Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)!

The LCCE credential assures women and their families that you have achieved a standard level of knowledge and skill. The LCCE Program is the only internationally recognized childbirth educator program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is the nation’s leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations. NCCA also accredits the certification program of The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC).

Lamaze Certification is achieved by passing the Lamaze International Certification Exam, which is offered twice a year.

This Seminar is one step in the eligibility requirements. Learn more about Lamaze certification at:



Lamaze International is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved by Lamaze International for 21.5 Lamaze Contact Hours, 21.5 CNE credits and is accepted by ICEA for 21.5 Contact Hours.

A participant feedback form must be completed by the participant. Partial credit is not available.


Brenda Kirkpatrick, LCCE, FACCE, is the Director of Education for Lamaze Healthy Birth Classes, Training Coordinator for North Dallas Doula Associates and MotherMe Doulas on Call. Brenda is a Reiki Master and an Accredited Infant Massage Instructor.
Jeanne Green, MT, LCCE, FACCE, serving as workshop mentor, is the author of Prepared Childbirth – The Family Way and Prepared Childbirth – The Educators Guide. She has taught childbirth educator and labor support workshops around the country and has presented at Lamaze International, and ICEA annual conferences.

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Medical City Dallas - Tower "E" for Education
City Hall Auditorium, 2nd floor



Early Bird Registration

(Registrations completed on or before November 8, 2018) $500


Late Registration Fee

(Registrations completed after November 8, 2018) $550

Payment plans are provided to you upon registration. You may pay in one full sum, or in 2 or 4 equal payments.
Fee includes the seminar, contact hours, student membership to Lamaze, and support during your certification process. 

Additional Fees

For students who are new to the field of childbirth education who want to sit for the Lamaze Certification Exam, it is required that they purchase the Lamaze Learning Guide/Toolkit. The current price is $225. The cost of the Lamaze Certification Exam is also not included in the seminar fee. Lunch will be on your own.

The Location

Medical City Dallas was the first hospital in North Texas to be designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for excellence in nursing care. After delivery, our patient commitment continues with extensive education classes including breastfeeding and proper child safety techniques.

In addition to an unsurpassed level of care, Medical City offers:

  • A state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit and newborn nursery
  • A Level IV neonatal intensive care unit NICU
  • A pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • A congenital heart surgery unit
  • Neonatologists and pediatric anesthesiologists on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week—we're the only facility in the area with this advantage
  • Luxury Maternity Suites
  • More about Labor & Delivery at Medical City Dallas

2018 Trainings:
              9-Week Program

May 30 - August 1, 2018


MotherMe Doula Training

Location is in the heart of Dallas, TX. Directions and details provided upon registration.

Become a Healthy Birth (MotherMe) Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Our Mission Statement

  • We provide training, mentoring and certification for doulas and a community of sisterhood.

  • We provide a community to empower mother’s freedom to make informed decisions for her options in family-centered MotherBaby care.

What Makes Us Different

  • A Healthy Birth™ (MotherMe) Doula graduate is a person who prepares to become a skilled certified doula through planned, supervised work through the mother’s prenatal to postpartum care, plus related classroom instruction.
  • The graduate doula, when working on the job, serves her own clients with the safety net of having a team of Certified Doulas to ask advice, problem solve and support her through her initial client care.
  • Healthy Birth™ (MotherMe) Doulas graduate training period ranges from one to three years.
  • Graduates are taught the emotional, physical and informational support appropriately given to women and their families.
  • Classroom work is required in subjects related to our trade,as a complement to actually working with mothers and families before, during and after birth.

Who We Are And What We Believe:

Healthy Birth™ (MotherMe) was founded to fill in what we perceived as a gap in face to face support and training that other certifying organizations did not provide. We believe that to truly train and produce the most effective and professional doulas, education must be offered in Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum support. We believe these times in motherhood spill into one another with subtle to dramatic changes, just as the trimesters of pregnancy. In order to truly understand one you must understand how each part affects a woman and her family. We also believe that face-to-face on going training, support and mentorship not only produces professional, competent doulas to go out and serve, it also builds a protective and nurturing community for the doula to seek counsel & support; to be able to nourish her own soul in a calling that sometimes leaves us emotionally and physically drained.

