If you are a healthcare or support professional working with families in their childbearing year, you will eventually work with a family whose baby is diagnosed with a disability or genetic condition. This time is very critical and may be fraught for both the family and their providers. This 90-minute class gives a crash course on how to support and uplift a family dealing with an unexpected diagnosis and help them move to a place of joy and acceptance or support them in their joy and acceptance as they are met with negativity from family or other providers.
Doctors, midwives, doulas, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, nurses, and nannies can all benefit from this course.
Childbirth educator and disability advocate Lauren Smith-Donohoe will be presenting. Lauren has worked in the field of birth as a doula and educator for over ten years and is also the proud mother of a child with Down syndrome.
Class cost is $75 ($50 for apprentices and students) in advance, $85 at the door. Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted at the door. Students called to a birth or to otherwise care for their clients or patients during class will receive a refund.
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Light (celiac safe gluten-free) refreshments will be provided. Classroom is wheelchair accessible and there will be no fluorescent lights. Please contact with any other access needs.