What is a doula?

(virtual workshop)

 

Tuesday May 4

This virtual workshop will look closer at the history and evolution of the doula, or birth attendant practice, specifically for black and indigenous birthing in America. We will discover the different types of doulas, professional licensure and certification, average costs and a few tips on how to hire a doula. We will also explore what research says about how doulas can affect birth outcomes, especially for black, brown, indigenous and other birthing people of color.

 

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is beneficial 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

Tuesday May 4, 2021                 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

Saturday May 15

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. We will look at the epidemiology of birthing outcomes (c-section rates, maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, etc.) with midwifery care and how birthing outcomes have changed for Black, Indigenous, Brown and other birthing people of color. This workshop will focus mainly on pregnancy and birth but will also briefly look at other issues of reproductive justice.

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 May 15, 2021

10am - 12pm

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

Part One:

Thursday May 20

Part Two:

Thursday May 27

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, social conditions such as income inequality, racial inequities and gaps in education 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 and what can be done to improve birthing outcomes for BIPOC birthing folk. 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 May 20, 2021 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

(click here to register)

Part Two:

Thursday May 27,  2021

8:30pm - 10:30pm

(click here to register)

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