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 them 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 parents 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!
My training with CBI has opened my eyes to new perspectives, with modules that teach me more than just about childbirth but about myself. With such a personalization and a hands on approach, CBI eased my anxiety about approaching a new field by providing me with plenty of resources in order for me to succeed.ChantelleBirth Doula
Having trained with several organizations over the last 8 years, my training with CBI has absolutely been the best. The varied, personal, and inclusive aspects lead me to recommend this training to all new/becoming doulas. I've never experienced a training that was so custom, so specific to my own personal development as a doula, and also as a human! The reflection and evaluation of my own perspective was invaluable. That, with the lifetime certification and ease of doing the training on my own schedule couldn't have been better. Thanks to my trainers and CBI! ❤SaraPostpartum Doula
My training with CBI was so in-depth, extensive and full of useful information that I couldn't imagine getting the same high quality of training anywhere else, and I have done other training and courses through a wide variety of people and places. Each module provided a solid background of knowledge along with the practical applications of that knowledge. I would highly recommend that all birth professionals at least do the communication module even if they do nothing else in the course as the reflective practices that you learn can not only be applied to birth work but also to every other facet of life. The support, education, knowledge, and perspectives that I have received and developed since I first joined CBI as a student in January 2012 have been invaluable on my journey as a person, a mother, a Birth Doula and now also as a student Childbirth Educator.JennaBirth Doula, Childbirth Educator
As a CBI graduate years ago, I can't say enough great things about the training. CBI is the firm foundation in doula work that I needed. The training was amazingly concrete and dense. The communication module is nothing like I've even experienced in the other certifications I received. CBIs encouragement to have perspective through other birth cultures and train without boundaries is an awesome feeling. I have grown to see my birth culture for the needs they have and educate myself accordingly. The community through the CBI group's is supportive, and strengthening which I appreciate. I encourage all my mentees and those asking about birth work to highly consider CBI. I'm proud to carry the CBI name. Thank you again for understanding birth workers on a deeper level.TraciBirth Doula
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
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
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 credit or debit card, 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 125 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!