Are you ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support?  Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.

The CAPPA Labor Doula Training
Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Labor Doula with CAPPA! This eighteen hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CLD program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional labor support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified labor doulas with CAPPA. Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request. The CAPPA Labor Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Labor Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:

CAPPA certification and policies
Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
Building bridges with medical/midwifery professionals
Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy
Support for every stage of labor and birth
Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
Emotional support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
Hospital procedures – risk/benefit as well as alternatives and support
Cesarean and VBAC support
Prenatal and postpartum consultations and support
Breast/chest feeding initiation and support
Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
And much more!

More Perks with your CAPPA Labor Doula Training!
Beginning in March 2021, all registrations will include:

One Year CAPPA Membership (Required for certification)
Access to CAPPA’s online community called CAPPA Connection
Access to Kenyetta’s Group of Trained Doulas which provides on-going support in business and doula work
Weekly email with great information from CAPPA about doula work and evidence-based information
200+ page manual, folder of practical resources to help you get started as a doula, and hands-on materials for all trainings
And more!

Training Process


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If you are interested in learning about the entire certification process, please visit the CAPPA Labor Doula page.

My name is Kenyetta and I have been working with birthing individuals in Charlotte, NC for 5 years as a Labor Doula. I own Beautiful MOMents Doula Care providing pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum care, resources, placenta encapsulation and birth pool rentals. I have obtained my Bachelors in Child and Family Studies with a minor in a Psychology and my Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Behavior. My education led me to support children and families in group homes, the community and Intensive Care programs. I have also been a daycare teacher and substitute teacher for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system and Montessori schools. I am also a Apprenticing Midwife who has been providing homebirth support as a Doula and a Assistant for the past 3 years.

Cost of Tuition: $600. $200 deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat in the training. The remaining balance is due by April 26, 2024.
Training Dates and Times: May 10-12 (HYBRID) 8am-5pm EST Daily (May 12 is an Optional Virtual Day if needed.

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