Istanbul Birth Academy
Istanbul Birth Academy is the corporate to organize childbirth education for families and professionals.
Istanbul Birthing Academy ‘Birth With No Regret Childbirth Education and Doula Training’
(120 hour theoretical and practical standardized training under one to one supervisions)
The Rules for getting certified by Istanbul Birthing Academy:
1- They have to finish all the modules (108 hours)
2- To be a doula, they have to finish Childbirth Educator Course, all doulas are also childbirth educators
3- They will join to a routine Childbirth Education Classes for the couples
4- They will organize a non- paid group for their education which will include 6 couples, and will take 4 weeks (3 hours each week) including all the subjects. After every group lesson they will get supervision from the Academy teachers. (This is our difference and the main key for a standardized graduate about teaching the same knowledge with safety)
5- They will participate at least 4 births. (health professionals 2, others 4) Half of these births will be together with our Professional Birth With No Regret Team (Obst. Midwife, Birth Psychologist) After every birth they attend on their own, they will get a form or report from the doctor/midwife and family. Than they get 1 hour face to face supervision from the academy teachers about the birth they attended. (This is also the way to support them and give them feed backs. The experience of 27 years is passed to the students through these supervisions)
6- They will write an article about childbirth education or translate a basic study with their comment added
7- They will join one of the national/international conferences on childbirth education
8- To be a birth psychologist they have to finish the basic childbirth educational and doula training. Than they have 2 more additional modules for birth psychologist
All these rules need to be completed in 2 years time to get the certificate of Istanbul Birthing Academy Accredited Childbirth Educator and Doula Certification. The certificate is approved by Lamaze, APPPAH, HypnoBirthing Institute, Active Birth Centre and ISPPM.