Our Community

Our community is 80,000+ strong. Together, we advocate for healthier outcomes. Together, we educate families on informed consent and options of care for pregnancy, birth and the newborn. Together, we are literally changing our world one birth and one baby at a time.

Beyond our courses, DTI is also an international network of doulas, united as advocates—for social justice, reproductive justice and professional growth. When you take a training with us, a one-year membership with DTI is included in your training fee (you can then renew for $157 annually when it’s up!).

With a membership, you can join our forums and Facebook groups, each centers for discussion and resource-sharing. You have access to ongoing education. You get discounts on our conferences and meet-ups. You become a part of this community.

“doulas supporting doulas.”SOURCE, IF A QUOTE


Perks of annual DTI membership include:

  • Access to our thriving members-only FB group. You need other doulas to grow and thrive. Our members-only Facebook group is a thriving online community where you can ask questions, look for inspiration, and be connected to other DTI doulas from around the world. At a long birth and need some support? Your community is there for you. Looking for a new recipe to add to your postpartum repertoire? DTI doulas have you covered. Excited about something you learned? Share, and we’ll all dive in!
  • Discount on DTI’s Advanced Trainings. As a member, you get discounts on our special, advanced trainings, like theChildbirth EDU Training Program and Lactation Support Specialist  program.
  • Access to DTI’s entire Expert Affiliate Video Collection. Our Expert Affiliate Program is a video collection of interviews with birth work experts. We update this videos regularly and add new content all of the time (the birth world is forever-changing!).
  • A personalized profile on the DTI locator. The DTI Locator is used by expecting and new parents across the world. It allows potential clients to search by location and find the doula that is right for them. Instead of just a list of names, the DTI Locator gives you a chance to show off your personality, philosophy, and experience (so put yourself out there!).
  • One Learning Lab of your choice. Our lab is a state-of-the-art online learning platform that offers videos, sample documents and handouts with exercises for a variety of needs. As a member, each year, you get to participate in one learning lab* for free(*$79 and under). New labs are released every year.
  • Free shipping on all goods from the DTI shop. Who doesn’t love a good birth-y shirt? We love our shop and enjoy adding fun merch a few times a year!
  • Access to our exclusive members-only newsletter. The monthly DTI Newsletter keeps you up-to-date on all things DTI and other current events. With so many articles floating around, we do some of the leg work for you by highlighting what we think is important that month.
  • Event discounts. Each year we explore new themes on how to bring a conscious, ethical model of entrepreneurship to birth work and connect with our own strength through self-discovery through our Born into This Conference. As a member, you’ll get a special discount rate on the conference ticket.
  • A digital download of the DTI Portfolio. Designed to give you the tools you need and the flexibility to make them your own, DTI’s Digital Portfolio has what you need to stay organized, professional and inspired. You will have access to a new download every time an updated version is released. It contains the Build Your Own Contract Guide which provides templates and language examples to create your own unique doula contracts, questionnaires to give you a chance to get to know your clients.
  • A digital download of the DTI Workbook. This workbook is 100+ pages of DTI spice. It contains material, guides, articles and even breaks down all topics discussed in our DTI2 trainings. You will have access to a new download every time an updated version is released.