What Motivates People to Attend Birth Doula Trainings?

  title={What Motivates People to Attend Birth Doula Trainings?},
  author={Amy L. Gilliland},
  journal={The Journal of Perinatal Education},
  pages={174 - 183}
  • A. Gilliland
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Education
  • The Journal of Perinatal Education
ABSTRACT Eighteen identified motivations for attending a birth doula training workshop were ranked by 467 participants (466 females, 1 male) in 2010 and 2013. Participants selected a variety of reasons but only 30% chose to “become a professional doula” as their main reason. Another 20% wanted to “become a midwife.” Remaining participants selected 16 other professional and personal motivations, such as “increase birth knowledge,” “understand my own births,” “make future births better,” and… 
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