We have some serious student love in our testimonials. We are so proud of the way our students support clients and each other.
Our students work to support birth all over the world. They learn, explore and connect with people in their community and become a trusted community resource.
Check out what some of them have to say.
What Our Students Say
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this program and the whole world of Birth Arts International. When I was choosing between different certification programs, something about Birth Arts resonated with me. I could not put a finger to it, but it completely sold me…the feeling inside my heart. This program has made me grow spiritually and mentally. It’s an all-encompassing journey! It made me so happy that there was such a great balance between developing SKILL and HEART. I learned the skills of being a doula, but was invited to explore my heart for being a doula as well. I knew I had the heart, I just did not expect a certification program to be speaking so much to that part of me. Thank you!
Communication is excellent. I was always responded to in a very timely manner. The Facebook group is AWESOME – like GREAT! I love being part of that. The technicality of the course worked just fine and dandy for me. I did not have any major difficulties understanding the layout of the course. It was all explained very clearly and thoroughly. I liked the book list.
I LOVED that when talking to other doulas from other certification programs, I felt like the most “groomed”. That’s coming from me…a girl with NO kids, and really limited birth experience before coming into Birth Arts…yet, I found that many doulas trained through other programs did not have nearly the preparedness that I felt like I had…and that was all thanks to YOU! I feel like this program really cares about the quality of the content it puts out! I loved, loved loved it! I feel like I have such a solid doula foundation in skill and in heart!
I know going forward that my doula career is greatly enhanced by the education and ongoing education that I have received and will receive from Birth Arts International.
• I loved that this program is based on the Wise Woman way of thinking/philosophy and midwifery model of care. This is how I think about things involving women and birth, and what I believe women should have access to. It’s rare to have this perspective in a doula certification these days. I loved the holistic, natural, earthy style of it all!
• I enjoyed the inclusion of herbs, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, and natural remedies in the course. This allowed me to have some of the basics within my scope of practice.
• I enjoyed how much hands-on demonstration and practice was taught in my in-person training. We learned ways to use the Rebozo, the main Spinning Babies positions, common acupressure spots for pain relief, how to make teas and infusions, and simple massage techniques. This was so helpful when I attended my first several births!
• Demetria…your online presence on Facebook! It was great having you post and share articles. You answered questions we had, supported us, and gave input and support on things we struggled with and were facing with our clients. I appreciated that extra touch of availability!
• Honestly, there wasn’t anything I didn’t enjoy! I would recommend this course to others!
I honestly loved everything about this course. I look forward to taking the midwifery assistant course and finishing my breastfeeding course. Demetria’s voice on all of the recordings is super calming and refreshing. Her way of teaching makes things fun and understandable. I appreciated the handout assignments because I think they helped me prepare for my business more. I could use some of them on social media, so that was cool. I appreciate that course was lenient as I am five months postpartum myself with a toddler and a lot of schools on my plate right now. It is pretty refreshing to have something so laid-back but also engaging.
I loved that this course was self-paced. I was able to take a break when my second son was born and jump right back in when I was ready. I love all the materials that I can reference over and over again. I love the support from the Facebook group.
Amanda Hartman 2022
I was pleasantly surprised by how thorough this course was. I had gone through a different certification process before and aside from the workshop I attended which was fantastic, it really didn’t offer much in the way of continued training.
This training covered all the major topics I was expecting and also topics that I wasn’t aware I needed more information on. I am grateful for the care taken to create such a deep dive into doula work.
Makayla Butcher 2022
This was an extremely intense course that I am so grateful for. That being said, I have nothing to add. Thank you for this learning experience. I am so grateful for your persistence. Without it, I know I never would have finished. This was a lot but in a great way. I feel more equipped than I know I ever could have gotten with any other establishment. Thank you again.
Ciara P. 2021
There was nothing that I would change about the course or update. I found the student Facebook page to be the most helpful. I was always using the search function and looking up other people’s responses to answer my questions.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Mika P. 2023
C. Byrd 2022
Jessica Larsen Brennan 2020
Jazmin G. 2021
This was a comprehensive course. I have trained with two other organizations and was previously certified with one of them, and neither was as thorough as this one! I absolutely loved this course. Very thorough, and I appreciated the coverage of LGBTQ and racial disparities. I also liked the encouragement to get into nature and connect nature and the life cycle with birth.
Danielle L. Breach 2022
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Loved the course and the heart behind the teaching. I would (and have) recommend this course to anyone considering becoming a birth doula. I am looking forward to taking some more courses in the future.
Jennilee A. 2022
I love this course. I have been so appreciative of all the work you have put into it, and how you continue to add to and grow the course so that we can better prepare. Thank you. And keep up the good work.
Molly R. 2022
I loved everything about the course. I want to think you for taking the time to put this course together. I know it wasn’t easy, because of all the information. I didn’t know that it was so many different herbs you can use. Some of the herbs I used to cook with, I didn’t have any idea that I can use for medicine. I just what to think you again for everything.
Denisa S. 2022
I loved that this course covers all the practical basics and philosophies and is extremely honest. I appreciated the gender-neutral language, the mixture of videos and quizzes with activities and essays, and the way it forced me to get real-world experience despite it being an online course. I truly felt perfectly well-equipped to take on clients after going through all of the courses and reading all of the books on the reading list. The lectures and material are all straightforward, well-written, and varied, with lots of sources for evidence-based material. I also love the emphasis and encouragement on the doula being deserving of fair pay. I am still working only on a volunteer basis for my own reasons (mostly to get clients so I can finish this course, but also because I am able to do that right now and I see a great need in my community), but I really appreciated the lessons on the practical aspects of doula work as a paid profession and business.
PPD Course- Felicia Bonanno
I love how easy the lesson was to follow. I feel fully prepared to help others on their breastfeeding journey. So much so, that as I was going through the classes, I helped several friends and clients with breastfeeding. Thanks to this program, I started my own business and worked full-time with an IBCLC! Thank you for making my dreams a reality.
Latisha Suitte 2022
Thank you so much, Demetria! I’m honored and proud to be certified through Birth Arts International!
Sarah L. 2022
This is the best doula training every. I have trained with three other organizations and this is the best. I am so happy to share my student testimonial, this program is top notch. Even with my extensive experience I learned so much, Demetria is an incredible instructor.
Gretchen M. 2022
I loved everything about the course I learned so much! I can’t wait to put what I learned to work! Thank you for the excellent teaching!
Seantajah L. 2022 (PPD)