Professional Comprehensive Doula Training as featured in the Irish Examiner

Registrations for 2024 – 2025 are now OPEN

Special Early Bird Offer until 31st July 2024

Get An additional €600 of Bonuses with access to my Breastfeeding for Doulas Course (worth €395) and my Homeopathy for Doulas Course (worth €197) absolutely free


Would you like to become a doula?

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Are you drawn to the amazing process of giving birth?

Have you an interest in supporting people?

Are you an advocate?

Would you like to enable people to recognise their true potential in one of the most transformative processes we as human beings can go through?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then maybe doula training is for you?

People who are drawn to becoming a doula include

  • Pregnancy yoga teachers
  • Antenatal educators
  • Complementary health worker
  • Mainstream health worker
  • Lactation Consultants 
  • Maternity advocates
  • People working with marginalised communities
  • Social workers
  • and anyone who wants to support mothers and babies



Why do your Doula Training with me?

This course draws on my extensive experience working as a doula in Dublin since 2003, on my knowledge as a researcher and antenatal teacher and my in-depth understanding of the  maternity care services in Ireland as one of its leading advocates and doula trainers. In addition, I bring my IBCLC expertise and my experience of supporting thousands of families in the postnatal period.

My experience, my training and my expertise combined means I truly believe that this is the best and most comprehensive doula course available in Ireland today

In addition to being an established doula I also have a huge background in education and research. I was an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin prior to having my first child and so am very familiar with designing and evaluating high quality course and learning materials



Will I be able to work as a doula after the course?

Yes. This is a blended course of both in-person and online teaching,  preparing you fully to work within the Irish Maternity Care setting, both with and without covid restrictions; in hospital and in home birth settings. All trainings will be fully recorded.



What will I learn?

Here are some of the modules you will receive and discover in our training program:


  • Maternity systems and models of care available in Ireland
  • Birth Preferences.
  • The process of pregnancy labour birth and the postpartum
  • The endocrine system, the muscular system the respiratory system and the skeletal system during pregnancy labour and birth.
  • Stages of Labour and Positions of the baby during pregnancy labour and birth.
  • Common antenatal and intrapartum interventions and tests
  • Maternity and human rights, informed consent and informed refusal

krysia lynch doula trainer demonstrates labour positions with a birth ball


  • Caesarean Birth 
  • Due dates 
  • Induction
  • Communication skills
  • Trauma informed language
  • Understanding diversity
  • Understanding trauma
  • Honouring the sacred in birth

Krysia Lynch Doula Trainer with a model pelvis demonstrating how a baby navigates the pelvic cavity


  • Finding your clients and antenatal appointments
  • Client contracts, boundaries and payments
  • Preparing you clients physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Debriefing previous birth experiences
  • Pain Coping Strategies

Krysia Lynch Doula Trainer demonstrating the sacred space of birth


  • Hands on doula support in all stages of labour and childbirth
  • Early labour at home
  • Active labour at home and in hospital
  • Supporting your client physically emotionally and mentally during labour and birth
  • Preparing a toolbox of support for labour and birth including homeopathy, rebozo work, positions, movement, aromatherapy
  • Engaging with medical staff and understanding the boundaries of the scope of your practice
  • Induction preparing for a medical induction, alternative methods of induction.
  • Supporting VBAC
  • Supporting clients with Twins
  • Supporting caesarean birth
  • Supporting waterbirth and labouring in water

Krysia Lynch doula trainer holding doula training manual


  • The Postnatal Body
  • The Healthy Neonate
  • Trauma sensitive approaches
  • Supporting new identities
  • Supporting a new family; other children and partners
  • Supporting perinatal mental health
  • Listening to the birth story 
  • Supporting a babymoon
  • Postnatal care and support just after birth
  • Care and support at home with a new baby


Krysia Lynch Dublin Doula demonstrating laboring positions on a birthing ball


  • Infant feeding; breastfeeding, breastmilk feeding combination feeding, triple feeding and commercial milk feeding
  • Nourishing and feeding the new mother
  • Micronutrients
  • Complementary therapies and their approach to the postnatal
  • Working with infant sleep
  • Baby  wearing and the use of slings
  • Neonatal routines
  • Postnatal Doula skill box
  • Cultural diversity and institutional racism 
  • Supporting loss
  • Your doula business.


Doulas in training with Dr. Krysia Lynch


This course is recognised by The Doula Association of Ireland for membership of the DAI


Please note that there are very limited spaces left on this course.

