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Labor & Birth Doula

$300.00

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How the program works:

Our program is unique. Instead of just a weekend long workshop, we break it into 6 modules. There will be a recorded lecture, reading, and assignments. The goal is that our doulas will be well educated and ready to competently assist mothers to have fulfilling births.

Certification Requirements:

  • Attain your CPR cert within one year
  • Complete the education program.
  • Be current on your payment plan if applicable.

Maintaining Certification

  • Each 2 years pay the $50 renewal fee
  • Complete the re-certification application
  • Maintain both your CPR certifications
  • Complete 10 CEU’s
Location: Online
Format: Self-paced
Certificate? Yes
Payment Options:
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Affirm – Pay over time
  • PayPal- Pay Later or PayPal credit.
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Description

Today, there are more families hiring doulas than ever before. It’s your time for a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of new and expectant parents.

We’re here to help guide you on your journey toward certification. We have a mission to ensure that every woman has a well-trained Doula at her birth. Our vision of the role of a doula is a partner for the birthing person. She is there to advocate for the birthing person and to, preferably, work with the care team to help keep the birth normal. When a new parent has used the services of a doula, she has a better chance to feel more in control of her birth.

This certification program will prepare you to provide evidence-based support in pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum period for expectant families. We will cover what a doula is, the development of the embryo and fetus, comfort measures you can assist clients with as their pregnancy support, how to support your client in pregnancy, labor, immediately postpartum, support optimal nutrition, breastfeeding and running your birth business.
This Course contains 6 Modules and will take 1-10 weeks to complete depending on the time commitment of the individual student.
A second course, with a concentration on postpartum will be available in June 2022, and a third, with a more in-depth look at running your birth-related business coming in December 2022.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a branded doula tote bag and frameable certificate. 
Required Reading- Choose one of the Following:

Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

Birth Emergency Skills Training by Bonnie U. Gruenberg

Baby Maker: A Complete Guide to Holistic Nutrition for Fertility, Conception, and Pregnancy by Barbara Rodgers NC BCHN

Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz

Birthing Justice by Julia Oparah and Alicia Bonaparte

Childbirth without Fear by Grantly Dick Read

Cut it Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America by Theresa Morris

Hypnobirthing by Ashley Scott

It Sucked & Then I Cried by Heather Armstrong

Obstetric Myths vs. Research Realities by Henci Goer

Policing the Womb by Michele Goodwin

Pushed by Jennifer Block

Sperm Donor = Dad by Cheryl Shuler

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

The Moral Property of Women by Linda Gordon

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche LeagueWitches, Midwives & Nurses by Barbara Ehrenreich

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed