Welcome to CAPPA - A Professional Organization for Doulas, Childbirth and Lactation Educators
Welcome to the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), the worlds largest childbirth education organization.
For over a decade, CAPPA's mission has been to offer comprehensive, evidence-based education, certification, professional membership and training to childbirth educators, lactation educators, labor doulas, antepartum doulas and postpartum doulas worldwide. CAPPA is proud to provide new and expectant families access to these professionals here. Cappa is a non-profit organization headquartered in the USA, with branches worldwide.
CAPPA certified professionals aim to facilitate empowerment, connection, and self-advocacy in families from pre-conception through early parenthood. CAPPA works to foster and encourage culturally relevant education, support, and training in countries around the world. CAPPA seeks to forge positive and productive relationships with organizations that support healthy, informed family decisions. CAPPA strives to build a bridge of understanding, respect, and communication with all healthcare professions. The organization consists of an international leadership board, administrative team, faculty, advisors, and its membership. CAPPA is the most comprehensive pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding organization available.
The CAPPA Vision
Imagine a world… Where women are encouraged to trust their bodies. Where myths about pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, and breastfeeding are dispelled. Imagine a world… Where women are given the tools they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding experiences. Imagine a world… Where education does not use guilt as a motivator but instead encourages families to make intuitive and informed decisions. Imagine a world… Where women are surrounded by caring, compassionate support throughout the perinatal period. Imagine a world… Where families are equipped to embrace parenthood with confidence. Imagine a world… Where there is mutual respect amongst support professionals and medical professionals, all working together as colleagues to give the best care for families. Imagine an organization … That strives every day to make this world a reality. CAPPA...Reality begins with imagination.
Imaginations, Intentions, Attitudes
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve." - W. Clement Stone
CAPPA is an organization that seeks to empower families and professionals. With that in mind, CAPPA is setting an intention that all members remember this vision in every aspect of their lives. When we project ourselves with confidence, a peaceful presence, positive attitudes, and intentions as well as the constant passion in our hearts for the work we do, we will see the CAPPA Vision moving from imagination to reality...