BEGIN YOUR CAREER AS A POSTPARTUM DOULA

One of the Nation's Leading Training Organizations for Birth Professionals

Are you passionate about helping new moms, families, and babies?

The postpartum period is an often neglected part of planning for a new baby. New parents and infants are in desperate need of support after birth. More and more women are struggling to adjust to life with their baby and 15-20% are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety. As new parents are learning what life if like with a new baby, having extra hands, knowledge, and support can help make this transition much more enjoyable.

If you are ready to help families thrive enjoy this most precious time, becoming a postpartum doula is your next step! Postpartum doulas play an integral role in helping families adjust in the first days and weeks with a new baby.

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Hold the Mother, Not the Baby

Supporting new mothers and families during the postpartum period is life-changing work. When we learn to hold the mother so that she can hold her baby and fully recover, we will create strong, confident parents that raise strong families and children.

You can help change the world one family, one mother, one baby at a time!

Become a Postpartum Doula

We invite you to join our Postpartum Doula Training program. As a part of your training, you gain everything you need to begin working as a postpartum doula in one easy-to-navigate place.

Comprehensive Training to Support All Families

Birth Boot Camp's Postpartum Doula Training is as comprehensive as it gets. Learn everything you need to know in order to support not only the new mom, but also her partner and other family members, as well as care for their newborn baby. You'll be prepared to serve families of varying backgrounds and belief systems, as well as how to follow your intuition to meet the unique needs of these families after birth.

Hands-On, Interactive Training

During your training you'll have the opportunity to practice skills you will use as a postpartum doula so that you feel confident in the support you offer to new parents. You will participate in deep discussions to practice scenarios making this a very interactive experience.

Ongoing Mentoring & Support

After you complete your training you will be part of an amazing organization. Birth Boot Camp is a family! We’re here to support you as you grow your business and work with more and more families. We offer ongoing opportunities for continuing education and a variety of tools to help you meet your goals.
Caren

I did the Birth Boot Camp Postpartum Doula training and it was completely life changing! The reading and movies required for training were relevant and eye opening. The actual training changed everything about how I support my birth clients, but also my birth class students. I have been a doula for 7 years and the things I learned in training were things I had never even considered or changed the way I approach certain topics and problems. Kristy Huber’s expertise and personal stories really drove home the topics that were being discussed. I believe I became a better doula and person from attending the training.This training will 100% change your business and how you approach postpartum.

Jaunitta

This training was amazing! I especially appreciated the time spent on how to care for the various emotional needs of clients and dealing with postpartum mental health struggles. Every topic was presented with thorough evidence based content mixed with compassion and grace for the postpartum parent and the family. I firmly believe Birth Boot Camp’s trainings are the best available and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge and add to the services they can offer to their birthing clients. They give you guidance and tools that are so helpful in building your own business and the ongoing support and encouragement among the Birth Boot Camp community is unmatched. 10/10 recommend!

Andrea

From my initial contact, Birth Boot Camp was so responsive and helpful with every little thing. It was easy to access my materials and progress through the very complete training as it was convenient for me. Much of what was required are resources I will continue using as references for myself and my clients.

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You Should be a Postpartum Doula if...

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You enjoy serving new others and babies.

You value the importance of the 4th trimester.

You are a great listener.

You have a heart for service.

You love seeing new families thrive.

You prefer a set work schedule that you get to decide.

What Will You Learn?

Recovery from birth

Postpartum mood disorders

How to get hired

Newborn care

How to start and build your business

Supporting partners and family members

Effective listening and communication skills

Infant feeding

Critical thinking scenarios that doulas often find themselves in

Caring for twins and multiples

Postpartum self-care

And so much more!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Receive Your Postpartum Doula Handbook

Every doula receives a copy of the Birth Boot Camp Postpartum Doula Handbook. It’s 150+ pages of helpful information, resources, and tips.

4th Trimester Workbook

This amazing workbook is for your clients! It’s full of information to help your clients have a more natural transition to parenthood and helps them prepare to welcome their new baby.

