This course will teach you the basics of labor.
You will learn the stages of labor and how labor progresses from a medical perspective, from a mothers perspective and from a partners perspective.
This is a foundational course from which other courses will build. This course is recommended for first time parents and new birth workers.
There are a lot of great books about labor and how it progresses, but the authors of those books have never met you. So, we begin to look inward to determine what you and your partner need to get through your labor. You are not an average or a statistic, you are unique and so is your birth journey.
Professional Labor Doula & Midwife Assistant
About the instructor
Bea received her initial doula training & certification through CAPPA in 2012. She continued her education with some of our nation’s most noteworthy birth workers. She trained in Rebozo skills with Gina Kirby, she expanded her birth skills with Birthing From Within’s Virginia Bobro, and became a midwife assistant with The Farm midwives.
Bea has attended over 150 births as a doula and midwife assistant. She has attended unmedicated, medicated and cesarean births in the hospital and regularly attends homebirths.
As a prenatal yoga teacher and doula, Bea is highly skilled in helping achieve optimal fetal positioning prior to and during labor.
Bea’s birth philosophy is that there is not one “perfect” way to birth, rather each woman must meet birth in her own way at that moment.