Birth Worker Training Programme
I know you want to change lives!
You want to channel your passion for pregnancy and birth into something practical! Something you can earn a living at whilst doing something you love, something you’ve been called to do!
Here at The OBC we're building a community of birth workers who are confident in their abilities and have a deep understanding of and respect for birth. We're helping to equip people just like you to advocate for your clients in order that they can give birth feeling truly informed, respected and supported in their choices.
We're here to help you uncover the doula within you. Proactively moving you into a space where you are confident to step into birth work.
It is our passion that everyone in our society has access to a doula - a birth keeper - who can truly support them through the transition into parenthood. A doula just like you.
Everyone deserves to be emotionally and physically supported, and have their rights and choices respected through the birth process!
Introducing a radical training programme for birth work!
Something that is expansive and intersectional in it's approach, trauma informed and fit for purpose in supporting everyone who experiences pregnancy and birth in our society.
This course will enable you to support birthing women and people through the child bearing year, feeling confident you have the tools to carve out a career doing something you truly love.
This programme is an intensive training programme for doulas based on physiology, advocacy and mentoring.
A unique combination of 7 online modules to work through at your own pace
2 practical skills days held in COVID secure in person groups
Bi-monthly group mentoring sessions so you bond with your tribe of birth workers whilst exploring some of the most important topics and issues in birth work
Monthly individual mentoring sessions to provide individualised support during the course and beyond as you begin your career as a doula.
- 5 Compulsory masterclasses on topics relevant to your training and working life (Cultural Competency and Advocacy, Perinatal Trauma, Caesarean birth, Tongue Tie Awareness and LGBTQ+ competency in birth and beyond).
Over 90 days we will work together to prepare you to pursue your passion for birth work! The programme looks like this:
Birth Workers Boundaries System - unpacking and reframing our own fears and experiences of birth.
The Where, Who, Why and How Formula - birth physiology and basic antenatal information sessions you understand how the human body gives birth and how to explain this to others.
Articulate and advocate - how to listen and help the people you work with express their views so they are heard.
Physical flow for pregnancy - learning practical skills for supporting pregnancy and the birth process.
Your birth bliss - Finding the sweet spot of birth work!
Postnatal pillars - REST, RESTORE, NURTURE (including infant feeding).
Taking care of business - how to make birth work - work!!!
Unique benefits include:
Content created by experts in their fields - e.g birth physiology
Access to The Original Birth Connection FB group. A group through which you will find mutual support with an amazing bunch of birth workers. This is your birth work tribe! You will become part of an incredible team of people transforming the way we provide care for people in our communities.
Optional Masterclasses at a discounted rate.
- Free listing for a year on www.findmydoula.co.uk as a trainee doula whilst you're mentored - a national doula and birth worker directory!
Birth work should be for anyone, however you identify, but not everyone is built for birth work.
If you are smart, strong, emotionally resilient and have a passion for supporting birthing women and people through pregnancy and birth this work is for you!
Once you’ve completed this training you will have a toolkit of practical skills and a wealth of knowledge you can rely on as you begin your journey into your new career! You will feel truly calm and confident when entering someone’s birth space and equipped to support them!
Hear what people have to say about the course:
We are an Educational Partner with The Queer Birth Club. You will participate in a 1 day workshop with The Queer Birth Club on LGBTQ+ Competency for Birth and Beyond.
The OBC Ongoing Support:
- A quarterly newsletter with information about the latest research, Continuing Professional Development opportunities and support.
The option to add The Original Birth Connection logo to your website
- Discounts and free additional workshops and discussions for our doulas
- Opportunity to continue your mentoring with The OBC after you qualify as a doula!