Labor Doula Trainings 2017-11-29T16:50:57+00:00

CAPPA Certified Labor Doula Training

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.

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.

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

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

  • CAPPA certification and policies
  • Practical application of Scope of Practice, ethics, and integrity
  • Building bridges with medical/midwifery professionals
  • Modeling and teaching positive communication and self-advocacy
  • Support for every stage of labor and birth
  • Hands on practice of proven comfort measures and labor support techniques
  • Emotional support for labor and birth, as well as unexpected events
  • Hospital procedures – risk/benefit as well as alternatives and support
  • Cesarean and VBAC support
  • Prenatal and postpartum consultations and support
  • Breastfeeding initiation and support
  • Business development, marketing, and networking to create a successful career
  • And much more!

If you are interested in learning about the entire certification process including additional fees and requirements, please visit the CAPPA Labor Doula page. Click on the Traditional/In Person (+) sign.


This training is taught by Katie Nyberg, CLD, CPD. Katie has been a certified labor and postpartum doula since 2010. She has served hundreds of women, partners, and babies through her work as a postpartum & labor doula, as well as teaching classes to the community and health care professionals. Katie is a state-licensed educator whose trainings are full of interactive activities and discussions!

Fees & Times

Cost of Tuition:  $425

Cost of Tuition with Late Fee (Less than 2 weeks prior to training): $475

Early Bird Registration Offer! Register and pay-in-full one month prior to training start date to receive a free rebozo! We use rebozos during our labor positioning instruction and it is great to take yours home for your doula bag! Not sure what a rebozo is? No worries! You will learn to use this long scarf to help your clients have a more comfortable labor. (See the green scarf pictured in the photos on this page.)

Referral Rebate: I offer a $25 referral rebate for each student you refer who attends the training. Trainings are even more fun with friends!

Times vary each training. Details about breaks will be available prior to training. Evening trainings will have working dinners (please bring your own food).

Registration Link

Labor Doula Registration Page

What is the Fine Print?

Please read the Terms and Conditions are listed in the Registration Form below and by viewing this file: Terms and Conditions for Labor and Postpartum Doula Trainings

NOTE: Each student must be in attendance during the entirety of the training provided in order to receive a certificate of attendance for this Training Class.

This training is through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). For more information contact: CAPPA Faculty Katie Nyberg   katie@theiowababylady.com  (515) 473-2737

Upcoming Trainings

March 9-10, 2018 in Des Moines, IA. 8:30am-6:30pm on Friday & Saturday.

  • Early Bird Registration ends February 9, 2018
  • Regular Registration ends February 22, 2018
  • Late Registration (additional $50 fee) is from February 23-March 8, 2018

August 3-4, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. 8:30am-6:30pm on Friday & Saturday.

  • Early Bird Registration ends July 3, 2018
  • Regular Registration ends July 19, 2018
  • Late Registration (additional $50 fee) is from July 20-August 2, 2018

September 14-15 in Des Moines, IA. 8:30am-6:30pm on Friday & Saturday.

  • Early Bird Registration ends August 14, 2018
  • Regular Registration ends August 30, 2018
  • Late Registration (additional $50 fee) is from August 31-September 13, 2018
    Register Here


Katie was an amazing postpartum doula trainer. She is FULL of knowledge and so incredibly sweet. Whether you are a family looking for a wonderful and experienced postpartum doula or a doula yourself looking for a training that will help you support families the best, Katie with the Iowa Baby Lady is the way to go.

Andrea S, Omaha NE

I can’t say enough about Katie as a trainer. She’s super supportive and knowledgable and you can tell that she cares SO much for the families she works with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer as well as any family looking for a postpartum doula!

Katie B, Omaha NE

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