What is a doula?

(virtual workshop)

 

Tuesday April 13

OR

Saturday April 24

A doula can be an essential part of your birth team.  This virtual workshop will look closer the history and evolution of doula practice. I will describe the different types of doulas, professional licensure and certification, average costs and a few tips on how to hire a doula. The workshop will be facilitated from the perspective of black, indigenous and other birthing people of color.

 

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is benefical to EVERYONE. It will be a benefit to moms, dads, grandparents, partners, friends, aunts, uncles, teens, seniors – literally anyone that knows anyone that has ever birthed a baby.

Format: Interactive video conference
Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)
Platform: Jitsi Meet for this workshop (https://meet.jit.si/)

 

Dates and Registration

Both dates are the same workshop - register only for 1

Tuesday April 13, 2021                 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

Email revolutionaryfamilyservices@gmail.com to register.

Saturday April 24, 2021

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Email revolutionaryfamilyservices@gmail.com to register.

America’s Infant and Maternal Health Crisis
(2 part virtual workshop)

Part One:

Thursday April 15

Part Two:

Thursday April 22

Despite spending billions on healthcare, Americans have the worst health outcomes in the developed world. In fact, the United States has the highest rate of maternal death in the world – and it has been rising. While there have been amazing improvements in medical technologies, the social conditions that affect health–stress, income, how and where one lives, work, sleeps and eats -have not improved, but in fact, have gotten worse.

 

This two part workshop will look at how social conditions have impacted maternal health in the United States. It will be facilitated from the perspective of black, indigenous and other birthing people of color.

 

 

Part One

In part one of this two part workshop, we will look at the who, where what and why of maternal and infant health in the United States. This will include topics such as the history of maternal health, racial differences in maternal complications and death, how poverty and incarceration affect maternal health and regional differences in maternal health outcomes.

 

Part Two

In part two we will look at what can be done and what is currently being done at the individual, local and state level to help improve infant and maternal health in the United States. This will include topics such as improving prenatal health, promising community level interventions, and looking at how public policy affects maternal and infant health outcomes.

 

 

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for EVERYONE. It will be a benefit to moms, dads, grandparents, partners, friends, aunts, uncles, teens, seniors – literally anyone that has ever been born and who knows anyone that has ever birthed a baby.

 

Format: Interactive video conference

Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)

Platform: I will be using Jitsi Meet for this workshop (https://meet.jit.si/)

Dates and Registration

Part One:

Thursday April 15, 2021 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

Email revolutionaryfamilyservices@gmail.com to register.

Part Two:

Thursday April 22,  2021

8:30pm - 10:30pm

Email revolutionaryfamilyservices@gmail.com to register.

What happened to all the black midwives?  (virtual workshop)

Saturday April 17

This workshop will examine birthing and midwifery in America from 1619 until today. We will take the journey from the shores of West Africa to America’s occupied lands. On this journey, we will examine how European colonization affected the birthing traditions of enslaved Africans and Indigenous people. This workshop will focus mainly on pregnancy and birth but will also briefly look at other issues of reproductive justice for Black, Indigenous and other birthing people of color in America.

Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is open to EVERYONE. It will be a benefit to moms, dads, grandparents, partners, friends, aunts, uncles, teens, seniors – literally anyone that knows anyone that has ever birthed a baby.


Format: Interactive video conference
Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)
Platform: I will be using Jitsi Meet for this workshop (https://meet.jit.si/)

 

Dates and Registration

Saturday April 17, 2021

10am - 12pm

Email revolutionaryfamilyservices@gmail.com to register.

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