Our approach to supporting families through birth is different.
If you feel called to serve the birthing families in your community, or need continuing education or mentoring for your established practice, Sierra Childbirth Institute, based out of Sacramento, California, provides education, training, and mentoring for aspiring and experienced childbirth professionals. We offer birth doula training workshops and continuing education classes, all approved through DONA International, as well as an in-depth mentoring program. At SCI we are passionate about meeting all the needs of the childbirth professional.
At Sierra Childbirth Institute we provide a holistic, evidence-based perspective of birth and postpartum in a comfortable learning environment, as well as online doula training workshops and continuing education classes. Whether you choose online or in-person learning, our classes are all kept small to provide a personalized experience for our students. For aspiring midwives, our birth doula training is often a stepping-stone toward becoming a midwife. And for nursing students and labor and delivery nurses our workshops provide the labor support skills traditional education systems don’t offer.
For families looking for support and education, we also have a special branch of our school– Sierra Doula Services, where we provide birth and postpartum doula services to families in the California Sacramento Valley. Our team of Sierra Doulas are dedicated to helping families have more positive birth and postpartum experiences with the informational, physical, and emotional support they provide.
This course provides an exploration of historical and conventional paradigms around childbirth. Learn the special role of Birth Doulas and how we can help women and families return to the ancient wisdom of birthing and parenting.
During this course, participants will gain in-depth knowledge about the role of a doula during the postpartum period, as well as a personal understanding of the emotions and spiritual nature of birth and life with a newborn.
These courses provide a comprehensive exploration of important topics such as labor support, pre-birth preparation, and specialist knowledge in postpartum care. Take your practice to the next level with our continuing education classes.
Sierra Doula Services
Our doulas provide families in the California Sacramento Valley with nurturing care and support from pregnancy through postpartum. We have hand-selected our team of birth and postpartum doulas for the in-depth training and mentoring we know they received.
& Special Events
Sierra Childbirth Institute offers classes for new students just launching their careers and experienced childbirth professionals looking for continuing education. But we offer more than classroom time — SCI also hosts special events featuring guest speakers, networking gatherings, and film screenings.
About Sierra Childbirth Institute
Sierra Childbirth Institute was founded in 2002 by Janine Maitri. Janine has been a birth professional since 1982 when she became passionate about helping babies, mothers and families have positive birth experiences. She has been on a mission to raise awareness about the ancient wisdom and instinctual nature of birth for 40 years. Janine moved to the Sacramento Valley in 2019 to open a school for birth professionals in the Arden area. With a skilled team of teachers and caring staff, Sierra Childbirth Institute provides doula training workshops and continuing education to aspiring and established birth professionals worldwide.