Become a Certified Childbirth Educator
Being a childbirth educator is such a rewarding career! Being a childbirth educator allows you to help make a difference in your community in so many ways. From reducing the neonatal and maternal mortality rates to providing couples an opportunity to grow closer through their pregnancy, you will transform lives forever.
Being an independent childbirth educator allows you to set your own hours, which can help you make extra income or make a career out of teaching if you'd like.
Upon certification, you will be a DoulaVersity Certified Childbirth Educator teaching your own independent childbirth course curriculum. This allows you to teach the content that you want without having to be confined to certain rules and regulations that some childbirth educator training's require. If you would like more information, please read my blog post, here
DoulaVersity's comprehensive and interactive training will provide you with ALL the tools you need to teach a wide variety of classes. From a full childbirth class series both in and out of hospital, to single classes such as newborn or comfort measure classes. The possibilities are endless, and so is your potential!
This price includes the following:
Online access to student platform for two years (both CBE 101 and CBE 102)
Injoy Web App codes for Understanding Pregnancy, Understanding Birth, Mother and Baby Care, and Understanding Breastfeeding
Access to Facebook Private Student Forum so you can
Students must 18 years of age
Must have access to the internet, a computer, and a printer
Have the ability to upload video and a microphone for voice content
Complete the Online Training
CBE 101 - Pregnancy & Birth for Educators (students can skip if they have taken online doula training)
CBE 102 - Teaching Childbirth Education
The online training will include reading through the modules, completing assignments, and quizzes
Read Seven Books
Required: Innovative teaching strategies for birth professionals by Connie L Livingston
Read 6 other books from our Suggested Reading List with at least one book from each topic:
1 book on pregnancy, childbirth and the Newborn
1 book more book on pregnancy and childbirth
1 book on cesareans and/or VBACS
1 book about newborns
1 book on breastfeeding
1 miscellaneous book from the following catergories (birth politics, birth planning, evidenced based birth practices, postpartum, abuse, loss, special circumstances, or running a business
Watch Required Videos
Spinning Babies Parent Class (included in Doula/CBE dual certification only)
Audit 12 Hours of Childbirth Education Classes
Provide a Community Resource List
Submit Your Childbirth Education Curriculum
Submit Audio or Video of Yourself Teaching (either in a group or private setting)
Currently we are only accepting students who would like to dual-certify as a doula and childbirth educator at the same time. We will be taking enrollments for the single childbirth educator program by the end of summer (2018).
Because we are still building the curriculum, we do not have a complete outline yet - but please email if you have any questions. We have 14 modules with over 500 pages devoted to pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum information. The other few remaining modules are dedicated to teaching skills, and learning how to build your course curriculum. We'll have it all up very soon!
How Do We Compare?
The following chart will show you the requirements to become certified with DoulaVersity along with a comparison of other childbirth educator organizations: