Training Coming April 2024…

Are you ready to begin your path into perinatal health? Are you deepening your practice, seeking to gain new skills, or nourishing your passion for serving expectant mothers and new families?.

Mamatoto Village offers training and professional development to potential, new, and experienced people seeking pathways into the profession of maternal and child health, human services, and public health.

See our ​​Scope of Practice Chart comparing doulas and Mamatoto Perinatal Health Workers.

  1. Perinatal Health Worker Training (PHWT)

    Through comprehensive and structured training and practical job experience, PHWT seeks to increase the number of highly skilled and culturally congruent Women of Color employed in the public health and human service profession.

  2.  Lactation Specialist Training (LS)

    The Lactation Specialist (LS) training is designed to provide each student with a foundational understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human lactation and lactation management skills in working with the breastfeeding dyad.

  3. Mamatoto Village Academy (MVA)

    MVA is a culturally resonant professional development platform consisting of hybrid and asynchronous courses for perinatal health experts and providers of all backgrounds.


The Perinatal Health Worker Training is as intensive as any college-level course and participants should expect to dedicate a significant amount of time to study during the duration of the training. Expect at least 10-15 hours per week. The dates can be found on each training-specific page.

You will need access to a computer, the internet, and a printer. You may also want to purchase a 32GB flash drive to save all the resources that are provided.

$2100 (local); $2800(offsite), however, we do offer scholarships for local trainings. Payment plans are available. Inquire for details. The training fee includes quality instruction, online course, resource book, books, bag with accessories, access to extensive literature and other resources, as well as starter supplies. You will need to set aside an additional $200-$300 to purchase books. We have most of these books available to borrow, but you may want to purchase them on your own.

Expanded Birth Skills Training
$1000 – Standard rate
$500 – PHW trainee
***Fee includes 200+ page resource manual, training supplies***

CBW Course
$1000 – fee includes 200+ page resource manual, training supplies.
Internship after training; $1000. This includes births needed for certification, 6-months of mentorship, as well as professional development.

Lactation Specialist Training – 45hour
$625 includes in-person training, resource book, tote bag, and lactation materials

There is an initial deposit required to secure your spot in each of the training: CBW/Expanded Birth = $300 and PHW = $500. Following the deposit, you can choose to pay the remaining balance in two or four installments. All payment plans will incur a $10 fee. We offer limited work-trade scholarships for the PHW Training only (income must be verified and interview conducted) that are full or partial in nature.

All materials and supplies are purchased in advance for the training based on the number of registered participants, therefore, no refunds are issued for the training. If you decide to withdraw from the course, you will receive a credit that can be applied for future training with Mamatoto Village at the current rate. Credits must be used within one year. You will also be assessed a fee of $150. If you do not use your credits within one year, you will forfeit your paid fees. Withdrawal of deferment forfeits any work-trade scholarship or payment arrangements.

At the completion of the training, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon higher.

Yes! If you are interested in bringing one of our training to your city, email or call us to begin the process.