Number of in-person spaces:16

(Offers the option of in-person or online attendance)

Number of online only spaces:20

(Online attendance only)


Note: In-person spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Training Dates:

October 19th & 20th 2024

November 16th & 17th 2024

December 7th & 8th 2024

February 8th & 9th 2025

March 8th & 9th 2025

April 26th & 27th 2025  


Sacred circle in Krysia Lynch's doula training course




Prenatal and postnatal anatomy

Two hours on the physiology of pregnancy with the fantastic Melissa from TummyLove. Melissa is going to offer a detailed look at the physiology of the pregnant person’s respiratory, muscular, digestive, endocrine and skeletal system. Everything you need to know to support a healthy physical body during pregnancy and birth and enabling you to understand how the body changes during pregnancy labour and birth. This is especially useful for helping with positions of baby during early and active labour.  Melissia is also offering a second bonus looking at the postnatal body and the new baby. These trainings with Melissa is usually worth €300.

Contact me to book your slot or to talk through any questions you have. Happy to chat through any queries, just drop me a line!



Trauma Informed Communication

We are so lucky to have the amazing Anne Maire Toole joining us. Anne Maire is a psychotherapist and  co founder and clinical director of the thriving Dublin Therapy and Counselling Centre Insight Matters. She facilitates personal development groups and is a university lecturer in areas of mental health, sexuality. She specialises in communication and healthy interactions and will be talking about trauma informed communication. We are particularly fortunate to have Anne Marie with us on this course as Anne Marie made a commitment to her family that she would not lecture this year – so a rare and wonderful opportunity to connect with a wise and incredibly insightful mentor. Any training with Anne Marie is priceless. This training and guidance is valued at €300




Cultural Diversity, Ethnic Minorities and Childbirth

We are going to be so lucky to have a THIRD BONUS with Jane Xavier.

Jane is a postnatal doula and vice chair of AIMS Ireland and I am so excited to announce that she will be doing a session on Understanding Cultural Diversity and the needs of Ethnic Minority People during pregnancy birth and the postpartum. This is a rare opportunity to look and appreciate the cultural diversity we have within our society and to understand differing expectations and cultural needs. This training alone is worth €150 . So exciting!

Jane is also a qualified postnatal and prenatal pregnancy yoga and yoga instructor. She specialises in sound bath and healing yoga encounters and works specifically with people who have experienced loss. Jane has experienced two losses herself and this prompted her to focus her business in this area. You can find her on





This course will be given in person as well as being live streamed online. The course will be fully recorded and available for viewing online after each weekend. Participants may choose to take the course entirely online or in person, or a mixture of both.  I will be offering the in-person part of this course at Insight Matters 106 Capel St Dublin 1



Watch the information session recording here



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Terms and Conditions:

Course Progression: It is anticipated that this course will run in person with a live online zoom streamed  option and full playbacks available. 

Refunds: Please choose wisely. Once you have signed up for this course and made a commitment to it there are no refunds unless the course is cancelled (see below).

Cancellation: If the course is cancelled  you will receive a full refund.



What my previous students say

“Krysia is an amazing Doula. She became my mentor and teacher when I joined her doula course last year. Her course taught me so much about the birthing process, the anatomy of the birthing person and the Irish maternity system. Above all she showed me how to be a great doula with a successful business and how to believe in myself. Krysia has an abundance of knowledge and skills that she shares so generously. She is a very skilled instructor but also kind insightful and supportive. I cannot recommend her highly enough as a tutor, mentor and instructor.
I would highly recommend anyone who is drawn to supporting people in pregnancy labour and birth do Krysia’s Doula Training Course. Not only will they get the best learning experience but they will be thoroughly supported in their doula journey.” Jenny Woods @jen.clabbywoos You can watch Jenny and myself chatting here 



I had the pleasure of participating in Krysia’s doula training in 2019. I took part in the course throughout my 3rd pregnancy and can say that I thought it was the most important gift I’ve ever given myself. 
The care, compassion, and community created for the duration of the course (and beyond) were and are so empowering and uplifting, it was the perfect way to embark on a new departure in becoming a doula. 
 Krysia as a tutor created such a supportive, fun, energetic and sharing space that the days went by so quickly and it felt at times we would burst with knowledge and excitement. 
Under Krysia’s mind blowing diversity of knowledge, we each helped to create the kind of doula we wanted to be for our clients.
We finished the course 18 months ago now, and we have a thriving communication still going in which we help to support each other, share successes and ask questions and Krysia is still there supporting and mentoring us. If you are considering joining the next doula training with Krysia, stop thinking and just do it – you really won’t regret it. Enjoy!
Some of the amazing doulas that I had the pleasure of training in 2021