Introducing our Advanced VBAC Doula Certification
The Advanced VBAC Doula Certification system is the most comprehensive VBAC doula training in the world, perfectly packaged in an online, self-paced video course — all designed to teach you how to increase your ability and confidence in supporting parents birthing after Cesarean.
Together we have helped hundreds of doulas increase their knowledge and fine-tune their support methods. We are the VBAC pros.
We know how to give you the wisdom and tools to move you from where you are now to the VBAC doula you want to be — one where you are your client’s expert guide, perfectly equipped with all the tools you will need along the way.
This course is right for you if:
- You want to feel stronger and more prepared for birth support
- You are looking to be confident and thriving in your doula career
- You want to know the difference between information based on facts vs. fear
- You want a community of doulas who “get you”
- You want to learn how to navigate around your VBAC birth community
- You are ready to feel 100% in control of your VBAC support
Education is critical – if you don’t know the options available, you won’t have any to offer to your clients. Learning how to identify a VBAC supportive provider, the facts about uterine rupture, and how to encourage the pelvis and baby to be in the best position for birth is critical. We will teach you how to help your clients make informed decisions about their care and how to advocate for themselves in the birth space. Teaching doulas about VBAC is what we do every day.
In this course, you will learn…
- What makes a VBAC parent different
- Processing Cesarean birth with your clients
- Essential VBAC stats & facts
- VBAC and C-section risks & benefits
- Red flags for providers and birthplace
- Safely avoiding C-sections
- Signs of uterine rupture in labor
- What to expect during TOLAC
- How to support the emotional needs of yourself & your clients
Are you ready? Let’s do this.
We encourage our birth worker students to have completed comprehensive training related to their course of birth work before attending this VBAC support class. This is not a typical doula training. We focus exclusively on the extra information you need to prepare yourself to support your clients as they prepare for VBAC.
Hillary Powell –
This course provides so much VBAC specific information for supporting families. It is a perfect supplement to other training which does not go as in-depth with VBACs. Considering the amount of cesarean births happening in the US, this is an important tool to have in your doula resources. In addition to the valuable course content, the referrals and community support after completing the course are paramount! So many VBAC referrals coming into my business from the Find A Doula page! 10/10 would recommend.
I’ve gotten so many clients from being a VBAC Link certified doula!! The community they have built for VBAC moms is incredible, and this course is amazing for birth workers. I did not have a csection myself, but being able to learn from two women who have had VBACs has helped me relate to my clients so much more!
Hannah Troyer (verified owner) –
If I could give the VBAC Link 5 millions stars, I would. It’s just that good! I have been a doula for 3.5 years now and have supported multiple VBAC mamas. This course has changed everything about how I will support, educate, and love on VBAC mamas from now on. The evidence based information, positive attitude, professionalism, education, encouragement, and JOY I have received from Julie and Meagan leave me at a loss for words. I am so grateful I found this incredible source of information on VBACs. I am sharing it with everyone I know! If you are on the fence about buying this course, just DO IT. You won’t regret this invaluable information that has been tied up in such a easy to learn package. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you VBAC Link!!!!
I LOVE THIS COURSE. I am an experienced doula and I’ve supported a number of VBAC clients in the past. But I will doula differently now that I’ve taken this course. I loved the information. I also love the connection you have to the VBAC link community after your certification is done. HIGHLY recommend. 🙂
Nouran Ibrahim –
It’s more than amazing
I’m already working with two moms hopefully they will have a successful VBACs
Katie Foerster –
Julie and Meagan and WONDERFUL. This course was so beneficial, I pull out the manual often when supporting VBAC clients. Worth every penny.
Rowan Steiner –
Such great content! As a birth worker, I felt it was extremely necessary to have this education. Thank you vbac link! You guys are amazing
Allison Mennie –
Very clear and de-mystified a lot of info for me. I loved having the booklet to use to follow along and I bring it with me to my VBAC client meetings. Highly recommend taking the course to broaden your knowledge and better support VBAC clients.
Dolly Mama –
This course has been so beneficial to me as a Birth & Postpartum Doula. While supporting the birthing person it helps to give them insight even to first time Birchers ! It’s a wonderful tool to have. My manual is so well worn, I need to order another. Julie and Meagan are always willing to answer any questions that I have encountered along the way. I most definitely recommend to any birth-worker or birthing person to take this evidence based course!
Jenn Fantasia –
This course was just what I was looking for ro be better equipped to help my clients trying for a VBAC. The book goes with me to every VBAC client meeting and is referred back to often. So grateful that I found this course!
I’m not even sure words can justify how beneficial and eye-opening this course truly is. Truly worth it! I love that i a manual to refer to everytime I teach a VBAC mom
Sara Pixton –
I LOVE The VBAC Link and everything they do! This course is comprehensive and gave me the confidence I needed to support two mamas through successful VBACs… with more to come! I love how Julie and Meagan are dedicated to being research-based, up-to-date, personable, professional, and all-around fabulous!
Kassie P. –
This course was really great. I enjoyed having the materials in front of me while I was working through the online modules. I also love the look of the materials. I was working with a VBAC client while getting my certification and I don’t think that I would have been successful without doing the course. Meagan and Julie did a phenomenal job creating this awesome resource.
