Pathways to Childbirth Educator Training
Option One: Attend an Intensive Two Day Birth Beautifully Training Workshop.
This is a great way to meet other aspiring educators and interact with one another in a fun and informational way. Tea and snacks will be provided; lunch is not included although some training participants donate funds to the group to purchase a group lunch. This can be coordinated ahead of time or at the beginning of Day One.
Nursing babies younger than 6 months may attend the workshop, with another caregiver present. Please discuss this with Birth Beautifully prior to the workshop.
Day one breaks down each topic that is taught in a childbirth class. We show you how to teach each topic, including props, videos and hand-on techniques.
Day two finishes up breaking down remaining topics. We then proceed to have “mock” classes to get the aspiring educator comfortable with speaking in front of groups. (Don’t worry no one is judging!) This is a great way to gain from one another and to prepare you for your actual class.
Once you have paid your workshop fee, a Birth Beautifully Childbirth Educator packet and Birth Beautifully Childbirth Education workbook will be mailed to you. You are required to complete the study guide and read the entire workbook prior to your workshop. It is also recommended, but not mandatory, that you complete your reading requirements prior to your workshop as well. This will prepare you for your upcoming training.
The regular cost of the workshop is $450. Early bird discount if paid 3 months prior to workshop is $410. This cost includes your training packet and workbook. Early enrollment is encouraged. Complete tuition must be paid one month prior to the workshop.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community, please contact Birth Beautifully for more information. Depending on how many participants register, you may receive the training workshop for free!
Please do not purchase an airline ticket (if necessary) until you receive confirmation of the workshop (not confirmation of you payment). A confirmation letter will go out at least one month, if not sooner, prior to the workshop. The workshop is sometimes dependent on the number of participants registered, due to travel expenses on behalf of the workshop trainer. See “refunds and cancellations” for more details.
Option Two: Online Training
For those that cannot attend an in-person workshop,
Birth Beautifully offers online self-paced training.This training makes learning available to you in the comfort of your own home.
The training is broken down into modules, each with videos and presentations. This is the closest option to our in person trainings and you are allotted 3 weeks to complete.
If a training workshop comes to an area near you, you may attend day two (“mock” training day) for an additional fee of $50.
Once you have registered you may start watching all of the twelve modules when it's convenient for you. It is advised to read through the downloadable workbooks first, since the training refers to the books often.
The cost of this training is $199. This includes your training packet, workbook and customizable PowerPoint presentation.
- Credit card via PayPal
- Check or money order via regular mail
Refunds are only given as a result of a workshop being cancelled. If you cancel prior to four weeks before the date of the workshop, a refund minus a $75 retaining fee will be granted. If you cancel within four weeks of the date of the workshop, no refund will be granted for paid registrations.
Please note that workshops may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If a training is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or given the opportunity to put your tuition towards a future training near you. It can also be applied to the Online Distance Self-Paced Training; with the difference refunded to you within 7 to 10 business days. If a workshop must be cancelled, you will be notified no less than 3 weeks prior to the training. (Unless there is an unforeseen circumstance resulting in a cancellation closer to the workshop date)