Maternal Support Practitioner
Classes start March 23, 2023
The most comprehensive combined fertility, birth & postpartum doula training
The bebo mia inc Maternal Support Practitioner Certification is not just a doula training, it’s a community.
Together we will change the climate in which we learn about birth, give birth, and raise our babies. We will take up space, use our voice, and live our purpose.
We are committed to creating a brave space, a space where we discuss body positivity and health at every size, racialized maternal health, access for people living with visible and invisible disabilities, gender-neutral language for trans-birth and gender non conforming folx, the modern family, and so much more.
This 4 month program will not only cover the full spectrum of care, from fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, it will be a catalyst for deeper healing and growth in your life.
We do not just teach you the skills needed to be an awesome Maternal Support Practitioner (aka doula), we guide and support you every step of the way, and that includes business support!
This training is for you if you want to build
a serious doula business.
At the end of the certification process you will be certified as a fertility, birth and postpartum doula. We believe that each stage, from pre-conception all the way through to the first 6 months of life, are so interconnected that they should be taught together.
It takes a village of amazing humans to support you through your education and business creation. Our team of instructors are diverse, interesting, fierce social justice warriors & super hella funny.
Bianca Sprague is the founder of bebo mia inc. She is a badass queer entrepreneur and mom to Graydon. She lives near Toronto.
Bianca feels especially passionate about creating access to quality pre & postnatal care for marginalized communities. She is an advocate for mental wellness for the entire family, and especially for the birthing parent, after suffering from PPD in silence and losing her father to suicide in 2012. She recognizes the barriers put in place for female entrepreneurs and believes that understanding the evolving online space can even the playing field for women in business.
Mrs. Charlotte is 1 of 4 African American women in the state of Louisiana to hold the title of Licensed Certified Professional Midwife.
Her philosophy is to implement training, to provide evidence based education, and to advocate for women living in misrepresented and under served communities. She believes that her “Tea Philosophy” has not only helped to prevent negative health outcomes but has also brought awareness to the disparities and the institutionalized limitations placed on all women of childbearing years, especially minorities. Through her hard work, training and dedication, she will continue to strive in the advancement of Midwifery Care.
In September 2019 Mrs. Goudeau was awarded the Evidence-Based Birth Be the Change Award.
Meg Kant is the Applifier of Connection and Community at bebo mia. She is the proud mama of two happy boys whose motherhood journey has been filled with many ups and downs.
Meg has been providing support to families in Sudbury since 2015. A summary of Meg’s education and credentials include: Certified Doula through bebo mia, Honours Degree in Psychology, Certified Infant Sleep Educator through bebo mia, monthly professional contributor to www.PregnancyAfterLossSupport.com, member of Baby Friendly Initiative through Sudbury District Health Unit, and professional collaborator with The Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Marissa Bolaños is a Mexican audiovisual artist, writer, and birth worker. She is a single mom of two boys. Marissa has been working in the field of birth since 2015 as a doula, childbirth educator, and documentary photographer.
She recently started the podcast "La Revolución del Parto" which centers stories of Spanish-speaking families giving birth outside of the hospital and explores subjects of obstetric violence, immigration, health care access, and body autonomy.
Vickiana Pena (she/ her) is a daycare teacher, wife, and mother from Brooklyn, New York. She is a certified birthworker from bebo mia inc.
Regina Townsend is a professional youth librarian, infertility advocate, and founder of The Broken Brown Egg.
She is passionate about bringing light and representation to the struggle of infertility and its mental, social, and emotional impacts on the African American community.
She believes in connecting people to the resources they need to make informed health decisions. Her Players 2 & 3 are her husband Jahbari, and their long-awaited son, Judah.
Greer Kirshenbaum is super excited to be the first Neuroscientist Doula! She has a BSc in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University, a PhD in Neuroscience and Medical Science from the University of Toronto.
Greer has worked for several years as a postdoctoral research fellow and assistant professor at Columbia University.
