HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Tuition includes the in-person class, E-Learning classroom, grading, and certification. There are never any re-certification or membership fees. The cost is $550 for the Birth Doula Workshop.
WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY?
Your space in the class will not be held until you have paid in full. Registering early is highly recommended to guarantee that there will be a space as I keep my workshops small to serve my students better.
AM I A DOULA AFTER THE WEEKEND?
You will leave the training ready to provide doula support, and many of your assignments toward certification will be completed. You may begin to charge for your doula services after the class. You will still need to complete course requirements to be a Certified doula.
CAN I BE A DOULA IF I HAVE NEVER GIVEN BIRTH?
Everyone is welcome. You do not need to have given birth to become an amazing doula.
DOES ONLINE LEARNING COST EXTRA?
You never pay extra for the continued education online with Birth Arts International. The online certification process is included if you take a class with me.
CAN I ACCESS TO THE ONLINE CLASSROOM BEFORE THE CLASS?
You are welcome to start reading the book list ahead of the class. The online classroom will not be available until after our in-person training. Please contact me if you need access to the book list in advance.
IS BIRTH ARTS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZED IN MY STATE/COUNTRY?
BAI is an international organization and is recognized around the globe. Some states, such as Oregon, also recognize BAI as one of the qualified organizations for clients seeking Medicaid reimbursement. You will be able to practice in any home, birth center, or hospital setting that allows doulas.
DO YOU HELP ME FIND CLIENTS?
This training and the online classroom support students and include assignments to help you run your business. You are independent, and finding clients will be up to you. However, we work hard to support you and help you feel confident and prepared so that you can connect with clients. BAI does keep a listing of our students who wish to be part of the directory for families seeking BAI doulas.
WHY BIRTH ARTS INTERNATIONAL?
Birth Arts International has been around since 2000 and provides the most in-depth doula training. BAI believes in supporting and nurturing our students. This is the only organization you can call and have the Global Director herself answer the phone. We dig below the surface of being a doula and help build you up, deepen your understanding of birth, and strengthen your confidence in the birth process. Learn why I chose BAI.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD TO THE TRAINING?
Nursing babies are welcome. I suggest you have someone to care for your infant between feedings so you can get the most from the class. If your baby is crying or a distraction, you will need to have someone available to attend to the child outside of our classroom. It is very interactive, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on our hands on learning!
CAN I CROSS-CERTIFY?
We welcome you and recognize that you have already put a lot of hard work into your path as a doula. We will work with you on an individual basis after the workshop to take as much of your previous qualifications into consideration toward certifying with Birth Arts International
DO YOU GIVE REFUNDS?
I understand that life happens and plans change. While I do not offer a monetary refund. You are welcome to reschedule for a different training with me (Heathir Brown) at a future class date. These funds do not expire and there is no fee for rescheduling.