Thank you for purchasing our Birth Doula Training & Certification program. We are delighted that you have chosen Lifespan Doulas for your professional training needs. Please read the information on this page regarding how to access all training components. And let me know if you have any questions or concerns (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Access Self-Paced Online Training Modules
Within 24 hours of purchase, you should receive an invitation from Thinkific, our online learning platform, giving you access to the self-paced study modules. If you do not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, then email email@example.com for help.
You will see four programs in your student portal. We suggest you complete them in the following order:
- Doula Fundamentals
- Childbirth Education Basics
- Birth Doula Support Skills
- Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas
Access Live Q&A Sessions
Monthly Q&A webinars will start up in September 2022. We are currently working on the details and will send you more information as soon as it is ready.
In the meantime, Discussions are enabled for each of the online lessons. This function enables you to comment on, or ask a question about any of the study materials directly from the lesson itself. The instructor will monitor all Discussions and respond within 24 hours.
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Birth Doula Certification
When you have completed your training requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the exam. Within 24 hours, the exam will be accessible in your Thinkific student portal. Exam questions are in a multiple choice and True/False format. The exam is not timed, meaning you can start and stop as you please. It is open book, meaning you can consult course materials if you need to look something up. And, finally, you can take it as many times as you need to achieve a passing grade of 85%.
In case you want to get started with the reading requirements for certification, we are listing them here. There is no need to buy the books new. Many can be found in your local library or through inter-library loan. You can also search online for used books for the best prices.
- The Birth Partner, 5th Edition, by Penny Simkin
- Breastfeeding Made Simple, by Mohrbacher and Kendall-Tackett
- Natural Hospital Birth, 2nd Edition, by Cynthia Gabriel
- The Doula Business Guide, 3rd Edition, by Patty Brennan