Evidence Based Birth® Services + Seminars
Evidence Based Birth® is committed to raising the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices. Cleveland Natural Birth is proud to offer Evidence Based Birth® services and seminars for both parents and birth professionals in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hello, my name is Alayna Spratley. I’m a childbirth educator, the owner of Cleveland Natural Birth, and a local Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.
An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional with advanced training, specifically in how to help families get evidence based care. I am thrilled to be one of only about 100 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors worldwide! I steadfastly believe that it is every person’s right to experience a positive, respectful, and safe pregnancy and birth. Unfortunately, even though evidence based care is the gold standard in medicine, it is not the norm with maternity care. The reality is, for most women giving birth in the United States, they receive care rooted in routine, not in best practice, I’m actively working to change this and proud to be joining forces with passionate professionals and parents around the globe, to disrupt the status quo and build a better birth experience for all! So, if you, too, want to be equipped with the latest evidence to take control over your birth OR if you want to empower your clients with the skills to take ownership over their births, then keep reading to find out what I can offer you.
Cleveland Natural Birth is thrilled to offer an exceptional variety Evidence Based Birth® services and seminars for birth professionals and expectant families. Learn more below!
Evidence Based Birth® Seminars for Birth Professionals
Welcome Maternity Care Professionals! Are you a midwife, labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator, doula, or a holistic wellness practitioner looking for rewarding and empowering continuing education? As an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I facilitate a variety of exceptional seminars covering pertinent maternity care topics including, how to help your clients access evidence based maternity care, an outstanding seminar series featuring birth “hot topics”, a brand new Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses workshop, and the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop. All workshops offer professional contact hours.
Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series for Birth Professionals
I am thrilled to present an outstanding series of four seminars that were thoughtfully developed by Evidence Based Birth® and are now available to Cleveland area birth professionals! Read on to learn more.
At each of four, 1.5-hour seminar sessions, we will cover several hot topics relevant to the birth field. You will get a wonderful opportunity to network with other dedicated maternity care professionals in the Cleveland/Akron area, and attendees will earn nursing contact hours, which can be applied to most childbirth educator and doula certifications, and well as the Certified Professional Midwife credential. We also offer 1.5 contact hours from the American College of Nurse Midwives! Topics for 2019, include:
- Evidence Based Care
- Due Dates (with Advanced Maternal Age)
- Normalizing Home Birth Transfers
- Newborn Procedures During the Golden Hour
Comfort Measures Workshop for L&D Nurses
Are you an Labor and Delivery Nurse who wants to advance your skillset to help keep patients comfortable and calm during labor?
Evidence Based Birth® designed this 3-hour workshop specifically for L&D nurses who are looking to grow their labor support knowledge-base and skills. By attending Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures techniques, but you will also learn how to overcome barriers to providing exceptional comfort measures on your unit! All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3 nursing contact hours, and those who register as a Super User will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit to teach your colleagues.
Savvy Birth Pro Workshop
The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop, worth 3 nursing contact hours, was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give birth professionals the skills they need to make a genuine difference, and to help clients attain the best opportunity of receiving evidence based care during pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum period.
The 3-hour Savvy Birth Pro Workshop will succeed in preparing you to help your clients assert their right to evidence based care in a respectful way that builds bridges, not walls. We believe the inspirational knowledge you will gain from this workshop will have a positive ripple effect that extends to your clients, the professionals you work with, and your community!
Evidence Based Birth® Services for Parents
Welcome Expecting Parents! Are you pregnant with your first baby, thinking “Well what now?”, or are you growing your family and looking to have a better birthing experience this time around? Our programs equip parents, like you, to make informed decisions about your upcoming birth. Evidence Based Birth® exists to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of mothers, babies, and families. I am so excited to provide your family with accurate, research based information, so that you can confidently make empowered choices and have the positive birth experience you deserve. Read on to learn more about the Evidence Based Birth® workshops and seminars available to parents in Cleveland and Akron, OH.
Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
Get Empowered with a Childbirth Class You + Your Partner will Love!
- Expert mentorship from me, Alayna Spratley, the ONLY Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in Cleveland who is trained to facilitate this course.
- TWO in-person classes to practice labor comfort tools + FOUR weekly Zoom calls with your instructor to review class assignments
- FIVE weeks of comprehensive online lessons taught by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, APRN, + Founder of Evidence Based Birth®
- Awesome bonuses, including: amazing prizes, breastfeeding and newborn care videos, and a one-on-one birth planning session. ($275-$325)
Next Class Begins Sunday, March 3, 2019
Are You Ready to get Empowered? Register for Class Today!
The Savvy Birth Workshop for Parents
Are you looking forward to having a baby, but concerned about all of the unknowns, or even fearful of the birth process itself?
The 3-hour Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was designed to calm your worries and to give families, like you, the confidence and tools to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room! During this workshop you will learn exceptional ways to effectively communicate with your doctor, midwife, and nurses. You will discover strategies for asking questions without sounding disrespectful and you will learn all the secrets about how to stack the odds in your favor of having a beautiful birth experience. ($60-$100)
Savvy Birth 101 for Parents
Are you excited about welcoming your baby, but worried that, as a patient, your voice won’t be heard in the busy hospital system?
Do not stress, the Savvy Birth 101 workshop is just what you need! This 1-hour class will give you inside information on how to form the ultimate birth team, so when it comes time for labor, you can find yourself at the center of respectful maternity care. ($10-$25)
Next Seminar: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Evidence Based Birth® Private Coaching for Parents
Are you an expectant parent looking for individualized guidance and support?
If you prefer one-on-one support, I can offer either Savvy Birth Parent Workshop, the full Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class or simply a one-time consultation, in-person or via Zoom, to address specific questions and concerns you may about the Cleveland and Akron area maternity care systems. I am happy to work with your family by providing Evidence Based Birth® private coaching services, to help you navigate our maternity care landscape, so you can have the beautiful birth you deserve. ($75 + up) If you represent a healthcare institution and are interested in a continuing education seminars, please contact me here.
Want More Information?
Alayna Spratley, owner of Cleveland Natural Birth is thrilled to offer a variety of Evidence Based Birth® Instructor services and seminars to both expectant parents and birth professionals. If you would like to visit the Evidence Based Birth® website for more resources, you can access it here. If you are interested in attending an Evidence Based Birth® class or seminar locally, please contact us using the button below.