Stillbirthday Global Network is an internationally trusted benevolent organization whose philanthropic mission is simply to doula: to nurture sources of perinatal bereavement, strengthen skills of healthcare professionals and increase healthy engagement of perinatal related needs among communities. Since 2011, stillbirthday has served over eight million families in every US state and in eighteen countries internationally. Our Birth & Bereavement Doula® certification program holds the federally registered authority to regulate the profession of Birth and Bereavement Doula, provides thirty US nursing contact hours to successfully qualified alumni and is a complement to any maternity related healthcare credential.
Because stillbirthday is founded by a Kansas City area resident, our community enjoys the services, skills and support of our global organization in a comprehensive, holistic and ongoing way, through the establishment of The M0M Center, our headquarters, located in the beautiful historic district of Kearney Missouri.
Our doulas are equipped to come alongside the healthcare team, providing uninterrupted support for families giving birth in any trimester, and, in any outcome. This includes families experiencing miscarriage and stillbirth, as well as other difficult transitions including NICU care or adoption. With an emphasis to bring the greatest dignity, love and practical support into the most impossible of circumstances, our Birth & Bereavement Doulas® offer a specialized skill set in the spaces where birth and bereavement may meet, with our labor support tools, tangible comfort measures, keepsake making, peer companioning style, and critical equipment such as the Cuddle Cot mortuary device.
About our training:
The Birth & Bereavement Doula® certification program is entirely online, and allows for an at-your-own pace course while enjoying the rich experience of collaborative engagement. With 8 modules set at a suggested weekly pace, you’ll read, review and reflect the chapter content, and then complete a corresponding open book exam. With 8 exams in total, two book reviews and a community resource building project, you will receive the SBD credential, and enter into the journey of your personal and professional lifetime.
Everyone should include the skills and values of a doula into your skill set. Like knowing basic CPR, you do not know when you will need it, to come alongside someone who knows your abilities and could benefit from receiving them.
Our next session begins in the first week of July, which will begin with introductions and getting settled into the structure of the classroom.
How to register:
Because this is a unique opportunity for the Kearney Missouri area, you will circumvent the traditional registration process. We are in need of doulas, and if you are feeling a desire to become one, here’s how we’ll walk this together.
01.} Please visit our general registration page over at stillbirthday.com so that you understand the program structure and critical content. You will not need to submit tuition, but please read the content there for your own knowledge.
02.} Return here to complete this form, below.