MTM Online Childbirth Educator Workshops

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MTM Online Childbirth Educator Workshops

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In our 2 day hands on and interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming a childbirth educator.  You will leave with the skills to set up a classroom and curriculum and be able to start teaching.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 16 yrs and teaching for more than 20 yrs will also serve as your mentor as you move from novice educator to an experienced one.   


At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of creating a classroom, options in teaching, and getting your class up and running.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at teaching to our group.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  We also incorporate technology into the classroom.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the two days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:


  • Informed Decision-making and Evidence-based Teaching
  • Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
  • Curriculum Development
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Reproduction
  • The Labor Process
  • Coping Skills for Labor
  • Transition and Birth
  • Complications, interventions, and Unexpected Outcomes
  • Postpartum and the Newborn Care

The first 2 days are from 9 am to 6:30 pm, and the third optional day goes until 6 pm (or later).  Class stays open the third day as long as you have business related questions and need assistance. 

Training fee: $525 MTM Online Childbirth Educator workshop only / $600 to add the business training

For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the 3rd day for an additional $75.  Learn more about the business workshop here  (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support, access to my e-newsletters which help guide you through starting from training to setting up a successful business,  access to my online Facebook support group, and so much more starting from the date of registration through the completion of certification).  

Reliable Internet Access

In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop.

Important Information

This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only. 


All workshop fees are non-refundable. Thank you. 

MTM Childbirth Educator Online Workshop Dates

  • January 19-20
  • January 28-29
  • March 5-6
  • March 9-10
  • March 26-27
  • April 2-3
  • May 3-4
  • May 7-8
  • May 14-15
  • May 18-19
  • June 29-30
  • September 21-22
  • October 1-2
  • October 8-9
  • October 12-13
  • November 4-5
  • December 3-4
  • December 13-14

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Testimonials

 

"Michelle, who humbly insists that she is not creative, is actually wildly creative and innovative as an instructor! She introduced us to so many things that, to quote her, I had "missed the boat" on thus far. Things like making sure that you have a way to know whether your students understand the material - in other words not just talking AT them, but checking for understanding. Making sure that you are considering the needs of both parents and the family as a whole in addition to mom's as an individual. Making sure that as an instructor, you are examining your biases and checking yourself. My very favorite activity was on day two. I won't give away the specifics but it forced me to examine my assumptions about certain situations, and hear different points of view. Ultimately for this activity the group had to come to a consensus and the overarching theme was "it depends on so many things". There are always two sides to the pancake!"  Katherine McCarty (2016)


"Excellent class.  This childbirth Educator class exceeded my expectations:  I have a clear understanding of what ICEA requires, and it was super fun both days.  Michelle has in-depth knowledge and experience in teaching childbirth education and she stays on top of new developments. I learned about teaching childbirth education from the ICEA model such as: hands-on, videos, and role-playing, and clear objectives, plus learned and practiced many things such as spiraling, rebozzo, babywearing and open communication.  Positive energy from being with this group for two days."  Martha Wasserman (2016)


"I am so glad I attended Michelle's Childbirth  Educator Class. It was two very full days with  a wide range of information, ideas and advice. Michelle has a very engaging teaching style. I felt very relaxed and had a lot of fun while learning a ton! She makes sure you have everything you need to know for the certification test and beyond. I left feeling excited about the  possibilities for my future in Childbirth Education." Heather Sutton (2016)

MTM Online Birth Doula Workshops

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MTM Online Birth Doula Workshops

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In our 2 day training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent birth doula.  Our trainings are fun and interactive.  Learn hands on skills that you can utilize with clients.  You will leave our training ready to be hired as a birth doula, and the best part is that your trainer (who has been a doula for over 16 yrs and has been teaching for more than 20 yrs) will also serve as your mentor throughout your journey as you move from novice to experienced birth doula. 


At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a birth doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing labor support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the two days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:


  • Introducing the Doula
  • Meeting Your Clients
  • Labor – An Overview
  • Labor – The Process
  • Comfort Measures, Coping Skills, and Pain Relief
  • Family Integration
  • Coping with the Unusual
  • Safety and Self Care

The first 2 days are from 9 am to 6:30 pm, and the third optional day goes until 6 pm (or later).  Class stays open the third day as long as you have business related questions and need assistance.  

Training fee: $525 MTM Birth Doula Workshop only / $600 with added business training

For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the 3rd day for an additional $75 to enhance your birth doula workshop and business.  Learn more about the business workshop here  (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification.  You will also have access to my e-newsletters that take you from training to business owner in 224 days, and access to my Facebook support group).   

