Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? 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.  CAPPA instructors have in-depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs.  As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

Cherry Blossom Doulas Inc. is proud to announce that we now offer CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) training for birth professionals.

The Postpartum Doula is a trained professional that offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to a new family after the birth of their baby.  Postpartum Doulas also offer breastfeeding support, household maintenance, family nurturing and instruction to mom and/or other family members in the care of a newborn.  The Postpartum Doula's job is to make the transition to parenthood easier for new parents, to help mom during her recovery period, and to ascertain what the family needs help with and provide the instruction.

The main objective of the Postpartum Doula's role is not to take over complete care of the newborn, but to educate and support the family so that they will feel empowered to care for their newborn themselves.


The CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training

Ready to become proficient when offering professional postpartum support? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Postpartum Doula with CAPPA.  This eighteen hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CPD 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 postpartum support for perinatal professionals, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified postpartum doulas with CAPPA.

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

The CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training Class includes the CAPPA Postpartum Doula Manual, and covers the following topics:

  • CAPPA certification and policies
  • Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • The Postpartum Doula as Educator
  • Emotional and Physical Support of the Postpartum Mom
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Baby care techniques
  • Calming and soothing techniques
  • SIDS and Safe Sleep
  • Infant Feeding-Choices and Support
  • The New Baby and the Family
  • Home Organization
  • Skills for Special Circumstances
  • Grief/Loss Support
  • Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
  • And much more!

Postpartum Doula Training Dates:

  • March 12 (2 - 6 pm), 13 & 14, 2021 (9 am - 5 pm),  virtual
  • July 9 (2 - 6 pm), 10 & 11, 2021 (9 am - 5 pm),  virtual
  • Dec 3 (2 - 6 pm), 4 & 5, 2021 (9 am - 5 pm), virtual

Tuition Cost: $525 + HST (HST applies for Canadian registration)

*Save 5% when you book 6 weeks early.  Save 5% when you register with a friend.

*Refund Policy: If the training is cancelled for any reason, a refund in the full amount will be given. Written cancellations received more than six weeks prior to the workshop will be refunded all fees minus a $75 processing fee. Written cancellations received within six weeks of the workshop are not eligible for any refund, however payment can be applied to an alternate training workshop given by the same CAPPA Faculty within 12 months. (No-shows are not eligible for registration transfer.) Only ONE transfer of registration is permitted. If applicant does not attend a workshop within 12 months, all fees are forfeited. Applicants should not make non-refundable travel arrangements unless they have received confirmation from CAPPA Faculty that the training is confirmed.

*Payment Details & Refund Policy 

STEP 1: Fill up the registration form below

    Training you are registering for:

    March 12, 13 & 14, 2021 (Fri, Sat & Sun), 2 -6 PM (Fri) 9 - 5 PM (Sat & Sun), Virtual, Markham, ONJuly 9, 10 & 11, 2021 (Fri, Sat & Sun), 2 -6 PM (Fri) 9 - 5 PM (Sat & Sun), Virtual, Markham, ONDecember 3, 4 & 5, 2021 (Fri, Sat & Sun), 2 -6 PM (Fri) 9 - 5 PM (Sat & Sun), Virtual, Markham, ON

    Save 5% when you sign up with a friend! To receive this rebate simply list your friend’s name below. Both you and your friend will receive a 5% rebate only after you have both registered, paid and attend the same training dates. The 5% rebate will be paid back in cash upon attendance of the training. (Does not apply to training transfers). Put in N/A if not applicable.

    *I verify that all the information provided in this registration form is true. I further affirm that by filling out this registration form and by typing my name in the box below, I agree to the terms as given herein, and my electronic signature is in lieu of my physical signature.

    By submitting this registration form, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    I agree to allow CAPPA Faculty to:

    • Publish my name, phone number, and email address for the doula trainee class list & referral list.
    • Take photographs of the training which may include me, as well as allow CAPPA Faculty and CAPPA to use these
    photographs for promotional purposes online and in print.
    • Use quotes from my training evaluations (which I may fill out anonymously) for promotional purposes online and
    in print.

    I agree to the following policies:

    • I am at least 18 years of age.
    • I understand that CAPPA does not assume liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come into contact with while at any CAPPA Event, Training or Activity you may attend whether inside or outside of CAPPA planned location.
    • I have read and agree to the cancellation policy
    • I understand that I may not record the training workshop (audio or video).
    • I understand that I may not photograph any PowerPoint slides, training materials, certificates of completion, or any other intellectual property belonging to CAPPA or my trainer.
    • I may not reproduce, publish or distribute any materials in the training manual.
    • I may not reproduce, publish or distribute any certification materials, other than for the purpose of fulfilling my certification requirements (i.e. copying the evaluation forms for my clients to fill out).
    • I may not reproduce, publish, photograph, share, email, or distribute any materials in the training handouts or manual other than for the purpose of using them for my personal business as a educator.
    • I understand that this course is only one step in becoming a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, Labour Doula or Postpartum Doula. There are several other steps that must be completed by the student after the training in order to be eligible for certification by CAPPA.
    • I may take photographs of CAPPA Faculty and the participants ONLY with the express permission of CAPPA Faculty and the participants. I may not use these photographs for any purpose other than personal use. No photographs from the training may be distributed via email, posted to my website, Facebook account, or other online media, unless express permission has been granted. No photographs may be used for any advertising purpose, nor sold or transferred to any other party.
    • Babies/children are not permitted at training. Nursing babies are welcome during lunch. Off-site childcare arrangements are the sole responsibility of the trainee.
    • I understand that CAPPA Membership, the Childbirth Educator Certification Packet, and the CAPPA Academy Fee are not included in the price of the workshop.
    • Certificate of training completion is given only if the entire training is attended and training fees are paid in full.
    • I understand that I am not registered for this training until I have completed this registration form AND my payment has been received by Su Yin Jordan.
    • I understand that I will receive an email confirmation of registration from Su Yin Jordan within 2 business days. If I do not receive a confirmation, I will contact Su Yin Jordan at suyindoula@gmail.com to confirm that my registration was received.
    • I understand that in the event of a hazardous weather/travel issues, a makeup options will be provided and that Su Yin Jordan is not responsible for all travel expenses, including but not limited to airfare and hotel.


    Contact Us

    Have questions?  Need some more clarity about becoming a Postpartum Doula?  Don't hesitate to contact us.  Just fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.