Birthing Beyond the Binary: LGBTQ+ 101 for Birthworkers

sept 14 + 21, 2019 | 10:30am - 4 pm | northern suburbs, cape town

You are ready to dig deeper in how you can do some critical work towards self reflection and taking actionable steps to making a difference in how you show up for LGBTQ+ clients and patients that you work with as a birthworker. Sweet. This training is for you if you are a doula, midwife, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, labour + delivery nurse, ob-gyn, postnatal educator and other birth & parenting support such as placenta encapsulation specialist, sleep consultant/coach, pregnancy fitness educator, newborn care specialist (NCS), baby nurse, night nurse or night nanny.


Day 1: LGBTQ+ 101

  • Laying the Foundation to Advocacy

  • Examining Power + Privilege

  • Understanding Gender + Sexual Diverse Identities

  • LGBTQ+ terminology

  • Gender-Neutral Language: For Harm Reduction in Birthwork

day 2: The Big 5 to Create A Safe Space

  • Marketing + Visibility

  • #RepresentationMatters Beyond the Hashtag

  • Self (+ Practice) Management

  • Allyship is a Verb - How Else are you Showing Up?

  • Holding Safe Spaces in Unsafe Places


Registration fee: R1500