Would you like to Become a
The Intensive is for birth workers unable to attend a retreat, 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!
Use the form to register your interest in arranging an intensive near you, and you participate for free*.
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.
*as the arranging participant, your fee to Catherine is waived in exchange for your time and efforts in organising the Intensive. You need a minimum of 8 participants (in addition to you), a venue and (optionally) catering.
Birth Cartographers One Day Intensive
8:30 am Welcome
Introductions, house keeping and instructions provided.
9 am Session One: Table Top role play Game of Birth Activity.
Presentation and Discussion: Informed Decision Making, the trouble with consent and benefits of Birth Cartography.
10:30am Morning Tea.
10:45 am Session Two: The Fast Birth Pathway and why this helps the expected pathway.
The Partner Perspective: helping partners be supportive, rather than protective.
1:00 pm Session Three: The Vaginal Pathway
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea
2:45 pm Session Four: The Caesarean Pathway
3:45 pm Concluding with a Game of Birth role play.
4:00 pm Reflective discussion
4:30 presentation of certificates, farewells.
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 particularly useful for certified doulas looking to extend their skill base.
It is, however, open to all practicing birth workers (doulas, midwives and obstetricians)
HOW DO I ARRANGE AN INTENSIVE?
1. Choose the venue near you.
2. Commit a minimum of 8 participants, in addition to yourself.
3. Contact Catherine and determine the date
4. Book the Venue, arrange catering (or make it BYO).
5. Set the price per person ($280 plus venue and catering costs)
6. Start inviting participants and collecting payments.
7. Book and Pay the venue (and catering), pay Catherine $280 pp.
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT?
Catherine's fee is $280 per person (this is waived for the organiser)
You may need to add venue fees and catering.