Frequently asked questions
Can I be listed as a doula on www.findadoula.com.au?
Of course. If you are a certified doula you can register your details here. If you are a doula-in-training you can also register, just say that you are a student doula in your profile details.
How do I become a doula?
We often receive enquiries from women wishing to become a doula. Great! With 250,000 babies born in Australia every year we need more doulas! Following are some organisations in Australia and overseas that run doula training courses. If you would like a personal recommendation, contact some of the doulas listed on findadoula.com.au to see if they were happy with the doula training organisation that they went with.
Birth Right: the only Australian doula training course that is offered by a midwife. Susan Ross’ course is also unique in that trainee doulas attend births with Susan. What a way to learn from an experienced woman.
Childbirth International, Singapore
This is an online organisation that runs correspondence doula courses and advanced childbirth educator courses. They also run doula conferences from time to time in Australia.
Birthing Rites Australia, Bondi Junction, Sydney
Phone 02 9387 3615 or visit www.birthingrites.com
The International College of Spiritual Midwifery, Hawthorne, Melbourne
Phone 03 9818 1177 or email [email protected]
Birthing Wisdom by Rhea Dempsey, Fairfield, Melbourne
Phone 03 9513 9164 or visit www.birthingwisdom.com.au
Australian Doula College, Petersham, Sydney
Phone 1300 139 507
Once I have registered on findadoula.com.au, how do I edit my profile?
We recommend that you keep your profile current as the search results are listed in order of most recently updated profiles. To edit your profile, login using your user name and password and then click on “my doula profile” in the menu across the top. Once you have edited your registration form, don’t forget to click “save edits”.
Facebook links… do not include “www.facebook.com/” only add in your page name or the part that comes after.com/
I have registered but I can’t find my doula profile yet.
Once you have filled in your rego form, you will be sent an automated email that requires validation. Click on the validation link and your profile will automatically be live. You will not be able to see your profile until you have validated your registration. If you don’t receive this email within a few minutes, check in your bulk email or spam box. Because it is an automatically generated email, some domains file it as spam. If you still haven’t received this email, contact us.