet on Thursday evenings

  • Dates: September 5, 2019 Orientation, October 3, 2019 Adv. Training One, October 31, Adv. training Two, November 28, 2019 Adv. Training Three. December 19, Closing ceremony, final Adv. Training.

  • Learning group meetings, Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings, learning group meetings are required. If you cannot commit to meeting with your learning group and participating in the online discussion forum, then this program isn’t for you.

  • Optional participate in the 9-week Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Course (in person)

  • Completion closing Ceremony, December 19, 2019 from 7pm. Location TBD


  • Weekly home practice assignments that you will complete on your own and in your dedicated learning group, you are required to meet weekly with your learning group from September to December. Please set aside three hours per week. We have chosen Tuesday and Thursday evenings as your dedicated meeting times.

  • Monthly Advanced Training Module-we will meet on Zoom Video (1x/month for 2-3 hours) We meet; 9/5/19 orientation, 10/3/19 Adv. training One, 10/21/19 Adv. Training two, 11/28/19 Adv. Training three, 12/19/19 (in person) Closing ceremony, final Adv. training.

  • Participate in online discussion forum with your doula cohort

Additional Support

  • Option to access “on-call” experienced doula while you are at a birth or in need of immediate assistance

  • Open question/discussion forum on Slack Channel, moderated by Senior Doulas

  • Client referrals and supervision

  • Volunteer opportunities

Investment: $600

$600 for 3 month Doulaship Advanced Training Workshop

Optional; $300 for additional training in Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting series. Seminar starts September 8, 2019


Check out the Doulaship FAQ for more information, or contact us with questions.