Make 2020 your year to follow your dreams of becoming a doula! Doula work is exciting and rewarding. Certifying with Birth Boot Camp Doula 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.
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 competition. It’s a 28-page booklet for your client. It is neatly bound, professional, and full of useful information. It serves as a wonderful tool 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Birth Boot Camp family! To get started, register today!
2020 Training Dates
Deadline to register for any training is 6 weeks prior to the training start date. Payment must be paid in full at that time.
January 9-11, 2020 – Lake Wales, FL – Deadline to Register is November 29, 2019. – CLOSED
March 8-10, 2020 – San Diego, CA (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered March 12-14 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is January 27th.
April 2-4, 2020 – Lake Wales, FL – Deadline to register is February 20th.
April 23-25, 2020 – Rainbow City, AL (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered April 27-29 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is March 12th.
April 24-26, 2020 – Fort Collins, CO Deadline to Register is March 13th.
May 3-5, 2020 – Minot, ND (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered May 6-8 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is March 23rd.
June 1-3, 2020 – Midland, TX Deadline to Register is April 20th.
June 1-3, 2020 – Kansas City, KS Deadline to register is April 20th. (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered June 4-6 for an additional cost.)
June 4-6, 2020 – Boise, ID Deadline to register is April 23rd.
June 14-16, 2020 – OKC, OK (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered June 18-20 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is May 4th.
June 29-July 1, 2020 – Winchester, VA (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered June 25-27 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is May 18th.
July 23-25, 2020 – Minneapolis/St Paul, MN (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered July 20-22 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is June 11th.
July 24-26, 2020 – Sacramento, CA Deadline to register is June 12th.
July 30 – Aug 1, 2020 – Lake Wales, FL – (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered July 27-29 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is June 18th.
September 20-22, 2020 – OKC, OK (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered September 24-26 for an additional cost) Deadline to Register is August 10th.
September 21-23, 2020 – St George, UT Deadline to register is August 10th. (Opportunity to become a Birth Boot Camp Instructor will be offered September 24-26 for an additional cost.)
October 9-11, 2020 – Colorado Springs, CO Deadline to Register is August 28th.
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 3 months before the training start date.
Regular Price – $995 ($395 Certification Fee and $600 Training Fee)
January 13-16, 2020 – 8am – 3pm MST daily, 1 hour lunch. – CLOSED
April 27-30, 2020 – 8am-3pm MST daily, 1 hour lunch.