How Much does it cost?
$450 covers the in-person training for either birth or postpartum. This also includes access to the E-Learning classroom, grading, and certification. There are never any re-certification or membership fees. Payment plans via PayPal credit (no interest or payments for 60 days) are available. Please email me directly if you would like to use that option.
When do I need to pay?
You are not considered registered for the workshop until you have made payment. To provide attention to our students we limit the number of attendees so registering early guarantees a spot in the workshop. Paying sooner helps the trainer know what size classroom space to reserve as well as making travel arrangements.
Am I a doula after the weekend?
You will leave the training ready to provide doula support, and many of your assignments toward certification will be completed during the workshop. At this point, you may charge for your doula services and serve families in home, hospital, and birth centers You will still need to complete the assignments in BAI online classroom in order to be considered a certified doula.
Do I have to pay extra to have online learning access through Birth Arts?
You never pay extra for the continued education online with Birth Arts International. If you take a workshop with me the online certification process is included.
Can I have access to the online classroom prior to the in-person class?
You are welcome to start reading the book list ahead of the class. You will gain access to the online classroom after our in-person training has been completed. Please contact me if you need access to the book list in advance.
Is Birth Arts International recognized in my state/country?
BAI is an international organization and is recognized as such around the globe. Some states such as Oregon also recognize BAI as one of the qualified organizations for doulas seeking Medicaid reimbursement for their services. You will be able to practice in any home, birth center, or hospital setting that allows doulas. We can also provide you with a certificate of attendance upon request if required for volunteering with hospital-based doula programs.
Do you help us find clients?
This training along with the online classroom supports students and includes assignments to help you run your business. You are independent and finding clients is up to you but we do work hard to support you and help you feel confident and ready so that you know how to go about connecting with clients. BAI does keep a listing of our students who wish to be part of the directory for families seeking BAI doulas.
Why Birth Arts International?
Birth Arts International provides the most in-depth doula training available. BAI believes in supporting and nurturing our doulas and is the only organization that you can call and have the Global Director answer the phone to speak directly to you We dig below the surface of being a doula and help build you up and deepen your understanding of birth as well as strengthen your confidence in the birth process. Learn why I chose BAI.
Can I bring my children?
Nursing babies are welcome but I suggest that you have someone to care for your infant between feedings so that you can get the most from the workshop. It is very interactive and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the learning opportunity!
What if I am coming from another organization?
We welcome you and recognize that you have already put a lot of hard work into your path as a doula. We will work with you on an individual basis after the workshop to take as much of your previous qualifications into consideration toward certifying with Birth Arts International
Do you give refunds?
I understand that life happens and plans change. While I do not offer a monetary refund. You are welcome to reschedule for a different training with Heathir Brown at a future training date. These funds do not expire and there is no fee for rescheduling. Contact Me if you have any questions 541-870-5089
Birth Arts International Doula Certification Workshops
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