We are so excited about this class for midwives, students, doulas and parents!
What do we do when homebirth turns to the hospital? Even though this is usually not in anyone’s “plans”, it does happen, whether it’s a woman’s choice to transport, or an underlying or emergent health issue on either the mom or baby’s part. Many homebirth midwives dread transport because of the uncomfortable situation this can create. The interaction between homebirth people and medical personnel can be rough or unexpected. What do we do when we need to transport and how do we make the best of it?
About This Class:
While our goal may be an undisturbed home birth, sometimes, transfer happens. In this webinar, Nicole will give you the skills and language you need to help you create a less hostile hospital experience for yourself and/or your clients. She will bring nearly 25 years of hospital experience to help you identify your friends, negotiate with your foes and understand your options. She will discuss picking battles, informed refusal, and creating a peaceful birth mindset. Whether it’s due to a concern about mother or baby, or simply a request by the mother, when a transfer happens it doesn’t mean you have to go to war.
About Our Instructor:
Nicole Deggins, CNM, MSN, MPH is the CEO and founder of Sista Midwife Productions. She is one of the country’s leading birth advocacy experts and is a sought after trainer, public speaker and community educator working to eliminate perinatal disparities while bringing transparency to prenatal education and the medical obstetrical system. With nearly 25 years of experience, Nicole provides education, training and consultations for communities, birth workers and organizations that work with child bearing families. Prior to her work with Sista Midwife Productions, Nicole received her BS in Nursing from Georgetown University, and completed a dual degree program at Emory University where she fulfilled the requirements for the MS in Nursing with a concentration in midwifery, and an MPH with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. During her clinical career, Nicole has practiced as a midwife in Washington DC, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and has worked as a labor and delivery nurse in numerous public and private settings throughout the country. She believes that Birth is the Revolution and if we collectively begin to change how we birth, and how we support each other during childbearing, we can literally heal ourselves and our communities.
Required donation for this class is $45.