Birth symbolizes a new beginning. A fresh start.

Unlearning what we’ve been taught throughout history and what society told us we are.

In the NBDA Birth Doula Training program, we bring back what was lost or stolen from us as women, while we incorporate an improved model of Doula business.

The mission of the NBDA Birth Doula Training program is to embody the ancient healing ways of our ancestors, to empower all women as they reclaim the right to their bodies and their experiences, from Birth & Beyond.

Welcome To This Live Course

Course Outline

Schedule: 8:30am – 5pm daily

*Please note, daily schedule may vary per instructor.

  • Day 1

    ● What is a Doula?

    ● Reclaiming What’s Lost Granny Midwives

    ● Development of Western Medicine & Birth – The Birth of Obstetrics

    ● Her’Story of the Ancient Healer

    ● Ancestral Techniques

    ● Healing from the Earth

    ● Development of Intuition

    ● Doula Approach, Philosophy & Style

  • Day 2

    ● Understanding the Stages of Labor

    ● Various Labor Onsets

    ● Birth Terminology & Medical Procedures

    ● Comfort Measures

    ● Station & Stages of Delivery

    ● Pushing & Pushing Techniques

    ● Surgical Birth

    ● Delivery of Placenta

    ● Birth Terminology

    ● Medications & Narcotics

    ● LGBTQIA & Birth

    ● Prenatal Nutrition

    ● The Doula & The Birth Partner

    ● Understanding Birth Physiology

    ● Real Labor Complications & Labor Aversions

    ● Immediate PP Complications

    ● The Golden Hour

  • Day 3

    ● Covid-19 & Birth

    ● The Business of Birth

    ● A full day dedicated to Birth Business Development & Infrastructure

    ● NBDA Certification Requirements

    ● Continuing Education Components

    ● Mentorship, Growth & Development

Meet Your Trainer

NBDA® Birth, Postpartum Doula & Placenta Encapsulator Instructor

Leah Hairston

Leah Hairston is on a mission to educate and empower Black women with female reproductive systems. As an executive leader, social worker, and full-spectrum doula, she facilitates spaces for healing, equitable access, and justice, reminding women of their inherent power when navigating reproductive wellness experiences.

A perpetual student, Leah earned both a BA and BS from Howard University, a master's from Columbia University, and has completed training with Ancient Song Doula Services, Steamy Chick, Brilliant Birth Academy, and Lactation Education Resources. She infuses her work with justice-focused, trauma-informed, family-centered perspectives to give each client and student the personalized care they inherently deserve.

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*Please note that if you are registering LESS than 3 months out, your payment options lessen.

**Please Note: There are NO REFUNDS issued for trainings. When you complete the Enrollment Form, you are agreeing to this. If you are unable to attend a training, you have the option to reschedule for a later date within 1 year with the same instructor. You MUST contact that instructor directly for the reschedule.

Once your enrollment is complete, you will receive some information directly from your instructor via email.

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Disclaimer: All trainings MUST be paid in full before attending. Last day to register for all trainings is 48-hours in advance.

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