Prerequisites for Newbies to the field of Birth Support



The Birth Support Coaching Certification Course was originally designed as a continuing education course for trained birth professionals. However, we keep receiving many requests from newbies to the field, that have no prior education or training in the field of birth support, to join the course.

As a coach, your primary role is helping your clients become more in touch with their own intuition and confidence that they have the resources within themselves to go through the journey of pregnancy and birth.  The scope of practice illustrates that regular information sharing is not coaching, but that some information can be shared when it is in the client’s best interest. The scope of the coaching practice highlights that if a coach holds active and nationally recognized credentials in the field in which they practice, they may provide expert guidance related to that topic. 

If you were not previously trained as an agent in the field of birth support, we would like to guarantee that you have enough background to understand the major dilemmas, fears, concerns, and challenges that your clients might encounter throughout the journey of pregnancy and birth. Therefore, we have created this prerequisites program which will introduce you to these.

These are the classes you’ll learn in this pre-requisite program:

  1. The Physiology and Anatomy of Childbirth
  2. Prenatal Care and Common Complications in Pregnancy
  3. The Most Common Medical Interventions in L&D for Birth Doulas and Childbirth Educators
  4. Stages and Phases of Labor
  5. Labor Support Tools Series
  6. Physiological and Emotional Changes in Postpartum

Neri Life-Choma

I am the founder of Birth Coach Method and am celebrating 20 years of leadership in the field of childbirth support. Throughout my career, I have been honored to provide doula support and teach childbirth ed. classes to hundreds of expectant couples, as well as to direct two birth resource centers. I am also a doula leader in my community in the South Bay area of Silicon Valley in California.
Neri Life-Choma