We recommend that our participants follow through with the certification process and encourage completion within a year of the training. When all requirements are successfully fulfilled you will receive your certification documentation and your listing on the website will be upgraded to "Certified Professional Doula". Recertification is required each year. If more than 5 years elapses between original certification and recertification, further requirements will need to be completed.
*First year membership included in tuition
toLabor Birth Doula Training Manual -- Resources/Articles section (received at workshop)
Nursing Mother's Companion- Huggins or Bestfeeding - Renfrew, Fisher, Arms
Optimal Care in Childbirth-The Case for Physiological Birth - Henci Goer & Amy Romano
The Birth Partner – Penny Simkin
The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth – Shelia Kitzinger
Pushed – Jennifer Block
Heart and Hands– Elizabeth Davis
The VBAC Companion– Diana Korte or Birth After Cesarean – Bruce Flamm
What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section - www.chilbirthconnection.org
Mothering the New Mother - Placksin
* A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth Enkin, Keirse & Chalmers
* Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year" -Frye
*These last books are required for reference purposes. Although you are not expected to read each book from cover to cover, we do require that you be familiar with their content and strongly encourage you to own or ensure access to a copy once you begin your practice.