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Childbirth Educator Training

Mentoring from within: Birth as a heroic Journey™ provide Heart-Centered preparation for the Childbearing Year


You are someone who...

  • Hungers for a deeper level of birth exploration and preparation.
  • Believes that birth is more than a medical event, and that parents need more than data and techniques to prepare for the unpredictability and depth of birth.
  • Longs to return to our collective roots, to the lineage of those who followed the ancient ways of birth.
  • Wishes to be uplifted and inspired within a caring community of birth professionals who are devoted to shared growth and learning.

Become a Birthing from Within childbirth educator

Join the movement to prepare parents for birth by awakening their inner knowing, releasing attachment to outcomes, and helping to prevent birth trauma. Take traditional childbirth education to a whole new level by offering a holistic approach that activates ancient, inner knowing in conjunction with evidence-based, scientific knowing.

For over 20 years Birthing from Within has been changing the paradigm of childbirth education. You can take part in the change by learning how to prepare parents in this expansive, heart-centered way.

Begin with Crossing the Threshold

...your introduction to Birthing from Within.

Whether you are an experienced birth professional or just getting started, your first step into Birthing From Within is to attend Crossing the Threshold. This two and a half day workshop is an opportunity to focus on your personal growth and transformation as you experience the beauty of Birthing From Within's most heart-opening processes for yourself, and emerge initiated and ready to engage with parents, and yourself, in a whole new way. 


you will learn:

  • The ancient maps that guide the modern birth warrior and birth professional
  • The heroic journey of the childbearing year
  • How to teach the evidence-based physiology of the modern medical map of birth
  • Pain coping practices that build confidence, enhance relaxation, and reduce suffering
  • A solution-focused teaching style to motivate for change
  • How to support birth partners to stay present and emotionally connected in birth
  • Methods to prevent or reduce emotional birth trauma

path to childbirth educator certification

Mentoring From Within: Birth as a Heroic Journey™ is an interactive certification course consisting of nine modules over the course of nine months, each including a live group call, readings, audio and video tutorials, and journaling.

The cost of the Mentoring From Within program is $697. Register for this course in conjunction with Crossing the Threshold and save $200! See our Upcoming Trainings page for package discounts.

The final certification process involves the submission of assignments and videos to a Birthing From Within facilitator, who will give you individualized support, mentoring, and feedback. There is a $150 certification fee.

upcoming workshops

To join our childbirth educator certification program, start by Crossing the Threshold, and then embark on your pathway to Mentor Certification!


"In the birth arena, this is the best money, time, and energy you will EVER spend! It is a commitment, but the rewards of truly mentoring are so amazing that you would be foolish not to do it. You won't get this anywhere else on the planet!"


"Birthing From Within has begun to fill and heal a cavern in my soul that was growing wider as the years went by. I was a busy labor and delivery nurse trying to protect and save parents from themselves, the medical establishment, and our cultural expectations. It was a lot of work and wore me down. I was busy saving fish from drowning—an impossible task that not only frustrates the fisherwoman, but also kills the fish! With this new perspective and my personal growth as a result of my trainings and work towards certification, I am beginning to realize it's not my job to go around 'saving' parents and getting them to see things 'my' way. I am there for them as they discover amazing insights on their own. And I learn at least as much as they do!"


"The BFW Childbirth Mentoring program has changed me as a human being and as a midwife. It is more than just childbirth education, it is life education. Pam England's commitment to see truth and beauty in everything is inspiring. She inspires me to dig deeper, listen deeper and become a profound mentor to those who cross my path."


Birthing From Within workshops are designed for aspiring and experienced birth professionals who work with expectant parents in a variety of settings, birth classes being just one of them. Birth professionals who attend and benefit from our workshops and trainings include, but are not limited to, OBGYNs, midwives, nurses, doulas, IBCLCs, therapists, massage therapists, midwifery/nursing professors, yoga and fitness instructors, and parent support group leaders.

"This ancient map - the map of the Birth Warrior - is not a simplistic road map to achieving a perfect birth or any other specific outcome. Instead, it guides you across countless inner thresholds, over unforeseen hurdles, beyond your edge, and into the unknown and uncharted territory. This map shows you ways to keep going - and to find your way 'home' again."

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