Doula Training

  • Birth Doula
  • Postnatal Doula


Baby Beginnings has been providing internationally accredited doula training in New Zealand since 2010. 

Carolyn believes that DONA International embraces the essence of what a Doula is and the doula 'spirit' of unconditional support. It was for these reasons that she chose to become a trainer with DONA International.

With several thousand members worldwide DONA International’s philosophy is simple but profound – “how will she remember this”? 

Being a DONA trained Doula is about serving and supporting the mother at one of the most amazing times in her life. 

DONA International training brings us back to the core of ‘doulaing’ – supporting and serving the mother in a home or hospital environment.  

Baby Beginnings – Doula training

Doula work is exciting and incredibly rewarding! You have the opportunity to change worlds. A mother who views her birth in empowering terms is more confident overall, helping her be a stronger individual, which in turn positively impacts on her relationships and family.

Carolyn Tranter has a Diploma in Childbirth Education, is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula, and a DONA International approved Birth Doula trainer. She has been working as a doula and Childbirth Educator since 1990 in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji and has provided birth and postpartum support to hundreds of families.

Carolyn is the Founder and CEO of Baby Beginnings and is committed to helping DONA International meet its mission of ‘a doula for every woman’.

Her experience and knowledge, along with DONA International’s comprehensive program, will give you all the confidence and training you need to work in this rewarding career.