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.



Before you proceed, please login or ‘Create Account’ »

For non-NBDA members, select the Student Plan (Free Account).


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 $50 NBDA processing fee. 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.

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 for trainings, however, if you need to reschedule or cancel your training, redeemable credits can be issued to be utilized within one-year of your initial class registration.

If you should attend a training and feel that you are dissatisfied with the content of said training, please note that there are no refunds or credits issued.