Train and Certify with MTM

How can I train and certify with MTM?

Training and certifying to be a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula with Mothering the Mother (MTM) is very easy to do, and we support you throughout the entire process.  The best part is the fee you see listed is the only fee we will collect from you.  We do not have annual fees, no membership fees, and no re-certification fees.  So join a MTM certification program today.


Steps to Certification:


The first step is to choose what type of workshop you would like to attend:

  • In person workshop
  • Online live workshop (with this option you will be online at the same time I am teaching the workshop....you can ask questions, and interact with others).
  • Learn completely onlihe through our virtual classroom,

No matter which workshop you choose you will still have access to our online program to complete the certification process, and all certification workshops include our business workshop, safety and self care, and breastfeeding workshops online free of charge. If you would like to add an in person business workshop there is an  additional $75 fee, or you can take it online for free.


The final step to certification is to complete and submit the online assignments (to learn about the assignments see below for the program you are interested in entering).  

Why certify with us?

Our programs are evidence based, and our certification candidates can work at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes.  We also offer mentorship and support throughout the entire process, so you are never left worrying or wondering.  Have a question about an assignment?  Send us an email, and you will quickly have the answers you are looking for.  


Our goal is to help you succeed and start your dream career.  

Have questions? Send us a message.

Childbirth Educator Workshop and Certification

Steps to Childbirth Educator Certification

  1. Attend a workshop either in person or online
  2. Complete online written assignments (these will help prepare you for you teaching series)
  3. Complete 3 book summaries
  4. Observe two other educators teaching their childbirth education series
  5. Complete an evaluated teaching series.
  6. Submit evaluations from 3 families you have taught

Fee: $450 workshop - certification included free of charge (in person, virtually, completely online)

All individuals working towards certification will also receive access to our online Early Lactation, online Business, and online Safety and Self Care workshops. 


Business workshop can be taken in person for $75 (online is free).


Certification needs to be completed within two years of joining the program.

Birth Doula Workshop and Certification

Steps to Birth Doula Certification

  1. Attend a workshop either in person or online.
  2. Complete all online written assignments (these will help prepare you for your work as a birth doula).
  3. Complete 3 book summaries.
  4. Observe a childbirth education series
  5. Proof of CPR certification
  6. Submit evaluations from 3 families you have been a birth doula for.

Fee: $450 workshop - certification included free of charge (in person, virtually, completely online)

All individuals working towards certification will also receive access to our online Early Lactation, online Business, and online Safety and Self Care workshops. 


Business workshop can be taken in person for $75 (online is free).


Certification needs to be completed within two years of joining the program.

Postpartum Doula Workshop and Certification

Steps to Postpartum Doula Certification

  1. Attend a workshop either in person or online.
  2. Complete all online written assignments (these will help prepare you for your work as a postpartum doula).
  3. Complete 3 book summaries.
  4. Submit proof of CPR certification.
  5. Submit evaluations from 3 families you have been a postpartum doula for.

Fee: $450 workshop - certification included free of charge (in person, virtually, completely online)

All individuals working towards certification will also receive access to our online Early Lactation, online Business, and online Safety and Self Care workshops. 


Business workshop can be taken in person for $75 (online is free).


Certification must be completed within two years of joining the program.  

Business Workshop to Advance Your Business

Business Workshop - Learn how to make your business a success

This program is not a certification program, but will help you get your business up and running.  


  1. Attend a workshop in person or online
  2. Complete all online assignments (these assignments will help you to move your business forward).

Fee: $75 with workshop or $100 taken alone online

Program must be completed within two years of joining the program.

Early Lactation Workshop

Early Lactation Certficate Program

This program is not a certification, but  you will receive a certificate of completion for attending.

Fee: $100 for online self guided program

Program must be completed within two years of joining the program.

Safety and Self Care Workshop

Safety and Self Care Certificate Program

This program is not a certification, but you will receive a certificate of completion for attending.

Fee: $25 for online self guided program