Nickie Tilsner | Certified Doula & Childbirth Educator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Juli Tilsner | Midwife & Educator | email@example.com
When: Saturday's 10-6pm. January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4th 2017
Cost: $1,250. Scholarships available- One 100% scholarship & one 50% scholarship. Priority goes to People of Color and LGBTQ.
It's time for a new childbirth education paradigm! We are committed to providing a well-rounded, effective, and unbiased training course to the childbirth educators of our time. We know that one particular model may not work for everyone and that most methods only teach their students one way. Developed by a doula and homebirth midwife, The Cornerstone Method draws upon many years of combined direct service experience to provide a system that works for all families regardless of structure, identity, and birthing setting. Our mission is to engage, inform, and empower. Create change. Become a childbirth educator.
Topics covered, but not limited to during training:
- Adult learning theory
- Effective teaching techniques
- Constructing a course
- The Cornerstone Curriculum
- How to find evidence-based data
- Pregnancy: Nutrition, exercise, physiology, hormones, sexuality, myth busting, and more.
- Informed choice
- Informed consent and refusal
- Labor A-Z
- Interventions: How to teach an unbiased interventions module.
- Coping techniques
- Prenatal or intrapartum loss: resources and the educator’s role.
- Postpartum planning
- Creating community for your students
- Much, much more!
Nickie Tilsner is a certified doula and childbirth educator with over 16 years’ experience with births in all settings. She started her career in birth work in her 21st year after attending a beginner’s midwifery training that also came with a doula certification. After a year of attending births, she began a midwifery apprenticeship at a free standing birth center with a Certified Nurse Midwife as her preceptor in San Francisco.
After two years of midwifery apprenticeship she decided that doula work and education were her passions and changed her focus back to supporting new families and mamas in the doula and educator role. Over the many years of her doula practice she has learned so many valuable lessons about taking care of new families, as well as herself and her doula community and hopes to share this knowledge with the newest doula generation.
Nickie has a strong commitment to social justice and focuses her trainings to be fully inclusive with an emphasis on intersectionality. She is so very happy to be bringing all of this absolutely essential information to new doulas all over the country. Presently, her focus is on gaining a Nurse Practitioners license, raising her nine year old daughter, education, and doula training. She comes into these trainings with a broad spectrum of knowledge and a deep devotion to helping women, their partners, and their babies have the best most peaceful beginnings in their new lives together as a family.
Juli Tilsner is a Licensed Midwife and Educator. She is co-founder of Cornerstone Doula Trainings, founder of Cornerstone Midwifery Trainings, and Cornerstone Midwifery Services.
Juli's career in the birth world began in 1999 with becoming a Bradley Method Certified Childbirth Educator. She soon became a doula and moved forward with her midwifery studies. Juli joined a bay area home birth practice as a midwife in 2003 and continues to serve families in the Bay Area.
Her focus and expertise grew through the years, including time at Pacific Academy of Homeopathy. She is well known in the community for her trainings and home birth services. Check out all of Juli's workshops at: http://cornerstonedoulatrainings.com/ & http://trainingmidwives.com/
Juli is also hosting monthly pregnancy and postpartum support group "Baby Talk" at Glide Memorial at 330 Ellis first Tuesdays, 10-11:30. All pregnant and postpartum people and partners are welcome.