Lamaze Teaching Skills Workshop

We prepare you to be a Lamaze certified educator

Have you ever considered a career in birth work and thought to yourself

“Where do I even begin?”

If you’ve been in the same career for a while, it can feel daunting to consider doing something new. But then you see others who are starting new journeys, launching a side hustle, and finding something they are passionate about.

And you’re wondering how to make that a reality for you. How do you find a job that is both emotionally and spiritually fulfilling while also giving you financial stability.

The Lamaze Seminar is one step towards becoming a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. It’s also a wonderful way to spice-up your classes if you’re already providing Childbirth Education (prenatal classes).

If you’re an existing DTC student taking our Childbirth Educator program this is a great addition to giving you valuable skills in HOW to teach prenatal classes. For a limited time existing students will get 50% off!

You can turn your passion into a career as a birth professional.

If you’re feeling called to birth work you probably realize families need more support through this journey. You’re right about that!

We know that the more prepared and educated new parents feel, the more confident they are heading into their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences. That’s where having an incredible Lamaze Childbirth Educator can make a big difference.

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Duration and effort

3 days/24 hours (virtual)

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Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

(when you sit and pass the Lamaze exam)

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Mentors always available for one-on-one support

Many free and low-cost webinars for continuing education

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Enrollment Options

Live-Virtual Trainings


$549.00 CAD
(+applicable taxes)

June 21-23, 2024

October 18-20, 2024

March 21-23, 2025

September 12-14, 2025

• This program is a live virtual course and can be taken by anyone who has a stable wifi connection.

• Virtual classes conducted in live time with an intimate setting.

• Community support.

• Guidance on additional certifications.

Why Choose Our Program?

Turn your passion for birthwork into a thriving business with a community around you to lean on for guidance.

Become the go-to Childbirth Educator in your in your area, with families reaching out to express their thanks for the positive impact you had on their lives

For DTC students, this is a great workshop to teach you HOW to teach once you know WHAT TO TEACH.

Your trainer: Jennifer Fontaine

Jenn has been supporting the families of Winnipeg as a birth doula (attending several hundred births) and childbirth educator (preparing over a thousand new families) since 2002.

Over the years, while supporting families, Jenn has made education a priority.  She has achieved  DONA International Certification as both a birth & postpartum doula, become a DONA International Birth Doula Trainer, a certified Lamaze Educator

Jenn is passionate about passing along her knowledge to families and other doulas, knowing that she is learning just as much from them! She loves training new doulas and childbirth educators.  Jenn is a sought after instructor, she’s traveled all over North America, and even to Australia to teach and help new doulas find their own path.

She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her wonderful husband, her four amazing kids and two drooling bulldogs.

Training Framework

Whether you’re looking to expand your skills, make a career change or expand your business, we’ve packaged our trainings to provide actionable steps to succeed as a birth worker.

Training & Specialization

Learn the ins and outs of working as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator. How to prepare classes and connect with parents.

Certification & Experience

We walk you through the entire certification process so you can feel prepared for the Lamaze International exam.

Business Building

Fast-track your birth work business, from marketing and technology, to emotional wellness, we give you the tools to be successful.


  • History of Birth through the ages
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Art of Teaching Adults
  • Goals of clients coming to prenatal classes
  • Traits of an effective CBE
  • Celebrating Pregnancy, Women & Birth
  • Best Evidence, Best practice for Pregnancy Labour and Birth
  • Birth Terminology
  • Normal Birth Concepts
  • Research: Evidence and the Educator
  • Challenges When Plans Change
  • Cesarean birth
  • Teaching Aids and Learning Stations
  • Best Practices for Immediate Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Postpartum Partners and Parenting
  • Philosophy of Parenting
  • Teaching Opportunities
  • Creating Course Design
  • Certification of childbirth educators
  • Putting it into practice

Lamaze Certification

Lamaze International is a non-profit organization, a trusted global leader, with a mission to advance safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy.

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with families, health care providers and Lamaze certified educators, millions of parents have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

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