Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career?

Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA), an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators.  CAPPA training’s are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment.  Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles.  Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.  CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculum to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs.  As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support. Learn more about CAPPA at cappa.net.

Katie with Trainees, September 2019

Meet Your Trainer

Supporting people interested in birth work is not a role I take lightly. I see the need and the benefit for more independent birth workers and devote myself to my trainees to help them succeed. Because when my trainees succeed, so do their clients and their babies! I believe this is a fundamental way of improving birth. When you train with me, you have my mentorship two years post training to help you towards certification and get your business going. If you are interested in this rewarding career path, I would be honored to join you.

CAPPA Labor Doula Training with Katie Terry, October 2020

Katie is the person you want to bump into when you’re pushing the door instead of pulling… that is how I really felt mentally when I first started Labor Doula Training. She made everything make sense, explained things in a way that was easy to grasp and understand and made me feel very welcome. Absolutely beautiful soul and personality. She really knows her stuff and I am thankful to have been a student. 

Jasmine L Hammonds, Birth Worker Jas – Huntsville, AL

The CAPPA Labor Doula Training

Ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Labor Doula (CLD) with CAPPA.  These workshop meet the first requirement of your CLD program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional labor support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified labor doulas with CAPPA. Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request. The CAPPA Labor Doula Training is the first step in becoming a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula!

The CAPPA Labor Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Labor Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:

·           CAPPA certification and policies

·           Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity

·           Building bridges with medical/midwifery professionals

·           Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy

·           Support for every stage of labor and birth

·           Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques

·           Emotional support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events

·           Hospital procedures – risk/benefit as well as alternatives and support

·           Cesarean and VBAC support

·           Prenatal and postpartum consultations and support

·           Breastfeeding initiation and support

·           Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career

·           And much more!

Classes for 2021 will be offered in-person and hybrid. These classes will have limited sizes and follow all Alabama CDC Guidelines. To learn more about trainings and upcoming dates, visit the Shop tab!