Certified Bereavement Doula
The certification process to become a IBDA Certified Bereavement Doula is build on different components:
A 2-Day in-person Workshop, in which the participants learn the skill set of a birth doula with the main focus on how to support a client through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. They learn how to set up a business and how to do bereavement work without burning out.
After this first step, to be certified, the doula must finish a certification package that supports her in finding resources and making important connections with clients and care providers. Recertification is required every two years to assure that the doula is up to date with changes that affect her work, if she wants to keep the status IBDA Certified Bereavement Doula.
Workshops for Doulas and Providers
Those workshops are helping doulas and other providers and professionals who work with pregnant people, to be able to find resources for their clients. Workshops for doulas, doctors, nurses, etc. to build a strong support network for families in need of support. A certification is not needed.
Online Classes and Workshops are helping doulas and support people to connect with others and to be able to gather information and knowledge from a place of their convenience.