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!
Got a Question?
How much does training cost?
Courses start from $134 a month, for five months (payment plans), or $620. The cost includes all your training materials, trainer support, and access to the student website. There are no hidden fees, no workshop fees, no examination or certification fees, and no membership or recertification fees. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.
How long will it take?
Here’s the great news – as long as you need! The doula courses usually take 4-5 months to complete, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor about 12-14 months. But, if you need longer that’s no problem. You can fit the course into your life without any time limits.
Do I have to attend a workshop?
Not at all – we believe there is a better way! All the best research tells us that real learning takes place over time, in a supportive environment, with ongoing guidance from mentors. Being able to complete your course online means you have no additional costs, no need to travel, no limitations on when or where you can study, no time limits and the time to be able to really absorb what you are learning. You can study from our student portal or from paper manuals that are shipped to you.
Where are you recognized?
We are truly an international organization. Our trainers live all over the world. Our students come from 121 different countries. Doulas, educators and breastfeeding counselors can train anywhere and still work in their local area. There are no national or international requirements to complete your training with any particular organization – you get to choose whatever program works best for you!
Do you offer discounts?
Yes! If you order two courses there is a discount of 15%. Three courses the discount is 20% and four courses is 25%. We also have bulk discounts if you order for three or more people. We don’t have scholarships or accept military grants – but we do have a payment plan option so you can pay for your course over five months.
When can I start?
Today! You can be reading your course materials within just a few minutes. Just choose the course you want, select a payment option and choose whether you want the online only or online plus paper manuals option. You will be sent an email confirming your order and can go straight to the student website. It really is that easy!
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