Birth With Spirit
Our training is intensive and purposefully builds towards full autonomy as a care provider. Unlike other doula certification programs, Birth With Spirit provides continuity of care for our doulas.
Private Voxer group for ongoing, real-time support
A free, walkie-talkie app that allows members to share birth stories, ask questions, and offer support and guidance.
Quarterly Peer Review facilitated by a Midwife
Peer Review is a tightly closed, facilitated circle of professional birthworkers and student birthworkers wherein we share a birth story and then discuss as a learning opportunity for all.
Discounted prices for advanced trainings
Birth With Spirit doulas are lifelong learners, and love continuing their learning past the initial certification process. We offer discounted prices to our BWS Doulas to encourage this and enrich our powerful circle of knowledge.
Business building classes and mentoring
BWS offers discounted prices for mentoring and business building classes to assist our Doulas in setting up their businesses as well as managing them and growing them.
Birthworker study nights at The Well
We offer study nights at The Well for all birthworkers that include coffee, tea, goodies, books and other study aids. It's more fun to study with friends, both old and new!
What's Included When You Register?
Lifetime Certification as a Birth With Spirit Doula
You will have two years from date of registration to complete the requirements to become certified.
Self-Paced, Online Training
Once registered, you will have access to our Whole Person Learning Academy where you will obtain all the modules to complete your Birth With Spirit Doula Certification.
Birth With Spirit Retreats
You will have the opportunity to join us LIVE or virtually one time to further your knowledge and expertise. Our next scheduled retreat will be November 3rd-5th, 2023 in Kettering, Ohio and via Zoom.
Private Facebook Community
Stay up-to-date on BWS Retreat information, peer reviews, advanced workshops, job opportunities, referrals, articles and studies, Q&As and more!
Access to our ever-growing lending library
Our BWS lending library lives at The Well in Kettering, Ohio and is a great resource for all our Doulas. Some books are great to have in your own library for your own reference and for your clients, but it's nice to be able to read a book you don't want to own without having to purchase it.
NEXT RETREAT HAPPENING November 3-5, 2023.
In-person in Kettering, Ohio and virtual via Zoom
Everything you need to walk through the BWS Doula Certification process.
choose a payment plan that works best for you
We support our community by offering one full certification scholarship per training. This scholarship includes all Certification and Certification Retreat fees, and is available for someone with circumstances that make accessing our doula trainings otherwise impossible. We also offer payment plans and small sliding scales for those with circumstances that would make accessing our trainings difficult. While anyone may apply, to address inequities in our system, special consideration is given to People of Color and LGBTQIA+. To apply, please email email@example.com for an application.