Pediatric Doula Specialist

This 8 week course walks students through an in-depth understanding of how to be a supportive role to those who love a child who is dying, as well as the child his/herself.


Classes will meet on Monday evenings beginning September 11-October 30, 2023 from 7pm-9pm CST via Google Meet. All class recordings are available within 48 hours for students who cannot attend a class live.

$130 / 3 monthly

Maria Dunlap

Maria Lees Dunlap is a certified Grief Companion and End of Life Doula. After her daughter, Vivian, died in 2012 at 59 days old, Maria founded a nonprofit to support families during their child’s diagnosis and medical journey. Reviv Family Support Foundation has worked with over 6,000 families since its inception in 2014. Through the years Maria has become most passionate about supporting families in and through their grief and now specifically works with families receiving a terminal diagnoses or moving into hospice care with their child. She has a desire to normalize grief and help families recognize there is hope after the tragedy of a child’s death.


She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and 7 children. When she is not working with families, or taking care of her own, you can find her at the gym or planning her family’s next big adventure.

What people are saying


Continued education

Monthly at no cost to our students. Keeping you updated on industry advances and tools to enhance your practice.

The Movement

You found your doula family. Our family community for ongoing support on a daily basis.


Who are actively practicing their specialty/services daily.

IDLM brings together over 200 years of experience!