Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Directory
As of now there are more than 100 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors spread across the U.S. and Canada! If you are interested in becoming an Instructor, please visit our Instructor Program page to get on our wait list for July applications.
Who are these Instructors?
Our instructors are certified doulas and certified childbirth educators who have gone through an additional screening and advanced training program at Evidence Based Birth®.
What do they do?
Teach the hows– how to use your voice during labor, how to talk respectfully with your provider if you feel you’re being pressured or coerced, how your partner can speak up for you, how you can increase your chances of getting your birth plan followed, how you can set yourself up for the easiest birth scenario possible given your unique circumstances.
Some of our Evidence Based Birth® Instructors offer complete childbirth education classes, others teach 3-hour “workshops” where you can learn these techniques, and some offer both options!
Who can attend the 3-hour workshops?
The workshops are open to both parents and professionals. If you’re a parent, your workshop registration also includes one support person. If you attend a live workshop as a professional, you will get one free month in the Evidence Based Birth® professional membership, where you can earn up to 16 contact hours (or 1.6 ACNM CEUs).
What are the childbirth education classes like?
The childbirth education classes offered by our Instructors include official Evidence Based Birth® info. The Instructors have been certified by a variety of organizations and are now approved by Evidence Based Birth® to include our official curriculum inside their classes or to supplement their class with the Evidence Based Birth® online course. These classes are typically open to parents only. Check with your local instructor to find out more about what perks are included in a childbirth education class with official Evidence Based Birth® content.
Why attend a live workshop or class taught by an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor?
If you’re a parent, you might be anxious that you’re not going to get the birth you want! So many parents worry that during labor, they might be pressured into something—leaving them feeling passive or disempowered. Women tell me all the time when they have an overwhelming amount of fear about who or what they might confront during childbirth. At our workshops and classes, we provide you and your partner with an insider’s roadmap to help you take ownership of your birth, talk with health care providers with confidence, and walk into the birthing room with a sense of calm—knowing that you have a supportive team that has your back!
If you’re a professional, you will learn tips and tricks for how to help your clients get evidence based care! You will also find that when your clients attend these workshops and classes, they are more prepared to advocate for themselves and set themselves up for the best birth scenario possible– making your job so much easier! So do yourself a favor… attend a live workshop to see if it would benefit your clients, then if you feel it would be helpful, encourage them to attend as well!
Where are they?
Please view the map below to locate an instructor near you. Workshops and classes will be listed on the Instructor’s website. Note: Currently, our Instructors are teaching Savvy Birth Workshops for Parents, Savvy Birth Pro Workshops for Professionals, and Continuing education seminars for professionals.
** If for some reason, there is not an Instructor class near you, we do offer an online course for parents that offers the same content as the workshop. Click here for more information.