Mark Your Calendar, Registration is open all of our Birth and Postpartum Trainings for 2013. Classes fill on a first come, first served basis and will be capped to keep the classes small and intimate.
There are no prerequisites to train or certify.
Birth Arts International was originally founded in 2000 by Demetria Clark as the Green Mountain Doula Guild. Since then the organization has expanded and grown into Birth Arts International. We have gone from a regional body to one that is working on an international level, offering extensive doula, postpartum doula and advanced doula trainings.
For detailed information about Birth Arts Certification, visit our international website at:
Beth Goldberg, is the Mid Atlantic Trainer.
Spring/Summer and Fall 2013 Trainings
*These weekend long trainings are the first step in full certification with BAI. For more specifics on the process, look here: http://www.birtharts.com/doula.htm
Birth Doula Training Weekends:
June 7, 8, 9, 2013 AND October 4, 5, 6, 2013 open to register.
Postpartum Doula Training Weekends:
June 28, 29, 30th 2013, October 11, 12, 13th, 2013 all open for registration.
Trainings run on Friday nights, from 7:30pm until 9pm. Saturday and Sunday, we’ll work from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. We will meet in south Philadelphia.
Investment: The training weekend and your certification with Birth Arts International costs only $360. If full payment is not possible, A non refundable $60 holds your space and will enable us to order your manual. The balance is due on the first Friday evening of class. Money orders, cash and credit cards accepted, no personal checks please.
Prior BAI students receive a $60 discount off of any weekend training.
To register, please email Beth, and you will receive your registration form via email. You can either snail mail it back with payment, or email it back if you choose to use a credit card.
Please understand, that we do not offer scholarships, nor do we allow women to train “for free” or to work exchange. We value the work we do, the program we offer, and our well respected teachers. We are proud of the worth that this work brings. You will earn the full cost of the training back on your first birth. Not only are you investing in supporting other women, you are investing in your own future.
Requirements to train: Both experienced/already certified doulas and those with zero birth experience are welcome. All certification requirements and book recommendations will be reviewed the first night of class.
What does certification mean or entitle me to? There a few reputable, well known certifying organizations that certify birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, etc. Each organization has very different requirements, philosophies, and even fee schedules. Birth Arts International certifies Birth Arts International students only. We are happy to discuss what sets us apart, including allowing you more personal freedom with how you you want to practice, our strong commitment to ethics and best practice research in birth, and why we won’t keep charging you “re-certification fees” when other organizations will. We will cover all these issues in depth, on your first night of class.
Sounds perfect for me! How do I register? Please email email@example.com, and you will receive your registration form via email. You can either snail mail it back with payment, or email it back if you choose to use a credit card for a faster way to secure your space.