CAPPA and Operation Special Delivery

In 2009, after over a decade of experience with the Bradley Method® and more than six years of Bradley® certification as a doula and childbirth educator, I ended my affiliation with the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth.  In 2008, I completed a year-long training and certification process with Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) and am now a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator.

I continue to believe in, support, and use the principles and techniques I have learned and applied during my many experiences with various forms of natural childbirth and am continuing my education and training to  develop broader doula skills and knowledge.  Plus, I just love births and I'm excited to learn from different points of view and experiences.

One of the reasons I chose CAPPA for my next certification was Operation SPECIAL DELIVERY (OSD), which provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners have been severely injured or have lost their lives due to the current war on terror, or who will be deployed at the time of birth.

To learn more about OSD, please click here.

I have been asked why I chose CAPPA from among the many organizations who train and certify doulas.  I spent a very long time researching those options before deciding that the CAPPA approach and organization was a very good fit for my personality and philosophy.  I am not discounting the effectiveness and/or quality of other methods or organizations (and indeed, I may train with some of the other groups in the future), but CAPPA seemed to be the best option for now.

© A Joyful Birth 2013