SBD Doula Registration

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Learn how to serve families well.
Join our Birth & Bereavement Doula® program.


 Join Excellence.


Please enjoy our full listing of advantages of becoming a certified
Birth & Bereavement Doula® by clicking here.


Established in August 2011, stillbirthday provides the most comprehensive, globally accessible, dual training program of its kind, combining a complete birth doula preparation program with an intensive bereavement doula training.  Upon successful completion of our course and earning the SBD credentials, you will be capable of providing support for birth in any outcome and in any trimester.

If you are in need of a doula right now, please click here to view the stillbirthday global doula network listing!

Through stillbirthday, you can earn globally respected and federally protected credentials as a

 Birth & Bereavement Doula®

Join us at Stillbirthday University

About Our Learning Sessions

  • This is a fully online, at-your-own-pace, group support, certification program.
  • Registration is always open and you can register now.
  • There are four, 12 week learning sessions held each year.
  • You will have access to 8 modules.  These modules contain your reading chapters, supplemental content, and corresponding open book exams.  While we facilitate completing these modules in a weekly format (offering four free “flex” weeks in your learning session), we support the pace you need to graduate.
  • You will have access to an online classroom group for enrichment, dialogue and support.
  • You will have access to our private student database, which contains your learning modules.

2017 open session schedule:

  • {session 01} January 2 to March 25
  • {session 02} April 3 to June 24
  • {session 03} July 3 to September 30
  • {session 04} October 4 to December 30

About Our Learning Program

You can click to view or print the Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula® learning promotional material,
for yourself, or to give to any of your medical providers:  SBD Promotional Material

 We offer a day training workshop for hands-on learning.
This can be a fantastic addition to your SBD® certification!

We are so excited to announce our partnership with the adoption doulas registry!  Becoming an SBD Adoption Doula starts by joining this training!


About the SBD® Doula

Visit to gain the info on all the SBD® Doula can do for families, care teams and communities.

Earning the SBD® Credentials

The SBD credential is Still Birth Day abbreviated, certifies you as a Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula®, and represents Supporting Birth Diversity.  This means:

  • means that you are part of the first and best organization and training of its kind.
  • makes you part of a globally respected and federally recognized academic institution and credential.
  • you will be prepared to provide support to families experiencing any birth outcome and provide support for birth in any trimester.
  • means you’ll be certified as a “real doula” who has far superior knowledge in the most subjects pertaining to pregnancy, birth, postpartum and bereavement. 
  • makes birth and bereavement support training accessible and inviting to medical and birth professionals.
  • makes birth and bereavement support training accessible to mothers who simply want to support their peers.
  • means you are a part of a professional, reputable resource and team dedicated to providing support to families.
  • means your listing at the site will be in a highly noticeable location complete with profile photo (optional) and a short description of yourself.
  • means you’ll be part of our global paradigm shift that places intuitive compassion coupled with a skilled love as our basis of support and as a replacement to the current, sanitized fear based approach which limits support to families experiencing birth and/or bereavement.
  • places you within our online group that encourages fellowship, continued education, and ongoing social, professional and educational benefits.
  • means that you can access professional mentorship through the duration of your career.
  • provides exclusive discounts on valuable supplies as a birth & bereavement doula.
  • provides a platform for advancement as an SBD Regional Representative, SBD Chaplain, a member of our SBD Diversity Team or becoming an authorized stillbirthday workshop presenter.  Email for details.
  • Again, please enjoy our listing of even more reasons and benefits to joining SBD!

Who teaches this class

Heidi Faith, the founder of stillbirthday, is the educator of this course. Click here to learn about the class instructor.

Contact Hours

SBD graduates may eligible to earn 35 nursing contact hours:

  • successful completion of the entire program, and
  • weekly participation in classroom (one comment/question weekly minimum), and
  • book review “Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss”, and
  • a second book review from our title list, and
  • training evaluation.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Heidi Faith at 816.343.4615.


 Register Here

Get Enrolled Today! 


  1. Complete Tuition
  2. Join our Admissions classroom group

that’s it!

You can complete your tuition one of two ways:

  • send tuition instantly – find your Hello & Welcome packet in our Admissions classroom group.
  • or, receive your Hello & Welcome packet instantly as a download right now.
    Just use this feature:


Our Admissions classroom group is an online orientation group where you’ll complete the narrative portion of registration via our Welcome Letter, select your session, get on our roster, and find everything you need – our Hello & Welcome packet for new students is there, and so much more!  That’s it!

If you don’t see your Admissions group, have any tech issue in registering, have a large group you want to educate, or don’t use facebook, just connect with Heidi Faith, through email at, message on facebook, or,

Join our SBD® Open House group to share any questions you have about the enrollment process.




Once you are enrolled, you can enjoy the SBD University Student logo
at the very top of this page to add to your blog, website or social media page. 

Upon successful completion of the SBD birth & bereavement doula  program,
you’ll receive permission to bear the official SBD doula logo,
among many other benefits.
Click here to enjoy our full listing of benefits!


About Tuition

Enjoy competetive pricing!   The price for this double certifying, credentialing course is only $250.00 USD
SBD U does not offer refunds for tuition for any reason: all proceeds, including tuition, are immediately invested into our many in-person and global support resources for families. We firmly believe that every mother has the right to choose to have a doula, and when you join our team, you become a very real part of seeing this happen.  We offer scholarships and sponsorships.

You can learn more about tuition, scholarships and sponsorships here.

SBD Deep Discount: 

The circumstances for our deep discount can include:

  • Occasionally SBD will provide a substantially deep discount.  We make this announcement on social media.
  • If you are supporting an already SBD certified doula, or with approval, an SBD enrolled doula, “partner discount“, or,
  • will be the first SBD doula in a large region, state or country (first in discount).

If you utilize this payment option outside of these terms, however, you will need to complete the remainder of your payment before being officially registered.  “First In” and “Deep Discounts”  and price matched fully sponsored doulas all may be qualified for this $125 savings.



Join our SBD® Open House group to share any questions you have about the enrollment process.


See how you can support a family as a Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula®: