Dates & Locations for your Doula Course

Find a doula course listed below.

Developing Doulas Online

October/November 2021 with Verina
Zoom sessions on the 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th October and the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th and 16th November. (9 places available)
(Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session runs from 12:00 – 15:00)

 October/November 2021 with Katie
Zoom sessions on Saturdays: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October and the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and 28th November (8 places available)
Each Session runs from 9.30am to 12.45pm 

January/February 2022 with Maddie
Zoom sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays 25th, 27th January and the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th and 22nd February (12 places available)
Tuesday sessions 12pm til 3pm and Thursday sessions 7.30pm til 10.30pm

February/March 2022 with Zara
1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th,15th,17th, 22nd, 24th February and the 1st March (12 places available)
Tuesday 7-10pm, Thursday 10-1pm

February/March 2022 with Katie
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th February & 5th March
All weekend dates: Saturdays 9.45am to 1pm & Sundays 6pm to 9.15pm (12 places available)

March/April 2022 with Verina
Zoom sessions on 29th and 31st March, 5th, 7th,12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th April
1pm to 3pm (12 places available)

April/May 2022 with Katie
18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th April & 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th May
Mondays: 7.15pm to 10.30pm & Fridays: 9.45am to 1pm (12 places available)

Specialist course for people from the LGBTQIA community who wish to be doulas

Aimee is planning further dates for this unique course.

Developing Doula Course Leader Aimee Hamblyn
Aimee – DD course leader

The course covers

  • Coming-out in your doula work – how you chose to own your story in a way that is right for you
  • Be part of a supportive community
  • Be part of creating narratives around birth and families beyond the heteronormative 
  • Connecting with the same-ness of birth experience while celebrating our differences
  • Connecting with our unique journey and personal why for birth work and supporting families

Hey there wonderful doulas in the making!  My name is Aimee and I am one of the DD course facilitators. Are you an aspiring doula who identifies as part of the LGBTQI family?

We are offering a really exciting opportunity to train as a birth and postnatal doula in a circle of doula siblings in a LGBTQI space.  This will be an online training and will be the same syllabus that all the DD courses uses, same opportunity to reflect on your experience around birth and birthing system; on the kind of doula you want to be and the families you want to support.  But with a difference; we will be in a space that is specifically for the community that you belong to, and safe to discuss issues that are important to you.

I came out to my mum when I was a teenager as bi-sexual and spent my most of my 20s and 30s in relationships with women.  I was lucky to get pregnant supported by my partner Gaby and we have an amazing daughter who is now 11.  Although Gaby and I split as a couple we have a great friendship and co-parent Lulu as her two mamas. 

 My doula career started when Lulu was a baby and so negotiating working as a doula in a mainly heteronormative context as a queer person is something that I has some challenges and some benefits.  

If you are interested in finding out more about this training course which will take place online, throughout May and June 2021 over 8 weeks please look at the course content on the DD website and book a call with the lovely Maddie.  All participants on the online training programme will be invited to in person consolidation days across the county whenever its next possible where you will be able to meet doulas from the wider DD community.  Developing Doulas also has a lively online community for discussion and support. 

Face to Face Courses



November 2021 with Zara
8th, 9th, 17th, 18th, 19th (FULL)

Zara will consider travelling away from her home base in Surrey. If you would like to host a course, let us know. Hosts pay half price for their course. To read more about Zara and some testimonials for her teaching, look here.


October/November 2021 with Aimee
23rd, 29th, 30th October & 5th and 6th November
10am to 6pm each day (10 places available)

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