“Supporting families in the joy of having a positive childbirth experience”
Becoming a birth doula provides you with the most fulfilling role — supporting people in experiencing the joys and hardships of bringing life into the world. As a doula you are given a unique opportunity to provide love, support and care to birthing people in their most vulnerable time in life.
Being a birth doula is more than encouragement or holding a hand during labor. Most of the actual work is done before labor ever starts! From understanding how to choose the right care provider, learning about options, preparing physically and emotionally for birth or managing unexpected events, a birth doula can provide educational and emotional support to the mother and family to prepare for a positive birth experience.
Why become a Certified Global Doula™?
We value and promote the amazing job doulas do in supporting families and seek to provide both support in their practices as well as tools to maintain and increase the quality of their work. By becoming a Certified Global Doula™
In order to become a Certified Global Doula™ we evaluate your knowledge and make sure that you have a solid understanding with emphasis on evidence-based practice in the areas mentioned and know how to apply your knowledge within the scope of practice of a doula. We also offer a mentorship program to our certified members, to provide you with support and guidance after you have become a CGD™
Becoming a Certified Global Doula™
Exam Fee: $385
* scholarships are available please email for more information
• Diploma or trainer’s letter endorsing your training
• 7 births in global areas of high risk
• 4 letters of recommendations
• CPR certification
• Receive a passing grade of 75% or higher on exam
For more information or to return application paperwork please contact:
International Registry of Midwives
1-800-479-8774 Phone and Fax
Email communication is preferred due to geographical locations of our committee and volunteers.
Most communication can be completed via email, if you would like to schedule a phone call, please email for an appointment. Many of our staff members speak multiple languages.
International Registry of Midwives (IRM) is an accredited affiliate of the World Organization of Natural Medicine and Clinics for Humanity™.
Clinics for Humanity ™ is operated in collaboration with the Sovereign Order of St. Paul and the Orthodox Order of Knights Hospitallers.
All certifications and workshops offered by IRM are accredited and certified by the board of natural doctors and practitioners.
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