Become a Postpartum Doula

Become a Postpartum Doula

Consider this situation

  • A new mother is at home with her baby. Her partner is travelling for work. She has no extended family nearby.
  • She had a difficult birth. She is overwhelmed with mothering one or more children. She is exhausted and becoming depressed. Her body and hormones are adjusting to a non-pregnant state.
  • You can become her postpartum doula and provide reassurance and love, helping her to get rest, recover from birth, and make the early weeks of parenting a positive experience.
  • She will be grateful and remember you the rest of her life.

Start Today!

You can become a BirthWorks-certified Postpartum Doula in two ways:

  1. Online program + in-person Workshop: receive the benefit an experiential, interactive hands-on training (and have some requirements waived!)
  2. Online Program without workshop (complete this on your own time from home!)

    • Postpartum Doula Program: $550 (online-only certification, no workshop required)
    • Postpartum Doula Workshop: $475 early discount, $525 after: Choose a Workshop

6-Step Certification Process

With a Personal Mentor for guidance and support, get certified!

  1. Enroll online and submit your Profile
  2. Experience interactive training online, including significant topical reading and online questions to enhance your growth on key topics
  3. Complete two essays, after required reading
  4. Do your Lactation Education and CPR Certifications
  5. Online personal interview with your Mentor (done online)
  6. Postpartum client-care experiences and submit evaluations for review and feedback

Highlights of our training

  • Based on BirthWorks significant philosophy and human values approach!
  • Ongoing support and personal feedback from your Mentor through the process
  • Complete certification in twelve months (or less), as you chose
  • Certify in a comprehensive and premium program, covering all the important aspects of postpartum care, while in the comfort of your own home
  • Start your own business and keep all revenues
  • Set your own hours and serve women and their families

People who experience BirthWorks say they:

  • Learn how Optimal Pelvic Positioning and Pelvic Bodywork help labor progress
  • Know how to decrease stimulation of the neocortex during labor
  • Understand the deep significance of the microbiome, birth physiology, and Primal Health
  • Enhance positive energy around a birthing woman
  • Gain awareness of nonpharmacological and other comfort measures for labor and birth
  • Trust in birth as an instinctive process
  • Understand physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of giving birth
  • Understand ways to practice Human Values in labor and in life
  • Realize the impact of mother-daughter relationships in birth

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