Minnesota Doula Registry - Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Doula Registry

Under current law, doulas provide continuous emotional and physical support throughout birth and labor, and intermittently during the prenatal and the post-partum periods.

Doula Certification

A Certified Doula is an individual who has received a certification to perform doula services from the designated Doula Certifying Organizations (Minnesota Statutes 148.995).

In 2021, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Commissioner to review and designate Doula Certification Organizations (Minnesota Statutes 148.9965).

The commissioner shall periodically review the doula certification organizations listed in Minnesota Statutes 148.995, subd. 2, or designated by the commissioner under this section. The Commissioner may:

  • Designate additional organizations to allow individuals who maintain current doula certification from the organization to be eligible for the registry of certified doulas.
  • Remove the designation of a doula certification organization previously designated by the commissioner.
MDH’s Health Regulation Division worked with stakeholders, professional organizations, and subject matter experts to finalize the process for organizations to request to be designated as a Doula Certification Organization.

Doula organizations interested in certifying Doulas in Minnesota must submit a request to be designated as a Doula Certification Organization form and send to HRD.

Updated Friday, 22-Jul-2022 12:27:39 CDT