Childbirth Education and Doula Organizations

Consumer advocates interested in working directly with childbearing women and families may want to become certified as childbirth educators or doulas. Below is a list of organizations that provide training and certification.

Organizations that train and certify childbirth educators

Birth Works, Inc.
www.birthworks.org

Birthing from Within
www.birthingfromwithin.com

The Bradley Method
www.bradleybirth.com

Brio Birth
www.briobirth.com

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
www.cappa.net

International Birth & Wellness Project (formerly ALACE)
www.ibwponline.org

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
www.icea.org

Hypnobirthing/The Mongan Method
www.hypnobirthing.com

Hypnobabies
www.hypnobabies.com

Lamaze International
www.lamaze.org

Organizations that train and certify doulas

Birth Works, Inc.
www.birthworks.org

Birthing from Within
www.birthingfromwithin.com

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
www.cappa.net

DONA International
www.dona.org

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
www.icea.org

Hypnobirthing/The Mongan Method
www.hypnobirthing.com