For Birth Professionals

Are you passionate about evidence based care, but regularly witness hospital policies taking precedence over your client’s choice? It can be frustrating to watch clients receive care that isn’t based on research and not quite knowing how to help.

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.

After attending the 3-hour Savvy Birth Pro Workshop, you will walk away with confidence in your ability to help your clients assert their right to evidence based care in a respectful way that builds bridges, not walls. We believe that the inspirational knowledge you will gain from the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop will have a positive ripple effect that extends to your clients, the professionals you work with, and your community!

You’re no longer alone in the quest to help more families receive respectful, high quality maternity care! The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop does more than provide great skills; it creates a strong community of connected professionals who together share this important mission.

See more from Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN  https://vimeo.com/233536178 

Upcoming Savvy Birth Pro Workshops:
COMING SOON:  Spring/Summer 2019 in the Lansing area.  Contact me to be added to the wait list.

Evidence Based Birth® Seminars

These classes are available to your professional organization or medical/nursing student groups. Contact me for further information.

Due Dates and Advanced Maternal Age (1.5 nursing and ACNM contact hours)

Did you know that the number one reason for induction is “post-dates?” In this Evidence Based Birth® seminar, packed with facts, you will learn the evidence on induction for reaching the duedate and for going past 41- 42 weeks. 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 (1.5 nursing and ACNM contact hours)

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 the operating room? Inthis seminar, we will take a look at the research on newborn procedures for term infants duringthe “golden hour.” We will cover the history and research on interventions that happen duringthe first hour of life—including which procedures are the “best practices,” and whichprocedures can be safely delayed or declined!

Home Birth Transfers (1.5 nursing and ACNM contact hours)

This workshop will challenge you to address your fears and concerns about transfers fromplanned home births into the hospital. What guidelines can hospital staff follow when acceptinga home birth transfer? What can home birth providers do to ease the transfer? What are thebasic safety statistics of home birth, and what is needed to make home birth safer?