Session I:  March 18th, 2019 start date – Now taking registrations!
Session II:  September 9th, 2019 start date – Now taking registrations!

Having a child is a journey for many individuals, with excitement, joy potential heartaches, ups and downs. During this course you will learn how to support an individual through this process in all of the different paths their fertility journey might take them down. Whether they are coming to you for information on pre-conception, pregnancy prevention, or guidance through the many options available when fertility does not come easily, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to support them using a holistic approach and your own community resources.

Our Fertility Support Practitioner workshop is like no other workshop offered in this subject before!

Designed by those who have undergone the experience of fertility and preconception this course will deepen your confidence in compassionate support and practices related to fertility, preconception, and holistic modalities and options for support.

Our unmatched mentorship will ensure that becoming a Fertility Support Practitioner is an exciting experience that will lead you to a rewarding aspect of your support options.

Our Doula Canada team is led by working doulas and practitioners who know the commitment and dedication involved in supporting our communities.  We provide significant mentorship, first-hand experience, and peer-to-peer support.

Compassionate support.
Community.
Collaboration.

 

This course will be divided into 8 different modules with a variety of topics related to your support as a Fertility Support Practitioner.

Each section of your 8 module certification program will have a quiz at the end (done online), and a total of 6 assignments.  The quizzes are to test your knowledge, and the assignments will be designed to help you prepare for a job helping individuals with fertility support in your community.

There will be a total of 6 online sessions, one every two weeks, covering 1-2 sections per discussion.  This is a time to learn, check in, and ask questions. Attendance is mandatory, with some flexibility for dates and times.

There is also a book for required reading, and a one page book report due.

The cost of the program will include your reference guide materials (electronic copies for PDF link access), the required reading for review, mentorship through email, phone and online webinar sessions, grading, exam fee, and one-time Doula Canada membership.

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 contact hours, excluding assignment, exam, and online module work.

Each student has 12 months to complete the following practitioner requirements:

  • Complete the 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 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, totalling 10 hours
  • 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 12 month timeframe may request a continuance to the next session (a $50 administrative fee will apply).

Our Fertility Support Practitioner program is set at a one-time membership and certification fee of ​$375 (+ 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) is included, however the cost of educational unit workshops 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
  • 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 $375 plus applicable taxes
  • Minimum deposit due at time of registration if student does not choose to pay in full, balance can be made in instalments (3 or 6 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.
  • A $50 late fee will be applied to registrations and/or payment received less than 14 days before training.
  • 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*

Mar 18

Fertility Support Practitioner I ONLINE I March 18th start

March 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Sep 09

Fertility Support Practitioner I ONLINE I September 9th start

September 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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