Birth Doula Training

... wherever you are, however long you need


Breastfeeding Counselor

... flexible payments, certification for life


Childbirth Educator Training

... global community, dedicated trainer support


Postpartum Doula Training

... discounts up to 25% for combining courses


Professional Development

Continuing education that fits your schedule

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 Our Courses

Postpartum Doula

Childbirth Educator

Breastfeeding Counselor

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Business for Birth Professionals

Private Mentoring

Professional Development

What We Love!

We provide training, but really we’re in the business of helping you be who you want to be, professionally and personally.

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 making your road to certification simple and giving you the freedom to define your own journey.

Knowing and understanding options changes everything!

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.

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 with families on that path.

Childbirth International Philosophy

We know you want to pursue your passion and serve families. That is why we are here to support you every step of the way through your learning journey and help you to support women and babies across the globe to have healthier and happier experiences! You can achieve your dream of certification without boundaries, studying in your own time and your own way. 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 Is CBI Different?

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

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

What support do you provide, how do I start, how long does it take?
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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 Trainers

How much support will I get from my trainer? Who is my trainer?
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Course Delivery

How do I access my course, what do I receive and how do I submit work?
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Certification Requirements

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

What legal and insurance requirements affect birth professionals?
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Payment Plan Problems

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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