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. (www.CAPPA.net) 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.

Training we offer

Ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support? 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.

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Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. (www.CAPPA.net) 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.
 

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Ready to become more proficient when offering professional labor support as a hospital staff member? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Hospital Labor Doula with CAPPA. This twelve hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CHLD 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 hospital staff, including hospital program doulas, labor and delivery nurses, and more, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified hospital labor doulas with CAPPA

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+ The CAPPA Labor Doula Training

Ready to become proficient when offering professional labor support? 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.

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+ The CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training

Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. (www.CAPPA.net) 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.
 

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+ The CAPPA Hospital Labor Doula Training

Ready to become more proficient when offering professional labor support as a hospital staff member? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Hospital Labor Doula with CAPPA. This twelve hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CHLD 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 hospital staff, including hospital program doulas, labor and delivery nurses, and more, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified hospital labor doulas with CAPPA

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Upcoming Training Workshops

Date/Time Event
10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
CAPPA Labor Doula Training (Juno Beach, FL)
10/23/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seminar : Evidence for Due Dates (with Advanced Maternal Age) , Boca Raton, FL
10/26/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evidence for Newborn Procedures Seminar , Juno Beach , Florida
11/01/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evidence for Newborn Procedures Seminar , Boca Raton , Florida
11/07/2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Rebozo Workshop for Birth Professionals, Pt. St Lucie , Florida
11/08/2017
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Rebozo Workshop for Birth Professionals, Boca Raton, Florida
11/11/2017 - 11/12/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
The CAPPA 18 Hour Labor Doula Training (Chicago, IL)
11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
The CAPPA 18 Hour Labor Doula Training (Naperville, IL)
12/04/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Doula 201 Class 8 : Ethics and Scope- let's clear it up
West Palm Beach, Florida, west palm beach
12/08/2017 - 12/09/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
CAPPA Labor Doula Training (St. Louis, MO)

What our Doulas Say

  • Women Honoring Women’s owner, Ruth Kraft, is the first person I point expectant moms to when they begin to explore their options for childbirth. She has a deep knowledge of the various childbirth choices available today and is just as capable discussing hypnobirthing and natural birth methods as she is outlining the options available for medication based pain management in labor. With a deep respect for women, and their right to make an informed choice when it comes to how and where they labor, Ruth brings a wealth of experience to her role as childbirth educator, doula and lactation consultant. After many years of birth experience she still sees the wonder of each birth and can capture those moments beautifully through her gift for photography. If you are just wanting to explore your options, take classes or are ready to hire a doula then Ruth is a wonderful choice to support you during the exciting days ahead as you prepare for the birth of your child.

    Melody Dove
    Doula
  • Ruth Kraft is an amazing Doula, Childbirth Educator, mentor, and woman. Her scope of knowledge in the pregnancy/childbirth/postpartum world is what prompted me to choose her out of the many, many educators out there to further me in my training to become a Doula. Beyond that, she is always extremely willing to help out whenever I have reached out, and truly helps you feel empowered as a woman in any capacity. More importantly, her integrity and ethics are what make me feel like I could entrust her with myself, my baby, and my family.

    Professional Training, Doula, Childbirth Educator, South Florida
    Martha Lerner
    Professional Training
  • Ruth is a well-known and well-respected educator in the community for good reason. The tools I learned during her doula training have proven to be invaluable. I am proud to say that I was trained by her, and I appreciate that she is available for continual help and support.

    Tiffany Reyes
    Professional Training
  • I took my labor doula course last year with Ruth, she is an incredible instructor. She provides so much knowledge and information, I respect her tremendously! You can’t go wrong having her as an instructor or a doula for that matter

    Professional Training, Doula, Childbirth Educator, South Florida
    Natalie Sullivan
    Professional Training
  • I attended a labor doula training course taught by Ruth in April 2016. It was an amazing intense two day training course in beautiful Hawaii and it was worth every second. The knowledge and skills I brought from the training and have been invaluable to me as a doula and the passion Ruth has for birth work I simply cannot put it words! She was just brilliant! I still seek her counsel a year later. If a training or class pops up in your area taught by this above and beyond birth worker please consider taking it!

    Casey Bradley
    Labor Doula Training
  • There are not enough kind words in the world to describe what a wonderful person Ruth is. I did my Labor Doula Training with her and it was excellent. I was engaged the entire time, she used real life events, and she made sure we understood what being a Labor Doula really entails. When I decided to become a Childbirth Educator, there was no one else I wanted to take the training with than with Ruth. When I needed help and advice on a few births, she was readily available to answer my questions. She is always professional and all she does and I can’t wait to some day work along side of this beautiful being.

    Professional Training, Doula, Childbirth Educator, South Florida
    Ivania Montero
    Professional Training
  • Before ever meeting Ruth I assisted the LM I work with attending the birth of one of Ruth’s CBE clients, an interesting couple and if not for her support I wonder if they would have been a homebirth couple at all. It is refreshing to have an independent childbirth educator in the WPB area that supports natural childbirth and homebirth as choices. I first met Ruth online and was impressed with her photos. read more

    Mary Rainer
    Professional Training