Domestic abuse in pregnancy and postnatal.

A short CPD course, can be accessed as a one off or as part of our Birthworkers network.
Statistics tell us that an estimated 30% of domestic abuse cases begin in pregnancy and that 1 in 4 women are abused. In this short CPD course you will learn what domestic abuse is (you may be surprised), how this may present in pregnancy and postnatal and what you can do to support women you support, this course will also briefly look at women on men abuse.

Supporting Trauma in the perinatal period

This course will help you to understand what trauma is and how to be truly trauma informed. Birth trauma training can often be lacking, this aims to be much more.

Whether it’s Birth trauma or childhood trauma or another type of trauma this course can help understand.

Suitable for anyone working with families or with an interest in the subject.

Trauma can come in many forms and, in our experiences, some practices can cause more harm than good. This short course will challenge some beliefs and will give a better understanding of how to best support women and families in the perinatal period. Giving a new birth trauma training workshop encompassing all types of trauma that may impact the perinatal period. We also have a Level 3 perinatal mental health course if you would like to delve deeper.


This is an online course via Zoom. You will receive access to the link after signing up.

15th September 2023, 15th November 2023, or 15th December 2023. 9:30am – 12noon.

When you book, you will be signing up to the next session. If you wish to book a later date please let us know.

Level 3 Award in perinatal mental health

A stand alone course in perinatal mental health. This perinatal mental health training is suitable for anyone working with pregnant and new mothers and their families.
Mental illness is estimated to affect 1 in 4 new mums and other parents. It is a leading cause of death in the perinatal period. Our organisation was set up following our founders own experience of perinatal mental illness in order to provide a more holistic approach to support. This perinatal mental health training is following 18 years experience to help others better support new and expectant parents.

Join our online information session by booking here. Find our more about this course and others.

There are discounted options and funded options for this training. Please get in touch for more information.
Suitable as a top up or cpd to other training. Accredited by NCFE

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Modules include;

  • What is mental health and what is trauma.
  • Different diagnoses and treatment options for perinatal mental illness
  • How to support women and their families
  • Self awareness and reflective practice.

How you will learn

The course will run, currently, as a mixture of live (and recorded) Microsoft teams, pre recorded materials and self study. You will also get a manual and handbook, plus other goodies, in the post. You will have 3 months to complete the course and will gain access to the materials a week before the course begins, with set Teams sessions as shown below. With access to our Microsoft Teams platform to be able to join other students/ professionals and our staff to get the most from your learning.

We also have a monthly, on off, CPD webinar of Supporting trauma in the perinatal period. Click here to see more.
Written and delivered by our experienced Doula and counsellor/psychotherapist, with over 18 years working with families and with lived experience of perinatal mental illness.

Next dates:

Spring 2024 – starting April 2024.

Autumn 2024 – Starting September 2024

Level 3 Award in perinatal peer support – Doula training

We can now bring you our Level 3 award in perinatal peer support. For anyone interested in Doula training in the UK or working with families.

There are options to get this training free of cost or at discounts and payment plan options.

Doulas support families antenatally, in birth and postnatal in various ways. Our unique model of support has shown to improve birth outcomes, improve the health and wellbeing of mum, baby and the wider family and also improve chances of breastfeeding.
After this training you will be able to support parents in various ways with our support and mentoring.

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and has the benchmark qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3 (using a national framework’s level descriptors). Therefore, allows you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study. On completion of the Customised Qualification by NCFE, learners will receive a certificate of achievement.

This is our accredited Doula training course in the UK.
The cost for this course is currently at a special offer to anyone in the UK, or beyond, who wishes to set up their own branch of Snowdrop Doula CIC. In addition, those setting up a branch will get help and monitoring in which to do this. Joining the Birthworkers Network UK will help you with business and training. Find out more here.

Modules include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • life with a newborn
  • infant feeding
  • self awareness and continuous development
  • listening and counselling skills
  • Perinatal mental health
  • and more

The course will run, currently, as a mixture of Microsoft teams and self study. You will get a manual and handbook, plus other goodies, in the post. You will have 6 months to complete the course and will gain access to the materials a week before the course begins with set Teams sessions as shown below, these are a mix of evening and morning sessions.

