Beth Goldberg opened Believe In Birth in 2001, a year after the birth of her first child. She became a Certified Childbirth Educator, through BirthWorks, and an accredited La Leche League Leader. In 2002, Beth became an ALACE trained doula, and was then certified by Doulas of North America (DONA).
While working as a doula,, Beth completed Art of Midwifery classes in Media, Pennsylvania and went on to apprentice for two and a half years with the well loved and well known Midwifery Traditions practice. This was the key requirement of her training through the North American Registry of Midwives’ Portfolio Evaluation Program and she earned her Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential in 2008.
Today, although she is no longer “babycatching”, she remains the Mid-Atlantic Doula Trainer and mentor for Birth Arts International (BAI) and holds trainings in Philadelphia. Beth has trained hundreds of people from all over the country (and the world!) for well over a decade. Beth offers private doula trainings for those who wish them as well.
In addition to birth work, Beth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), and a Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS) in Pennsylvania. She has worked with children with autism and behavior concerns for most of her career in mental health. Now, she works supporting adults with chronic mental illness, addiction and homelessness via the Department of Behavioral Health in Philly.
Beth lives with her husband and best friend Ryan, and her three growing children in South Philadelphia. She has been getting on her yoga mat since 1995, was trained as a Pilates mat teacher by Body Evolution in 2002, and is obsessed with the work of Katy Bowman and the nutritious movement program. Meditation and political activism are a daily part of her life, and she loves reading non fiction, and is a paleo/ketogenic lifestyle junkie. Beth is part of many organizations supporting social justice and equal rights including the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, The National Organization for Women, and Reclaim Philadelphia.