Become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)!

If you've always wanted to teach childbirth education, this is the course for you!

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.

The Family Way Lamaze Accredited Childbirth Educator Program is one step in the eligibility requirements. Learn more about Lamaze certification at: www.lamazeinternational.org/ExploreLamazeCertification.

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.

Faculty

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.

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

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

 

Fees

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
  MotherMeDoulas@gmail.com 817-67Doula

MotherMeDoulas@gmail.com
817-67Doula

MotherMe Doula Training

We are located in the heart of Dallas, TX. 

Become MotherMe Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula

Are you feeling the drive to support expectant families through the delicate and sacred months of growing and birthing their tiny human?

Our training helps you learn the value of doula support, the physiology of pregnancy, labor, childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care in the early weeks. Each module focuses on how you, the doula, can positively impact the outcomes for mothers, babies and help dramatically improve the memory of their birth experience.

  1. Watch the Orientation to answer most of your questions. If this seems like home to you, then,
  2. Complete your Registration
  3. Make  your payment and
  4. We'll put you on our Roster!

Choose your payment plan

The full fee for either format option is $1200.

You may wish to pay all at once or may need the option of making payments. A non-refundable retainer of $300 holds your space in our classroom. 
When you register you will receive a quote with several payment options to suit you best.

Should you be choosing payment options, please note that you must be up to date on payments before attending your next module.

If you are taking the FAST-TRACK option,  your 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.

 

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

  • Get started with Required Reading – The list will be emailed to you following your completed registration.

  • Register for and attend Lamaze Parts #1 & #2 prior to workshop if not included in your workshop dates. Fee is waived for registered Doula Trainees.

Choose your workshop format

  • FAST-TRACK 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 10-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.
  • ONE-ON-ONE FORMAT covers all the same information but you schedule your modules with your trainer as you go. 

Graduation requires all assignments completed within syllabus guidelines.

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. Successful candidates will be approved as MotherMe Certified Doulas (MMCD).

  • 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 opportunities 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 HealthyBirthClass@gmail.com.