I am beyond thrilled to announce my new position as Instructor Coordinator at Evidence Based Birth®!
I joined EBB back in December 2015 as an instructor and have been blown away by the program since! Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, the founder of EBB, is a nurse researcher and nurse professor who has dedicated her professional career to researching and providing solid evidence for the overall goal of making birth better for women. She is amazingly supportive as a mentor and unbelievably passionate about her work. I had been using many of her articles as evidence based (read -- RELIABLE) resources for my clients prior to hearing about the opportunity to become an instructor for Evidence Based Birth®, so when I got notification that Rebecca had created a curriculum that could help me reach more women in my community, I jumped on it. And I am so glad I did! (And so are the attendees to my workshops and my clients :) !)
In the year I've been an instructor, I've run many successful parent workshops and now, with the ability to now offer other birth professionals (Doulas, RNs, LPNs, CMNs, OBs, etc) continuing education credits through the nursing board, ACNM, and AAFP, I just hosted my first Savvy Birth Professionals Workshop with another scheduled for the beginning of Fall. As instructors, we also have the honor of offering contact hours through the EBB Seminar Series which can be used during grand rounds and the like for continuing education for maternal health professionals.
With the extraordinary feedback about the Evidence Based Birth® services I was providing from the community - I mean I was getting love from everywhere about this material - In my workshops, private classes, free mini classes at the local BRU, and within my doula work - I felt compelled to find a way to become more involved with EBB. So I did!
I am very excited to see what this new role will evolve into under the direction of Rebecca and her super supportive team and thrilled to be able to spread the work of EBB through this new role.
Applications are open for the next cohort of instructors! :) Come work with us and join us in creating a better birth environment for women, not only in the US, but around the globe!
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Cat is the founder of Birth Freely Birth Services. Her passion is empowering women through education and providing them with continuous labor support so they can have the birth they desire!