Whitney Hollingsworth –
This course was fantastic and so thorough! The combo of having the manual and online modules was really great. I also loved keeping the manual in my doula bag for as needed reference during my VBAC prenatals. This course gave me more knowledge and insight to come alongside my VBAC clients and better serve them as they prepare for birth!
Brooke Volpe –
A manual that never gets put in the corner – like never. I am so grateful for the time and energy that went into the advanced doula VBAC course. The manual is constantly referenced as I continue to support VBACs as a doula, from helpful communication tools to easy statistics and considerations, pros and cons, so much content! I feel so blessed to have found this course.
Ashley Miranda –
I absolutely LOVED this training! As a VBAC mama myself I loved how this course helped me learn even more about VBAC and Family Centered C-sections. I really liked having the physical book with the digital copy! I’m a weirdo in my generation and love to be able to hold the actual book in my hands, while highlighting the things that are the most important to me
Haley Kerr (verified owner) –
Excellent course, very clearly laid out with materials in hand for notes and references. Also enjoyable to get to know Julie and Meagan, and their experiences!
Whitney Lancaster –
This is a wonderful course. I especially love having the physical workbook to reference with my clients when needed. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
I learned so much at this training. I love being able to go through and highligh and bookmark important topics to discuss with my clients. Thank you Vbac link you ladies are amazing!
This course was SO informative and gave me the knowledge and ability to support my doula clients.
The authors are so sweet, knowledgeable, professional, and provide continuous support to all the doulas.
I definitely recommend this!
Zaineb Masood –
Marvellous course content. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and often refer back to the manual when dealing with clients. The manual is one of my major resources to look up to when dealing with VBAC mamas.
Thank you Julie and Meagan!
Bonnie Baker –
The VBACLink is seriously changing lives! I’m so glad I was able to take this course to further educate my self on how to help women achieve an empowered birth experience, not just a successful VBAC.
Hillary Powell –
If you are a birthworker, you should take this course! If you are on the fence about whether to do it, take the leap and invest in yourself! Your clients need this information and you need these tools!
TOLAC/VBAC should be treated just like any other birthing person, but there is certain preparation and information that needs to be offered to them, and your course covered that. The value is held in your careful recognition of how best support our clients who are doing a TOLAC.
I cannot praise you two enough for the fear release activity. Honestly, it is something I can apply to even myself, before and after a birth, and even in life in general. Thank you for that. It has already helped three of my VBAC clients!
I’ve been a doula for 11 years, and have seen changes occur over time, but there is still a ways to go! This course was a FANTASTIC way to brush up on the latest statistics and to do some well needed continuing education on the current state of VBAC here in the US. Thank you!
Nicole (verified owner) –
THANK YOU for mentioning the undercurrents of racism still afflicting modern medical care!!!
Jenny Putnam (verified owner) –
This course was so helpful to my doula practice! I especially appreciated the evidence-based information, which my clients have found particularly useful. The tools and the manual are all invaluable!
Jill McKnight –
I absolutely LOVE the VBAC Link! I am so thankful for the information provided in this course, I only wish I had access to it when I planned my VBAC almost 10 years ago! I highly recommend this course to birth workers and doulas.
Carla Hamze –
I love love the course, it is very organized and straight to the point. I love the fact that i can get back to the course anytime. In addition to that the manual is very useful.
Jennie Kieffer (verified owner) –
I loved this course! As a VBAC mama myself, a doula, and educator this course provided real life tools to help clients through their pregnancy and birth experiences. I came out of it with stronger knowledge of the history of VBAC and the many ways to help clients navigate their births.
Lucia Killian (verified owner) –
Great information to feel informed and prepared to help my VBAC clients.
Sarah Rioux (verified owner) –
I cannot say enough positive things about the training provided here by Megan and Julie. Knowing ways to better support your clients and have evidence based information to provide to them brings a whole new level of confidence both to myself but my clients as well. Their down to earth approach allows you to feel like you’re having an organic conversation (or listening to their podcast, also great by the way!) and feels less like a stuffy training.
Erin Stanton (verified owner) –
I absolutely loved this doula training course. I feel far more prepared on the unique needed of the family planning a VBAC birth. Thank you so much for creating this resource for birth professionals and families.
Catherine Young (verified owner) –
I love this VBAC Doula course! The information Julie and Meagan provide is very beneficial to anyone planning for a VBAC or supporting a TOLAC client! The course is based on findings from the latest research in the industry. It is delivered in a caring, empathetic, and heart-felt manner. VBAC birth has changed since I’ve had mine, and I need to know the latest to best serve my clients. I also need to be sensitive to their individual needs. Because of this course, I feel much better prepared to support them.
Kinsey Rings (verified owner) –
Halfway through my VBAC doula certification course- it is phenomenal. I feel already so prepared. The information is thorough, and yet easily presented for anyone to digest. If you are looking to further your knowledge and support for birthing parents planning for a VBAC, I would highly suggest this course!
Gabriella Kinsley (verified owner) –
I LOVED this course! I learned so much and binged the whole training. I feel so ready to help my mamas achieve their VBACs! I think this course should be required for all doulas.
Hannah May (verified owner) –
I’ve been wanting to do this course for years. I’m so glad I finally did!! I loved the holistic, well-rounded approach. I’m so excited to utilize what I learned with my clients, especially the fear release and the well mama check-in.
Lacy Anderson (verified owner) –
This course was very easy to follow along with! I think the information they provided was really helpful and beautifully explained!