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Community-Based Programs

At MILK Maternity, we are passionate about improving maternal and infant health outcomes through community collaboration. Our community-based programs are designed to provide accessible, high-quality doula training within local communities, partnering with a variety of organizations to host these impactful sessions.

Partnership Opportunities

We partner with a wide range of community organizations, including clinics, civic clubs, temporary shelters, and more, to host doula training programs at their facilities. These programs can be customized to meet the specific needs of your community and can be offered as paid trainings for individuals seeking doula certification or as free sessions for members of your organization or community.

Our Partners Include:

  • Community Centers

  • Clinics

  • Civic Clubs

  • Temporary Shelters

  • And more!


Training Programs

Our training programs are typically delivered as a series, culminating in certification for the participants. Individuals receive comprehensive training from certified doulas and other experts in the field, ensuring they are well-prepared to provide exceptional support to expectant mothers.

Areas of Focus:

  • Holistic Care: Emphasis on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other lifestyle factors.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: Training that prioritizes culturally sensitive care tailored to the needs of diverse populations.

  • Advocacy and Support: Equipping doulas with the skills to advocate for mothers within the healthcare system and provide emotional and physical support throughout pregnancy and postpartum.


Lifestyle Doulas vs. Traditional Birth Doulas

Lifestyle doulas go beyond the traditional role of birth doulas by incorporating a holistic approach to maternal care. They are trained to address various lifestyle factors that impact maternal health, providing comprehensive support that includes:

  • Nutrition and Wellness: Guidance on healthy eating and physical activity.

  • Stress Management: Techniques to help manage stress and interpersonal relationships to promote mental well-being.

  • Cultural Competency: Training to ensure culturally appropriate care.

  • Advocacy: Skills to effectively advocate for mothers' needs within the healthcare system.


Program Development

Our doula training program was developed by doctors and experienced doulas, ensuring a robust and well-rounded curriculum. Participants in our community-based programs receive the same benefits as all our trainees, including:

  • Certification: Recognition as a certified lifestyle doula.

  • Online Directory Listing: Inclusion in our online directory, making it easier for expectant mothers to find qualified doulas.

  • Business Mentorship and Support: Ongoing support and mentorship to help doulas succeed in their practice.


Get Started

To learn more about partnering with MILK Maternity for a community-based training program, contact us today. Together, we can empower individuals within your community to become certified lifestyle doulas, improving maternal and infant health outcomes for everyone.

Contact Us:

  • Email:

  • Phone: (713)384-6381

Join us in our mission to transform maternal health, one community at a time.

Faith-based Initiatives

We offer a comprehensive approach to help churches establish their own doula training programs. Our process ensures that church leaders and members are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to support expectant mothers in their community.

How We Coordinate:

  • Initial Contact and Assessment: We typically work with the Women’s Ministry Leader or a designated church representative to understand the specific needs and goals of the congregation.

  • Training Program Development: Together, we develop a customized training program that aligns with the church’s mission and the needs of its members. This includes training sessions led by certified doulas and other maternal health experts.

  • Training and Certification: Church leaders and members undergo thorough training to become certified lifestyle doulas. This training covers all aspects of holistic maternal care, ensuring they are well-prepared to support new mothers.

  • Ongoing Support: After the initial training, MILK Maternity provides ongoing support and resources to help the church’s doula program thrive. This includes continuous education, mentorship, and access to our network of maternal health professionals.


Benefits of Church Partnerships:

  • Empowerment: Equip church members with the skills to support expectant and new mothers, fostering a caring and supportive community.

  • Holistic Care: Offer comprehensive maternal support that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

  • Sustainable Programs: Establish sustainable doula training programs that continue to benefit the congregation and the wider community.


Providing Resources for New Mothers

In addition to doula training, we help churches provide a range of resources for new mothers. These resources are designed to support mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, ensuring they receive the care and guidance they need.

Resources Include:

  • Educational Materials: Access to a variety of educational resources on maternal health, breastfeeding, nutrition, and more.

  • Support Groups: Assistance in setting up support groups for new mothers to share experiences and receive peer support.

  • Workshops and Classes: Coordination of workshops and classes on various topics related to maternal and infant health.


Get Started

To learn more about how your church can partner with MILK Maternity to start a doula training program and provide valuable resources for new mothers, contact us today. Together, we can make a significant impact on the health and well-being of mothers and infants in your community.

Contact Us:

  • Email:

  • Phone: (713)384-6381

Faith-based initiatives
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