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 Instructor

Michelle Gabriel-Caldwell, Ph.D

Michelle is the owner of Baby, Please Birth Services :tm: located in NJ. She is a certified Doula and certified Childbirth Educator teaching the Bradley Method :registered:, Evidence Based Birth :registered: and her own Holistic Course expressly for The Birth Center of NJ of which she is also the Doula Coordinator. She currently holds an advisory position on the board of The National Black Doulas Association and is one of their doula mentors. Michelle is an advocate for Poppy Seed Health :registered: where she assists birthing persons virtually. She holds over 15 years of experience in the birth industry; helping over 400 families navigate their birthing spaces, training and mentoring birth professionals and medical staff while ensuring birth justice through state and national initiatives. She serves on non-profit boards and panels. Enhances the platform of black birthing in the USA through blogs and podcasts. Michelle empowers others by offering education, support, and advocacy. She holds degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Presently works full-time for a German Based chemical company.

Payment plan options are available

*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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