Where do we take the courses?
All the courses are completely online! We do offer hands-on training events which can be done in addition to your online training but are not required. However, they can be used towards your final project.
Is this program applicable and legal for my state/country?
Absolutely. Doula training programs are not regulated by the government, unlike midwifery schools or licensing, so you need not worry about the laws surrounding your state or country and your work. It is completely legal!
Why choose this program over another?
We offer an exclusive student Facebook group for our courses where you can chat with other students, graduates and teachers. We are truly natural-minded and for the birthing women and birth workers, we are not OB buddies and we will not limit you from what types of births you attend. We also teach business strategies and techniques that are important to know when getting started.
Are you currently accepting students?
We are ALWAYS accepting students, year round, 365 days a year. Since our course is all online and we have flexible schedules as moms and birth workers, we are able to accept you when you are ready to start, there is no waiting period.
Are there required pre-requisites to this course?
No, this is a great course for a birth worker that is just starting out, or is deep into her career and realizes she wants to certify with a different agency than what she previously certified with, we are versatile and accept you in any stage of your journey.
How long does it take to get certified?
That is dependent on YOU! Your work ethic and pace determines your finishing point. We recommend one module a week. Once you complete all exams in each module, and the final project, you will receive your virtual certificate within two months.
What does the certification say when you receive it?
The certification will display your full name and recognize you as a “Holistic Doula & Birthkeeper” with the HERBAL Training Program and will be signed by each of the Co-founders. You will receive a virtual and physical copy.
Is this program accredited?
No way! We never will be! Due to the fact that we allow our students to do more than the standard doula certifying body, without stripping them of their certification for bringing essential oils to a birth or attending an unassisted birth, for example, we do not meet the accreditation requirements, though you may actually learn more than what you learn in accreditation-based doula courses! It is completely up to you.
How many courses do you have available?
We have a few courses to choose from with more on the way! We have our Doula and Birthkeeper Certification course, Placenta Preparation Specialist Certification course, Freebirth guide, Assisted Birth Options course, and the Peer Lactation Certification program. The Freebirth guide and Assisted Birth Options are not certifications, but for women to purchase to acquire more information. If you are enrolled in the Doula & Birthkeeper course, you would receive these complimentary! To learn more about each course, use the drop down menu and select the course you are interested in learning more about.
How do I sign up?
Go to Herbal.teachable.com and select the course you are interested in!