Become a Birth & Postpartum Doula
Birth Doulas form close bonds with families while providing education during the prenatal period and physical and emotional support during labor and birth. Birth Doulas witness the birth of a new family.
Postpartum Doulas mother the new mother. Historically, women have always supported one another during the childbearing years. Postpartum doulas provide extra support for the new family.
Family Trees Doula School
Our comprehensive curriculum is professional and inspiring preparing each new doula to step into her own practice fully prepared to care for a family. In addition to a 16 week in-depth, interactive training, we offer on-going continuing education opportunities and support throughout your new career. Our classes are taught by a certified doula and qualified, experienced educator. This affordable program is dedicated to empowering all women.
Upon the successful completion of this program, students earn the certified doula credentials of CD(FTBP) which stands for Certified Doula - Family Trees Birth Programs.
About Family Trees
We believe that childbirth is a normal, biological part of a woman's life and that evidence-based care and compassionate support during pregnancy and birth is a basic human right for every woman.
Family Trees seeks to educate professional, caring doulas who will support all families with respectful and personalized care, while making significant contributions to the doula profession.
Classes begin in February, June, and September and consist of didactic course work and online webinars. In-person training seminars are held throughout the year.
What makes our program unique is having a cohort of students working to support one another through their training and beyond.
Expand your skills by learning additional modalities that support childbirth, further your midwifery knowledge (as it applies to your scope of practice), and more. Throughout the year, we will offer fantastic continuing education to keep you at the top of the doula profession.
Upon registration & payment students will be provided with a pre-requisite assignment list. This list includes a required reading list, video viewing, and other small assignments.
Doula School Begins
New semesters begin in September, February, and June with regularly scheduled online webinars. This is a wonderful way to network, gain support from your professional peers, and grow in your career. All webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.
After completing pre-requisite work, students will attend a live training seminar. This life-changing experience will prepare you to serve childbearing women and families in your community and meet your fellow colleagues
Doula School Online Learning $500
Doula School Hands-on Training Seminar/Lamaze Seminar $500
NOTE: You must complete BOTH online learning and the hands-on training seminar to receive the certification credentials. If you are not interested in becoming certified, you are not required to complete both programs. Students also have the option to attend a Lamaze Childbirth Educator seminar in lieu of the hands-on training. This is a great option for those who want to jump start their career with certifications in birth doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth education.
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