CAPPA certified professionals aim to facilitate empowerment, connection, and self-advocacy in families from pre-conception through early parenthood. CAPPA works to foster and encourage culturally relevant education, support, and training in countries around the world. CAPPA seeks to forge positive and productive relationships with organizations that support healthy, informed family decisions. CAPPA strives to build a bridge of understanding, respect, and communication with all healthcare professions. The organization consists of an international leadership board, administrative team, regional representatives, faculty, advisors, and its membership. CAPPA is the most comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding organization available.
Type of doulas certified: Birth and Postpartum
Certification requirement highlights: Both in person and online options available
Recertification term: Every three years
Experienced doula path? Yes, a dual/transfer program is available for DONA certified doulas only.
Scope of practice Yes, details can be found on the pages for each type of doula.
Continuing education requirement? Yes
Founded in: 1998
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