For Birth Professionals
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Blossoming Bellies offers several opportunities for birth professionals to build their skills, knowledge, and expertise through observation, hands-on techniques, and mentorship.
All services are offered in-person or through virtual attendance.
Scholarships are available for BIPOC birth workers wanting to attend the Creating Space workshop, the Pelvic Shape workshop, and the Birth Professional Mentorship Program.
Opportunities for Birth Professionals include:
Creating Space: Pelvic Dynamics and Fetal Positioning for an Efficient Birth
A seven hour workshop specifically for those in birth-related fields, approved for 6 CEs through PA Board of Nursing
Pelvic Shape, Fetal Positioning, and Obstetrical Bias: The Role of Pelvic Shape Classification and Optimal Fetal Positioning in the Perpetuation of Bias in Childbirth
A nine hour workshop spread over the course of two days, specifically for those in birth-related fields, approved for 6.5 CEs through ACNM
Pelvic Biomechanics Trainings for Birth Professionals
Workshops ranging in time from two to nine hours, geared towards birth professionals who want to explore pelvic biomechanics, explore the historiography of obstetrics and pelvic-related biases, and develop tools to encourage easier births for clients
Online VBAC Course
This course prepares expectant parents for vaginal birth after cesarean and provides education and resources for birth professionals. It offers six continuing education units through ICEA, good for most doula and childbirth education recertification requirements.
Live and Recorded Webinars
One hour webinars to gain knowledge, techniques, and information on specific topics related to the childbearing year and the work of birth professionals, many of which offer continuing education through ICEA
Observation of a Class
Class observation is required by doula certification programs and offers an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge while meeting expectant families
Birth Professional Mentorship Program
a one-on-one program to offer support and guidance to birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and childbirth educators