Understanding the body and the biology of reproduction can inform decisions about reproductive health and pregnancy. With a rising number of people facing fertility issues, the demand for accurate, evidence-based support is needed more than ever. 

The Fertility Support Practitioner is a one-of-a-kind program designed to deepen your confidence in compassionate support and practices related to fertility, preconception, and options for support. As a Fertility Support Practitioner, you will understand the latest in reproductive science, the body’s psychophysiological response to stress, and how that impacts fertility and broaden your understanding of the experience of (in)fertility at all stages, as well as the technicalities involved with getting pregnant through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

This certification combines online learning, live webinars and mentorship to build your knowledge of the reproductive life cycle and provide you with the much-needed skills to enhance offerings for your clients. 

You can start this program at any time! 

Why not sign up today?!


The Fertitliy Support Practioner course is delivered through a combination of online self-guided modules and 6 live webinar sessions with your instructor. 

Throughout the course you will have a total of 6 assignments and 8 small quizzes to test your knowledge and prepare you for offering fertility services in your community. 

Attendance at the 6 live webinars is mandatory. The webinars are offered quarterly to ensure you are able to attend all 6 sessions throughout your certification period. These webinars are to enhance your learning and offer a time to collaborate with your peers and receive mentorship from your instructor. 

There is also a book for required reading, and a one page book report due. Students are responsible for purchasing or borrowing their required reading:  Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

Topics covered in your Fertility Support Practitioner include, but are not limited to:

Code of Ethics, Conduct, Scope of Practice & Jurisprudence

Terminology, Anatomy and the Hormone Cycle 

  • Introduction to Fertility
  • Anatomy of egg, sperm & reproductive organs
  • Hormones
  • The Fertile Window

Cycle Charting

  • How to identify symptoms
  • Translation information into a chart
  • Assistance options
  • What this type of support looks like

Birth Control

  • Birth Control Chart
  • Coming off of birth control
  • Variation by individuals
  • What this type of support looks like

Beginning the Journey

  • Holistic Health and Holistic Fertility Options
  • Physican Preparation
  • Emotional Preparation
  • Education Preparation
  • Common terms when trying to conceive
  • What this type of support looks like

Fertility Obstacles

  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • LUF
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Grief, Loss and Fertility

Outside Resources

  • Types of specialist charting
  • What the first appointment may look like
  • Some standard tests
  • Ongoing support
  • What this type of support looks like

Additional Options

  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • Surrogacy
  • Adoption and foster parenting
  • What this type of support looks like

The Business of It Fertility Support

  • More details on what support will look like
  • How to tell what stage clients are in
  • What average experts charge
  • How to tie in with other birth-worker business

Upon completing this program students will have completed a minimum of 32 direct contact hours with your instructor, excluding assignments, your exam, your practicum, and your online module work.

Each student has 24 months to complete the following practitioner requirements:

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

​​Cost of any chosen educational units costs  are not included in registration fee.  Doula Canada does not charge any outside fees, membership fees or recertification fees.

Students who do not complete the program in the 24 month timeframe may request a continuance to the next session (a $150 administrative fee will apply).

2024 Fertility Class Series Sessions:
Session 1
Class 1 – February 8, 1:30pmEST
Class 2-  February 15, 7:30pmEST
Class 3-  February 22, 1:30pmEST
Class 4-  March 7, 7:30pmEST
Class 5-  March 28, 1:30pmEST
Session 2
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
Session 3
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

Our Fertility Support Practitioner program is set at a one-time membership and certification fee of ​$425 (+ tax) for full recognition and completion with Doula Canada.

We do not charge annual membership or renewal fees.

The cost of required readings (1 total) and the cost of educational unit workshops or webinars for EU credits (8 total) are additional costs to the student.  We encourage you to seek out free or low-cost options.

Approximate costs for EU workshops: $80 to $200

Your one-time fee will cover:

  • Student reference guide and certification packet (online)
  • Exam fee
  • Assignment grading
  • Instructor fee
  • Online, email, and phone mentorship
  • Administrative costs
  • Membership into an exciting Canadian peer network
  • Access to online learning modules, resources, and continuing education options
  • We are Canadian developed, but internationally focused
  • No annual membership or renewal fees
  • A dedicated team that takes time with each student as requested
  • Our mandate is to create only the most confident practitioners, through a variety of interests, philosophies, and teaching strategies
  • We offer a passionate family of thousands of Doulas and CBEs who are available 24/7 via our online community
  • ​Self study start makes it easy to dive in!
  • Online access to resources, learning modules, and continuing education
  • Collaborations that facilitate international connections at home and abroad
  • One time fee of $425 plus applicable taxes
  • Minimum deposit due at time of registration if a student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in installments (3-month option available at time of registration); students payment must have reached at least 50% of their total course fee prior to beginning the program.
  • Payment can be made by Credit card, PayPal, or Email Money Transfer. More details on this will be sent when registration is processed.
  • All payments are Non-refundable.  Please read our cancellation policy prior to registering.

*applicable taxes not included in base fee*

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