Celebration of Birth & Bliss Baby Yoga Doula Training
Dive into our Comprehensive Online Birth Doula Training!
A Welcome from Anna, Rosie & NadineFREE PREVIEW
1. Course Structure and What Else Will I Need?FREE PREVIEW
2. Work at your Own PaceFREE PREVIEW
3. Homework and Self Reflection, Finding HelpFREE PREVIEW
4. Connect with the Bliss Baby Yoga & Celebration of Birth CommunityFREE PREVIEW
5. Disclaimer & Copyright
6. Download Manual & Forms
Introductory Visualisation with Anna Watts
What is a Doula?
QUIZ Role of a Doula
Lecture One - Pre-labour, First Stage, Transition
Lecture Two - Second Stage, Birth, Placenta & the Golden Hour
Birthing and the Stages of Labour
The Hormones of Pregnancy and Birth
QUIZ: Physiological Birth & the Stages of Labour
What is Medical Intervention? When is it Necessary? The Cascade of Intervention.
Gentle Caesarean Birth
QUIZ: Medical Intervention and Caesarean
Positions for Labour - Active Birth
Acupressure for Birth
Hands On & Massage for Birth
Rebozo for Pregnancy and Birth
QUIZ: Active Birth Support
Our online Birth Doula Training Course is a rich comprehensive resource that you can study anywhere, anytime. The training covers a broad range of knowledge and skills needed to become a Birth Doula offering your support and experience to birthing women and families.
Evidence based information including the Stages of Labour, Role of a Doula, Active Birth Support, Communication skills, Postpartum Support, Marketing, Establishing your Doula Business and more..
This course is for anyone who is passionate about birth and would like to dive deeper. You may already be working in the area of pregnancy & birth (eg a Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and wish to broaden your knowledge and hands on support skills.
Be fully certified as a Birth Doula by enrolling in the Doula Certification Bundle which also includes our Certification Module.
This training also invites you on a path of self reflection and deeper self-knowledge as you prepare for this sacred role in supporting others through the birth portal. Refine your listening and communication skills via specific practices outlined in the course.
BONUS CONTENT – learn how to create and facilitate a beautiful Blessing Way circle for mothers-to-be as they approach the time to give birth. A wonderful way to expand your doula services in your community.
See below for bundle options that include the Doula Certification Module
Purchase it with the Doula Training as a bundle below
Payment plan available via information below.
Launch enrolments at the discounted price of $700 until the 27th of January only ($200 off) to begin learning in your own time!
This comprehensive Birth Doula Training has the foundation of our combined birth and doula wisdom, over 50 years of practical experience in this specialist field, with backgrounds in Childbirth Education, Doula Training & Mentoring, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and Women’s Health and Wellbeing. Many of the students who choose to train with us are interested in the mother-centred holistic approach, as well as the sacred birthing wisdom offered in the training. The major difference in our training is the combination of educational, experiential, creative and hands-on skills, plus the personal discovery aspects, which we believe are essential when working in this intimate and sensitive area with pregnant women and their partners.
If you are interested in knowing more about birth and perhaps not quite ready to start practicing as a doula yet, you can complete this Birth Doula Training course alone. You may also just love learning about birth and want to enrich what you already know, then this is the course for you! If you plan to start practicing as a doula soon, we highly recommend enrolling in the Certification Mentoring Module as you launch your doula career and begin to attend births. This additional mentoring module includes three live video calls to support your attendance at the required 3 births as a Student Doula and participation in a Childbirth Education Course. You can always purchase the Certification Module later when you are ready to start practicing as a doula.
No previous qualifications are necessary to join the training, apart from a desire to support and empower women in their choices for a fulfilling birth experience. You can train as a Birth Doula to begin a new career path, or to expand your existing knowledge and services in the area of pregnancy and birth. This course is a perfect complement to many other professions, such as Prenatal Yoga Teaching, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Women's Health etc.
We suggest that for safe practice and insurance reasons, if you plan to be a practicing Doula you complete the full certification stream so that you have one on one mentoring with our senior doula trainers who can help guide you through your first births.
A Certificate of Attendance is issued on completion of the Birth Doula Training. If you choose the Certification module you will receive an additional Certificate of Completion once you have completed all the requirements, including attendance at 3 births as a student doula and participation in a childbirth education class. If you are a Prenatal Yoga Teacher you will be able to register 12 hours of this course as CEP points with Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia (and possibly other local Yoga Organisations, we suggest you check within your community).
Of course, it's different for everyone but we estimate it will take you approximately 30 hours to complete this course, give or take. Plus, the recommended reading you choose from the comprehensive list given, personal exploration and any further research you wish to undertake. You will have 12 months to access and complete this core course although the materials are yours to download forever. If you enrol in the full Certification Stream bundle you will have 18 months to complete both elements of the training. (NB Extensions are available for a small fee). It’s impossible to estimate how long you will spend in birth preparation sessions and attending births as a student doula (as we know the labour and birthing process may be l-o-n-g, or sometimes very fast!). However, please know that every hour you spend with pregnant and birthing families is invaluable in building your body of knowledge and hands-on experience as a birth doula.
At the present time Doula as a profession is not regulated in any countries around the world. There is no national or international body that recognizes a standard of training for Doulas. Rest assured that our trainers are fully recognised as experts in their field and the training curriculum meets all the requirements for you to confidently work as a Birth Doula. The Celebration of Birth Academy/Bliss Baby Yoga Certificate is in-line with other doula training organisations, such as Childbirth International or DONA. From a legal perspective a doula is not practicing as a medical professional and, as long as you are working under the guidelines covered in the training, has no legal liability to clients.
We have two active private Facebook Groups for Celebration of Birth Doulas and Bliss Baby Yoga members to share experience, ideas and ask questions relating to doula work of the more experienced doulas in the group. As a student you can be added to either of these groups by sending a ‘request to join’ – links to the groups are provided on enrolment.