Have you ever wished you could…

  • Tackle hard topics together as a community—such as horizontal violence, informed consent, and due dates?
  • Improve relationships between nurses, doctors, midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators (and between doulas-doulas and midwives-midwives, too?)
  • Bring evidence based care into reach for more families by educating yourself and the other professionals you work with?

Here’s the problem…

I’ve talked with birth and health care professionals around the world who are dismayed by the fact that so many families are still receiving care that is not in line with best evidence.

There’s also this thing called the “maternity care power hierarchy,” that pits everyone in the healthcare team against each other—creating friction and division instead of unity and the ability to bring positive change.

It’s time we get together and do something about it!

Enter the Evidence Based Birth® Instructors

We established the Evidence Based Birth® Instructor program in 2015 to create an influential group of professionals who can help you with your continuing education needs in your own community.

Our Evidence Based Birth® Instructors are all hand-picked and specially trained in evidence based care in our team. Instructors are equipped to teach the official Savvy Birth Pro workshop (developed by Evidence Based Birth®) and the Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series in their communities.

What can Instructors teach to professionals in your community?

The Savvy Birth Workshop

Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series

Learning Option 1

Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

Do professionals in your town feel passionate about evidence based care, but sometimes witness hospital policies taking precedence over their client’s choices?

The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 nursing contact hours, good towards nursing license renewals and most doula & childbirth educator certifications, as well as the CPM credential) was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give birth pros and nurses in your town the skills they need to help their clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labour

This 3-hour, discussion-intensive workshop has left attendees completely wowed by the information they learned!

What our workshop attendees are saying:

Cher N. Sealy
RN, BSN, IBCLC,
Cher attended a workshop in Alabama
U.S, taught by Traci Weafer, Evidence
Based Birth® Instructor

“I believe any healthcare professional working with pregnant women would benefit from the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop developed by Evidence Based Birth®.

The three-legged stool approach was a great analogy! The workshop allowed us to dig deep into the intricacies of what evidence based care actually is and isn’t, why it is important, why it is not always the standard of care among health professionals, and impediments to delivering evidence based care.

While I have always prided myself in delivering evidence based care to my patients, this workshop made me realize there was much more to this than I had ever considered. Thanks, Traci!”

“After taking this workshop, I feel more equipped to encourage my doula clients to use evidence to educate themselves as they begin to plan their baby’s birth and prepare to make decisions during labor.”

Andrea Cole, CD (DONA), attended a workshop in California, U.S., taught by Maggie Jennings, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

Learning Option 2

All of the Seminar Series have been approved for nursing contact hours (good towards most doula and childbirth educator certifications, as well as the CPM credential and Midwifery Bridge Certificate), and we have applied or will apply for ACNM CEUs (now called CHs) and physician CEs for each seminar.

Seminar

Due Dates

(1.5 hours, available now!)

Did you know that the number one reason for induction in most countries is going past your due date? In this seminar, packed with facts, you will learn the evidence on induction for reaching the due date and for going past 41-42 weeks. We’ll also cover a bit about “advanced maternal age,” and discuss the actual numbers of increase in stillbirth with older age. Case studies and discussion questions make this a lively seminar that leaves everyone buzzing with excitement. (1.5 nursing contact hours; 1.5 ACNM CHs, #2017/018) #

This Live activity, “Due Dates,” from 03/01/2017 – 02/28/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

Seminar

Newborn Procedures

(1.5 hours, available now!)

In this interactive seminar, we will take an in-depth look at the research evidence on newborn procedures for term infants during the “golden hour.”We will cover the history and research on interventions that happen during the first hour of life—including which procedures are the “best practices,” and which procedures can be safely delayed or declined?

After attending this seminar, you will walk away with confidence in your ability to talk with clients about the potential harms and benefits of at least 5 newborn procedures that commonly occur during the first hour of life.

Seminar

Normalizing Home Birth Transfers

(1.5 hours, available now!)

Designed for both home birth providers and hospital providers alike, this seminar will challenge you and your colleagues to think about your underlying fears and biases about transfers from planned home births into the hospital.

What are the responsibilities of hospital staff when accepting a home birth transfer? What can home birth providers do to ease the transfer? What are the basic safety statistics of home birth and freestanding birth centers, and what is needed to make home birth even safer? This seminar should be taught in every corner of the globe!

At the different places the seminars have been presented, we’ve received wonderful feedback on our evaluations so far!

Attendees have made comments such as:

“Excellent!”

“The perfect mix of humor, seriousness, fun, and evidence!”

“This seminar and the speaker were so incredibly engaging! The audience was on the edge of their seat!”

“So inspiring. I wish everyone could hear this information.”

Can I become an Instructor?

You can learn more about what it takes to become an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor here!

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