Experienced professionals pathway integrate our heart-centered philosophy into your birth work
DO YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR OPEN HEART AND DEEPER COMPASSION TO YOUR WORK AS A BIRTH PROFESSIONAL?
This pathway is for those who work in the birth field and...
take your work as a birth professional to the next level...
For more than 20 years, Birthing From Within has been training birth professionals to prepare parents for birth in a way that awakens their inner knowing, is unattached to specific outcomes, and helps to prevent birth trauma. Our Experienced Professionals Pathway expands on the previous doula and/or childbirth education training you have received by providing you with a new paradigm, and guides you in how to incorporate the Birthing From Within philosophy and processes into your work.
The Experienced Professionals Pathway will lead you to certification as a Birthing From Within birth doula or childbirth educator. Instead of requiring you to take our birth doula or childbirth educator training, we provide the Experienced Professionals Pathway to accelerate your journey. After attending a live Crossing the Threshold retreat and completing the Heart of Mentoring online course, you will be equipped to incorporate Birthing From Within into your work and complete our certification process.
Not only will your clients be transformed, but you will also be transformed…and your work will contribute to transforming the narrative of birth in the modern world.
path to certification
The first step in the certification process for experienced birth professionals is to attend a Crossing the Threshold retreat and complete the Heart of Mentoring online course. You will then design an independent project which will be approved, guided, and reviewed by one of Birthing From Within's facilitators. This customized project will demonstrate your proficiency in the Birthing From Within philosophy and will include personal goals, an outline for how you will incorporate it into your work, a timeline for completion, and additional courses that may be needed to understand our approach. This process honors the uniqueness of your practice and clientele, as well as your various levels of experience.
The Experienced Professionals Pathway is ideal for those who have either completed previous Birthing From Within trainings and are not currently certified, or trained with another organization as a birth doula or childbirth educator. Through this pathway, you are able to become certified as a birth doula, childbirth educator, or both (which requires two projects), depending on your previous training and experience. The certification fee of $300 includes the cost of project approval, guidance, and review. Certifications require renewal every two years. Please request an application or email us if you need more information about Birthing From Within's Experienced Professionals Pathway to certification.