Childbirth Educator Training

Our Childbirth Educator program is a semester long training designed for anyone who wants an in-depth look at childbirth and wants to be equipped to share that knowledge with others. You'll be certified and ready to run your very own private or group classes, with resources and materials. The course is supported by a self-paced online course as well as 6 in-depth training calls and is well-suited for doulas, birth workers and advocates interested in becoming childbirth educators, to expand their capacity as professionals and provide better support to clients and families. 

There are no pre-requisites required to participate.

What's Included?

  • Hands-on training. We want you to feel self-assured and ready to assume the role of a birth educator and leader in your community. You'll build confidence and skills for teaching, through research-based techniques.
  • An Inclusive Curriculum. Our materials feature gender affirming language and imagery, designed for the unique families we serve and to normalize birth without glossing over complexities or medical interventions.
  • Creative & Comprehensive Approach. We shift away from the traditional creation of a birth plan, and instead embrace the creative creation of birth preferences. We cover a thorough yet digestible breakdown of everything from prenatal testing and electronic fetal monitoring to postpartum care planning.
  • Teaching Materials. When you certify, we give you everything you’ll need to teach a class. While using our materials is not a requirement, DTI provides a professionally designed digital suite you’ll love. Great for new instructors so that you don’t have to create anything on your own.
  • Marketing Best Practices. Training will include strategies to help you market your own classes. 
  • Support. Annual membership renewal provides a place to keep in touch and share resources, stresses, and successes with all current CBE members.
  • Accessibility & Flexibility. We don’t prescribe to the “one size fits all” philosophy of teaching. We live in a time where virtual is the name-of-the-game. DTI certified childbirth educators will have the ability to teach in a variety of formats and timeframes.

Common Questions About Our Childbirth Education Training