Certification Options

There are several organizations you can certify with. Generally, it is best to pick who you want to certify with before you choose your training, since most certifying organizations require specific training programs. (Note, if you already trained with one, you may be able to certify with a different organization through their experienced educator pathway (see below.) To learn more about the philosophies and class formats for each method, see this summary of childbirth methods.

Programs I recommend for a broad-based approach to childbirth education and informed choice:

Specialized programs, and/or programs I am not as familiar with:

For a chart that compares these options based on training requirements and costs, click here.

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