Centering Queer & Trans* Experience throughout Conception, Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting

 Childbirth education specifically crafted with the unique needs of queer and trans folks growing babies in their bodies. Our goal is to create a learning environment where the diversity of individuals and families is seen and celebrated.

PLEASE NOTE: We are pushing the start of the course to January 17th 2018, to help raise our scholarship pool as well as to get the word about the course to everyone who would benefit from it. Click here to donate.

Childbirth Education Series

this offering includes:

6 pre-recorded teachings (each ~1hr) and online resources available for 3 months, 5 pre-natal group meet-ups, 1 individual or family consultation, and 1 post-birth reunion meet-up. Meet-ups will happen through zoom and be arranged for optimal coordination of time zone needs of registrants.

topics include:

navigating pregnancy/gestation as trans/queer, hospital/home/birthing centre dynamics + resources, queer family structures, exploring the nervous system, altered states of consciousness, facing death and the void, anatomy and physiology of birth and hormones, stages + progressions of labour, building birth as ceremony, the placenta, immediate postpartum and arrival sequence, feeding your baby, and more!

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If paying $150 for the workshop is attainable to you with no financial stretching required, consider adding another $50 to your tuition to help us offer a reduced tuition to another participant who has reduced financial flow.

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The workshop space was affirming! I felt welcome, and we all held space for each other. I wish more of our communities could access this. Just keep offering it in as many ways as possible. I’m excited for ongoing group connections.
The format of a webinar is really accessible to me, as a busy student and pregnant person. The models of care are a helpful starting framework and the shared google doc resources page is really exciting.
I appreciate your work to create a space for queer and trans* folks who are creating families, and also for the providers that support them during this process. I find myself on both sides of this equation and see how there is a real need for more resources to support providers so that they/we can provide more and better care to our communities.

Private Childbirth Education

If you would like a private workshop or series of workshops please fill out the form. This is a great option if you missed one of the workshops. You can request one or all of the facilitators. This is an opportunity to work with the material and receive personalized individual support.

Past Workshops

Birthing Beyond the Binary workshops are based in perspectives of self-directed midwifery models of care, prenatal, birth and attachment therapy, trauma prevention and resolution, applied attachment theory, and autonomic nervous system physiology.