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 Trainers

CEO & Founder, NBDA® Leadership Academy

Tracie Collins™

Tracie began her career in the Birth Doula field in 2000 after her second child was born. She has attended over 1500+ births with families birthing in hospitals, birth centers, and home births throughout the SF Bay Area & beyond.

In 2002 Tracie completed Elizabeth Davis' Heart 'N' Hands Midwifery Incentives Program. Upon completion, Tracie was the only student from that class to be selected as an Apprentice Midwife for Sacred Body Midwifery in San Francisco. After her apprenticeship, she worked as a midwife with Sacred Grove Midwifery alongside Asatu Hall.

Tracie comes with an extremely high level of demand, regard, experience, and longevity in the birthing field. She has worked for over two decades in many settings to empower and provide expectant families with the best support possible.

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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