Expecting(nyc) Doula Training

Expecting(nyc) offers the only Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Labor doula training in NYC. Kristy Zadrozny, our founder, will teach you how to apply basic mindfulness techniques, theory, and practice to your personal life and your work as a professional doula. Kristy incorporates story telling, humor, and interactive practices to create a fun, inspiring, and soulful workshop experience. Kristy weaves together her two passions - the evidence based, professional CAPPA certified training curriculum and her experience as a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Educator, to bring you a grounded, multifaceted approach. 

Our ultimate goal is to live in a world where more women and families are emotionally supported through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. That is why we open our doula trainings to anyone who shares our vision. This may be a shift from a traditional doula training in that we really focus on how we can support the expectant family as a larger community. We want to see not only prospective professional doulas but sisters, grandmothers, other perinatal professionals, and friends at our trainings. All Expecting(nyc) Doula Trainings give participants a strong framework for starting a career as a professional doula, a mindful understanding of the birth process, and a realistic understanding of the postpartum period.

For those especially serious about a career path as a doula, we offer an advanced Apprenticeship program. 

Become a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula

Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) is 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.

CAPPA trainings are evidence-based, 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.

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.

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Special Workshops

From sound healing and women's circles to prenatal yoga and reproductive health workshops, check out all we have to offer here.