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Education for midwives, birth professionals, families, and the public has long been a passion and integral part of my life. Awareness of a full spectrum of possibilities empowers us to make the best decisions for ourselves, our clients, and our families. Knowledge is power.

In continuing the legacy of teaching, I honor and offer gratitude to all my teachers over the years who helped me expand my own mind and hone my own skills to better serve my community. May these offerings expand your own thinking and understanding of possibilities in the realms of reproduction, health, community, and empowerment. 


Workshop Offerings

If you are interested in bringing one of these in-person workshops to your area, contact me for more details and hosting information. Many workshops can be arranged for a group online or are periodically offered to the public online. Contact me for arrangements. 

Queen Anne’s Lace for Herbal Fertility Management A 2-3 hour workshop with optional additional group harvest. Explore the properties of Queen Anne’s Lace, a common wildflower, as a “morning-after pill” for natural contraception, proper identification of this common plant in contrast to many poisonous look-alikes, as well as ethical harvesting, preparations, dosages, and potential side effects. Throughly explore the handful of studies and resources written about Queen Anne’s Lace, and discuss how it could best fit into one’s own personal method of fertility management/birth control. In areas where Queen Anne’s Lace grows wild, and at the right time of year, this workshop can be accompanied by a group harvest to collect blooms and seeds for personal use. Print copy of booklet included. 6-12 participants $15-30 sliding scale


Queen Anne’s Lace for Herbal Fertility Management

A 2-3 hour workshop with optional additional group harvest. Explore the properties of Queen Anne’s Lace, a common wildflower, as a “morning-after pill” for natural contraception, proper identification of this common plant in contrast to many poisonous look-alikes, as well as ethical harvesting, preparations, dosages, and potential side effects. Throughly explore the handful of studies and resources written about Queen Anne’s Lace, and discuss how it could best fit into one’s own personal method of fertility management/birth control. In areas where Queen Anne’s Lace grows wild, and at the right time of year, this workshop can be accompanied by a group harvest to collect blooms and seeds for personal use. Print copy of booklet included.

6-12 participants
$15-30 sliding scale

Menstrual Extraction Skills and Practice A full-day workshop exploring the roots of the feminist practice of menstrual extraction, the modern uses of menstrual extraction in cisgender and transgender communities, menstrual extraction for early abortion practice, constructing a menstrual extraction device, troubleshooting and complications, further questions for explorations and study, and more.  Participants will learn how to give respectful pelvic exams, will have the chance to practice pelvic exams on presenter or other participant volunteers, to build their own menstrual extraction devices, and to perform a menstrual extraction on a volunteer, if one presents themselves at the right time in their cycle. Print materials and materials to build own menstrual extraction kit provided. 4-8 participants $60-100 sliding scale


Menstrual Extraction Skills and Practice

A full-day workshop exploring the roots of the feminist practice of menstrual extraction, the modern uses of menstrual extraction in cisgender and transgender communities, menstrual extraction for early abortion practice, constructing a menstrual extraction device, troubleshooting and complications, further questions for explorations and study, and more.  Participants will learn how to give respectful pelvic exams, will have the chance to practice pelvic exams on presenter or other participant volunteers, to build their own menstrual extraction devices, and to perform a menstrual extraction on a volunteer, if one presents themselves at the right time in their cycle. Print materials and materials to build own menstrual extraction kit provided.

4-8 participants
$60-100 sliding scale

Full Spectrum Doula Trainings Tailored to the needs of the individual community, I can teach a wide variety of full-spectrum doula topics, primarily focused on skills to understand and support pregnancy loss as a doula, including abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Additional discussions on surrogacy and adoption, as applicable, can be explored. After extensive work co-developing teaching materials, handbooks, slideshows, and activities for full-weekend full-spectrum doula trainings with Full Spectrum Doulas of Seattle, WA and support work for Boston Doula Project in Boston, MA, I can teach half-day and multi-day workshops for doulas and other community advocates looking to enrich their practical skills for support to include a full spectrum of reproductive experiences, not just birth. Participants and costs to be determined by host organization.


