Transform the way pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are experienced.
Empower parents to build trust in their inner wisdom as we skillfully and compassionately serve them.
Cultivate awareness and connection to build a sustainable practice and support ALL families.
Thrive as you support new families to thrive.
Be the changemaker you wish to see in healthcare.
You feel a calling to serve others. To be a birthkeeper. To be there through a time of incredible transformation in the lives of families. It’s a powerful thing in a world where kindness is diminishing and shame and judgment dominate parenting conversations.
Join us in working toward reproductive justice and healthcare that heals!
Training with WisdomWay provides you with the most comprehensive, in-depth foundation to be an expert in the first year of a family’s life. You’ll receive mindfulness-based and relationship-centered skills training, along with tools such as the Compass of Mindful Caregiving, that will support you to thrive in your personal and professional life.
What is the Compass
of Mindful Caregiving?
The Compass of Mindful Caregiving merges 4 Domains of Caregiving that will transform your care relationships. You and your client will benefit from this approach. You will develop more authentic, trusting relationships, and you’ll experience less caregiver burnout.
Skills & Knowledge
Learn up-to-date best practices while building a way of holding knowledge with careful intention, honoring the wisdom of those you serve, and making way for the skills and knowledge of others.
Develop empowered communication, and build attention and sensitivity to your client's needs. Learning where we fit, defining roles and needs, and removing obstacles for families to thrive.
Using mindful listening, deepen the trust and connections we build. Collaborate with others, cultivate empowered decision-making and support the change process, while preventing burnout and empathy fatigue.
Practice self compassion while remaining compassionate for families with diverse needs and experiences. We recognize that compassion is a practice and not only improves outcomes, but prevents burnout.
First Year Specialist — More than Postpartum Care
You’ll gain awareness into:
- Supporting the whole family, whether that includes 1 or multiple parents, extended family and siblings.
- Caring for adopting or intended families.
- LGBQ+ TGNB parenthood
- Preventing and supporting healing from perinatal or post-adoption/second parent mood disorders.
- Understanding special needs, vulnerable infants, and developmental milestones.
- Exceptional understanding of the newborn and care needs.
- Learn how to prevent challenges and address the practical care issues we’ve experienced when caring for more than 12,000 families through Birthways, our partner doula services company.
Course Work: What to Expect
This online dual-certification program includes 8 self-paced modules:
- Model and Scope of Care
- Caring for Parents
- Care of Newborns
- Sibling Care/Childcare Competencies
- Practical Caregiving Competencies
- Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Ethics, Systems, and Business Models
We provide you with a variety of ways to learn, including audio versions of written lessons, videos, quizzes, visual guides, care manuals, workbook exercises, glossaries, and additional resources.
Visit our membership page to find out what other benefits you will receive, or visit our frequently asked questions page for more information about the course.
Enroll in the WisdomWay First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula Program Now!
Follow your purpose with the highest level of postpartum training or continue to develop your doula skill set as a First Year Specialist. We hope you’ll join us in revolutionizing baby and new family care!
The regular cost for beginner doulas is $790. Save 10% when you pay in full at a total cost of $711.
Payment plans are also available.
If you already have postpartum doula certification, you can take this course at the discounted rate of $225 or in payments of $50 over five months. Contact us to find out how!
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