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Postpartum
Certification

To be certified as a CDI Birth Doula you need to pass an open book certification examination that is based on the materials covered in your training/retreat.  All certification candidates must be over the age of 18 and must be physically able to perform the hands-on comfort measures demonstrated in the training.

A

 

  • Complete Postpartum Doula Training (in-person or virtually)

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B
  • Complete a blood borne pathogens course

OSHA

American Red Cross

C
  • Obtain CPR certification

D
  • Create a local resource list for clients:

Therapists

Social workers

Pelvic floor specialists

Physical therapists

Lactation Consultants

Chiropractors

Massage therapists

Acupuncturists

Energy healers

Sleep coaches 

Feeding specialist 

Pediatric Dentists 

Pediatricians 

E
  • Pass open book examination with 85% or higher

F

Optional (but recommended) 

Read books from recommend book list 

  • The Fourth Trimester

  • The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

  • Nurture

  • Eat to Feed

  • The Postpartum Recovery Program

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 

  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding 

  • Work.Pump.Repeat

  • Optional 30 minute consultation with your trainer within the first 30 days of your training (no charge)

  • Join our private facebook group for ongoing support

  • Set up additional consult sessions to start you postpartum journey ($75 per 30 minutes) 

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