Course provides training to become an international certified birth and postpartum doula. You will understand how to comfort, support, and advocate for pregnant families. Gain the tools to start your doula business. Also, learn the skills to provide postpartum support.
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin. You can use either the hard copy or ebook version. Click here to buy at our store.
This course should take roughly 16 hours to complete; the same as if you were in a face-to-face classroom. The course will include video and audio presentations, reading assignments, and also extremely brief writing assignments.
Work at your own pace. Expect some modules to be quick and others to take longer.
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The CPI Birth Doula and Postpartum Support certification program is internationally recognized and prepares you for an amazing and rewarding career. This comprehensive curriculum prepares Doulas to support women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You will also learn strategies to build a successful doula business.
- 1. CPI Certification Requirements — preview
- 2. The Doula Profession — preview
- 3. The Labor Process
- 4. Labor Support Techniques Part 1
- 5. Meeting Your Clients
- 6. Labor Process Pushing
- 7. Labor Support Techniques Part 2
- 8. Doula Practicals
- 9. Medications and Interventions
- 10. Birth Plans
- 11. Informed Consent
- 12. Postpartum
- 13. Newborns
- 14. Unusual Situations
- 15. Starting a Doula Business
Course Enrollment after free preview
— $36 per module (pay as you begin each module)
— $425 for complete course
Online students will be emailed login info within a few hours to start course
In-person workshops -Without exception all refund requests must be submitted in writing 30 days before workshop is scheduled to begin. A nonrefundable fee of $75 will be retained in all cases. Late cancellations receive a credit to attend same workshop at any location within 1 year. Credits are not transferable to a different attendee. We extend our empathy to anyone experiencing an unforeseen circumstance including personal or family illness or an emergent event. You may request a credit to attend another workshop at any location within 1 year.
Online workshop – Without exception no refunds and no credits for the online workshop. Workshop is not transferable to a different participant.
We reserve the right to cancel any workshop in response to circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.