BirthWorks® Childbirth Educator Training Course, UK

Steps to Becoming a BirthWorks® Childbirth Educator

Would you like to help women and their families in your community have more positive birth experiences? Become a Childbirth Educator for BirthWorks® and receive our high quality training that includes a unique, experiential approach which integrates the mind, body, and spirit. The innovative design of our classes results in participants experiencing personal self-growth, helpful not only in their births, but also in their lives.


  • Developed more confidence in the birth process and their decision making skills.
  • Explored the influence of individual beliefs and attitudes on the birth process.
  • Learned the importance of nutrition, exercise, and the role of the neocortex in labor and birth.
  • Experienced the impact of pelvic bodywork on their labors and births.


  1. Submit enrollment form and pay applicable fees (Contact the office for details)
  2. Completion of the requirements in the comfort of your own home in a self-study course, sending your work to your reviewer and receiving feedback.
  3. Attendance at a three-day BirthWorks Childbirth Educator Workshop held regionally (separate fee).
  4. Facilitate your eight-week (16 hour) course.

Program enrollment: US$395, includes annual BWI membership and 500 pg. Teacher Manual
Workshop: US$450
Program length: 2 years from time of enrollment
Total Certification Cost: US$845 plus cost of books



Receive 10% off titles in the BWI store with enrollment/membership

  1. “Birth Reborn” by Michel Odent
  2. “Ended Beginnings” by Claudia Patmos OR “Survivor Moms” by Sperlich and Seng OR “When Survivors Give Birth” by Penny Simkin
  3. “Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin
  4. “Silent Knife” by Nancy Weaver Cohen
  5. “Scientification of Love” by Michel Cohen
  6. “The Oxytocin Factor” by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg OR “Rediscovering Birth” by Sheila Kitzinger
  7. “Birthing in the Spirit” by Cathy Daub
  8. A Book on Breastfeeding (“Womanly Art of Breastfeeding”, “Nursing Mother’s Companion”, “The Latch”, any other Jack Newman book, etc.)
  9. “Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth” by Henci Goer
  10. “Let Birth Be Born Again” by Jean Sutton
  11. “Essential Exercises for the Childbirthing Year” by Elizabeth Noble OR “Active Birth” by Janet Balaskas

Not Required, But Highly Recommended:

  1. “Sit Up and Take Notice” by Pauline Scott
  2. “Your Amazing Newborn” by Klaus and Klaus
  3. “Birthing Normally” by Gayle Peterson
  4. “The Tentaive Pregnancy” by Barbara Katz Rothman
  5. “Mothering the Mother” by Klaus et all
  6. “The Cesarean Myth” by Mortimer Rosen M.D.
  7. “The Cesarean” by Michel Odent MD
  8. “The Farmer and the Obstetrician” by Michel Odent MD
  9. “Obstetric Myths Versus Research Realities” by Henci Goer
  10. “Five Standards for Safe Childbearing” by D. Stewart
  11. “Creating A Joyful Birth Experience” by Lucia Capacchione & Sandra Bardsley
  12. “Gentle Birth Choices” by Barbara Harper
  13. “Pushed” by Janet Block

Click Here for a list of requirements for the Modified Childbirth Educator Program designed for those who have already certified as a childbirth educator with another organization.

Click Here to register to become a BirthWorks Childbirth Educator. (This link will allow you to email Birth Works® International)

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You may also be interested in becoming a BirthWorks® Doula

Any trouble with registration or payment please contact the office at the Birth Works;