Reliable Internet

 In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 

Important Information

This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

MTM Birth Doula Online Workshop Dates

  • April 23-24
  • June 25-26

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MTM Online Postpartum Doula Workshops

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MTM Online Postpartum Doula Workshops

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In our 2 day interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent postpartum doula who can provide care not only in the immediate postpartum period, but throughout the first 1,000 days of life..  You will leave your training with the skills to start your business.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 16 yrs and been teaching for more than 20 yrs will serve as your mentor assisting you through your journey as you go from novice postpartum doula to becoming experienced.   


At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of becoming a postpartum doula.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at providing support in a mock setting.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the three days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:


  • Mother’s Physical Recovery
  • Postpartum Emotions
  • Family Dynamics
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • How to facilitate a strong relationship in the families you work with before the baby arrives
  • How to help foster development (physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and brain) so that families and children can be confident and strong.
  • Learn developmental play appropriate at each stage of life from birth through preschool age
  • Learn about developmental screenings to help alert families of potential issues that may need additional follow up with their providers
  • Replenishing the Doula Spirit – Maintaining the Passion
  • Safety and Self CarE

The first 2 days are from 9 am to 6:30 pm, and the third optional day goes until 6 pm (or later).  Class stays open the third day as long as you have business related questions and need assistance.  

Training fee: $525 MTM Online Postpartum Doula workshop only / $600 with added business training

 For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the 3rd day for an additional $75.  Learn more about the business workshop here  (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification, access to my e-newsletters that take you from training to business owner in 224 days).   

Reliable Internet

 In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 

Important Information

This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

MTM Postpartum Doula Online Workshop Dates

  • January 23-24
  • February 19-20
  • February 15-16
  • April 9-10
  • April 16-17
  • June 14-15
  • June 18-19
  • July 9-10
  • July 30-31
  • August 13-14
  • August 17-18
  • September 24-25
  • November 7-8
  • November 16-17

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Testimonials

 "Training with ICEA and Michelle showed me that there are so many ways to be compassionate doula.  It was wonderful to be in a situation where I could learn not only from my wonderful instructor but also the other women who joined me. After my training, I felt more able to support women and their partners in a variety of ways, everything from emotional and physical suport to even just being a calm voice and presence when necessary." Stephanie Umstot (2016)   

MTM Online Early Lactation Workshops

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MTM Online Early Lactation Workshops

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Are you a birth professional who would like to improve your skills in the area of breastfeeding?  Would you like to learn how you can support the families you work with by helping to educate them before the baby comes?  During the immediate postpartum period?  For weeks and months after the baby comes? 


This is a 2 day early lactation workshop and topics discussed include- benefits of breastfeeding, correct latch, feeding frequency and duration, the role of skin to skin care, breastfeeding in special circumstances,  maternal and newborn concerns, maintaining lactation when mother and infant are separated, The Baby Friendly Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, breastfeeding teaching strategies.


Workshop objectives are:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of lactation       
  • Explore the hormones which support lactation                                             
  • Demonstrate correct latch and positioning   
  • Discuss the importance of skin to skin care
  • Identify normal newborn feeding patterns    
  • Discuss the request and supply process        
  • Describe the support for the initiation of breastfeeding   
  • Describe nursing interventions for common early concerns 
  • Discuss expression when separated from the baby   
  • Discuss breastfeeding in special circumstances    

The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm both da

Training Fee: $300

Reliable Internet

In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop. 

Important Information

This workshop cannot be used towards certification with ICEA, DONA, CAPPA or any other certifying body.  This workshop is for those who strictly want training only.


All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

MTM Early Lactation Online Workshop Dates

  • February 11-12
  • September 10-11

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Testimonials

" In the past I have taken an online class for breastfeeding, but being in a group class meant verbal communication, hands on, and immediate feed-back.  All the info really made sense when presented in person.  I now feel confident I can help my doula clients with breastfeeding."  Martha Wasserman (2016)


"Michelle provided an excellent training for breastfeeding!  It was incredibly comprehensive and thorough.  She never rushed through any topic and allowed plenty of time for discussion and exchange at any given time.  In addition, from her personal and professional experiences, Michelle has the capacity to answer almost any given question.  And if she can't, she knows exactly where to find the information.  It was an empowering and enlightening training!"  Claire Prieto (2016)


"I am very pleased with the knowledge that I gained from this class. I really appreciated the in-depth information that was given and the discussions that came about from it. Some of the most ah-ha moments for me was: the importance of skin-to-skin, the size of the baby's belly, the importance of encouragement commitment and support, using the words "change over" instead of milk coming in and learning the dance steps to latch so that I can help mom to see the right signs. Also learning more of the science behind why breast is best was very interesting.  I look forward to sharing the information that I learned with the mom's and families that I will work with and am thankful to have all the information to look back on as needed."  Samantha DeWitt (2015)


