I wanted to make a pretty big announcement. I’ve known for awhile but I haven’t said anything. I was trying to wait until it was closer to time. However, at this point it can’t get any closer! I’ve been taking care of business with this announcement for this week. But tonight it starts, so I should probably let you all know what’s going on. I’m beginning a doula certification class!
There are many certification classes that are out there for doula certification. Some are in-person and some are able to be online. Of course, either way you must attend some births and document things but for the “book portion” there really isn’t any reason why you can’t do it online. So, that is what I am doing. However, I was a little picky about what online course I am doing this time. I began one a while back that was a great course. However, for me personally I decided to stop with that course because it wasn’t very “guided”. You were given a time frame to finish everything and you were on your own. Which is nice at times. But because this was my first certification, I found a course that was guided. It has live classes online that you attend. You can ask questions or whatever when you are doing that live class. It has a very active area for the students that you are in your class with as well as the instructors. I will probably double up on certifications that are available (both in advancement as well as in companies that certify doulas).
I will be attending my live online classes every Thursday for the next 12 or 13 weeks. Which I am very excited about. I was able to get all the Thursdays off from work (the class is only a couple hours– except for required reading and homework but it is in the evening before I would be off work). So, I’m pretty excited to know that I am off work for a few Thursdays all day long to prepare for the class in the evening. Make sure that I am caught up on what needed to be done for the class for the week. I still have a couple books that I have to purchase that are required reading for the course. Hopefully, I’ll have the rest of them purchased within the next couple weeks. Fortunately, I have several from my previous classes that I just need to read some more.
I have another post planned for frequently asked questions about doulas as well as my plans for expansion on the doula certification. But if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments so I can include that information! Cross your fingers for me!! I’m such a perfectionist.