CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND DOULA TRAINING a COMPLETE online certification program for birth professionals outside of the United States and Canada
IS THE HEROIC JOURNEY OF BIRTHING CALLING YOU?
You are someone who...
Certify as a Childbirth Educator, Doula, or Both!
Join the movement to prepare parents for birth by awakening their inner knowing, releasing attachment to outcomes, and helping to prevent birth trauma.
Birthing From Within's Dual-Certification International Pathway allows for birth professionals all over the world to join our community and training programs without having to attend a live Crossing the Threshold retreat. Instead, you will jump right in to our Heart of Mentoring course, and then move on to our certification program, which is an interactive nine-module online course that expands on traditional birth trainings by offering a holistic approach that activates ancient, inner knowing in conjunction with evidence-based, scientific knowing. Birth professionals who complete this program can certify as a childbirth educator, as a birth doula, or both!
Begin with Heart of Mentoring
...your introduction to the Birthing From Within philosophy.
Whether you are an experienced birth professional or just getting started, your first step into Birthing From Within is to attend Heart of Mentoring, our four-week online course that will teach you the golden philosophical threads that run through all of our programs. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to offer 2-4 hour Birthing from Within inspired classes to offering expecting parenting some of Birthing from Within's most treasured processes. You'll guide parents through the labyrinth of birth, engage with them using mindful communication, and help them build a pain-coping mindset for birth.
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pathway to certification
Birth as a Heroic Journey: Mentor and Doula From Within™ is an interactive certification course that follows Heart of Mentoring, consisting of nine modules over the course of nine months. This program focuses on supporting birth as a heroic journey, using evidence-based information blended with storytelling, birth art, visualizations, ritual, and ceremony. Each module includes a live group call, readings, audio and video tutorials, and journaling. It is a program like no other, and truly prepares you to serve parents from the inside out.
The cost of the certification program is $797, which includes the four-week online Heart of Mentoring training, and the nine-month dual-certification course.
The final certification process for childbirth educators involves the submission of assignments and videos to a Birthing From Within facilitator, who will give you individualized support, mentoring, and feedback. The fee for Childbirth Education Certification is $150.
Our doula certification process requires attending a minimum number of births after completing the online modules. You will receive continuing education and support during facilitated calls with your peers, where you will discuss case studies, develop your skills, and build confidence in your new role. The fee for Doula Certification is $150.
You may certify as both a Childbirth Educator and Doula for a $300 certification fee. All courses are in English. While Crossing the Threshold is not required for the International Pathway to certification, you are welcome to join us at a Crossing the Threshold, or arrange to bring one to your country.