In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops, seminars, and classes are 100% online!

Cultivating Empowered Birth? YES! One professional training at a time right here in the MidSouth so you don’t have to travel to get quality CEUs. And you can use your new knowledge to support birth in our community, planting seeds for better maternity care as you do your work. One birth at a time. One parent at a time. One baby at a time. One family at a time.

Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

Do you have a deep desire to help all your clients get evidence based care, but wish you could build bridges with others who aren’t as open to your client’s birth plans? The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 contact hours) was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give professionals the skills you need to make a genuine difference and help your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labor.

Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses Workshop

Are you an L & D nurse who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor? By attending Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you'll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit! All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3.5 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and teach to your peers.

Body Mechanics for Birth Professionals Workshop

Love your role as a birth worker? Find yourself sore or uncomfortable for days after attending a birth? Ever wonder whether you’ll be able to continue the work you love? This workshop, developed by Cultivating Empowered Birth, is an opportunity to learn and practice strategies based on principles of posture and body mechanics to keep yourself safe from injury while providing all the comfort measures your clients need.

The seminars below will no longer be available after December 31, 2020.  Book now before they're gone!

Normalizing Home Birth Transfers Seminar

Designed for home birth and hospital providers, this seminar (1.5 contact hours) will challenge you and your colleagues to address your fears and concerns about transfers from planned home births into the hospital. What guidelines can hospital staff follow 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?

Due Dates (with Advanced Maternal Age) Seminar

Did you know that the rate of labor induction has drastically increased over the last 30 years? In this Evidence Based Birth® seminar (1.5 contact hours), packed with facts, you will learn the evidence on 39-week induction and for induction at or past the "due date". We cover the recent ARRIVE study in depth and we’ll also cover a bit about “advanced maternal age,” and discuss the actual numbers of increase in stillbirth with "older age."

Newborn Procedures in the Golden Hour Seminar

What is the evidence on the safety of Vitamin K? Does delayed cord clamping lead to jaundice? How can we help families who give birth by Cesarean get skin to skin in our local operating rooms? In this interactive seminar (1.5 contact hours), 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!