Childbirth Educator Training

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Begin an Amazing Career Educating Families About Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond

We know that educators play a large part in replacing fear with confidence and that directly impacts a woman’s birth experience. Our evidence based curriculum fully prepares families for the birth they desire. Empowering and preparing women and their partners with the information they need to make the best choices for them is the key to a satisfying birth experience. 

Our materials are one of a kind, professionally designed, and beautiful. We have a variety of classes and workshops available to teach to meet the needs of your community. Our training process is comprehensive, giving you the skills you need to build a successful birth business while impacting the lives of families in your area.

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Everything You Need All in One Place

In-person & Online Trainings Available

Instant Access to Training Modules

View Our Online Childbirth Classes

Breastfeeding Education & Training

Business Training 

Ongoing Mentoring & Support 

Marketing Materials

All Class Outlines

Amazing Workbooks for Your Students

Complete your work beforehand and LEAVE CERTIFIED

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Outlines and Workbooks

You don’t have to spend hours and hours recreating the wheel. You will receive all of the Birth Boot Camp outlines so you can start teaching right away! We have a variety of classes that you can teach to best meet the needs of your community.

Birth Videos

You’ll receive all of the birth videos that you need to show in class. We have birth videos showing a variety of different types of births in different settings. No need to go searching for birth videos!

Activities for Class

You’ll be able to teach a fun and interactive class because you’ll receive all of the activities you need. We have a variety of “teaching tools” to meet the learning needs of everyone you teach.

Training is Interactive & Hands-On

Everyone will have the opportunity to practice teaching with props and different activities so that you feel confident teaching the curriculum. You’ll get familiar with all of the books and materials and have hands-on practice learning comfort measures and labor positions.

Leave certified

You will complete all of your coursework before your training and leave certified! This is one of the things that sets BBC apart. This puts everyone on the same page education wise and we are able to dive deep into being a childbirth educator and running a business while we are all together.

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 attend more and more births.

One All- Inclusive Price of $995

In-Person Training

3 day workshop

Hands-on training

Complete the reading and all training modules before your live training

Receive your materials at your training 

Build community with other attendees at the training

Online Training

Self-paced

Must be completed within 1 year after starting

A mix of reading, online videos, and written work, etc. 

Materials will be mailed to you

Ongoing support from our Headquarters team

Early BirdPay In FullPayment Plan

Save $100 by signing up as an Early Bird!*

*Early bird pricing is available until 3 months before scheduling deadline.

In Person Training Dates & Locations

October 6-8, 2022 | Glendale, AZ |  Deadline – August 11th

November 11-13, 2022 | Austin, TX | Deadline – September 16th

November 11-13, 2022 | Fort Worth, TX | Deadline – September 16th

February 9-11, 2023 | Albuquerque, NM | Deadline – December 15th

February 24-26, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – December 30th

March 2-4, 2023 | Dallas, TX | Deadline – January 5th

March 2-4, 2023 | Galveston, TX | Deadline – January 5th

March 19-21, 2023 | Oklahoma City, OK | Deadline – January 22nd

March 22-24, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – January 25th

April 13-15, 2023 | Waco, TX | Deadline – February 16th

April 28-30, 2023 | Nashville, TN | Deadline – March 3rd

May 31 – June 2, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – April 5th

June 5-7, 2023 | Denver, CO | Deadline – April 10th

July 24-26, 2023 | Tampa, FL | Deadline – May 29th

August 2-4, 2023 | Little Rock, AR | Deadline – June 7th

September 14-16, 2023 | Oklahoma City, OK | Deadline – July 20th

September 14-16, 2023 | Ft Worth, TX | Deadline – July 20th

September 21-23, 2023 | Salt Lake City, UT | Deadline – July 27th

November 3-5, 2023 | Dallas, TX | Deadline – September 8th

November 5-7, 2023 | Indianapolis, IN | Deadline – September 10th

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT TRAINING?

How to teach the Birth Boot Camp curriculum

How to use the workbooks and outlines

How to find students for your classes

How to teach different learning styles

How to use birth videos and teaching tools in your classes

Practice scenarios that might arise in a class

How to address difficult or controversial topics in class

How to build and grow your business

And more!