Childbirth Education

This is included in your training! You will have immediate access to our online childbirth classes to deepen your understanding and knowledge about pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

Breastfeeding Training

Learn how to support your clients during their breastfeeding journey with our Lactation Intensive for Birth Professionals.

Business Training

Starting your business as a postpartum doula may seem intimidating, but we'll walk you through it every step of the way. Learn the basics of networking, building a website, social media marketing, and more! You'll receive our Business Quick Start Guide and so much more when it comes to the business side of being a doula.

Online Postpartum Doula Portal

You will have access to our online Postpartum Doula Portal where you will find a sample contract and client intake forms, marketing tips, ongoing professional development, and additional resources to help you become an amazing doula.

To start, simply choose the

program right for you.

CHOOSE YOUR TRAINING PATH

IN-PERSON TRAINING – $795

 

Who: Spend 3 amazing days in-person with your trainer and other passionate women as they learn and prepare to become amazing postpartum doulas!
What: Our in-person training is a hands-on and interactive experience. First, choose which date and location you’d like to attend. Then complete all of the certification work (listed below) that must by submitted before your training. Finally, attend the 3-day in-person training and leave certified!
Early Bird Special *Pay in FullPayment Plan

*Save $100 with our Early Bird pricing when you sign up for an in-person training 3 or more months before the registration deadline.

In-Person Trainings

Upcoming Dates & Locations

November 6-8, 2023

Dallas, TX
Deadline - September 28th

March 7-9, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT
Deadline - January 25th

June 6-8, 2024

Dallas, TX
Deadline - April 25th

November 7-9, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT
Deadline - Sept. 26th

ONLINE TRAINING – $795

 

Who: Complete your training on your own time and schedule. With one year to complete the training, you choose how quickly you move through the content.

What: Our online training is a self-paced, 100% on demand course that you complete in your own time. Your materials will be mailed to you so that you can get started and our Headquarters team is here to support you if you need any assistance.

Pay in FullPayment Plan

Receive all of this, your training, certification, and more for one price!

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

1

Register and Pay

Choose whether you’d like to do the in-person or online training. Sign up, pay, and immediately get access to your training portal. You will receive an email with your log-in information. Be sure to check out the welcome video.

2

Sign Paperwork

In your training portal, you will find links to sign some paperwork including our Policies & Procedures, Code of Conduct, and Non-compete agreement. Read over these and please let us know if you have any questions.

3

Complete Your Training Modules

In your online portal you will find all of your training modules with detailed instructions and tips for each one. Be sure to download each module and make a plan to complete your work in a timely manner. If you will be attending an in-person training, you are required to have all of the training modules submitted to your trainer no later than 10 days before your training. For those taking an online training, you must complete all of the modules within a year.

Module 1 – Reading

Read each of these books and write about 5 things you learned when reading.

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Module 2 – Childbirth Education

Watch Birth Boot Camp’s online Comprehensive Childbirth Class and answer the questions. You will find this in your online training portal. Learn how birth can greatly impact women and families during the postpartum period.

Module 3 – Breastfeeding

Watch the Breastfeeding Intensive for Birth Professionals video that’s included in your training.

Module 4 – Documentary

Watch When the Bough Breaks and answer questions about it.

Module 5 – Support Groups

Attend two pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or postpartum support groups in your community.

Module 6 – Community Resources

Compile a list of local resources that will benefit your clients.

Module 7 – Read Article

Read the article Postpartum in the U.S. and write your takeaways from it.

Module 8 – Online Training Videos (Online Training Only)

Watch the online training videos in your online portal.

Module 9 – Reflections (Online Training Only)

After completing all of your modules, answer a few essay questions to reflect on everything you’ve learned.

4

Attend In-Person Training

If you’ve chosen to attend an in-person training, you will enjoy an amazing 3 days with your trainer and other trainees passionate about birth.

5

Receive Your Certification

After completing your training modules, attending your in-person training or completing your online training you will be certified and ready to begin working as a doula!

