Allied Trainings and Certifications

The following organizations provide education and/or certification for a variety of childbirth professions:

Academy of Certified Birth Educators and Labor Support Professionals

Provides training and certification for doulas and childbirth educators.

Acubirth

Training in accupressure for natural childbirth.

American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth

Training and affiliation for childbirth educators with the Bradley Method ®

American Aquanatal
Training and certification to be a prenatal water fitness instructor.

Baby’s First Massage

     Training for instructors of infant massage.

Bellydance for Birth
Training is available for practitioners.

Blissborn
Training for childbirth educators is available.

Birth Arts International
Trains doulas, childbirth educators, midwife assistants and breastfeeding educators.

Birth Works
Training and certification for childbirth educators and doulas.

Birthing From Within
Training and certification for mentors and doulas.

Childbirth Connection

     Offers a series of webinars on Transforming Maternity Care and a resource directory for evidence based midwifery.

Childbirth International
Training and certification for doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding educator.

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
Training and certification for doula, childbirth educator, breastfeeding educator and teen educator.

College of the Rockies: Birth Doula Studies Online
Online training and certification for doulas.

Couple to Couple League
Training to teach natural family planning.

CycleBeads
Online training available for the standard days method of family planning.

Doulas of North America (DONA)
Training and certification for doulas.

The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Childbirth and Pregnancy
Debra Betts has provided an education resource with references. Online classes with CEUs are available.

FertilityCare Centers of America
Education programs to teach the Creighton Model FertilityCare system.

Foundation for Infant Massage and Family Bonding
Training as infant massage bonding educator.

Healthy Teen Network

     Provides evidence based resources and training for working with teens.

The House of La Matrona
Provides holistic doula training and certification.

H.U.G. Your Baby
Offers certification for teaching the H.U.G. program.

HypnoBirthing®
Training in hypnobirthing for all birth professionals. Certification for fertility consultant, infant massage and labor             support.

Hypnobabies Network
Training and certification for instructors.

Infant Massage USA®
Certification as Educator of Infant Massage.

International Birth and Wellness Project
Provides training as childbirth educator or midwife.

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing 
Training and certification for doulas.

International Childbirth Education Association
Training and certification for childbirth educator, perinatal fitness educator and doula.

International Institute of Infant Massage
Offers training for infant massage instructors.

International Lactation Consultant Association
Training and certification for lactation consultants.

International Maternity Institute
Offering a variety of courses such as baby planner, child safety instructor and GreenBirth Educator.

La Leche League
Offers education for healthcare professionals and training as peer support.

Lamaze International
Training and certification for childbirth educators.

Mountain Rose Herbs

     Herbal Education

Naturally Healthy

     Certification and training in herbs.

Natural Family Planning International, Inc.
Instruction to teach natural family planning.

Nurturing Birth
Training and certification for doulas

Nurturing Parenting
Training in parenting skills for at-risk families and infant massage.

Optimum Birth
Training for doulas.

Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.

     Certification for breastfeeding counselor, childbirth educator, prenatal fitness instructor, infant massage and labor            doula.

Spinning Babies
Provides workshops on belly mapping and optimum fetal positioning.

toLabor
Provides training and certification for doulas.

Vintage Remedies

     Herbal Study Program

Waterbirth International

Certification in waterbirth techniques for all childbirth professionals.

Whole Birth Resources
Training in Whole Birth Yoga and Whole Birth counseling.

World Institute for Nurturing Communication
Offers training for infant massage instructors.