Postpartum Doula Training

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Begin Your Career Helping Families Have an Amazing Fourth Trimester

Postpartum is an often neglected part of planning for a new baby. Postpartum doulas play an integral role in helping families adjust to the first days and weeks with a new baby. There is so much that new parents are learning and having extra hands and knowledge can help make that process a little easier. 

Becoming a postpartum doula is truly a gift to new parents. Our training and materials will help you give the best to your clients. Our community of birth professionals are here to support you as you build your business and impact the lives of families in your community.

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Everything You Need All In One Place

In-person & Online Trainings Available 

Instant Access to Training Modules

Childbirth Education Included

Breastfeeding Education & Lactation Training

Business Training

Ongoing Mentoring & Support

Marketing Materials

Postpartum Doula Handbook 

Fourth Trimester Guidebook for Your Clients

Complete your work beforehand and LEAVE CERTIFIED

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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.

Receive Your Postpartum Doula Handbook.

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

Fourth Trimester Guidebook.

This amazing book is for your clients! It’s full of information to help guide your visits with your client and as an amazing resource for them. No more copying and creating handouts because it’s all done for you!

Leave certified!

You will complete all of your coursework before your training and leave certified! This is one thing that sets BBC apart. This puts everyone on the same page education wise and we are able to dive deep into being a doula 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 support more and more families.

One All- Inclusive Price of $795

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

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.

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

Pay in FullPayment Plan

Training Dates

September 8-10, 2022 | Dallas, TX  | Deadline – July 28th

October 17-19, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN  | Deadline – September 8th

November 7-9, 2022 | Kansas City, MO  | Deadline – September 29th

January 23-28, 2023 | 5-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston, TX | Deadline – December 8th

March 9-11, 2023 | Dallas, TX | Deadline – January 26th

March 16-18, 2023 | St George, UT | Deadline – February 2nd

June 12-14, 2023 | Denver, CO | Deadline – May 1st

September 11-13, 2023 | Oklahoma City, OK | Deadline – July 31st

November 6-8, 2023 | Salt Lake City, UT | Deadline – September 25th

November 9-11, 2023 | Dallas, TX | Deadline – September 28th

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!

How It Works

Step 1 - Register and Pay

Regular Price $795

Early Birth Price $695

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 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 – Breastfeeding

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

Module 4 – Movie

Module 5 – Support Groups

Attend two breastfeeding or postpartum support groups in your community.

Module 6 – Community Resources

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

Module 7 – Postpartum in the U.S.

Read an article discussing postpartum in the U.S.
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Module 8 – Online Training Videos

(FOR ONLINE TRAINING ONLY) Watch the online training videos.

Module 9 – Reflections

(ONLINE TRAINING ONLY) After completing all of your modules, answer each of the reflection questions.

Read Some Success Stories

“After becoming a birth doula and childbirth educator, it just made sense to continue my education and take a postpartum doula training as well. It was such a treat to learn from Kristy Huber and her decades of knowledge and experience! Because I've had four of my own children (and having been a doula and childbirth educator for over 10 years), I went into training thinking that I would likely know a lot about what it takes to be a good postpartum doula, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn so much more than I ever thought I could. Not only was training filled with practical, hands on training, it also encouraged us to dig deeper and connect with each other on an empathetic and emotional level. The BBC Postpartum Doula training is comprehensive, thorough, enriching, and so fulfilling. You won't find a better postpartum doula training out there!”

Caryn

“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

“Birth Boot Camp’s Postpartum Doula training was completely life changing! The reading and movies required for training were relevant and eye opening. 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. The expertise and personal stories shared 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. The actual training changed everything about how I support my birth clients, but also my birth class students. ””

Caren Nugent

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.