BONUS

In the meantime, get a taste of our training style with a free guide our postpartum doulas love, What Every New Postpartum Doula Wishes They Knew + Bonus Content Winning Recipes Your Clients Will Love

"I thoroughly enjoyed my postpartum doula training with Birth Boot Camp. My trainer, Kristy Huber, has a priceless wealth of knowledge. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to learn from her. The people at Birth Boot Camp are down-to-earth, hard working individuals. Their philosophy of inclusion and support for every individual is amazing."

Leann

“I really enjoyed my postpartum doula training with Birth Boot Camp. I took the training to enhance my birth doula skills and love giving the 4th trimester guide to my clients to help their postpartum journey. The trainers are fantastic and wonderful to work with. The support and resources with Birth Boot camp are so helpful, that I am now certifying as a BBC birth doula as well.”

Mindy

Become a postpartum doula and help families have an amazing 4th trimester!

FAQs

What Will You Learn?

  • Recovery from birth
  • Postpartum self-care
  • Processing the birth
  • Newborn care
  • Supporting partners and family members
  • Infant feeding
  • Twins & multiples
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • How to get hired
  • Home visits with your clients
  • Effective communication
  • Listening & communication skills
  • How to build your business 
  • And more!

What’s Included

  • 3 Days/ 20+ hours of instruction
  • Support from your trainer and the Headquarters team
  • Postpartum Doula Handbook 
  • Fourth Trimester Guidebook
  • Sample Contract
  • Client Intake Forms
  • Marketing Materials – You’ll receive a sample of each of these
  • Stock Photography
  • And tons more!

What if I can’t attend the workshop I am registered for?

If a registered applicant desires to change their original specified training date, a $250 fee will be applied. This fee must be paid in order to reserve the applicant’s spot in the newly chosen workshop. If it is not possible for a trainee to attend an in-person workshop, we do offer online workshops.

How much time will it take to complete the workload?

What is your personal life like? Do you have a newborn? Small children? Do you have a job outside the home? Do you have a lot of obligations?

Are you a fast reader? Are you familiar with the material? Are you already a birth professional? These are the people who are able to get through the workload within the deadline of 8 weeks before the workshop.

If you are brand new to birth work, are a slow reader, have a busy personal life, or have small children, you might need 4-6 months to complete the pre-workshop reading and study modules.

Set realistic goals for yourself. Enjoy the journey of getting certified. Remember, the more prepared you are coming to the workshop, the better equipped you will be to help couples work towards their amazing births.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

You will likely want something for taking notes. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.

How long do I have to complete my certification?

All of your training modules must be complete before you are able to attend your training. Keep in mind that there are books to read, documentaries and other videos to watch, and more to complete. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete all of the prerequisites!

Do I have to receritfy?

All Birth Boot Camp Instructors and Doulas are required to complete the recertification requirements every year in March. The fee to recertify as a postpartum doula is $100. We have a list of requirements each year that will help you develop as a postpartum doula as you grow your business. Recertification will be discussed in detail during your training.

Can I bring my baby to training?

We encourage long-term breastfeeding and want nursing mothers to be included. Training, however, is intensive and requires long hours and a quiet room, so that all who have invested their time and money can hear and participate. Training also requires that all be able to participate in relaxation and various other floor exercises. If you are nursing a baby you must make arrangements to have someone who can bring your baby to you for feedings. Additional space will not be provided at training for your baby and babysitter. This enables both the nursing mother and others in attendance to maximize their workshop experience. You may also choose to pump during training. Please discuss your breastfeeding/pumping needs with your trainer. There are multiple breaks built into the training as well as a 1.5 hour lunch break when you can nurse. Older children are not allowed at training.

Is there ongoing support and training for postpartum doulas?

Yes! Ongoing, daily support can be found in our private Facebook Group. Our wonderful childbirth educators and doulas have formed an amazing support system there. We also send out regular emails and on occasion have additional trainings about various topics. Headquarters and members of the Advisory Board are available by email, at any time.

In addition, Birth Boot Camp is hosting a company-wide retreat every three years with the purpose of providing new information and helping Birth Boot Camp instructors and doulas stay motivated and excited about their birth business. Fees are kept to a minimum. You will not regret making an effort to be at every single Birth Boot Camp retreat.