Greer is on a mission to revolutionize the future of health by communicating scientific research. Greer worked in neurobiology laboratories for over 15 years studying how genetics and experience shape the emotional brain and influence lifelong mental and physical health.
Why we created
As a new parent living in an unsafe situation, with no support and under-resourced while dealing with postpartum depression, Bianca needed to change her life – and looked to doula training as a way to build a business while supporting other birthers who struggled before, during or after a birth.
Having started out hopeful and looking to change the world (or at least the lives of future clients), after her weekend training Bianca was left with a sinking feeling in her stomach and the overwhelming thought, ‘What now?!’.
Out in the big world of reproductive health, Bianca discovered her training hadn’t actually prepared her to run a business. The business training she did have didn’t feel applicable to her new doula business and she had very few connections within the birth community.
How would she create connections with other birth workers? Who was going to support HER when she stepped into a birth space for the very first time?
The need for support and connection formed the foundation of bebo mia and the creation of the Maternal Support Practitioner Training.
Flexible & Accessible
This program is taught live and online. This means you can do the course anytime. Anywhere. You can login and catch the class broadcasted live on Thursday nights or you can watch the recordings from your private desktop whenever you have time to fit it in. Yes, that means no childcare costs and you can even do the whole course in your PJs! You will have lifetime access to the training, so you can complete it as it fits into your life.
We will meet live and online on a weekly basis for an interactive, workshop style training session that includes discussion, Q&A, presentations and guest speakers. Can’t make it to the live class? No worries, you can listen to the recording when it works best for you.
Learning between classes
Learning continues during the week in your private support group where we will discuss, research, and practice our teaching skills. Guest speakers will join us to share their lived experiences and expertise with the material covered in class.
Access to your support group continues long after your training is complete. Your instructors and cohort will be there for you as you complete your certification and take your first steps as a doula.
Remember how we said we did not want any doulas to feel the way Bianca did when she first began her doula business? Well, that’s exactly why we’ve built Business Support into the entire training. You will leave your training feeling 100% confident in growing your business and marketing your doula services and yes you will even learn to sell your services without feeling yucky!
Let’s have the money talk
We want to support you in achieving your goals and making a difference in the lives of new families! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. Completing your payment plan is required.
We are so excited to support you while you invest in yourself, your education and your career!
What is support and why are we here? Evidence based care and consent
Fertility Issues Etiquette, Tests and Treatments
Fertility, Loss/Abortion, The Modern Family
Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy
Tests & Procedures
Comfort measures and The Epidural
Optimal Fetal Positioning, Fitness and Pelvic Floor Health
C-section birth and special circumstances
The doula’s role, immediate postpartum and newborn assessment
Postpartum care and babywearing
The postpartum period and breastfeeding
Procedures and protocols - Working with clients
Science of Infant Sleep & Mental Wellness
BABYWEARING & Postpartum Planning
All about your business - Setting you up for success!
lus! amazing add ons
Peer Social Group
This training comes with a private support group with peer & instructor support that is there for you 24/7. We totally understand how scary it can be to start working with your first clients. We get it. We have all had our first clients once. Feel 100% supported as you work through your training, build your business, and start working as a doula. Access to this group never ends. We will always be there answering questions and cheering you on!
Business Bonus Class
Class 17 is always reserved for as a business class that has historically blown us all away. Learn from an expert guest speaker on various business topics. We have had guests talking about self-worth, marketing, copywriting, money, mobilizing communities to start a movement and much more!
Birth Worker Mental Health Support Group
To support our students mental health as they go through their training, as well as working with clients we have set up a group therapy program. The Birth Worker Mental Health Support Group is included in your tuition and is available to you whenever you need it. This allows a safe space to process and heal. This is a brave space. We’ve got you!
PEOPLE SAY THE
I loved my experience with Bebo Mia, I had no idea how much I needed them and how much they would add to my life. I joined because I felt like they would give me more than the 2 day classes you can get out there, and boy did they ever! They support you with everything from fertility to prenatal, labour and postpartum to the business side of things! They gave me a community of doulas to feel connected and not alone in this process! I went from wanting to be part of the birthing process to having goals that align with all of my equality values!