Written in house by our experienced Doula and Psychotherapist based on our award winning doula service.

If you like to explore this option please click the “Take this course” button to buy in full. If you would like to chat about options please email us here. We will then contact to have a chat to see if we are right for you. We can then enrol you.

Next dates

  • Winter/ Spring 2024 – Starts February 2024
  • Autumn 2024 – Starts October 2024

Level 2 Award in hypnobirthing teaching

*We are no longer running this course. We have a brand new antenatal teacher training course coming soon*

Our hypnobirthing teacher training course is accredited by CACHE as a Level 2 award. As far as we are aware we are the only organisation to have such accreditation for a hypnpbirthing training course.

This hypnobirthing teacher training is suitable for anyone who wishes to become a Snowdrop Hypnobirthing teacher and has been developed in house by our own team of a Hypnotherapist and a Doula/Psychotherapist.

We offer this hypnobirthing training for anyone who wants to run classes within the Snowdrop Doula brand. Some funded places are available.

Modules include;

  • What is hypnosis.
  • Hypnosis and guided meditation skills.
  • using hypnosis and meditation in childbirth
  • Teaching antenatal classes

You will receive training manuals to work through at your own pace with the aid of comprehensive online materials, forums and video calls via the Zoom or Microsoft Teams platforms. Next dates for the Teams sessions are below. You will have 2 months to complete this course and will gain access to the materials a week before the course begins.

Next dates:

December 2021 – 7/12, 16/12

February 2022 – 1/2, 22/2.

Level 3 Award in infant feeding peer support

This is our online part of our breastfeeding peer support training and is accredited by CACHE/NCFE. Our training does not purely focus on breastfeeding but looks at an holistic model. We have found that our model of support triples the chances of successful and happy breastfeeding.

There are discounted options to this training depending upon what you wish to do with the training. With this training you will be able to become part of our award winning organisation to provide peer support classes and workshops and joining our helpline.
Possibly with paid opportunities.

You will be sent a course pack that will be used for self home study, lots of online videos and audios, a class forum and with video call sessions. There will be some in person sessions once COVID rules allow.

Modules include;

  • understanding breastfeeding,
  • responsive feeding
  • formula feeding
  • the WHO code
  • exploring experiences of infant feeding.
  • and more

With this training we can support you to help families in their feeding choices through groups, one to one and on our helpline. You will be able to join the helpline part way through the training.
Please contact us if you are interested.

You will be booking onto the next course unless you tell us different.

Winter 2022 – Starting in January. 3rd Friday morning of each month 9:15am-12noon for 4 months

Autumn 2022 – Starting in September 3rd Friday morning of each month for 4 months.

You, Your body, your baby-Life with a newborn

An online antenatal class to help you understand what to expect with a newborn. In person and online antenatal classes can often miss this bit out and parents can feel a little bit shocked when they get home after baby is born. This course can help eliminate such worries.

We have numerous on demand, online, antenatal classes for you to work through at your own pace. Click here for more information.

Learning what to expect with a newborn baby can help you to feel calmer before and after baby is born. Looking after a newborn can be daunting as it’s not something first time parents have ever done before. Everyone finds their own way, this helps to prepare.

Everything you need to know to prepare you for life with a newborn baby.
Topics such as infant feeding, care of a newborn, relationships and mental health, sleep. A mix of videos and audios plus written materials for you to use at your own convenience.

As a CIC we are able to keep our costs affordable. You get all the content you need just as a more affordable cost.

You, your body, your baby – Birth expectations

This is part of our on demand, online antenatal classes that aim to bring you lots of information for you to access in your own time. You can also book a session with our Doulas. We have a live online antenatal class session to talk through birth choices on the last Wednesday each month, you can book this session here.

This online antenatal class can help you prepare for the birth of your baby our on demand class includes the following;

  • How birth works,
  • pain relief options,
  • massage techniques,
  • what to expect,
  • when things may not go to plan,
  • and more

Can be used as a stand alone or alongside our other online antenatal courses such as hypnobirthing and Life with a newborn.

Once you have signed up you will be able to access the content here.