Certification Requirements

instructor certification

One of our graduating groups of Birth Boot Camp instructors.

One thing that sets Birth Boot Camp apart is the different approach we have to instructor certification. All of our instructors finish the required reading below before they attend training. All of our natural birth instructors come to training with the same level of education and we dive right in teaching them how to teach!

All requirements must be completed prior to attending the natural birth teacher training workshop.

1. Applicant is required to have had a natural birth, free of pain medication.

2. Applicant must have breastfed at least one child, preferably for at least 12 months.

3. Apply for Birth Boot Camp Instructor training. Please apply as soon as possible, to ensure that your application is approved before you continue on with the requirements.

4. Once your application is approved, you may pay your deposit of $150 to reserve your spot in a Training Workshop. When payment has been received, you will be given access to the Study Guide and you will be added to our Precertification Facebook group.

5. Read the assigned books and complete the Pre-Workshop Study Guide.

Reading List:


Sears & Sears, The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America’s Baby Experts, 2013


Davis, Heart and Hands, Fifth Edition: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth , most recent edition

Goer, Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, most recent edition

Sears, The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library), most recent edition

Newborn and Breastfeeding:

Sears, The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library), {Required Chapters: 1, 3, 14, and 15} most recent edition

Mohrbacher, Kendall-Tackett, and Newman, Breastfeeding Made Simple, most recent edition

Special Circumstances:

Simkin and Klaus, When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women , most recent edition

Morris, The C-Section Epidemic in America


Born in the USA

Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

6. Observe 2 different types of labors/births, preferably at different locations than what you experienced. If you have attended births in the past, you may document those for training. These do not have to be unmedicated births.

7. Compile a list of community resources.

8. Attend all sessions of the Birth Boot Camp Training Workshop and pass the exam.



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