The retreat location is Hickory, North Carolina (one hour from the Charlotte airport). Participants will be provided workbooks and hands on learning, breakfast and lunch both days, beverages, and snacks.
If you are a birth worker who wants to strengthen your advocacy muscle, there is no better chance than this one. Join us for 2 days of practice, training, discussion, role play, and nourishing meals and a workbook.
This retreat is packed not only with the tools (words, phrases, legal and hospital knowledge, client training, birth planning systems, personal confidence) that you've been looking for, it also is the opportunity to practice advocacy in live simulations with real L&D professionals and seasoned doulas.
In our two days together, we'll have the time to learn the tools then practice them over and over (in scenarios that are all derived from true stories). You'll get real-time feedback, and the chance to try again.
From former participant Eva Wingo:
After a long sickening season of zoom and virtual interaction, I was happy to hear this retreat was happening! I did not hesitate to jump in and meet these life-changing revolutionary birth advocates. Before this retreat, I was feeling very inadequate and felt I needed something to help my clients know when to accept an intervention and when to stick to their guns. The tools acquired in this retreat were just that! The simulations became so real, that you could feel you were in that hospital room.
I am walking away feeling more confident and prepared for every birth setting. I feel like I will be able to prep my clients to show up ready for birth in the hospital, homebirth, or any setting, totally knowledgeable about their rights. I believe I will be able to design pre-natals to train clients in advocacy and to hone their leadership skills.
Led by the founders of Intentional Birth, joined by real Labor & Delivery nurses who value physiology and patient autonomy. Meredith Nelson and Alicia Fishbein.