We are a local, D/FW based organization which allows us personal time with our training doulas. We have more than 30 combined years of experience as doulas ourselves; this has given us great insight as to what is most beneficial to new, fledgling doulas.

Join Our Excitement!

We are excited as we continue in our growth as Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Midwives.

We look forward to guiding you through this most incredible journey as you learn to support and guide women through the most sacred time in their lives!

In love and support,

Brenda Kirkpatrick, MMCD, AIMI, LCCE, FACCE

Cost And Next Steps To Becoming A MotherMe Doula In Training


The Steps to becoming a MotherMe Doula-in-Training:

The Steps to becoming a MotherMe Doula-in-Training:

  • Required Reading – you will be provided the reading list once you register.

  • Attend Labor in a Day OR Lamaze Parts #1 & #2 prior to workshop if not included in dates (check calendar)

  • Attend our 9-Module workshop in either format, complete and complete homework according to syllabus guidelines.

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Choose your workshop format

The 7-day format is information intense! Once you have completed each day of your workshop you will be receiving homework assignments every 5 days. Each module assignment is due before the next homework arrives. Late homework will result in additional assignments. 

The 9-week format covers the exact same information but you have a week to assimilate it. Homework is due within 5 days of the end of your module. Late homework results in additional assignments.

Graduation requires all assignments completed within syllabus guidelines.

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Choose your payment plan

The full fee for either format option is $1200.

You may wish to pay all at once for a 10% discount, or may need the option of making payments. A non-refundable retainer of $300 holds your space in our classroom. Payment in full must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of your workshop to give us ample time to personalize your workshop materials.

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Steps to Certification

  • Complete the entire training course of modules including at least one full Lamaze Series.

  • Watch all mandatory videos and provide a one page report of comments and/or questions on portions that you found particularly interesting, intriguing.

  • Complete and turn in all homework according to Syllabus guidelines.

  • Turn in your Doula in Training File Maintenance by the 1st of each calendar month documenting your progress. 

  • Read and provide a one-page report on 5 books from the reading list. This report should be conversational, as if you were speaking directly to your instructor or a client.

  • Obtain and complete 3 birth clients. Provide privacy release of records to the MotherMe Certification Committee. Attend and document prenatal meetings & communications. Turn in all notes. Provide client, provider and nurse evaluations, including phone numbers for verification.

  • Obtain and complete 3 postpartum clients. Provide privacy release of records to the MotherMe Certification Committee. Document all meetings, communications and outcome of each term of service provided. Provide client evaluation, including phone numbers for verification.

  • Some may wish to apply for apprenticeship. You will need to read carefully our Apprenticeship Agreement, complete an Application for Apprenticeship and schedule an interview with Faculty..

  • Send in your request for certification and the committee will review your File Maintenance for consideration.

  • We expect that your complete doula training and certification can be completed within 1 year but you have up to 3 years* to complete the program. A 3 year membership is included in your training program after which you will need to pay the $50 fee annually to maintain your current status.

*If you need longer than your 3 year certification allowance in order to get through our program, we don’t automatically shut you down and make you start all over again. Honest, open communication and working well within our system is beneficial. Keep regular at your education and all the opportu-nities will come at just the right pace for you. Everyone’s a winner in this race because you’re self-paced.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in writing no less than 30 days prior to the scheduled event. Refunds, less an administrative cancellation fee, will be distributed only to individuals who cancel 30 days or more before the scheduled event. No refunds will be distributed for cancellation requests made within 30 days of the scheduled event. The amount of the administrative cancellation fee may vary from event to event.

Please notify A Healthy Birth, LLC of any name changes or substitute registrations at least 15 days in advance of the event. Any funds transfer for substitutions must occur between the registrant and their replacement.

A $35 fee will be assessed on all returned checks.

In the instance of circumstances beyond our control, A Healthy Birth LLC reserves the right to cancel an event. 

Please send cancellation requests, questions or comments to