Thank you for purchasing our Postpartum 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 to Self-Paced Online Training Modules
Within 24 hours of purchase, you should receive an invitation from Thinkific, our online learning platform. If you do not receive an invitation, please check your spam folder. If it's not there, then email us. You will be guided to set up a password to access your courses which will be available in your student portal. It's a very user-friendly platform and you should be able to get started right away.
Start with the Doula Fundamentals & Essential Skills modules. Ideally, these should be completed before taking the live workshop. You can follow up with the Postpartum Mother/Baby/Family Basics modules which can be completed at your own pace, in any time frame.
Access to Live Online Workshops
Your chosen training dates for the Postpartum Doula Skills Workshop appeared on the receipt you received from our system immediately after registering. Please make a note of your dates. If you need to change your dates, simply email us, giving us as much advance notice as possible.
Tech Requirements for Live Workshops on Zoom
Access to Directory Listing
Certification Reading Requirements
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 Baby Book, Revised Edition, by Sears
The Fourth Trimester Companion, by Cynthia Gabriel
Depression in New Mothers, by Kendall-Tackett
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition Revised. by Wiessinger, West, and Pitman
The Doula Business Guide, 3rd Edition, by Patty Brennan