Home Birth Skills & Topics for BOCs

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Washington DC 20001

On January 14, 2018 Keepers of The Birth, will host an intensive one-day, 14-hour workshop for approximately 25-30 Birth Workers of Colors*. Although prior labor support training would be helpful for this workshop, it is not mandatory. Because Keepers of the Birth is an intentionally “woke community” of birth workers we will be teaching through a social, culturally congruent, and reproductive justice lens.  This workshop is open to Birth Workers of Colors which, for this event, includes those of African descent; First Nation, Indigenous, Native; Asian; LatinX; and those who identify as LGBTQI.

Our workshop facilitators for the day are experienced in their respective fields and have all agreed to donate their expertise for this cause. The workshop will be both didactic and experiential and will also include a discussion panel and the viewing of a home birth film. The topics will include but are not limited to: strategies and techniques to encourage the progression of labor, birth from a cultural perspective, the use of herbs and acupressure during labor, breastfeeding refresher, doula scope and etiquette at a home birth, assessment of the home birth families’ emotional and psychological need, serving the Queer birthing community, and much more.
What we need from you - Your Financial Support to cover the cost of:
·   Meals and snacks for 30 people throughout the day
Spinning Babies has agreed to underwrite the costs for lunch! Thank you!
·   The Grand Challenge Scholarships for local (DMV) Birth Workers of Colors! 
Wendy Gordon has agreed to fund 2 scholarships. Thank you!
·   Home Birth Take Home Bag for each of the 30 attendees filled with:
     Spinning Babies ring-bound materials - Spinning
     Babies has agreed to donate;
     Culturally relevant birth book  
     Copy of the 3rd edition of the Labor Progress
     Small selection of herbal products                   
     16G flash drive loaded with articles, videos,
      reproducible materials from the workshop 
     Any other creative, thoughtful or trending tools for
     the trade – your ideas are welcomed!    

Thank you in advance for your contribution! We, the Keepers of Birth are committed to empowering our birthing communities of colors and living the spirit of Ubuntu. We invite our allies to partake through financial and material support to aid in making this project a success.   

We intend to raise $2,500 to cover the costs of supplies, meals, equipment and labor support bag. 

Claudia Booker, CPM

  • Mary Yglesia 
    • $30 
    • 45 mos
  • Claudia Montesinos 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Lexi Abeln 
    • $10 
    • 45 mos
  • Tiffany Hoffman 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
See all


Claudia Booker 
Washington D.C., DC
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