Frequently Asked Questions
What is the financial investment?
Full price for your investment is $550, and is typically made back with just one client. However, we do offer discounts of $100 off tuition (Super Early Bird) and $50 off tuition (Early Bird) for those that register early. See the registration page for these important discount cutoff dates.
The cost includes the two-day intensive workshop, a copy of the 340+ page printed and bound manual (given at the training), access to the online portal with searchable manual and additional training, and your grading fee. There are never any re-certification fees or membership fees.
Additionally, all doula training classes will still include access to the online portal with manual.
Looking for a steeper discount? Read more about Sponsorship below!
Do I need to register by a certain date?
Yes. To ensure the proper space for our students, registration will close two weeks before each workshop date. If any spaces remain after they will be available on a first come first served basis by contacting a Cindy. Book early to take advantages of our Super Early Bird, and Early Bird specials, payment plan, and to ensure your spot.
Do you offer any scholarships?
Yes! We are proud to offer up to two scholarships for those in financial need at each of our training weekends. One is for Birth Workers of Color and the other for Queer (LGBTQIA+) Birth Workers. To learn more about these scholarships and to apply, click the appropriate link below.
Can I bring my children?
We welcome nurslings and babes in arms, but strongly recommend that you have a caregiver nearby to care for your little one during non-feeding times. Our workshop is highly interactive and I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the yummy things we have planned.
Will I be a Certified Doula after the workshop?
Our amazing, fun weekend workshop is the first step in the certification process. We will go over the requirements necessary for full certification in detail on the first day- and even complete a few in class! You will leave the workshop with the skills necessary to be well on your way to becoming a Certified Birth Arts International Doula. Most importantly, my aim is for you to leave the workshop ready to work with clients and attend births.
"Spend the weekend with other amazing birthkeepers, and learn not just about being a birth doula, but about yourself. "
What is Sponsorship?
Don't see a workshop near you or interested in work-study? Looking to earn a discounted or free training? Consider being a sponsor and/or bringing the workshop to you. Some of the duties of sponsorship are procuring the location, and helping fill the workshop. I offer HALF off to the sponsor once we reach the minimum number of participants to hold the training, and once we reach 10 participants the sponsor will get to go FREE. I only have one available sponsor slot per training. Contact me for more information.
This sounds great! How do I register?
Congratulations on making the decision to become a Birth Arts International Doula! The links to individual training date registration can be found on the registration page. If it is more than a month before training begins you will have the option of paying in full, or in two installments. If there are spots left one month before the workshop payments will be required in full. Please pay promptly as registration is limited. We cannot hold your spot without payment. In general registration will close one month before the training is to be held.
This sounds great! I have more questions!
No problem! Please contact Cindy by phone at 908-509-1279 or fill out the form on my contact page for more info.
Each workshop has an minimum amount of participants required. If we cannot hold the workshop you can come to a different workshop with Cindy, or be refunded. Please do not purchase non-refundable plane or hotel reservations until Cindy confirms that the workshop has enough participation to run. The best way to ensure the workshop can run is to talk it up and share it amongst your friends, family and colleagues.