Birth Arts International Doula Education

Why Birth Arts Doula Training?

Birth is a journey, being a doula is like being a pathkeeper. On the road to birth the woman is taken from womanhood to motherhood. The woman is transformed through birth, her birth, her experience, this will effect her whole life. Honoring and preserving the birth experience is the role of the doula. Birth Arts International doula trainers are both trained in the Wise Woman tradition and herbalism, these are also brought into the training program. Some of our trainers are midwives, artisans, authors and experts in the field of doula education. Birth Arts International (BAI) is the premier international doula training organization, training women all over the world, working with aboriginal and native health services, hospitals and birth centers to make birth better and safer for women. BAI has trained over 20,000, as of 2013, doulas world-wide while keeping the intimate one on one student experience we are known for.

 

 

As a Doula you have the exceptional privilege of sharing the unique birthing journey of each mother. Sharing with the mother her path through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. As a Birth Arts International Doula you know that you will also have the most ground-breaking, intensive education program available. We offer the most student support and a network of mentorship and support for all students. Offering students online and email support groups, phone calls and Skype sessions are all ways we connect you with your education and student body.  Birth Arts International Doula Training explores the physical, scientific and spiritual aspects of birth and being a doula. There have never been any hidden fees, certification fees, and no costs for membership or recertification. Students have an open completion timeline and work at their own pace.


We are unique because when you are done training you will have attained:

- Sustainable business skills
- Mentorship and support
- Information on running a successful practice
- Support and client care skills
- Skills used by and necessary to be a successful doula working to support her community.

Birth Arts offers three ways to become a certified Birth Arts International Doula (BAICD):


Enrollment Options
1. Weekend Workshop- Please visit our class dates page, selection a class and contact the local trainer. If you can't find a local training you can always contact us about hosting one in your hometown. Students enroll directly with the class instructor. Enrollment Fee: Varies

2. eLearning Education Program-Train completely online. All of your educational materials are online, as is the course manual. Students have an interactive classroom. You can enroll directly through the student portal. Enrollment Fee: $350.00

3. Distance Learning- Students still have access to the online classroom, but they also receive in the mail their hard copy of the course manual. This program has a slightly higher fee, this covers shipping and text. Enrollment Fee: $395.00

Certification Requirements

Attend One Childbirth Education Series- this can be a private childbirth education class or hospital based program. We require this so you know what women in your area are receiving as childbirth education. Hour requirement is 8 hours.

Book List- Read the required books from the book list. We require a few more books than most certifying bodies because we feel it is essential to view birth with an open mind and an educated mind. Reading two to three more books can assist in doing this but it also exposes students to different viewpoints and perceptions of the birth process.

Additional Assignments- You will find the Birth Arts workbook like no other doula training workbook. You will do assignments that look into your heart and challenge you mind and perceptions of birth and labor support. We want students to fully process and achieve their maximum potential. Assignments will challenge your views of birth, yourself and the work you will be doing.

Birth Attendance- We require the documentation of attendance at 5 births. Optimally students will attend 3 hospital births, one home birth and one cesarean birth. Any combination though and all births are acceptable, but students are not allowed to submit certification evaluations from more than 2 cesarean births or 3 home births, we want students to view birth in as many settings as possible. We do NOT require students to seek evaluations and assessment from the mother's other health care providers. We are training our doulas not to seek approval, but to work as fully trained professionals.

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Birth Arts Students who attend the weekend training workshop should know that there are additional assignments to be completed in the period afterwards before certification. There are no additional fees for certification or membership.

Enrollment Options

1. Weekend Workshop- Please visit our class dates page, selection a class and contact the local trainer. If you can't find a local training you can always contact us about hosting one in your hometown. Students enroll directly with the class instructor. Enrollment Fee: Varies

2. eLearning Education Program-Train completely online. All of your educational materials are online, as is the course manual. Students have an interactive classroom. You can enroll directly through the student portal. Enrollment Fee: $350.00

3. Distance Learning- Students still have access to the online classroom, but they also receive in the mail their hard copy of the course manual. This program has a slightly higher fee, this covers shipping and text. Enrollment Fee: $395.00


Combination Options

Purchase Two Programs at once and save.

Purchase the Distance Learning Doula and Postpartum training for over $100 savings.

Total Price $600.00

Purchase the Distance Learning Doula Training and CBE Program together and save $150.00.

Total Price $600.00

 

Purchase the Distance Learning Postpartum Training CBE training for a savings of $150.00

Total Price $600.00

Breastfeeding Educator and Childbirth Educator Combination Enrollment Distance Learning and save.

Total Price $700.00

 

Purchase the Breastfeeding Educator and Doula Training together and save.

Total Price $600.00

Purchase the Breastfeeding Educator and Postpartum Doula training together and save.

Total Price $600.00

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