Classes and Workshops

Jul
9
4:30 PM16:30

Virtual Doula Class - Peer Review

What is Peer Review? Why do Doulas need it? How do you get one started in your community if it doesn’t already exist?

Come to this virtual hang out to talk about how adding this to your community gatherings and doula group requirements can help you avoid burn out, learn from your co-workers, feel less isolated and scared about issues that arise in your practice, keep you better informed, gather references and referrals, and be a HUGE component of sustainable birth work.

I’ve started 2 doula groups in different communities, helped set up volunteer doula work at a busy hospital and a long-standing non-profit, helped with the structural support of a budding doula collective and a doula agency, and served on the Ethics Committee in the San Francisco Doula Group for several years. I’ve helped advocate and implement peer review gatherings in each setting and have seen how powerful they can be for creating stronger doula practices and community building.

This is a 1 hour virtual class via Zoom with a $20 per person buy-in.

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Sacramento -- Infant Sleep Basics for Doulas
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sacramento -- Infant Sleep Basics for Doulas

More than ever, families are hearing about sleep training (the good, the bad, and the ugly) even far before baby arrives and so much of the information they’re getting is shallow and fear-based. This class instead focuses on anxiety-reduction through reconnecting with parent intuition while still providing some guidelines for what is typical/”normal” in infant biology.

This class covers the physiological basics of infant sleep patterns, normal ranges of expectations around family sleep, how to find quality resources about sleep to share with clients, a basic rundown of “sleep training” and how to approach the questions and concerns parents have around the subject, and overall how to reduce fear and stress around this topic with those we serve. There’s an emphasis on appropriate harm reduction and thoughtful communication around this sometimes challenging topic.

Midwives, Nannies, and Daycare providers are very welcome to attend.

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Aug
4
9:30 PM21:30

SACRAMENTO - Doula Contract Writing Workshop

I’m coming to Sacramento! Taking my Contract Writing and Infant Sleep Basics for Doulas to The Root Midwifery as well as my Infant Sleep Basics for Parents.

Official times and dates will be announced very soon.

You can buy advanced tickets at a discount through Eventbrite. First three doulas to sign up receive a free digital copy of my Contract Writing book!

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Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Infant Sleep Basics for New Parents at Mini Mint, Santa Cruz

Infant Sleep Basics for New Parents at Mini Mint, Santa Cruz

Sleep! Are you nervous about infant sleep issues, sleep training, and your own sanity around lack of sleep with a newborn? This class is designed not to give you yet another dose of confusing, opinion-based baby sleep training methods. Instead, this class starts with the basics of infant biology so you can understand and address the patterns of sleep you may notice in your baby and start to make adjustments based on your individual family’s needs.

From there, you can learn some tips and tricks from a doula with over a decade of experience working with new families in their homes, as an infant care specialist in a day care, and former nanny.

Learn how you might be able to adapt to baby’s natural patterns of eating and sleeping so that you may not need to do a formal cry-based sleep training method at all. Check out my Infant Sleep Service page to learn more about my approach to sleep adjustment training.

This class is focused primarily on sleep in the first 6 months, and is open to expectant families as well as families with babies any age under 1 yr. You are welcome to bring your kiddos along with you to the event.

$35 per person $45 per couple in advance or $40 at the door

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Jun
12
10:30 AM10:30

Virtual Class - Peer Review

What is Peer Review? Why do Doulas need it? How do you get one started in your community if it doesn’t already exist?

Come to this virtual hang out to talk about how adding this to your community gatherings and doula group requirements can help you avoid burn out, learn from your co-workers, feel less isolated and scared about issues that arise in your practice, keep you better informed, gather references and referrals, and be a HUGE component of sustainable birth work.

I’ve started 2 doula groups in different communities, helped set up volunteer doula work at a busy hospital and a long-standing non-profit, helped with the structural support of a budding doula collective and a doula agency, and served on the Ethics Committee in the San Francisco Doula Group for several years. I’ve helped advocate and implement peer review gatherings in each setting and have seen how powerful they can be for creating stronger doula practices and community building.

This is a 1 hour virtual class via Zoom with a $20 per person buy-in.

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