Become the Premier Childbirth Educator in Your Community

Expand Your Practice as a Childbirth Educator with Doula Training Canada

Are you passionate about supporting families as they prepare for birth and early parenthood, providing them with practical, relatable, and actionable information?

Our Childbirth Educator Certification offers a comprehensive and engaging educational experience, equipping you to become a confident and effective childbirth educator in your community.

This program is tailored to help you develop expertise as an adult educator and covers a wide range of perinatal topics, including pregnancy, labor, birth, infant care, and the postpartum experience.

Throughout the training, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own course curriculum, customized to your community’s needs and your unique teaching goals.

If you’re ready to showcase your teaching skills and make a difference in the lives of expectant parents, then this Childbirth Educator training is perfect for you!

The Childbirth Educator course is delivered through a series of online self-guided modules that include video lessons, audio lessons, templates, articles, created chapters, and certification assignments and tasks.

Recommended for

• Birth Workers and Doulas seeking to broaden their services and assist new parents through educational workshops or private sessions

• Professionals aiming to enhance their understanding of childbirth and boost confidence in educating families

• Individuals frequently offering essential information and support to friends and family

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Duration and effort

50+ Hours 

9 Modules of Self-Guided Online Learning 

Required Reading 

1-24 Months to Complete

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Childbirth Educator Certificate

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Access to a supportive forum of peers, offering a safe space to ask questions, share resources and enhance learning

Ongoing one-on-one support from mentors is available through email and scheduled meetings

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Self-directed online learning modules 

Students are responsible for purchasing or borrowing the required reading, 5 in total

Flexible Learning

Begin Your Perinatal Education Journey Anytime, Anywhere with Our Flexible Online Learning Kickstart Your Learning Today

This course is completely online, offering you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and when it’s convenient for you.


$600.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)


Wondering what's required to earn this certification?
Here's all the details:

Step #1: Enroll!
• All your Childbirth Educator lessons are conveniently available online, featuring videos, audio, templates, articles, custom chapters, and certification tasks.
• Module tasks include various small practical assignments aimed at boosting your confidence and skills in various prenatal topics.
• Students can explore the basics of Childbirth Education course development, communication components, and community outreach considerations.

Step #2: Show Your Skills in Your Core Assignments!
For the Childbirth Educator Certification, you'll need to complete:
• 5 reading review assignments paired with selected texts. Students are responsible for purchasing their required readings (5 in total).
• 10 Educational Units covering relevant topics (including 4 in Lactation).
• A curriculum outline demonstrating your proposed prenatal course or workshop (serving as the practical exam).
• A proctored theoretical exam (online).

You'll have a 24 month certification period to fulfill all required assignments and tasks.

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Why Opt for Doula Training Canada?

At Doula Training Canada, we're committed to delivering an exceptional learning journey that equips you with the knowledge and confidence to excel as a Childbirth Educator

• We utilize diverse philosophies, teaching methods, and adult learning techniques to ensure you feel fully prepared to step into this vital role and support individuals and families on their journey into parenthood.

• Immerse yourself in a comprehensive exploration spanning over 50 hours, covering pregnancy, labor, birth, infant care, and the postpartum experience.

• Enhance your teaching skills and discover how to create engaging, informative, and memorable learning opportunities that leave a lasting impact on your clients.

• Join a global movement dedicated to improving birth experiences and advocating for the rights of pregnant and birthing individuals.

• Our self-study training offers the flexibility to dive in at your convenience, supported by a passionate community of thousands of Doulas and Childbirth Educators available 24/7 via our online platform.

• Make a meaningful difference in people's lives as you pursue your passion, expand your client services, and establish yourself as the go-to childbirth educator in your community.

And the best part? There are no annual membership or renewal fees with Doula Training Canada. We believe in transparent and accessible education.

Explore the Doula Training Canada Advantage!

Our certification program offers several distinguishing features:

Internationally Renowned:

Accredited and renowned worldwide, our program ensures that the expertise you acquire is culturally relevant and endorsed by a globally respected organization. With over two decades of experience, we maintain a standard of credibility, depth, and quality in our training curriculum.

Above and Beyond:

Our certification goes beyond the basics; it provides comprehensive training that equips you with the essential skills and knowledge required in the field. We surpass industry standards to ensure our graduates are fully prepared for their role as Childbirth Educators.

Continuous Professional Growth: 

We take pride in providing a strong foundation for every individual, offering ongoing professional development opportunities, and helping you establish your credibility as a Birth Educator.


I think this is a wonderful and much needed program. I see this specialty really helping so many lives. Even as a trained midwife I learned so much!  Caylan has guided me through this entire journey and has provided me with honest and constructive feedback that I greatly appreciate.

