THE Doula Program FAQ
Check out the answers to commonly asked questions
Enrollment in BABES Birth Doula program online exclusive or hybrid in-person is $550 or Basic or $995 for Advanced. This covers everything besides books. We also offer scholarships, early bird discounts, and incentives for our local hosts.
Are There payment plans?
YES! To register you will need to put down a deposit, but you will be able to make monthly payments after that.
Can I Cross CERTIFY?
Absolutely, and there is a big discount with proof of certification with another organization. We highly encourage a diverse and well rounded doula education.
Can I turn birth work into a career?
YES! Without a doubt. Turning birth into a career is a beautiful, fulfilling, sustaining experience. With the right guidance and your own determination anything is possible. By studying under the wing of successful birth professionals with BABES you are improving your odds of creating sustaining career. One that is inclusive and welcoming without the cut-throat antics of other organizations. The birth industry does not always follow traditional business strategies and we have cultivated this program with intention, modern business principles and strategies, and mass amounts of passion. Throughout the course and certification you will become intimate with the knowledge of becoming an entrepreneur and the knowledge that it takes time, commitment, and passion to achieve success.
Is a birth professional the right path for me?
This is an answer you can only answer for yourself. Being a birth professional can be a very rewarding, but there are many things to consider before taking the journey down the path to becoming a birth professional. Many women feel the idea of being a part of others birth an exciting one, but fail to consider how much hard work goes into the profession. You may be considering this type of work because you felt a deep calling to do so or because it seemed like an appealing job, but before becoming a birth professional it is important to know the demands and be prepared. As a birth professional you will impact the experiences of your clients that will have lasting impressions for the rest of their lives. There are a few factors to consider before enrolling:
This is not an exhaustive list of requirements, but if you feel able to meet these basic demands of a birth professional then we welcome you to continue with our course to become a BABES doula. The simple answer is; if you feel in your heart you are meant to be a birth professional then you will find a way to make it happen.
what makes BABES different?
By training and certifying with BABES, you are involving yourself in a birth professional organization that prides itself on a number of key differentiating values, including; grand vision for the betterment of maternity care and the elevation of Doulas as a respected profession; an associated set of core values and philosophies specifically branded to BABES and our desire to see birth as a mainstream culture. BABES Doula Program is a strategic investment that offers:
- Life-time access to current and updated content- no hidden costs, once you are in YOU ARE IN.
- Over 25 modules and 150 submodules covering mission-critical content in order for your to start, launch and grow your sustainable birth business.
- Guest contributors from birth professions across the industry for deeper insight into hot topics
- Business training that works, is curated by business majors, birth professionals and tech gurus. And it doesn't rely on cut-throat tactics to be sustaining.
- Masterclasses delivered by sought after professionals.
- Bonus video content with BABES in our FB group.
- First dibs limited mentoring spots with Julie Banas when they become available.
- Discounts on other courses and programs
- Ongoing support from BABES as a doula graduate
And lastly- the promise that this program will continue to evolve in meaningful ways to keep you moving in a forward direction to grow your birth business.
how does babes compare to other programs
how much time will it take to complete this course?
While this course is designed to be done in your own space at your own pace we recommend setting goals and timelines to complete the course. It is recommended you have a minimum of 5 hours a week over 12 months to dedicate to diving into the content, activities, and community. The amount of time you need will depend on how quickly you want to complete the program. Some students have graduated in as little as four months while others take the full 24 month period.
What is the difference between the in person hybrid and the online EXCLUSIVE?
The In-Person BABES doula training is an intimate supercharged weekend of interactive hands on learning along with the online content. It is optional to certification, but it is highly recommended for hands on work and community building. The online exclusive is as is sounds, it is only the online content without the in-person hands on training portion. You still learn the hands on skills, but you do not practice them in-person with the BABES team in a jam packed transformational weekend.
How do i host a doula training in my area?
We love to travel for in-person doula trainings. The process is simple to set up and full of perks and bonuses for the host. This includes one free registration for the host to use or give away. The BABES team needs a space to host the course for 2-days and a minimum of 7 people registered up front. Send us a message or apply online.