TWO Workshops For People Who Work With New Mothers

Teaching Maternal Postpartum Issues

Sunday March 25, 2018 - 10:00-4:00 p.m.   Register here. $100 for CEA Members (early registration), $125 for CEA Members (regular registration), $135 at the door; discounts for CCCEs or TCPs repeating the workshop. 110 Fourth Ave Brooklyn

Teaching Newborn Care

Sunday April 15 , 2018 - 10:00-4:00 p.m.  Register here. For pricing see above. 182 8th Ave Brooklyn.

These workshops are open to doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, physicians, and anyone whose work brings them into contact with new mothers.  

I assume you already understand the substance of newborn care and breastfeeding.  In Maternal Postpartum Issues, we will focus, instead, on maternal psychology, the development of maternal identity, the role of doubt and experimentation in new mom behavior, and why well-intentioned, educated people too-often give “good” advice that makes new moms do the opposite.  We also cover how to differentiate normal maternal mood from postpartum mental illness. In Teaching Newborn Care, we will focus on the parents’ side of caring for a newborn, how best to teach the substance and the role acquisition issues, and how to cope with tricky and “hot” issues. 

These workshops are mandatory for candidates in the Teacher Certification Program of CEA/MNY.  

Interested in becoming a Certified Childbirth Educator? Check out CEA’s program at

Mentoring and Co-Teaching for CEA/MNY TCPs

I welcome auditors and co-teachers nearing completion of their CEA/MNY certification!  

You may audit my childbirth series at any time as a TCP; I encourage all TCPs to audit multiple teachers’ series as they work through the program. 

If you want to co-teach with me as you near completion, I require that you audit a full series of mine prior to co-teaching.  You must confirm whether the group class I am teaching is eligible for your co-teaching requirement. I will work with you closely to help you prepare for your teaching.  Please contact me to discuss it further. 

I am available as a mentor for new TCPs in the CEA/MNY program.  Please contact me.

Postpartum Doula: The Three Day Workshop

This multi-part workshop is one part of AMIB’s postpartum doula certification program. Next workshop:

Dates TBA.

A Mother Is Born hosts a postpartum doula certification program once or twice per year. The program is rigorous, incorporating reading, class- and group-work, writing, client visits and mentoring. For more information about becoming an AMIB-certified postpartum doula, please contact me.