Compassionate and Supportive

End-of-Life Doula Certification

Become an expert in helping the dying manage life’s final stage 

at the International Doula Life Movement.

Doula, n. (dou; la);

A non-medical professional who provides support to another individual during a time of transition by providing education, information and resources; emotional and holistic care; and physical support. 

2024 IDLM Tree of Life Conference

November 1-4,2024
San Antonio, Texas

Grow Your Doula Practice

Death/End of Life Doula Specialist
Self Paced Class

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Welcome to the
International Doula Life Movement

Setting the Standard for Doula Education Worldwide

The doula movement is rapidly growing and for good reason. In times of transition or crisis, individuals and families need  compassionate support to prepare emotionally for change. Well-trained doulas guide people to make the best choice for them. 

The International Doula Life Movement offers international doulas —of all specialties—a values and mission-based education, resource center, and community committed to helping them support others.

Doula Career

Have you been considering becoming a doula? Learn more about the industry, career requirements & opportunities.

Doula Certification

When you're ready to commit to your calling, get certified as an end-of-life doula online via our self-paced and live classes.

Success Tools

Our resources page is a curated "cheat sheet" of tools and resources to help you build, establish and grow your business.

Curious about becoming a doula?

Sign up for our free introductory course. You can decide if our program is right for you and your goals for end-of-life work.

Featured Podcasts

Check out our very own IDLM Instructor Mary Ann Oglesby-Sutherly Podcast!

Our Affiliations & Certifications

Let's chat about your hopes and goals for doula work!

Sometimes it helps to talk about what option is right for you. Book a free one-on-one call with an International Doula Life Movement leader to explore your options with zero pressure to commit.

Answer the call to become an end of life doula and help the dying face life's final transition