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A Doula is a birth companion who provides personal, nonmedical support to women and families throughout a woman's pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum experience. (From original version of the THW rules, 410-180-0300).

Birth Doula Certification Requirements
  • Complete an approved training program; or
  • Provide documentation that you have completed all birth doula training requirements listed in OAR 410-180-0375  and
  • Meet the cultural competency course requirements through an approved training program for doulas.

Application and Certification

State Certification as Doula

Once you are certified with the Oregon Health Authority, we will add you to our state registry. The registry is a reliable, trusted source for finding a traditional health worker in Oregon. 


Do you have a Civil Rights Complaint or concern regarding THW-Doula services?

For additional Information about the THW program, please contact us at:

Telephone: 971-673-3353
Fax: 971-673-1128



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