Listen in as Laura Nance, a Senior Program Advisor for CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), tells us all about the organization.  CAPPA was birthed in 1998 and has a mission of “Education. Support. Success.”  Laura takes us through how they have grown over time and what they had done to support members and families during COVID.  She also gives us a glimpse of where the future is taking this international organization.   

Laura Nance is the Senior Advisor of Postpartum Doula and New Parent Educator Programs for CAPPA and the co-developer of the New Parent Educator program. Laura has been involved in the perinatal world since 2000 and is CAPPA-certified and active in her community as a New Parent Educator, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Pregnancy Fitness Educator, Postpartum Doula, and Labor Doula. She is the owner of For Love of Baby, a doula and educator cooperative offering professional perinatal services to families. She has been a trainer with CAPPA since 2005 and trains for the postpartum doula, new parent educator, and lactation educator programs.  

Listen and Learn: 

  • About why CAPPA was created 
  • How certification matters  
  • How Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics promotes professionalism 
  • That building bridges with other professionals promotes doulas and supports families 
  • The family-like atmosphere that is a hallmark of the CAPPA organization 
  • The secret of using a positive mental attitude to fix negative things 

Resources & Mentions: 

CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association

Contact the office at [email protected] 

Call 1-770-965-9777 

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