They make you feel so welcome that I now want to succeed so that I can make my teachers proud of me as a student!
The #bebobabes offer something comprehensive and unmatched. There’s really no comparison. I’m so grateful to have found their classes and I’m overwhelmingly satisfied with the magical balance of professional and personable that I have found. The fact that their MSP program comes with such a strong sense of community and business building support is a huge deal to me. Thank you so much for all you do.
Obsidian Anyksandria Xiu
bebo mia means the world to me. I have never felt so confident, as I embark on my journey and starting my Doula and lactation business. They used evidence-based information which is vital to me in my practice. Their trainings are inclusive and they really are in tune with the reality of what families face in birth today! I love that the classes were live and I could ask questions, but if life got away from me (which it did) I have access to the recordings for life and can catch up when the time is right. Bianca is so sweet and has emailed me back quickly whenever I had a question. The staff at bebo mia are so kind and welcoming and I can't thank them enough for the education they provided me with!!
This training is awesome. It is very thorough and covers not just the basics, but goes in depth to prepare you to work with clients and all their varying situations. Because it's online, I had the flexibility to complete it around the schedule of my two small children, but with the live webinars and the online community, you also get to know your classmates, brainstorm and encourage one another to dream. The people that I have studied with are awesome humans with visions for serving parents in their communities worldwide - it's inspiring.
A huge thank you to our trainers and all of the special expert guests who imparted their knowledge, experience and wisdom to us during this course.
I highly recommend bebo mia for anyone who is considering doing their Doula training and trying to decide which certification to pursue.
Aysha bisimwa Ali
bebo mia's MSP training is incredible! After doing some research on Doula trainings (in person and online) I luckily stumbled upon the #bebobabes and joined one of their free webinars, where I fell in love with them and their curriculum. I asked to chat with some of their alumni and they all highly recommended the program. Today, after finishing the training I can say it's a blessing to have stumbled upon them and their training is the best and most comprehensive one you will find out there!!! It just gives you so much more than any other program!! Plus, they are an amazing team!! Fun to listen to, knowledgeable and 100% unbiased!! Thank you for doing this and making it available to everyone around the globe!!
The Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula) course is amazing! The online classes have made it possible for me, a busy mom of two, able to work toward my passion.
The classes are fun, exciting and thorough. You truly get everything you would with a weekend workshop and more because you have that continuous support from your fellow classmates and the instructors.
Before bebo mia I felt lost but after finishing my MSP Training I came out with extensive knowledge, support and confidence to be the best I can be for my clients, friends, family and myself.
I found my calling with bebo mia.
The thing I was most excited about, when becoming a doula, was being my own boss but when I took my weekend training it felt quick and rushed. At the end of the weekend training, I didn't feel comfortable taking on clients, and I didn't know how to find them. I felt alone and didn't have anyone to ask questions to. Then I found bebo mia and took their training, everything changed. Since joining the bebo mia family I feel confident in finding clients, becoming my own boss, setting my own schedule.
3-in-1 Birth Worker Training
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PAY IN FULL OR PAYMENT PLAN
- Lifetime access to all 16 modules
- Impactful Guest Speakers
- Online, Flexible & Accessible
- Live Weekly Classes
- Bi-Weekly Birth Worker Mental Health Support Groups
- Private Online Classroom
- Learning between Classes
- Ongoing Mentorship
- Business Support
We want to support you in achieving your goals! To make the training more accessible, we have financing plans available. There are small financing fees if you choose to go this route. Completing your payment plan is required.
Thinking about signing up for more courses with us? Still, have questions or concerns? Need a boost into the course? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelly our world-renowned admin will get you the support you need!
We promise that this comprehensive training process will not only set you up for a successful and meaningful career as a doula, it will positively impact your healing and growth journey as an individual. When you train with bebo mia you gain a path to financial independence and create hope for better birth experiences for everyone.