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

Are you ready to become a birth doula?

Have you found a desire to support families during birth, helping them to have a positive, life changing experience? As a birth doula, you are on the front lines working to help improve birth for everyone, decrease the amount of birth trauma, and possibly lower the c-section rate, therefore improving the overall health and wellness of mothers and babies.

If you are ready to take take the next steps to become a certified doula, Birth Boot Camp has everything you need to begin making a difference in the lives of expecting families in your community.

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Supporting Women as They Recognize Their Power

The way a woman feels and how she is treated during birth will affect her for the rest of her life. She should feel powerful, amazing, loved, and supported throughout her entire birthing experience. As a doula, your role is crucial in helping families during this most exciting time. It truly is life-changing.

You can help change the world one birth at a time!


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

Comprehensive Training to Support All Births Birth Boot Camp’s Birth Doula Training is as comprehensive as it gets. Learn everything you need to know in order to support families during birth, no matter what type of birth they have. You’ll learn how to support clients when they are unmedicated, when they choose an epidural or other interventions, and even during a cesarean.


Hands-on, Interactive Training During your training you’ll have the opportunity to practice a variety of different labor positions, comfort measures, and many other techniques that will help you to know how to best support your clients.


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 serve more and more families.

"Birth Boot Camp is AMAZING. The whole process to become a doula was so simple and straightforward, while also providing me with so much necessary information. I feel I have learned SO much and am extremely prepared to now be a doula and serve my community!"


"Wonderful organization that equips you with the information, education, connections and tools you need to navigate learning how to become a successful doula. 10/10 recommend to anyone wanting to help mothers navigate birth and postpartum care. Trainers are a wealth of knowledge and connect you with others within the organization. The organization is very supportive and has created a positive atmosphere for all birth care service workers."


You Should be a Birth Doula if...

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You believe that birth can be a life-changing event.

You have a desire to support families through pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum.

You have a desire to be part of the birth team.

You can support families through a variety of birth scenarios.

You like the spontaneity of an “on-call” lifestyle.

You have reliable childcare and a supportive family.

To start, simply choose the

program right for you.


Empathy and active listening

How to support partners and family members

Comfort measures and labor positions

How to work with care providers

How to support ALL types of birth

Serving clients with special circumstances

How to find clients

How to start and grow your business

Client interviews and getting hired

Critical thinking scenarios that doulas often find themselves in

How to conduct visits with your clients

And more!

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Receive Your Doula Handbook

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

Supporting Arms Workbook

This amazing workbook is for your clients! It’s full of information to help guide your birth plan visits with them and to help prepare them for their upcoming birth.

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 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 Doula Portal

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

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




Who: Spend 3 amazing days in-person with your trainer and other passionate women as they learn and prepare to become amazing birth 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 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 deadline.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

October 6-8, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – August 26th

November 10-12, 2023 | Austin, TX | Deadline – September 29th

December 7-9, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – October 26th

January 25-27, 2024 | Salt Lake City, UT | Deadline – December 14th

January 27-29, 2024 | Lakeland, FL | Deadline – December 16th

February 9-11, 2024 | St Leonard , MD | Deadline – December 29th

February 19-21, 2024 | Ft. Worth, TX | Deadline – January 8th

March 4-6, 2024 | Denver, CO | Deadline – January 22nd

March 14-16, 2024 | Ft. Worth, TX | Deadline – February 1st

April 27-29, 2024 | Lakeland, FL | Deadline – March 16th

May 17-19, 2024 | St Leonard, MD | Deadline – April 5th

June 2-4, 2024 | Orange Beach, AL | Deadline – April 21st

July 5-7, 2024 | San Diego, CA | Deadline – May 24th

July 27-29, 2024 | Lakeland, FL | Deadline – June 15th

August 4-6, 2024 | Ft. Worth, TX | Deadline – June 23rd

October 4-6, 2024 | Ft. Worth, TX | Deadline – August 23rd

October 6-8, 2024 | Salt Lake City, UT | Deadline – August 25th

October 19-21, 2024 | Lakeland, FL | Deadline – September 7th

November 4-6, 2024 | Ft. Worth, TX | Deadline – September 23rd



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.

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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.


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.


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.

  • Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent (audiobook available)

  • Cut, Stapled, & Mended by Roanna Rosewood

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (audiobook available)

  • Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel (audiobook available)

  • When Survivors Give Birth

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple by Mohrbacher & Kendall – Tackett (audiobook available)

    As an Amazon Associate, Birth Boot Camp earns a small amount from purchases made with these links.

Module 2 – Documentaries

Watch these documentaries and answer questions about them.

  • Aftershock

  • Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

Module 3 – Childbirth Education

Watch Birth Boot Camp’s online Comprehensive Childbirth Class and answer the questions. You will find this in your online training portal.

Module 4 – Breast Feeding

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

Module 5 – Support Groups

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

Module 6 – Bloodborne Pathogens

Complete one of the below bloodborne pathogen trainings, pass their test, and purchase the certification.

Module 7 – Community Resources

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

Module 8 – Attend 2 Births

Attend 2 different births and record your experience.

Module 9 – Online Training Videos (Online Training Only)

Watch the online training videos in your online portal.

Module 10 – Reflections (Online Training Only)

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


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.


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!


In the meantime, get a taste of our training style with a free guide our doulas love, What Every New Doula Wishes They Knew + Bonus Content What to Pack in Your Doula Bag

"My doula training through Birth Boot Camp was phenomenal! I walked in being so nervous and doubting myself, but three hours into the training and I was already feeling so confident. I learned so much at this training. My favorite part is that Birth Boot Camp really sets you up for success. They provide you with just about everything for you to start up your business and be successful. I am confident in my training and that my business will grow and be successful. If you are thinking about becoming a doula, do it through Birth Boot Camp!"


"Doula training was a great experience, even attending virtually during the Covid19 period. I felt prepared and equipped at the end. One of the best benefits, however, has been the post workshop support from Birth Boot Camp. Highly recommend."


Become a certified doula and help families have life-changing birth experiences!


What’s Included

  • 3 Days/ 20+ hours of instruction
  • Support from your trainer and the Headquarters team
  • Doula Handbook
  • Supporting Arms Book
  • Sample Contract
  • Intake Forms
  • Marketing materials – You’ll receive a sample of each of these
  • Stock photography

Due to COVID-19, what should I do about the required birth observations?

Covid-19 has made it difficult for trainees to attend their required birth observations. We are being very lenient about this requirement. We still want you to reach out to those in your community to try and find births to attend. Keep in contact with your trainer and let her know how things are going with this requirement. If needed, we can grant an extension so that you can complete this after attending the training workshop. Be sure to contact us with any further questions at [email protected].

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. We also recommend a yoga mat and a pillow to use when practicing relaxation, comfort measures, and laboring positions. 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, the Bloodborne Pathogens trainings, and more to complete. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete all of the prerequisites!

Do I have to recertify?

All Birth Boot Camp Instructors and Doulas are required to complete the recertification requirements every year in March. The fee to recertify as a doula is $100. We have a list of requirements each year that will help you develop as a 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.

Module 1 – Reading

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

  • Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent (audiobook available)

  • Cut, Stapled, & Mended by Roanna Rosewood

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (audiobook available)

  • Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel (audiobook available)

  • When Survivors Give Birth

  • Breastfeeding Made Simple by Mohrbacher & Kendall – Tackett (audiobook available)

    As an Amazon Associate, Birth Boot Camp earns a small amount from purchases made with these links.

Is there ongoing support and training for 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.