To be certified as a birth doula at Childbirth International, you must take online courses, support 2 mothers with their births, read doula literature, complete writing assignments, and take an online exam.
According to Childbirth International, there are no requirement to attend workshops. The courses are broken up into 3 parts online: Communication skills, Physiology in pregnancy and birth, and birth doula skills. The estimated time to complete requirements is 4-6 months, but there is no time limit for this part of your doula training.
Childbirth International Doula Certification Requirements:
- No workshop attendance required
- Read course manuals
- Read 3 books from the required reading list
- Write a book review after reading
- Support 2 mothers by attending 2 births and write about what you have learned
- Complete a survey on the childbirth classes available in your area
- Take 1 open book online exam on pregnancy, labor, and postpartum periods
Childbirth International Doula Certification Costs and Fees:
- Training Program Cost: $630
- Enrollment Fee: No charge
- Membership Fee: No charge
- Recertification Fee: Recertification is not required by Childbirth International
More information is available at http://www.childbirthinternational.com/index.php
Kyndal May is a certified doula with over 20 years of experience helping train doulas across the United States. She has received her certification from DONA (Doulas of North America) and has dedicated her career to supporting families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. With her extensive knowledge and experience, she is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to every family she works with. In addition to her work as a doula, Kyndal is also a passionate advocate for women’s health and birth rights. She has spent many years educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about their birth experience. She also uses her experience to help train other doulas, passing on her knowledge and skills to the next generation of birth workers. With her dedication to her clients and her profession, Kyndal is a respected and valued member of the doula community.