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Birth Doula Training and Certification

As a Birth Doula you have the unique privilege of sharing the journey a woman takes when she has a baby. As a Childbirth International Birth Doula you know that you will also have a strong knowledge base, increased confidence and an incredible support network of trainers and other students to support you.

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For some, the decision to become a Birth Doula comes after experiencing their own births. For others, they simply find they have a calling to work with pregnant women at such a special time in their lives. You may already be working as a Birth Doula and looking for formal training that will provide you with more knowledge and skills.

Studying with Childbirth International means you will have the flexibility and convenience of being able to study from the comfort of your own home. You can study a Childbirth International course in any country. Our students are found in 95 countries across the world and every US state!

If you want to help women, believe that birth is magical, and want more than a 2-3 day introduction that a workshop provides, this is the Birth Doula training program for you!

For more information on the cost of the course, taking multiple courses, course requirements and certification, go to the frequently asked questions.

Take a look at the topics covered and the frequently asked questions for more information on costs, length of training, certification requirements and required reading. Use the menu on the left to find out more about the birth doula program.

If you would prefer to read the information offline, you can download an information pack on this course read it at your leisure.

"I was amazed by my own personal growth and understanding that occurred during my training. This course goes beyond the common approach to a Doula certification. Bravo! My experience with CBI has been a truly life changing event! Thank you!" Kathy, Wisconsin

Fast Facts

Certification: Certified Labor Doula (CLD)

Cost: US$495 (payment plan available)

Workshop required: None

How long does it take: 3-7 months

Time limit: None

Refunds: 2 day full refund less admin fee of $50

Number of births required: Support 2 women for a total of 15 hours including pre and postpartum support

Exam: Multiple choice open book exam

Assignment: One written paper

Other requirements: Read 3 books and survey of childbirth class options locally

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