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.


Enhance your expertise and better serve your patients! Are you a part of a hospital or clinic? Looking to expand your knowledge on the important role doulas play in the birthing process? Join us for a hour of tailored education to learn about the crucial roles of a Doula and the nuances of black maternal health. Our sessions are designed to provide valuable insight on how doulas can enhance the birthing experience for mothers and families. Send a request to


Applications are open.

The Cora Faith Walker Scholarship is to commemorate the legacy of Cora Faith Walker who was dedicated to decreasing infant and Maternal mortality for black families in the State of Missouri.

Scholarship recipients will be trained in Uzazi Village Birth & Postpartum Doula method and Lactation support. In addition to becoming Uzazi Village trained Birth & Postpartum Doulas and Peer Community Lactation Counselors. The Cora Faith Walker Scholarship also includes the coverage of Uzazi Villages Certification Fee.

This scholarship is for Missouri Residents only. Uzazi Village is located in Kansas City, Mo and will be hosting training in Kansas City, Mo, Columbia Mo, and Springfield Mo. If you are a resident of St. Louis, Mo. or surrounding Missouri area please exit this application and apply to the attached link: Jamaa Birth Village (St. Louis Applicants).


This scholarship program immerses participants in 2 intensive modules: 

  • Prenatal Doula & Postpartum Doula 

  • Lactation 




Deadline | OPEN

Award letter | OPEN

Deadline | August 3 

Award letter | August 4


Applications Open |
April 1, 2024

Applications Open |
Friday, July 7

9am – 5pm

8am – 6pm

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, September 9

Sunday, April 28  Sunday, September 10
Saturday, May 4 Saturday, September 16
Sunday, May 5 Sunday, September 17

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

Applicant Requirements: 

– Must be 18 years or older

– Must attend all sessions — no class makeups.
– Must be a resident of Kansas City, Mo. and surrounding communities.

This training is NOT the same as Uzazi Village’s Perinatal Doula Training which includes 4 total modules for participants. If you’re interested in our original Perinatal Doula Training Program, you can see more details below or contact 

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 each 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