Full Spectrum Doula Trainings

Tailored to the needs of the individual community, I can teach a wide variety of full-spectrum doula topics, primarily focused on skills to understand and support pregnancy loss as a doula, including abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth. Additional discussions on surrogacy and adoption, as applicable, can be explored. After extensive work co-developing teaching materials, handbooks, slideshows, and activities for full-weekend full-spectrum doula trainings with Full Spectrum Doulas of Seattle, WA and support work for Boston Doula Project in Boston, MA, I can teach half-day and multi-day workshops for doulas and other community advocates looking to enrich their practical skills for support to include a full spectrum of reproductive experiences, not just birth.

Participants and costs to be determined by host organization.

The Midwife As Abortion Provider A two-hour workshop exploring the roots of abortion provision within midwifery care and scope of practice, how abortion care was taken away from midwives, and what could be done about re-integration in various jurisdictions. Discussion of national and international efforts for expanded scope of practice, and examples of midwives already in this role will be throughly explored. Also explored are the kinds of options midwives could have for practically providing abortion care in the home and clinic/hospital setting, holistic support including nutrition, spirituality, herbal healing, etc. Can be offered with less of a midwifery-specific focus as “Grassroots Support for Home Abortion Methods and Practice” for doula and other activist communities. Participants and cost to be determined by host organization.


The Midwife As
Abortion Provider

A two-hour workshop exploring the roots of abortion provision within midwifery care and scope of practice, how abortion care was taken away from midwives, and what could be done about re-integration in various jurisdictions. Discussion of national and international efforts for expanded scope of practice, and examples of midwives already in this role will be throughly explored. Also explored are the kinds of options midwives could have for practically providing abortion care in the home and clinic/hospital setting, holistic support including nutrition, spirituality, herbal healing, etc.

Can be offered with less of a midwifery-specific focus as “Grassroots Support for Home Abortion Methods and Practice” for doula and other activist communities.

Participants and cost to be determined by host organization.

Midwifery Management of Miscarriage Available as a one- or two-day workshop exploring the wide range of options for holistic management of miscarriage within midwifery care. Day One focuses on clinical skills and options including herbs, homeopathy, essential oils, medications, menstrual extraction, and manual vacuum aspiration for managing resolving and incomplete miscarriages, managing excessive bleeding, pain coping, and other common experiences alongside miscarriage. Day Two (optional) focuses on enhanced emotional and spiritual connection and counseling for clients, ritual and ceremony, post-loss healing with holistic modalities, and questions about ongoing fertility. Local, National, and International scope of practice and regulations within midwifery care will also be explored. 6-12 participants $65-100 sliding scale/ per day


Midwifery Management of Miscarriage

Available as a one- or two-day workshop exploring the wide range of options for holistic management of miscarriage within midwifery care. Day One focuses on clinical skills and options including herbs, homeopathy, essential oils, medications, menstrual extraction, and manual vacuum aspiration for managing resolving and incomplete miscarriages, managing excessive bleeding, pain coping, and other common experiences alongside miscarriage. Day Two (optional) focuses on enhanced emotional and spiritual connection and counseling for clients, ritual and ceremony, post-loss healing with holistic modalities, and questions about ongoing fertility. Local, National, and International scope of practice and regulations within midwifery care will also be explored.

6-12 participants
$65-100 sliding scale/ per day

Weekend Intensives Many of these topics can also be enriched, expanded, and explored in-depth, or combined, to make a weekend intensive for communities looking to expand their understanding of holistic care in reproductive health and midwifery work. Contact me for more details. 


Weekend Intensives

Many of these topics can also be enriched, expanded, and explored in-depth, or combined, to make a weekend intensive for communities looking to expand their understanding of holistic care in reproductive health and midwifery work.

Contact me for more details.