"For me, this was a really good refresher course. It covered all the important main points that I learned in my CLC course, as well as a few new ones. I enjoyed going through this class with my peers as there was a lot of information that led to interesting and helpful discussions. I appreciate having the downloads so I can go back and look things over anytime.  Helping a mother through those first hours and days of lactation can be tricky, and I appreciate the emphasis on good latch and normal newborn cues, as well as overcoming challenges. I came away with a list of things I want to look up for furthering my own study." ​  Heather Sutton (2015)


"I particularly appreciated the information on which levels of babies alertness were best for initiating breastfeeding and also the information on the steps newborns go through in the first hour of life to learn how to breastfeed. I will definitely use this information in my practice."  Alicia Crowe-Stykes (2015)

MTM Online Business Workshops for the Birth Professional

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MTM Online Business Workshops for the Birth Professional

The Business workshops are geared towards individuals who are either new to this work or who would like to take their business to the next level and make it a career.  The 8-9 hr session will discuss various aspects of how to set up your business, advertising, steps towards being successful and much more.  In addition to the training time - each individual will also receive up to one hour of assistance either via phone or email (at the request of the attendee).


Learn about:

  • Setting realistic goals and expectations for your birth business
  • How to set up your business (creating a name, registering, etc)
  • Budgeting
  • Advertising 
  • Creating your website
  • ​Social media
  • Logos
  • Branding
  • Creating an effective elevator speech
  • Initial client contact
  • Holding interviews (for birth and postpartum doulas)
  • Contracts
  • Accepting payments
  • Prenatals (for birth doulas)
  • Record keeping
  • Promotion after the birth
  • And so much more!

For individuals who have additional questions, want help with website creation, etc there will be time allowed and the end for assistance, so if this is what you want consider plannIng on staying later.  

Fee for Online Business Workshops

  • $100 if you have taken a past Workshop with me  (email me for the coupon code)
  • $200 if you have never trained with me before

Reliable Internet

 In order to participate in this workshop you must have reliable internet access.  In the event you have an issue with your internet refunds will not be issued, but you will be allowed to attend a future online workshop.  

Important Information

All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.

MTM Online Business Workshop Dates

  • January 21 for childbirth educators
  • January 25 for postpartum doulas
  • February 17 for postpartum doulas
  • February 21 for postpartum doulas
  • February 28 for postpartum doulas
  • March 7 for childbirth educators
  • March 11 for childbirth educators
  • March 28 for childbirth educators
  • April 4 for childbirth educators
  • April 11 for postpartum doulas
  • April 18 for postpartum doulas
  • April 25 for birth doulas
  • April 29 for postpartum doulas
  • May 5 for childbirth educators
  • May 9 for childbirth educators
  • May 16 for childbirth educators 
  • May 20 for childbirth educators
  • June 16 for postpartum doulas
  • June 20 for postpartum doulas
  • June 27 for birth doulas
  • July 1 for childbirth educators
  • July 11 for postpartum doulas
  • August 1 for postpartum doulas
  • August 15 for postpartum doulas
  • August 19 for postpartum doulas
  • September 19 for postpartum doulas
  • September 23 for childbirth educators
  • September 26 for postpartum doulas
  • October 3 for childbirth educators
  • October 10 for childbirth educators
  • October 4 for childbirth educators
  • November 6 for childbirth educators
  • November 9 for postpartum doulas
  • November 18 for postpartum doulas
  • December 5 for childbirth educators
  • December 15 for childbirth educators

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Testimonials

"I want to thank you for taking the time to offer this training, and for being so gracious and warm to me. I truly appreciate your hard work and the consideration you put into the business workshop. I know for sure that I absolutely was meant to be there. Your insight and instruction was a relief and a blessing to me. I have a much greater understanding, more clarity and hope for my success. There is no way to express my appreciation sufficiently, but know that you have impacted me in a very substantial way. I'm grateful for the invitation and opportunity to continue to work with you, and I certainly will be sure to keep you updated on my future endeavors. I can't thank you enough for a great and successful workshop!" ​Kelli Brien, (2016)   

MTM Online Safety and Self Care

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MTM Online Safety and Self Care

As a birth professional you may be going into the homes of prospective or new clients that you do not know….how do you protect yourself and ensure your safety?  In this training you will learn ways of protecting yourself in order to do the best you can keeping safe.  The class is set  up to be interactive so come prepared to learn, participate and have fun with this often tough topic.   

Training Fee $50 (see training dates below):

Contact Michelle for more information

Important Information

When registering for your workshop please note that if you are flying in please consider calling us to ensure the workshop is running before making flight and hotel arrangements.  

All workshop fees are non-refundable.  Thank you.