Frequently Asked Questions


Here you can access tools provided by NBDA based on your level of membership or interest:

The NBDA connects Black birthing families with Black Doulas nationwide. Our overall mission at NBDA is to help fight the Black Maternal Mortality rate in this country and beyond, through educational development and empowerment.

We provide a professional Doula Directory and resources for Black Doulas. Through continuous development opportunities, we help strengthen their Doula business infrastructure.

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Find your doula or holistic practitioner by state via our national directory.

Train with us. Learn how to become a skilled and savvy doula with the NBDA. Please note, amid Covid-19, all trainings will be held online until further notice. View upcoming trainings on the Events Calendar


Benefits to Membership include:

  • Professional Online Business Listing
  • Free Masterclasses
  • Access to Private Member’s Lounge
  • Private Member Symposium (beginning in the fall)
  • Access to Social Media platform
  • Private Member Facebook Group
  • Media Opportunities
  • Ability to Host a Masterclass

And more. Complete your membership application here.

Please view the Events Calendar for upcoming trainings.


Find your Class

Click on an event listed in the event calendar to view more details including training dates, instructor info, and available payment options.

Make a Payment
Classes are generally $750 plus a $75 NBDA processing fee. The total is $825. At the bottom of the event page, choose your ticket quantity and proceed to “Complete Order” — this will bring you to a checkout page where you will pay via credit card via our SSL-secure website. You will receive an order confirmation via email after submitting payment. If you experience issues, contact

Get Confirmation
After paying for your class, you will receive order confirmation via email. Your class instructor will reach out to you within 72 hours; before the class start date with further instructions. You can also view the status of your class on the Student Dashboard.

Please view your class RSVPs via the Student Dashboard. Your event should be listed and is associated with the email address you provided during sign-up. If your event is not listed for some reason, please open a support ticket or contact us —

Example view > Student Dashboard:


NBDA and NBDA-licensed instructors use Stripe’s business payment processing platform. Credit card transactions are authorized using Stripe’s security algorithm. In the event that your transaction was declined, please verify that you are using the exact address as found on your credit card statement and that all information is accurate including credit card number, expiration date, and CVV. If you believe the verification process for your transaction is in error, please complete the Support Request form. We will manually generate a new invoice for you to re-attempt your payment. You may also try using another credit card.

Looking for NBDA-licensed instructors? Browse here. After confirming your registration, you will receive further instruction within 72 hours. If you require further assistance, please contact our team via Support Helpdesk.

There are NO REFUNDS issued for trainings. When you complete the Enrollment Form, you are agreeing to this. If you are unable to attend a training, you have the option to reschedule for a later date within 1 year with the same instructor. You MUST contact that instructor directly for the reschedule. Please look on your enrollment receipt for your instructor’s information.

If you are experiencing error messages upon login of your account, please address this steps:

  • Make sure you are using the same email credentials (email address and password) when logging in.
  • Try a different browser
  • Set your Cookies in your settings on your device
If after you have addressed the above issues and you continue to experience difficulties, please contact our HELP DESK.

We accept payment plans up to 3-months out prior to all trainings. However, if signing up the same month of a training, payment must be PAID IN FULL. To take advantage of payment plans, we advise signing up for a training at least 3-months in advance. Any sooner than that, payment plan options lessen.