Become a BirthWorks Trainer!
Does this inspire you?
Are you excited to become a leader in birth education? Join our global team to make a difference. Enhance your career possibilities!
Steps to be a Trainer
BirthWorks Trainer-the-Trainer process offers Personal Mentoring and Hands-On experience facilitating workshops as well as self-development work. There is ample time for your questions and more in-depth explanations of various techniques. We give extra attention to the importance of and specific approaches used for increasing a feeling of safety and connection in the group setting. This preparation is exceptionally valuable to increase your level of confidence and readiness to teach your own BirthWorks workshops.
Requirements to become a Trainer
attended a minimum of 30 births (20 of which must be) during your practice as a BirthWorks Birth Doula. Preferred experience includes: multiple births in different locations/situations (not just one place, but varied hospitals, birth centers and home births); births attended with midwives and Ob/Gyns; and at least five births without intervention. Consideration may be given to other experiences (e.g., midwife, labor delivery nurse) through their personal statement and evaluations.
Steps to Take
- Personal statement describing reasons for wanting to be a Trainer (500 words)
- Two reviews of recently published birth-related books new to you (1000 words each)
- Essay on the current state of birth (500 words)
Two reference letters from:
- Personal contact to address integrity and character
- Professional contact who knows your experience and/or observes your work in the birth field and who can speak to your leadership abilities, plus organization and communication skills
From your childbirth education class students or doula clients, depending your chosen BWI Training Program