Heather Ward BD, PD, CCE, CLEHeather@BirthLore.com
Workshops and Mentorships for Birth Doulas
Induction and Other Interventions- How to Guide your Clients to Evidence Based Care
In this six hour workshop we will discuss how to guide your clients to finding the answers they need to make evidence based decisions regarding any interventions being offered to them during their pregnancy and birthing time. Discussion will begin by understanding key definitions and the different types of consent. We will discuss the importance of understanding our clients (and our own) values and beliefs. How these values and beliefs effect decision making for them and how we support them. Then we will delve into how to find quality evidence based research and ways to share it with your clients so you can feel confident you are sharing quality information. Lastly we will delve into Induction- 40% of women will be offered Induction! Though it is not as common as pain medications, saline locks, and fetal monitoring, it can be one of the more complicated interventions for women to understand. What does the research say about who truly needs Induction? What common tests may lead to Induction and how accurate are they? What are the many ways Induction may unfold and what are the pros and cons of each of those steps? I will include some lecture with KeyNote, with group activities and role playing.
You provide the workshop space. $800 base investment for trainings that are in *South Bay, California for up to 15 people/ $25 for each added participant. *Outside of this area will include travel and lodging fees.
Mentorship for New Doulas
Are you a new doula needing a mentor? I have attended 400+ births over 17 years in the South Bay, CA.
As your mentor I will offer you-
- An initial 4 hour meeting to get to know your needs as a new doula, answer your questions, show you what’s in my birth bag, tips for interviewing, what I cover in prenatals & postnatals and review how I run my successful birth doula business.
- Provide you with ongoing email and text support.
- Meet with you in person 2 hours each month to discuss questions you have regarding birth, clients and running a business.
For six months mentoring- $2000/ check, Venmo, or cash.