Join the DTI Membership
The DTI membership is full of community support, on-going education, business building materials and discounts to events, our shop and learnings by leaders in the birth world. It’s also a space for discussion, resource sharing and community mentorship through our private community membership group.
Membership is required during our 12 month doula training program, but when you checkout with the training of your choice, your first year of membership is included in your purchase. Easy peasy!
Choose $19.99 a month or $220 annually
What you get in your membership:
> Access to our private virtual membership group
> DTI Expert Locator listing
> Live Workshops Monthly with Thought Leaders in the Field of Reproductive Health
> DTI Expert Affiliate Interview Library, a resource for certification and beyond
> 20% off courses from BADT
> Digital Portfolio, includes a build-your-own contract guide
> Free shipping from the DTI shop
> 10% off the Born Into This Conference
> $200 off our Childbirth Educator Training program
Our Mission + Values
We believe that families deserve compassionate, evidenced-based support at all stages of life—no matter their gender, race, religion, class or sexual orientation. Together, we are cultivating culturally humble communities that reimagine the role of reproductive work.
Who are DTI community members?
Human rights advocates. We acknowledge birth as a reproductive justice issue, affected by barriers based on race, class, religion, traditions, gender identity and sexual orientation. Our community offerings dive deep into historical and cultural context because it matters. Our scholarship programs for trans doulas and BIPOC doulas exist because they need to.
Supporters, not saviors. DTI teaches specific skills for learning to be present to meet the needs of clients and facilitate meaningful conversations with the care providers. We know our stuff—from birth options to the latest evidence-based research—and we believe that the client is ultimately the decision-maker. Our practice is based on mutual trust. Our doulas trust their clients to make their own informed choices, while clients trust our doulas to provide the unconditional care and support they need.
Practitioners of the Slow Doula Method.®️ We teach the Slow Doula Method,®️ equipping doulas to navigate power dynamics and issues of trauma which can be defining factors for clients. We’re committed to shifting the culture of care to meet the needs of clients. DTI professionals play a vital and central role in humanizing experiences through our unique approach.
Professional entrepreneurs. Feeling drawn to this work means you’re a giver (that’s a given). But in the process of helping others, we encourage our doulas to build their own business dreams. Business and marketing skills blended with an understanding of community doula work is included in our curriculum, so that doulas emerge with confidence and curiosity about a range of possibilities for creating a sustainable practice.
Full-spectrum, birth and postpartum specialists. The benefits of support before pregnancy, during and after childbirth are well-known and well-documented. We train our doulas to understand reproductive health, the anatomy and physiology of birth, and the emotional and physical aspects of the postpartum and newborn period.
Modern-day healers. We understand the ins and outs of physical, mental and spiritual health through the pre-conception, prenatal, birth, postpartum, and newborn periods. We encourage our trainees to practice in an integrative and holistic way if they are certified through other healing modalities.
Community-builders. We need each other to thrive. Our energy is focused on building one another up and fostering lasting relationships to advance the birth profession as a whole. As a result all who train with us become members of DTI’s online community.