Birth Words Workshops
Words are powerful! Whether you're an expectant parent, support person, or a birth professional, Birth Words has a workshop for you.
ONLINE In-Depth Workshop for Birthworkers
8+ hours of instruction and activities for you to gain an understanding of basic linguistic concepts and theories and their application to the perinatal period. We'll reflect on the language we use and learn, discuss, and practice using intentionally empowering language for a better birth.
Earn eight ICEA contact hours!
An Introductory Class about Language and Communication
Birthworkers, have you been virtually connecting with clients and potential clients? Have you found yourself not sure if your message is getting across the way you want it to? Or a little confused at what your client's text meant? Language can be confusing!
The first Birth Words class of its kind, this introductory workshop for birthworkers guides you through a variety of videos, activities, and opportunities for reflection as you consider the power--and complexity--of your words.
Private Video Consultation for Expectant Families:
Producing and Receiving Positive Language
One aspect of preparing for birth often goes overlooked: how to harness the power of positive language to benefit your birth experience! In this video consultation, we'll explore your beliefs about birth, work through less-helpful frameworks, and garner positive words to anchor you throughout pregnancy and birth. We'll discuss the types of language and messages that can positively impact the birth experience, and we'll practice using them.
(Pre-Recorded) Webinar for Birth Professionals:
Choosing Our Language to Positively Impact the Birth Space
As birth workers, one of our most powerful tools is universally accessible: our words. In this workshop, we'll practice using language that positively shapes the birth space. After closely reviewing birth stories to identify language usage themes, we'll role play a variety of scenarios to practice setting a positive tone, swaying a negative one, and helping the birthgiver receive and produce positive language. Deepen your understanding of the power of your words!