An advanced workshop with Adriana Lozada
What if you could help your client:
• support their own birth physiology
• connect with the process happening inside of them
• take ownership of their births
so they can stay in the driver's seat, instead of having all their preparation and wishes seemingly go out the window when they step into the hospital system that treats them as a passenger?
I’m Adriana Lozada, birth doula, birth and postpartum educator, international speaker and host of the acclaimed Birthful podcast.
Since 2007, I’ve helped birth doula clients take the reigns of their process and own their births to have more satisfying birth experiences. These experiences have run the gamut from unmedicated home births to planned cesarean births, and everything in between.
The preparation we do during our prenatal meetings is so impactful, that there have even been times where birth has switched gears and flowed too quickly for me to make it to the hospital in time. These clients still tell me they “couldn’t have done it without me,” meaning, they couldn’t have done it without all this simple yet powerful preparation.
I use the term “simple” because we don’t spend months getting ready. In fact, I only met twice with my doula clients, for a total of 3 hours.
This Rethinking Prenatals workshop outlines the physiology-based method I developed through speaking with hundreds of birth professionals on the Birthful podcast and working with my doula clients.
GOLD Perinatal online conference
Evidence Based Birth conference keynote speaker
DONA International Summit speaker
Give the birthing power back to your clients!
This means that as a birth professional, you'll also have a better experience!
What past participants are saying:
Inspiring, energizing, well-paced
The workshop was inspiring and energizing. The teaching was energetic and well-paced. The activities were well-distributed. Thank you!
This class was amazing!
I could've stayed and kept listening and learning for many more hours! This course will allow me to support birthing people better both in my role as a doula and as a childbirth educator.
The time flew
The time flew, I was fully engaged (pun intended) the whole time. Would never have guessed it was your first online version.
This approach gives me language and very practical skills to support clients in increasing their self-efficacy and involvement in their own births, without being antagonistic to care providers and/or involvement with medical systems.
(Adriana is a) perspective-changing powerhouse, shifting the views of physiology and birth ownership!
This was one of the best, most impactful workshops I've taken in my professional career
I spent today re-structuring my initial and subsequent prenatal visits to include more teaching and home care, and re-writing my pregnancy resources that I give to patients.
Let’s explore what that new birth model looks like, how it can be applied to situations where physiology is hindered, and what happens within the birthing person when they're not waiting for external cues to assess birth flow.
Sign up today for the workshop date that works for you:
- Describe the four entwined aspects of physiological birth presented within this model.
- Describe ways in which clients can begin to support these four aspects during pregnancy, to later improve labor flow.
- Describe ways in which clients can support these four aspects during labor, and your role as facilitator.
- Reconsider the need for demarcation of a separate pushing state, learn how to convey evidence and physiology to help clients internalize this new concept, and discuss how this can be put into practice within the common hospital approach towards the pushing stage (whether it be directed or not).
- Explore birth scenarios where interventions may be suggested or required (prodromal, PROM, inductions, epidurals, GBS+), focusing on how to best support physiology, within the boundaries imposed by the interventions.
- Discuss ways in which this new birth model promotes birth ownership, and increases birthing confidence.
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10:00 am – 10:20 am Introductions
10:20 am – 1:00 pm Rethinking Prenatals (with 10 min break)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch/long break (on your own)
3:00 pm – 6:10 pm Rethinking Prenatals (with 10 min break)
6:10 pm – 6:30 pm Wrap-up, Evaluations, and Certificates
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the class size?
This class is very interactive, so we limit group size to between 15 to 17 people per session. If you are interested in a particular date, don't wait to sign up!
I belong to a doula group, and we'd like to take this workshop together. What should we do?
Do you provide scholarships or have a payment sliding scale?
Yes! We reserve two spots each workshop session for underrepresented populations* experiencing financial need. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
*This includes people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities and more.
What if I register, and then can't make it because I'm at a birth?
We get it! That is par for the course in the life of a doula. If you can’t make it, you can contact us to transfer your registration to another doula. If that isn’t an option, send us an email to email@example.com, to transfer your payment to a spot in a future workshop.
What's the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your registration, you can do so up to 5 days before the start of the workshop for a refund minus a $25 processing fee (plus any payment processing fees we may have incurred). Just email us to iron out the details.
No refunds will be given for notifications received less than 5 days before the workshop date, however, if you can’t make it, you can contact us to transfer your registration to another doula. If that isn’t an option, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to transfer your payment to a spot in a future workshop.
In the instance of circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this event.