Make a Difference!

Build your strengths, skills & knowledge to truly make a difference in the lives of pregnant women and new families.


Training For Today's Doulas

Many of our students qualify in just a few months, and you can start right now!


CBI Retreat, Bali - Beyond Boundaries

Immerse yourself in all things birth and breastfeeding for 6 days in Bali, hosted by CBI trainers from across the world! (April 9-14, 2017) TREAT YOURSELF - YOU DESERVE IT!


How Are We Different?

CBI is a different kind of training organization - without geographical or time boundaries, accreditation fees, or indeed any limits on what you can achieve. We'll help you be who you want to be.


Supporting Families

Supporting women and their families on this important journey in their lives is immensely rewarding. Work with them as childbirth educators and breastfeeding counselors.

Year Established

 Our Courses

Postpartum Doula

Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Counselor

Business of Birth

Private Mentoring

Professional Development

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At the core of everything we do


We are an international training organization providing courses for birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators and breastfeeding counselors. We are here to support you in your own learning journey, and together we work towards women and babies across the globe having healthier and happier experiences.


At the end of the day, nothing makes us happier than seeing students grow into awesome birth professionals with the confidence and skills to support new families in discovering their own path. We believe in being transparent, making your road to certification simple, and giving you the freedom to define your own journey.


Wherever you are! You can complete your training no matter where you happen to be, without geographical boundaries. Your trainer is just a click away whenever you need her for guidance and support. She will continue to be there for you, however long it takes for you to complete your training.


Using the latest learning technology, we provide training that removes boundaries, so you can study in your own time, in your own way. No hidden costs. No time limits. No recertification fees. Certification for life. A global community to support you. Training that puts you front and center!

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are We Different?

What makes CBI different from all the other training organizations?
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Starting Out

What do the different types of birth professionals do and how much do they earn?
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About the Courses

How do you support me while training, how do I start and how long does it take to complete?
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About Payments

What does training and certification cost, how can I pay and what if I want a refund?
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About Our Trainers

How much support will you get from your trainer? Who are your trainers?
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Course Delivery

How do you access your course, what do you receive and how do you submit work?
Course Delivery

Certification Requirements

What do I need to do to become certified in each course? Are there any prerequisites or limits?
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Legal and Insurance

What legal and insurance requirements affect birth professionals?
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I have been working with pregnant women for 12 years but I was amazed at the depth of knowledge I have gained through my training. I have concrete tools I can share with parents to help them make the choices that are right for them. I can hold my head high, full of confidence in my abilities, and am an integral part of the team supporting every mother I work with. This has been a truly transformative experience that I will always be grateful for. Thankyou CBI!

Lauren, NSW, Australia

I loved the freedom you provided. I could study when and where I wanted. I did not have arbitrary rules imposed about who I could work with or how much I could/should charge. There were no time limits. I didn't have to worry about my kids while I went off to do a workshop. I can focus on the things that are important to my clients rather than being told what I should and shouldn't cover. I felt supported in determining what was right for me. Thankyou!

Kris, Oregon, USA

My course was fantastic! Throughout the whole journey I felt supported and encouraged. The student forums were great - I loved getting to know other students from around the world and having all the tips from the different trainers. The business skills were awesome! I felt worried about this side of things having never had a business before but I learned so much. I was able to use all the forms and handouts with my clients which made it so easy to get started.

Sarah, London, UK

This has been the most amazing journey. My course was so well organized and covered so much. I was able to really focus on communication skills, reflection and building relationships - the key elements of our work. My trainer was with me every step of the way with great feedback and encouragement. The discussion groups were wonderful for presenting new perspectives. I feel like I have grown professionally and personally.

Anja, Denmark

I loved learning everything but most of all was the support of my trainer. She really connected with me. She treated me like a friend she knew and loved and looked forward to seeing me succeed in my training. I chose CBI because I felt that it covered more topics, in greater depth, than the other organizations and I was not disappointed. I cannot quite believe how much I have learned. There is no way I would have learned as much in a short workshop. Thank you so much!

Beth, Oklahoma, USA

When I first chose CBI, I was unsure because the initial startup price was a little higher than other organizations. But, it has proven to be the best decision I could have made. Not only was the course incredibly detailed, but the support from my trainer and head office has been perfect. And every year since I graduated I thank CBI again for not charging me ongoing unnecessary fees or requiring me to constantly recertify. Great value for money!

Lisa, Toronto, Canada

Training and certification for doulas, childbirth educators and breastfeeding counselors

Too often parents begin their journey with fear and uncertainty. They need knowledge and skills to determine their own direction and have the experiences that they innately know are right for them.

Knowing and understanding their options changes everything.

We want all doulas, childbirth educators and breastfeeding counselors to really know how to help families negotiate their own path and truly give women the foundation they need to achieve their goals. That’s why we provide you with the information, skills and guidance that you need to feel truly prepared to walk alongside families on that path.