Would you like to Become a
The Intensive is for those who are looking to enhance and support the decision making process with their clients in birth and beyond.
This is your opportunity to bring The Birth Cartographer to you and build an informed birth preparation community in your area.
Use the form to register your interest in arranging an intensive near you.
During the intensive we will develop our team of support, role play the language of birth cartography and develop confidence in the practice of birth cartography.
Birth Cartography is
taking Australia into a new paradigm of
birth preparation and support:
a woman-led experience.
Birth Cartographers One Day Intensive
9 am Welcome
Introductions, house keeping and instructions provided.
9:30 am Session One: Table Top role play Game of Birth Activity.
Presentation and Discussion: the trouble with consent and benefits of Birth Cartography.
11am Morning Tea.
11:15 am Session Two: Informed Decision Making, The Fast Birth Pathway and why this helps the expected pathway. The Partner Perspective: helping partners be supportive, rather than protective.
1:30 pm Session Three: The Vaginal and Caesarean Pathways: understanding the landscape
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea
3:15 pm Session Four: Beyond the Birth
3:45 pm activity: creating a birth map
4:15 pm Concluding with a Game of Birth role play and reflective discussion
see file below for details of learning outcomes
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BIRTH CARTOGRAPHER®?
Becoming a Birth Cartographer means that you are committed to supporting informed decision making and woman-led maternity experiences.
You understand that there is No One Way and seek to promote autonomy and respectful maternity care.
Attending the Intensive will give you the opportunity to embrace the concept and declare yourself a Birth Cartographer. You will gain the opportunity to use the term Birth Cartography within your service, and be listed on the Wall of Informed Birth Supporters as a provider of Birth Cartography.
As a Birth Cartographer, you will provide your clients with their own copy of The Birth Map: boldly going where no birth plan has gone before and mentor them through the process, encouraging them to create a full Birth Map. In birth attending, you will support them as they use their Birth Map.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
This training is open to certified doulas, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians looking to extend their skill base.
HOW DO I ARRANGE AN INTENSIVE NEAR ME?
1. Choose the venue near you.
2. Contact Catherine and determine the date and fee (see below)
3. Book the Venue, arrange catering (or make it BYO).
5. Set the price per person
6. Start inviting participants and collecting payments.
7. Become a Birth Cartographer!
COSTS AND REQUIREMENTS