Trainings & Conferences

  • Holistic Childbirth Education & Breastfeeding Class with Fannie Davis - February 2009
  • DONA International Birth Doula Training with Tara Poulin in September 2009
  • Breastfeeding Class with Regina Camillieri, IBCLC in 2009
  • HypnoDoula Training with Amanda Winters, RN, HCHI in December 2009
  • Massage for Labor with Susanrachel Condon, a nationally certified, licensed midwife, childbirth educator & licensed massage therapist.
  • Biologix Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Doulas & Professionals in Placenta Encapsulation in March 2010
  • Midwifery Assistant Training with Niara Healing Arts & River & Mountain Midwives September 2010-Present
  • Acupressure for Labor, Birth & Post Partum Workshop Series with Johanna Herget, M.S., L.Ac in Summer 2010
  • HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Series with Johanna D'Aleo, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), HCBE in March 2011
  • HypnoBabies full Childbirth Education Series with Amanda Winters, RN, HCHI in summer of 2011
  • DONA International Doula Conference, Boston 2011
  • Third and Fourth Stages of Labor: Usual Practices under Heavy Criticism Presented by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA) in July 2011
  • The Transformative Language of Birth, Two-Part Series Presented by Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI & Carole Thorpe, CHt, HCHI, HCHD, CLEC, CiHOM July 2011
  • Childbirth in 2011: Doula Practice in a World of Increasing Cesareans and Home Birth Presented by Eugene Declercq, PhD, MBA, MS in July 2011
  • Anesthetic/Epidural Medications and Their Impact on Breastfeeding Presented by Thomas W. Hale, RPh, PhD in Boston,  July 2011
  • It’s Not Your Birth: Communication Skills for Doulas Presented by Karen Prior, CD(DONA), LCCE, ICPFE, RPYT, July 2011
  • Belly Mapping with Gail Tully, BS, CPM, CD(DONA)  of SpinningBabies, July 2011
  • The Doula's Role in Facilitating Breastfeeding, Bonding and Secure Attachment Presented by Marshall Klaus, MD, July 2011
  • New York Placenta Services Providers Conference in December 2012
  • CAPPA Certified Labor Doula Dual-Certification March 2012
  • "Breastfeeding & Survivors of Child Abuse" and "A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers" with Dr Kendall-Tackett, IBCLC  and "Baby-Led Breastfeeding" with Dr Smilie, IBCLC on May 8, 2012
  • Neonatal Resuscitation with Karen Strange, Certified Professional Midwife, AAP/NRP Neonatal Resuscitation instructor and advocate for the conscious and aware prenate on May 12, 2012
  • Heads Up! International Breech Conference, November 2012 including sessions with doctors Anke Reiter from Frankfurt, Germany, Andrew Bisits from Sydney, Australia, Marek Glezerman from Israel, Martin Gimovsky from Newark Beth Israel Hospital in New Jersey, Stuart Fischbein from California, Michael Hall from Colorado and Dennis Hartung from Wisconsin. Midwives Ina May Gaskin, Ibu Robin Lim, Jane Evans and Betty Anne Daviss.
  • Intrapartum Fetal Assessment with midwife Lynda Arnold, founder of Casa de Nacimiento, December 2012
  • Traditional Rebozo Comfort Measures for Pregnancy & Birth with Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting in NYC January 2013
  • BLS for Health Professionals, January 2013
  • Certified Nurse Assistant Training and State Licensure, February 2013
  • Certified Lactation Counselor Training with The Healthy Children Project, April 2013
  • Further Rebozo Education with Gena Kirby of Progressive Parenting, May 2013
  • Evidence‐based Maternity Care: The Value of Normal Birth with Judith Lothian RN, PhD, LCCE , May 2013
  • Why Does It Hurt? An Approach to the Evaluation of Breastfeeding Associated Pain with Dr. Alison Stuebe
  • Care Practices That Promote, Protect and Support Normal  Birth and Breastfeeding with Judith Lothian RN, PhD, LCCE , May 2013
  • Breastfeeding and Maternal Health: Heart Disease, Diabetes and More with Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, May '13
  • Spinning Babies workshop with Gail Tulley in NYC, May 2013


Upcoming Trainings & Conferences
  • All Tied Up: The Truth About Tongue and Lip Tie and Breastfeeding. Featuring Dr. Kotlow DDS, Norma Ritter IBCLC and more in June 2013
  • Newborn Breath, NRP Re-Certification Training  with Karen Strange in 2014

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