Childbirth is a transformative experience where a family walks through a gateway from one version of life to another, birthing not only a baby, but themselves. Birth doulas have a sacred role in walking alongside the birthing family as they make this profound transition. We bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, love, and skill that enhances and supports the birth experience for our clients. At EDT, we believe strongly that birth doulas are advocates, as well as comfort-givers, position-change-facilitators, emotional supporters, embodiment guides, and so much more.
Therefore, we offer trainings to new and experienced doulas alike, who want to come to your birthwork with a certain depth that is not offered precisely this way elsewhere. In our trainings, you will learn how to connect to birth, and in turn help your clients connect to their birth, from an embodied perspective. Together we will traverse the often-ignored inner landscape of birth, the sexuality of birth, the human animality of birth, and the profound changes in identity that pregnant families experience as they pass through proverbial threshold. You’ll learn how to meet clients where they are on this journey, and be able to artfully support their growth and change. You will learn the importance of advocacy and birthing rights as well, as they are foundational to our work in this current birth climate.
All of our students receive a Doula Book for their training subject, that includes extensive information on all the topics we believe it is important for our doulas to know, pre-workshop exercises, and space for live work during your training. This book serves as a resource you can always go back to post-training, and fits beautifully in your doula bag as well!
Our trainings are built on more than just passion. You will feel capable and supported when you leave our training, knowing that you have tangible skills you can begin using right away, and knowing that you have ongoing mentorship and community as an EDT doula. Our certification process is also different, because it’s about time someone change the way doulas are trained and certified. We give our certification candidates 18 months to complete the process from the time of purchasing the certification packet. We are joining the growing movement of organizations who offer lifetime certification! See below to learn more about our training and certification process.