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Our 12-module online Childbirth Educator Training gives doulas and educators the knowledge and tools necessary to provide inclusive, trauma-informed, comprehensive, and evidence-based education to birthing people in their communities. In addition to learning the standard topics, we also include education on topics such as paths to conception, consent and trauma, birth and disability, and how to create a sustainable childbirth education practice.

Each module includes an informational handout specific to the Canadian context to better support birthworkers and educators in Canada.

[CC] in English and Transcripts provided, for additional accommodation requests, email info@birthingadvocacy.org

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Welcome!
    • Introduction to BADT CBE Slide Deck
    • Introduction to BADT Video
    • Student Welcome Packet and FAQ
    • Book List & Book Reports Information
    • Certification Checklist & Attendance Form
    • Guidelines for Questions
    • IMPORTANT - ONLINE PRIVACY
    • Journal #1: Why
  • 2
    Week 1: Diversity & Inclusion In Childbirth
    • Black Maternal Health Disparities w/ Sabia Wade Video
    • Queer & Trans Birth w/ Jenna Video Presentation
    • Diversity and Inclusion Slide Deck
    • Masterclass: Jenna Brown
    • Resources
    • Journal #2: Diversity & Inclusion
  • 3
    Week 2: Consent, Trauma & Boundaries
    • Consent, Boundaries & Trauma w/ Jenna Video Presentation
    • Consent, Boundaries & Trauma Slide Deck
    • Masterclass: Cristen Pascucci of Birth Monopoly
    • Resources
    • Journal #3: Consent
  • 4
    Week 3: Paths to Reproduction
    • Paths to Reproduction w Jenna Brown Video
    • Paths to Reproduction Slide Deck
    • Path to Reproduction in Canada
    • Resources
    • Journal #4 : Reproduction
  • 5
    Week 4: Grief & Loss
    • Grief & Loss with Sabia Video
    • Grief and Loss Slide Deck
    • Abortion in Canada
    • Resources
    • Journal #5: Grief & Loss
  • 6
    Week 5: Birth and Disability
    • Birth & Disability with Stephanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu Video
    • Birth and Disability Slide Deck
    • Accessibility in Canada
    • Masterclass: Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu
    • Resources
    • Journal #6: Birth and Disability
  • 7
    Week 6: Pregnancy
    • Intro to Pregnancy with Jenna Brown
    • Pregnancy Slide Deck
    • Parental leave in Canada
    • Race Based Data in Canada
    • Unpacking Pregnancy Complications with Jenna Brown
    • The Pelvis and Pregnancy with Jenna Brown
    • Role-Play Conversations Between Pregnant Students and Educators w/ Sabia and Jenna
    • Resources
    • Journal #7: Pregnancy
  • 8
    Week 7: Labor and Birth
    • Intro to Labor and Birth
    • Labor and Birth Slide Deck
    • Cascade of Interventions
    • The Pelvis and Birth
    • Hands-on Comfort Measures Demo
    • COVID-19 Acknowledgement
    • Resources
    • Journal #8: Labor and Birth
    • Video Assignment #1
  • 9
    Week 8: Lactation and Feeding Options
    • Intro to Lactation and Feeding Options
    • Lactation and Feeding Slide Deck
    • Lactation & Feeding in Canada
    • Masterclass: Stephanie Brown, IBCLC
    • Resources
    • Journal #9: Lactation and Infant Feeding
  • 10
    Week 9: Postpartum and Mental Health
    • Intro to Postpartum with Erika Davis
    • Postpartum and Mental Health Slide Deck
    • Masterclass: Erika Davis
    • Resources
    • Erika Davis - Whole Body Pregnancy Childbirth Prep Course - DO NOT DISTRIBUTE (for reference only)
    • Journal #10: Postpartum and Mental Health
    • Mental health support in Canada
  • 11
    Week 10: Newborn Child Care
    • Newborn Care w/ Erika Davis
    • Newborn Child Care Slide Deck
    • Resources
    • Journal #11: Newborn Child Care
  • 12
    Week 11: Building Course Curriculum
    • Intro to Course Creation w/ Jenna
    • Building Course Curriculum Slide Deck
    • Resources
    • "Journal" #12: Building Course Curriculum
    • Course Creation Templates
    • Video Assignment #2
  • 13
    Week 12: Building a Sustainable Business
    • Intro to Building Your Business w/ Sabia
    • Building a Sustainable Business Slide Deck
    • Resources
    • Masterclass: Sabia and Jenna
    • Masterclass: Jen Mayer
    • Mindsets and Hidden Barriers
    • Business Strategy Outline Template
    • "Journal" #13: Business Strategy
  • 14
    Certification Checklist Uploads
    • CPR Certification
    • Proof of Attendance Form
    • Local Resources and Assessment
    • Book Reports
    • Once you are done...

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