Are you interested in advancing your skills as a birth professional? We welcome doulas, nurses and other professionals who wish to hone labor and postpartum support skills in a hands-on learning program. Our Advanced Practice Birth Support training has been offered since 2008 and has become an exemplar for higher level training for birth professionals. We enlist the latest evidence-based research and the most respected professionals in our birth community to continue to improve and update our training each year.
Topics include advanced anatomy and physiology of labor and birth, advanced breastfeeding support and biological nurturing, doula care in the immediate postpartum period, scope of practice, HIPAA and privacy practices for birth support professionals, effective communication across the birth team, advanced positioning techniques for labor and birth, family centered cesarean birth, complementary therapies for pregnancy, birth and postpartum, and more.
Our 20 hour training can take your birth support skills to the next level and prepare you to work in a variety of birthing environments, including the unique atmosphere of the free standing birth center!