A doula is a professional labor support person, who is a trained expert at getting women through the process of labor and birth. Doulas support physiologic normal births and also attend births in a variety of settings. Doulas are trained to provide physical and emotional support and education.


We’re currently at capacity for this scholoarship opportunity. Applicants will be notified of next steps.

Through a partnership with the state of Missouri, Uzazi Village and Jamaa Birth Village are facilitating the expansion of the education and ecosystem of Doula work throughout the state of Missouri.

This means that for a brief time, individuals interested in starting their doula education journey will be able to apply for scholarships that would allow them begin their path.


This scholarship program immerses participants in 3 intensive modules: 

  • Prenatal Doula 

  • Postpartum Doula 

  • Lactation 


Applicant Requirements: 

Missouri Resident 

18 years or older

Submit an essay 

Deadline | May 10 

Announcement | May 12

Deadline | May 24 

Announcement | May 26

Deadline | May 20 

Announcement | May 22


Saturday May 20

Saturday June 3 

Tuesday May 30

Sunday May 21 Sunday June 4  Wednesday May 31
Saturday May 27 Saturday June 10 Thursday June 1
Sunday May 28 Sunday June 11 Friday June 2
Saturday June 17  

*None of these dates work for you? Check out the dates offered by Jamaa Birth Village! 

This training is NOT the same as Uzazi Village’s Perinatal Doula Training which includes 6 modules for participants. If you’re interested in our original Perinatal Doula Training Program, you can see more details below or contact 

We’re currently at capacity for this training. We will notify applicants of next steps.

The Uzazi Village Perinatal Doula Training $1,200

9-day course • 8-hour days
Payment plans available

Training In:

• Birth/Postpartum Doula
• Childbirth Educator
• Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselor
• Breastfeeding Peer Counselor


Completion requirements:


Attend all 9 training sessions


Read three books of your choice on the topics of birth, breastfeeding, and doula work and complete a book review


Receive a passing grade on exam for reach of the training sessions


Complete a teaching demonstration

Enroll in the next course!

Secure your spot in the next available Perinatal Doula Training by registering today and submitting a deposit.

Uzazi Village trained doulas have formed doula collectives to support families in their communities.

Contact Uzazi Village for more information or to sign up for doula training

4232 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110  •  (816) 541-3718

Missouri (MO)

Columbia MO

Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective

Contact: Erica Dickson


Kansas (KS)

Lawrence KS

Success By Six

Doulas of Douglas County

Contact: Traci Dotson


Wichita KS

Wichita Birth Society

Neighborhood Doula Advocates

Contact: Sapphire Garcia Lies


Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma City OK

For the Village

Contact: Farah Antoine-Mayberry


New Jersey (NJ)

Trenton NJ

Children’s Futures

Trenton Community Doula Program

Contact: Sonya Boone


Camden NJ

Community Doulas of South Jersey

Contact: Jodi Green


Newark NJ

SPAN Advocacy

Sister to Sister Community Doulas of Essex County

Contact: Rachel Ruel