Embark on Your Journey to
Become a Fertility Support
Practitioner

This innovative certification blends LIVE Webinars, online learning, and mentorship to elevate your services for clients and transition into the role of a Fertility Doula.

According to the WHO, 1 in 6 people globally face infertility challenges.

With the increasing number of individuals experiencing fertility issues, there’s a growing demand for accurate, evidence-based support. Families and individuals are seeking guidance to navigate their reproductive health, circumstances, and family dynamics effectively.

The Fertility Doula (or Fertility Support Practitioner) program is uniquely designed to bolster your ability to provide compassionate support and evidence-based practices in fertility, preconception, and assisted reproductive technologies.

As a Fertility Doula, you’ll adeptly offer emotional support, provide information, and advocate for families as they explore their fertility options.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Gain insight into the latest reproductive science and understand how stress impacts fertility.
  • Expand your understanding of the (in)fertility journey at every stage.
  • Provide information on the technical aspects of assisted reproductive technology (ART) for conceiving.

This dynamic certification blends LIVE Webinars, online learning, and mentorship to enrich your client offerings and empower you to become a skilled Fertility Doula.

With open enrollment, you can start anytime!

Recommended for

– Birth workers looking to broaden their expertise to include fertility support for clients.

– Professionals in related fields seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in fertility support.

– Individuals navigating their own fertility journey seeking a comprehensive understanding of their options.

This certification welcomes anyone who is compassionate, recognizes the need for assistance, and is committed to aiding individuals and families on their fertility path.

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Duration and effort

50+ Hours 

5 LIVE Mandatory Webinars 

6 Modules of Self-Guided Online Learning 

6 Assignments and 8 Small Quizzes

Required Reading (3 books total)

1-24 months

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Certifications

Fertility Doula / Fertility Support Practitioner

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Mentorship

32 hours of direct contact with your instructor throughout the LIVE modules

Each cohort also has access to a supportive forum of peers, offering a safe space to ask questions, share resources and support learning

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

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Enrollment Options

Self-directed learning modules and LIVE classes

Students are responsible for purchasing or borrowing the required reading. 3 books total including the book:  Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

Flexible Learning To Help You Reach Your Goals

Live webinars are available quarterly with your instructor. They are scheduled three times per year to ensure you can attend all five sessions during your certification period.

These webinars enrich your learning experience and provide an opportunity to collaborate with peers and receive mentorship from your instructor. Attendance at all five live webinars is mandatory for certification completion within a 24-month period.

 

Check Out the 2024 LIVE Webinar Schedule

CLOSED

  • Class 1 –  April 11, 7:30pmEST
  • Class 2-   April 25, 1:30pmEST
  • Class 3-   May 9, 7:30pmEST
  • Class 4-   May 16, 1:30pmEST
  • Class 5-   May 23, 7:30pmEST
  • Class 1 – September 12, 1:30pmEST
  • Class 2-  September 26, 7:30pmEST
  • Class 3-  October 10, 1:30pmEST
  • Class 4-  October 24, 7:30pmEST
  • Class 5-  November 7, 1:30pmEST

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Each student is given 24 months to fulfill the following certification requirements:

$595.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)


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• Attend 5 LIVE virtual webinars
• Complete all designated online course modules
• Achieve a minimum grade of 80% on all module quizzes
• Obtain 8 approved Educational Units and provide a written summary of your experience (within or outside Doula Training Canada)
• Complete all core assignments (totaling 6)
• Finish required reading, along with your review (3 books total)
• Complete practical assessment hours for at least two clients, totaling 10 hours each
• Achieve a minimum grade of 85% on an online final examination (proctored)

Doula Training Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees, or recertification fees.

Please note: The cost of any chosen educational unit is not included in the registration fee. Students who do not complete the program within the 24-month timeframe may request an extension to the next session (a $150 administrative fee will apply).

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Why Choose Doula Training Canada?

We're committed to providing an exceptional learning journey that equips you with the confidence and knowledge to excel as a Fertility Doula.

Learn to provide exceptional support to the families you serve as they prepare for their new arrival and navigate unexpected circumstances with confidence.

We use a diverse range of philosophies, teaching strategies, and adult learning techniques to ensure you feel fully prepared to step into this role and offer important support to individuals and families on their fertility journey.

Experience a comprehensive exploration into fertility support, totaling over 50 hours of in-depth learning.

