New: This Program is Now a Year-Long Membership!
Enter when you’re ready to thrive and stay for a year! Learn how to provide transformational birth coaching to clients throughout the whole journey of childbearing. Join a weekly training with Neri and learn proven strategies, coaching exercises, and practice with our community of passionate and mission-driven birth support pros. Become certified when you feel you reached a mastery level.
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Transformational Birth Coaching is a program designed to enrich birth support figures of all types: doulas, childbirth educators, prenatal yoga teachers, and everyone else who supports expectant couples, with coaching tools and strategies. These are the same strategies practiced by coaches, in a variety of coaching fields, in order to lead their clients to optimally perform in the area in which they are being coached.
Once you begin implementing the coaching strategies and skills into your birth support practice, you’ll achieve better results when leading expectant parents to confidently navigate themselves throughout the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. Patient-centered care, patient autonomy, informed consent, patient accountability, and increased rates of vaginal deliveries, can all be achieved by integrating coaching into childbirth support.
This class has been eye-opening and I just want to let you know I so appreciate you and this course! This method is the game changer I’ve been looking for. Sometimes you don’t know what’s missing until you find it! I will tell all my doula friends about this class! Thank you”
Ailish McMahon-Lewis, CD, New Britain, CT
- Increase the rates of vaginal and physiological births and birth givers’ satisfaction with their birthing experience.
- Understand and promote the coaching relationships as a pathway to patient-centered birth support and maternal care.
- Establish client-centered relationships with expectant parents and lead them to navigate mindfully, and with respect to their beliefs and values, through the overwhelming information and the often conflicting studies that proclaim to be evidence-based.
- Provide Transformational prenatal coaching series as the foundation of childbirth support with the goal of facilitating clarity of clients’ beliefs, wishes, and goals, informed consent, patient’s autonomy, patient’s higher level of confidence, individuals’ ability to advocate for themselves, increased rates of vaginal childbirth, and higher satisfaction levels.
- Elicit expectant individuals’ accountability to their healthy birth process and their desired birth vision.
- Decrease the tension between different schools and approaches to maternal care, and between the different agents in the field of childbirth support.
- Reduce birth workers’ professional fatigue and burnout.
- Increase your impact and income as a birth support practitioner
Upon completion of the certification requirements, you’ll earn the
Transformational Birth Coach certification badge.
- Childbirth support in review and the value of integrating the principles and strategies of coaching into the field.
- Introduction to coaching: The origins, philosophy, professional competencies, and basic terminology.
- NLP techniques for establishing rapport with clients and medical teams
- Mapping clients’ areas of challenge – Exercise for the opening session
- Addressing and optimizing clients’ motivation
- How to lead a coaching conversation without breaking rapport – pacing and leading and more strategies
- The structure of the coaching process: The GROW model of coaching and its application to childbirth support.
- Prenatal coaching: The foundation of client-centered childbirth support and patient-centered maternal care.
- Facilitating alignment between beliefs, wishes, goals, and actions.
- Finding a good balance between sympathy and empathy in order to be accountable doe clients’ progress.
- Coaching through labor pain and the prenatal fear of it.
- Coaching in light of medical conditions, complications, and impositions throughout pregnancy and birth.
- Coaching for a healthy and coherent closure of the birth experience.
- Designing a prenatal coaching sessions series
- Establishing your birth coach practice.
This program consists of:
- The Art of Coaching for Childbirth as a textbook.
- 8 online recorded modules introducing videos, articles, and additional resources*
- Weekly Zoom meetings throughout your membership year. (All virtual meetings will be recorded in case you had to miss them while attending a birth). Live Zoom sessions take place every Wednesday at 10:30 am PDT.
- Virtual coaching practice sessions with a peer student.
- A success workbook that includes all the slide decks of the Zoom sessions and all the coaching exercises you learn to lead.
Submit your certification application when you feel that you reached a mastery level!
- Complete the online self-study of all the course lessons.
- Attend at least 50% of the live Zoom meetings provided for the course session you enrolled in. You may make up a missed meeting by watching the recorded session. (We make an exception for students residing in the Eastern Hemisphere)
- Submit the 20 Days Action Plan.
- Pass the final exam (scoring at least 70%).
- Have at least one year of experience practicing as a birth support practitioner (birth or postpartum doula, childbirth educator, prenatal yoga instructor, nursing degree, midwifery, or other), or
- If you are new to the field of birth support and aren’t trained as a birth support practitioner of any type, we will require you to study a list of pre-requisite classes offered by Birth Coach Method.
- Print and sign the code of ethics and scope of practice agreement.
- Submit the application for certification form
- Annual renewal of Birth Coach Method membership – $60 annually. (The membership fee grants you access to future webinars and updated and new materials.)
When you’re finished with your training, you will be eligible to post the Birth Coach Method certification badge in your own marketing materials. That includes on your website where it will link to a page we have prepared for expectant parents to help them appreciate the benefit they will receive because of the training you received.
Our Refund Policy:
- Full refund prior to the course’s opening day.
- 50% refund of the course’s paid tuition, minus $60 registration and processing fees, up to 14 days from registration day.
- * When using the payment plan you’ll be charged an additional enrollment fee of 8% total
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