Make 2019 your year to follow your dreams of becoming a doula! Doula work is exciting and rewarding. Certifying with Birth Boot Camp DOULAS will set you up for success, not only as a doula, but as a small business owner.
What Sets Birth Boot Camp DOULAS Apart…
1. One-Stop Shop
Birth Boot Camp is your One-Stop Shop for everything you need for training! There is no need to seek out separate breastfeeding workshops, or childbirth classes. It’s all included – PLUS MORE!
- Lactation training – $150 Value
- Childbirth education – $350 Value
- 3-day Doula Workshop, Business Training & Doula Handbook – $550 Value
- Access to professionally designed materials – Priceless
- Ongoing mentorship and access to leadership – Priceless
Trainees are still responsible for acquiring books and movies for their pre-certification course work.
2. On-Going Mentorship and Support
The Birth Boot Camp DOULA Trainers make themselves accessible to their trainees. They WANT to see you succeed, and for this reason they will be available for phone calls, messages, etc. long after your workshop.
The Birth Boot Camp Headquarters team also makes themselves available for call by appointment. These are completely FREE and are a great additional resource for doulas who are working hard to grow their businesses.
We facilitate peer support from other doulas – but we’ll get to that later!
3. Coursework finished before workshop
It is important that the group is on the “same page,” having the same knowledge base. This allows us to focus on being a doula, rather than childbirth education (which you’ve already completed through our online classes). Time and time again, we have welcomed trainees who had already attended a different workshop, and were dissatisfied with their training. They wanted to learn how to be a doula, and how to run their business. We offer just that at our workshops!
Our goal, once you complete training, is that you feel confident in taking real, paying clients soon after your workshop.
4. No Certification Births
While one of the Training Modules does require birth observations, we do NOT withhold certifications until you have attended an arbitrary number of births as a doula. Observation births are simply that – observation births. Many people have not attended a birth at all, and you can glean some interesting perspective when you are in observation mode. You are not providing a service.
By the time you complete your coursework and attend your workshop, you are a trained professional who can demand a living wage for your services. We believe that attending “free births” devalues the doula industry and, ultimately, leads to burn out. It is not sustainable to attend low-cost and/or free births.
5. Doula Support v. Education Support
Birth Boot Camp is an organization that offers BOTH kinds of support – Doula and Education. Sustainability is critical when it comes to making the doula-lifestyle work long term. While doulas are a great resource for information and guidance towards one’s birth goals, their primary role is support.
The comprehensive Birth Boot Camp class is easily 20+ hours of information that occurs over an extended period of time, thus allowing couples to make their own decisions confidently. It is not sustainable for most doulas to include that level of educational support unless they are actively teaching classes and including the cost in their package.
The opportunities are AMPLE at Birth Boot Camp. Don’t have time to teach birth classes? That’s okay – you can refer to a local instructor or to the online classes! Want to include classes in your packages? Become an instructor, or refer couples online!
The Supporting Arms Client Workbook will set you apart from the compeition. It’s a 28-page booklet for your client. It is neatly bound, professional, and full of useful information. It serves as a wonderful took to help guide your birth plan visits and is a fabulous resource for the client. It also compliments the Birth Boot Camp class workbooks beautiful, so families are able to receive continuity of the education and support they are receiving.
7. Learn to support any kind of birth
People have all different types of births, sometimes according to plan and sometimes not.
Your training will cover:
- Cesarean birth – planned and unplanned
- Epidural births
- Natural hospital births
- Home and birth center births
8. Postpartum visit training
- Supporting the initiation of breastfeeding
- Recognizing signs of postpartum depression
- Recommending needed professionals
- Conducting a postpartum visit
9. Support through Birth Boot Camp
At Birth Boot Camp, we have a Headquarters team who work tirelessly to support and promote you. This includes:
- Our Advisory Board with vast knowledge in different subjects who can be approached with questions.
- An ever-growing community of doulas and childbirth educators all over the country.
- Facebook live events, private Facebook groups, emails, newsletters, and phone calls.
- An endless supply of photography to use on your website
- Promotional materials so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel
- The community you will find within our Birth Boot Camp culture is designed to be supportive. You can safely ask questions, get answers, find reassurance, and be lifted up.
10. Learn how to turn your passion into a profession
Our mission at Birth Boot Camp is to help couples have amazing births. We also want women to have amazing and fulfilling careers as doulas and childbirth educators. We want your passion for birth to translate into a job you love.
Early Bird Price – $695 ($245 Certification Fee and $450 Training Fee) **Early bird pricing is only available to those who register and pay 2 months before the training start date.
Regular Price – $795 ($275 Certification Fee and $520 Training Fee)
Deadline to register for any training is 30 days prior to the training start date. Payment must be paid in full at that time.
February 5th-7th, 2019 – San Antonio, TX (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will also be offered in San Antonio at an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Jan 5th
February 22nd-24th, 2019 – Denver, CO Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Jan 22
March 18th-20th, 2019 Oklahoma City, OK (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will also be offered in Oklahoma City for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Feb 18
March 7th-9th, 2019 – Rainbow City, AL (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be Mar 4-6 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Feb 7.
March 29th-31st, 2019 – Winston – Salem, NC Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Feb 29
April 12th-14th, 2019 – Abilene, TX Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Mar 12
June 21st-23rd, 2019 – Denver, CO Deadline to Register for Doula Training is May 21
June 27th-29th, 2019 – Winchester, VA (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered June 24-26 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is May 27
June 28th-30th, 2019 – Nashville, TN Deadline to Register for Doula Training is May 28
July 22nd-24th, 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will also be offered in Oklahoma City for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Jun 22
September 26th-28th, 2019 – Idaho Falls, ID Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Aug 26
September 27th-29th, 2019 – New York, NY Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Aug 27
October 21st-23rd, 2019 – Tampa, FL (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will also be offered in Tampa for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Sept 21
October 24th-26th, 2019 – Rainbow City, Alabama (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered Oct 21-23 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Sept 24
November 7th-9th, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Oct 7
November 12th-14th, 2019 – Dallas, TX Deadline to Register for Doula Training is Oct 12
NEW! Remote Training Workshops
Remote training workshops are available twice a year. These are taught LIVE via internet by a member of the Birth Boot Camp Headquarters Team. To do a remote training, you will need a good internet connection, a webcam/microphone, and a quiet place with limited interruptions. Headphones are highly recommended.
Early Bird Price – $895 ($345 Certification Fee and $550 Training Fee) **Early bird pricing is only available to those who register and pay 2 months before the training start date.
Regular Price – $995 ($375 Certification Fee and $520 Training Fee)
May 13-16, 2019 – 8am-3pm CST daily, 1 hour lunch
December 9-12, 2019 – 8am – 3pm CST daily, 1 hour lunch
We look forward to welcoming you to the Birth Boot Camp family! To get started, register today!