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Become A Doula

What makes Birth Boot Camp different from other certifications?

The Birth Boot Camp Doula Program trains doulas to support expectant families in their goal of natural childbirth and who wish to build a professional and satisfying business doing what they love. When you train with Birth Boot Camp, you receive everything you need to support families in childbirth and run a sustainable and successful doula business. There are no hidden charges that you will be surprised with later.

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A few things that really set Birth Boot Camp apart from other certification programs:

    • Learn from two experienced doulas that run busy practices, one in New Orleans, and the other in Dallas-Ft. Worth. (Read more about them in the FAQ.)
    • Rather than track down a childbirth education course to sit through, you’ll view the modern and comprehensive Birth Boot Camp online classes.
    • Receive breastfeeding training from respected IBCLC, Mellanie Sheppard, through The Ultimate MRE DVD course.
    • Attend a doula-specific breastfeeding workshop with IBCLC, Mellanie Sheppard, in person, at your training.
    • Participate in a 2-hour marketing workshop from a small business marketing expert at your workshop.
    • A focus on professional doula work and building a business that is both sustainable and professionally satisfying.  You will learn how to turn your passion and skills into a profession.
    • All trainees come to the 4-day workshop after completing their reading, study guide, and paperwork. This puts everyone on the same page, ready to learn hands-on skills and how to run a successful practice.
    • Learn about effective and therapeutic communication with clients, healthcare providers and staff.
    • A mentor program for all Birth Boot Camp Doulas in Training during their certifying births.
    • You will be confident not only in your skills as a Birth Boot Camp Doula, but in interviewing and conducting prenatal and postpartum appointments.
    • Your clients will receive a beautiful, professionally printed booklet full of information about pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Your contracts are included within the booklet and streamline your business and client appointments.
    • Training includes information about supporting women postpartum and being on the first line of defense for postpartum mood disorders.
    • Your business and promotional materials are affordable on our online store.
    • Conference for all Birth Boot Camp Instructors and Doulas every three years.

What do I get with my training?

    • An intense, hands-on, four-day doula skills workshop with a focus on professionalism and business development
    • Detailed Doula Manual
    • Access to modern, comprehensive Birth Boot Camp childbirth education prior to training
    • A copy of Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE DVD to be viewed prior to training
    • Rigorous pre-training curriculum and online study groups
    • Training by professionals to build skills in marketing, interviewing, website creation and building a successful business
    • Doula breastfeeding support skills taught by an IBCLC
    • A copy of the booklet, Supporting Arms, which your clients receive
    • Client contracts, intake forms, Supporting Arms booklets, and folders for your 5 certifying births
    • Access to the Birth Boot Camp Doula portal where you can order everything you need for your marketing and business needs
    • Additional information and support through an online forum and Conferences
    • Access to business and marketing materials and Birth Boot Camp photo archives
    • Mentoring by professional Birth Boot Camp Doulas for Doulas in Training
    • Vanity email address
    • Birth Boot Camp tumbler, pen, and tote bag
    • Your professional bio and link on the Birth Boot Camp website
    • An online community with fellow Birth Boot Camp Doulas
    • Professional headshot for website and marketing materials
    • Continued marketing support
    • Exclusive participation in Birth Boot Camp Doula professional development
    • The Birth Boot Camp Doulas are backed by the Birth Boot Camp brand which is nationally recognized for successfully preparing couples for natural birth
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