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Looking for a career that
makes an impact?

Love working with
new families ?

Certified Postpartum Doula

Training Program




Postpartum Doulas are professionally trained and certified caregivers that provide emotional and physical support to new mothers and families at a critical time. Doulas act as a guide, helping parents transition into their new roles by providing:

• Breastfeeding support

• Newborn education to help parents achieve a better understanding of their newborn’s needs

• Specialized help and care for preemies and multiples

• Sleep support

• Light housework

Did you know?  Postpartum doulas successfully reduce the occurrence of postpartum depression, while facilitating successful breastfeeding and parent-infant bonding.  Postpartum Doulas are a support to new families who have recently given birth or adopted.


Doula Students Workshop

 As a Certified Postpartum Doula (CPD) you can:

• Work for an agency or on your own
• Earn wages ranging from $20-$30/hour
• Partner with industry leaders
• Enjoy a flexible schedule
• Participate in a growing field with many opportunities

Do you enjoy working with new families?

Are you interested in learning about newborn care and development?

Would you like to support breastfeeding mothers?

Do you value making a positive impact in the lives of new mothers and babies, while earning a sustainable income?

Modern Doula Education’s Postpartum Doula Training and Certification Program provides you with everything you need to begin your career as a Postpartum Doula. The program includes an intensive five-evening workshop, one-on-one mentoring, and a certifying exam. Tuition covers the complete certification program with all class materials included.

Upon certification you’ll have the knowledge, skills and in-home experience needed to begin a successful and meaningful career as a doula!

Workshops are held locally, in the twin cities suburb of Bloomington, MN. We welcome local, national and international participants. Our student coordinator can help with logistics for those who are attending from outside the Mpls/St Paul area. We have trained postpartum doulas from around the United States and world-wide.


Owner Instructor Tory Kielas-Jensen

Tory Kielas-Jensen, BA, CPD, CLC, CPDT (MDE) – is a Certified Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor. She holds a BA in Business Communications and advanced certificates in Community Building. She has been training postpartum doulas since 2010. She also teaches families in home and group settings about the postpartum period for both mom and newborns. Tory was one of the original developers of the Modern Doula Education curriculum in 2012, and she purchased the business in 2018.

Instructor Alexia Petterson

Alexia Franco Pettersen, BA, CFPM, ICCE, ICBD, CPD, CLC – is a certified childbirth educator, a certified birth and postpartum doula, and certified lactation counselor. She also holds a BA in Organizational Communications and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, plus is a certified food protection manager. Alexia has worked with more than 4,000 families in the Twin Cities either supporting them at their homes, their birthplaces or in the classroom setting since 2012. She resides in the West Metro with her husband, Russell, and four boys.

Student Coordinator

Megan Thorbjørn
One of the unique elements of Modern Doula Education’s certification program is the Student Coordinator. At the end of the workshop, the student coordinator will work with each student through each step of certification. We provide information for shadow shifts with current, working doulas, then connect our students with pro bono families to complete their practical hours. Each student will complete 4 pro bono shifts (2 four hour shifts with 2 different families). The student coordinator helps each student with their individual needs to help ensure completion of certification!


Dorian B
“I think this is an amazing course I learned a lot of information in a very short amount of time I think the instructors are fantastic I really love how organized everyone is and I feel like they give you all the information needed and it’s very fun and professional and knowledgeable”
Autumn K.
“What I valued most about the training was the fact that it was an intensive five day training. They prepare you to go out and work as a Postpartum Doula in as little as 2 weeks!”
Megan B
“The class was very engaging! Honestly, everything was valuable to me, but I really appreciated how engaging it was.”

The demand for Postpartum Doulas is increasing. 

It’s time for you to do what you love!

“Our Postpartum Doula provided knowledgeable and skilled support
for our family during the first months home with our baby.
I can’t imagine how it would have been without her.”

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