Join a global movement dedicated to improving birth experiences and advocating for the rights of all perinatal individuals.

Our HYBRID self-study and LIVE program offer the flexibility to dive in at your convenience, supported by a passionate community of thousands of Doulas and Child Birth Educators available 24/7 via our online platform.

Make a genuine impact in people's lives as you pursue your passion and expand your client services.

We don’t charge annual membership or renewal fees.

Doula Training Canada offers a globally recognized certification program that sets a high standard.

Here’s why our certification is remarkable:

Distinguished Accreditation and Worldwide Recognition:
The expertise and learning you acquire through Doula Training Canada are culturally sensitive and supported by an internationally renowned certification and organization. This acknowledgment highlights the credibility, depth, and quality maintained by our training curriculum for the last two decades.

Surpassing Expectations:
Our certification goes beyond the standard practices. It signifies that you’ve completed thorough training, ensuring you possess the necessary skills and knowledge essential to this profession.

Industry Leaders
Aside from being a leading training institution, we’ve pioneered hospital doula programs on a global scale. We take immense pride in providing every individual with a solid groundwork, continuous professional opportunities, and credibility for their journey as a Fertility Doula.

Cynthia

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!

Doula Student

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.

Meet Your Instructor:

Jessica Palmquist, Fertility Doula Trainer

Jessica Palmquist is passionate about teaching adult learners and is dedicated to ensuring her students achieve their goals through a positive and enriching learning experience.

Jessica holds a Masters in Educational Leadership & Curriculum Development, a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Arts, and Principal’s Certification. As a first-generation university graduate, she understands the importance of accessible and customizable education and wellness services.

A native of Nova Scotia, Jessica has traveled to over 30 countries and currently resides in Ontario, Canada. With a background in education and extensive experience as a certified advanced Yoga Teacher, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her role as the Fertility & ILPS Support Program Coordinator and senior instructor at Doula Training Canada.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the public and post-secondary education sectors, Jessica is skilled in working with diverse populations. She believes in providing flexible and creative support to individuals and families, recognizing the uniqueness of each family dynamic and work schedule.

Jessica’s journey to parenthood through IVF inspired her to specialize in fertility support. Certified as a Fertility, Birth, & Postpartum Doula and Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Specialist, Jessica is committed to helping her clients and students navigate life’s transitions with grace and ease. She is dedicated to empowering individuals and families as they embark on their own unique journeys.

Jessica Palmquist

Our Training Framework

Whether you desire to enhance your expertise or grow your birth business, our training is crafted to offer practical steps for success as a Fertility Doula.

Fertility Expertise:

Delve into the intricacies of conception, hormonal fluctuations, and guiding clients through obstacles on their fertility journey.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Investigate and understand historical, cultural, and sociological elements, equipping yourself to provide exceptional support for families from diverse backgrounds.

Compassion and Support:

Grasp the essence of the Fertility Doula's role, including emotional support, comforting techniques, and advocacy throughout the fertility process.

Fertility Doula Curriculum

  • Understand the ethical standards, professional conduct, and scope of practice for fertility doulas.
  • Introduction to fertility terminology, reproductive anatomy, and the hormonal cycle.
  • Learn how to identify symptoms, translate information into a chart, and explore assistance options during the fertile window.
  • Understand birth control methods, charts, considerations for coming off birth control, and variations among individuals.
  • Explore holistic health and fertility options, prepare emotionally and educationally, and familiarize with common terms related to conception.
  • Investigate conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, LUF, hypothyroidism, recurrent pregnancy loss, and understand grief, loss, and fertility.
  • Discover specialist charting, typical initial appointments, standard tests, ongoing support, and available resources.
  • Learn about assisted reproductive technology, surrogacy, adoption, and foster parenting, and understand the role of support in these processes.
  • Gain insights into the practical aspects of fertility support, identifying client stages, average pricing, and integrating with other birth-worker businesses.
  • One-time fee of $595 plus applicable taxes.
  • Minimum deposit required at registration, with balance payable in installments (3-month option available).
  • All payments are non-refundable. Please review our cancellation policy before registering.– *Applicable taxes not included in base fee.*
  • View our full cancellation policy here.

Empower Lives as a Fertility Support Practitioner

We know the work you do in the world is extremely important and can change people’s lives.

This course offers the training, community, and support you need to confidently achieve your dream of becoming a Fertility Doula.

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