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How It Works

Step 1 - Register & Pay

Regular Price $995

Early Bird Price $895

Step 2 - Paperwork

After completing the registration form and payment you’ll be given immediate access to your training portal. You will receive an email with your log-in information. In the portal, you will find a link to sign some paperwork including our Policies & Procedures, Code of Conduct, and Non-compete agreement.

Step 3 - Complete Your Prerequisites

In your online portal you will find all of your training modules as well as the Comprehensive Childbirth Class. If you are attending an in-person training, all of your training modules must be complete before you attend your training.

Module 1 – Reading

Hearts and Hands by Elizabeth Davis
Optimal Care in Childbirth
The Birth Book by Dr. Sears 
The Baby Book (Required chapters: 1,3,14,15) (audiobook available)
Breastfeeding Made Simple (audiobook available)
Cut It Out 
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Module 2 – Childbirth Education

Watch Birth Boot Camp’s online Comprehensive Childbirth Class and answer the questions in the Childbirth Education document. You will be given access to the Comprehensive Class as part of your training.

Module 3 – Acronyms

Identify and describe common pregnancy and birth related acronyms.

Module 4 – Vocabulary

Define a list of pregnancy and birth related vocabulary words.

Module 6 – Community Resources

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

Module 7 – Birth Observations

Observe 2 different births and record your experience.

Module 8 - Online Training Videos

(FOR ONLINE TRAINING ONLY)

Watch the online training videos 

Module 9 - Teaching Tools Practice

(ONLINE TRAINING ONLY)

Record yourself teaching 3 of our teaching tools to practice and get comfortable teaching them. 

Module 10 - Reflections

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

Read Some Success Stories

“I had an amazing experience at Birth Boot Camp training. I chose to go through Birth Boot Camp training so that I could get help with marketing and I am very impressed with all the resources we are given. Everything you could ever need to run your own business is already done for you. I would recommend any of my friends to take Birth Boot Camp training. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in for me to move forward with my dream to teach others how to have an amazing birth!”

Tyeanna

“Birth Boot Camp offers the best doula and childbirth educator trainings! The content Birth Boot Camp offers is evidence based and thorough. BBC also offers amazing support for building your birth business and they provide resources to help you be successful. They offer up-to-date teaching and marketing tools for building your birth business. I highly recommend BBC to anybody wanting to begin or broaden the scope of their birth worker journey.”

Jaunitta

“After the birth of my second baby (2019), I decided to become a certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor. There were many requirements to complete before the live training, but they were all preparatory and so educational. Then, when live training came, we all had most of the knowledge we needed for the weekend to flow well. We worked hard, and at the end we were tested. I have loved teaching classes and feel the training prepared me so well. I am now also a certified BBC Doula and had the same great experience!”

Anna

FAQs

What’s Included

  • 3 Days, 20+ hours of instruction
  • Support from your trainer and the Headquarters team
  • Receive all of the outlines for each of the classes
  • Birth videos
  • Teaching tools
  • Marketing materials – You’ll receive samples of each of them
  • 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?

Laptop/ipad for note taking and for the online exam, 2 bed pillows, comfortable clothing, a jacket or sweater, your own snacks and beverages

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY CERTIFICATION?

Keep in mind that there is a significant amount of work involved in this training. After your application has been approved, allow yourself plenty of time to complete all certification requirements. The study modules must be submitted three business days before the workshop. Certification should be completed within one year of applying.

WHEN IS MY RECERTIFICATION DUE AND WHAT IS REQUIRED?

Recertification is due each year at the end of March. The fee for recertification is $150. We include several requirements that will help you develop as a childbirth educator as well as grow your business.

CAN I BE CERTIFIED WITH ANOTHER ORGANIZATION, AS WELL?

Yes, instructors may be certified through (approved) organizations, as long as there is not a conflict of interest in your classes. We do expect our instructors to teach and use Birth Boot Camp materials when a class has been advertised as such, and only in such instances. For example, you may not use Birth Boot Camp materials (written, video, or otherwise) for a non-Birth Boot Camp class. We believe that our materials and support are the best in the industry and you will not feel the need to have or continue with another CBE certification.

CAN I BRING MY BABY TO THE WORKSHOP?

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 INSTRUCTORS?

Yes! Ongoing, daily support can be found on the Instructor/Doula Facebook Group. Our wonderful childbirth educators and doulas have formed an amazing support system there. Headquarters and members of the Advisory Board are available by email, at any time. We are thankful for our instructors and do all that we can to help and support them!

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.