Rachelle Stimac

I must say, I enrolled for the holistic program and I’ve listened to the first audio introduction and OH MY I am excited!  This course is what my dreams are made of. Cannot waaaait to have these tools under my belt.  Doula Canada is incredible. I am so grateful for you!

Busy mom

The videos on these modules for the dual stream are SO GOOD. First of all it’s great to be able to see/hear you guys especially as a home-study person and secondly so much of the content is covering stuff I was really wondering about (e.g what is meant by emotional support, and the nuances of relationship building with primary care folks). Loving it!!

Graduate student

Training with DTC to become a Birth Doula has been an amazing positive experience in my life.  I feel so blessed to have joined a sensational group of women pushing the bar to educate, encourage and empower women during the most incredible journey of their life.

Get to Know Your Instructors

Jennifer Fontaine

Jennifer Fontaine, Doula, LCCE, Program Trainer

With over two decades of experience, Jennifer Fontaine has been a cornerstone in supporting Winnipeg families as a birth doula, attending hundreds of births, and as a childbirth educator, preparing over a thousand new families since 2002.

Jennifer prioritizes education and has earned certifications as both a birth and postpartum doula, along with becoming a certified Lamaze Educator. She passionately shares her knowledge with families and fellow doulas, recognizing the reciprocal learning journey they embark on together.


stefanie antunes

Stefanie Antunes, Doula, Lamaze Educator and Founder of Doula Training Canada

Stefanie Antunes discovered her passion for childbirth education and doula support after experiencing the transformative birth of her second son in 2002. Since then, she has been dedicated to empowering expectant parents and birth workers with the vital information and support they need.

As a visionary in the childbirth field, Stefanie leads Discover Birth, offering comprehensive services to expectant parents and training for aspiring birth professionals.


Jennifer Rogers

Jennifer Rogers, Doula, Lamaze Educator

Jennifer Rogers embarked on her journey as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2006, later becoming a Lamaze Program Director in 2015. She brings her expertise in Adult Education, Group Facilitation, and Public Speaking to create enjoyable and informative prenatal Lamaze classes for families across Durham Region.

Known for her sense of humor, Jennifer ensures that attending her classes becomes the highlight of her participants’ week.


Priyanka Gulati

Priyanka Gulati, Doula, Lamaze Educator

Priyanka Gulati, a women’s health physiotherapist, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Doula, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. Splitting her time between Canada and India, Priyanka extends her support to families and birth workers, offering inclusive, dynamic, and engaging classes that leave clients always wanting more. We’re excited to welcome Priyanka and her extensive experience and passionate teaching style to our program.

We're Here to Support Your Success

Whether you're aiming to expand your birth business or deepen your personal knowledge, our training offers practical and actionable steps to excel as a Childbirth Educator. Our program is designed to deepen your knowledge in Childbirth Education, enhance your teaching confidence, and unlock profound opportunities in birth and postpartum work.

Educational Expertise

Dive into various perinatal topics such as pregnancy, labor, birth, infant care, and postpartum experiences. Become an expert equipped to provide families with essential information.

Increased Confidence

Boost your confidence in utilizing adult educational practices to effectively support new parents with crucial information while developing your own unique teaching style.

Diversity and Inclusion

Explore historical, cultural, and sociological factors to enhance support for families from diverse backgrounds.

Compassion and Support

Understand the Childbirth Educator’s role and provide informational support, comfort measures, and advocacy throughout the fertility journey.

Childbirth Educator Curriculum

  • Module 1: Introduction to Childbirth Education
  • Module 2: Teaching Language and Philosophy 
  • Module 3: Adult Learning Principles 
  • Module 4: Interactive Teaching Techniques
  • Module 5: Understanding Physiology and Anatomy
  • Module 6: Preparing for Labor and Birth
  • Module 7: Supporting the Postpartum Period 
  • Module 8: Building Your Educator Business
  • Module 9: Advocacy and Social Justice in Education

$600 (plus taxes), one-time fee covering online modules, exam, mentorship, grading, and access to Doula Training Canada events.

  • Required Readings: Approximately $60-80
  • Educational Unit Credits: Approximately $100-200

Total approximate cost to become a Perinatal Educator: $700-800*

*Does not include tax. Educational unit pricing varies.

Register Today! Begin this rewarding journey and join our community of passionate Childbirth Educators

If you've been dreaming about expanding your business and supporting new parents with essential tools, education, and strategies, then our Childbirth Educator Certification is for you!
We're dedicated to empowering individuals like you to make a profound difference in families' lives during their most pivotal moments.

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