The Birthworker Experience

with Michelle Maclean and Laura Interlandi, November 23-24, 2019

Course Information

The field of doula work has been expanding and evolving at a rapid pace. What does it mean to hold space for someone across a major life threshold? How does support feel for different family configurations? Why might someone make one birth choice over another? And what can we do in scenarios where there may feel like no choices at all? Join experienced doulas Michelle Maclean and Laura Interlandi as we explore these questions, deconstruct popular notions and expand our skill sets. Whether you are doula-curious, a working doula, or a practitioner that intersects with the perinatal period, you are welcome in this space. Together we will work through common needs, support tools and client scenarios to help you birth and/or expand your doula mindset.

Day 1: Supporting Fertility, Pregnancy and Birth

Day 2: Supporting Postpartum, Parenting and Milestone Moments

Important note: While this workshop will absolutely give you a sense of what doula work is and how doulas work with clients, this weekend curriculum is not designed as a “doula training” nor will yield a certification. For information on Pacific Rim College’s Holistic Doula Certificate program, please click here.

Course Instructors

Michelle Maclean has been a full spectrum doula for 15 years. Her service field includes private practice and public service through various organizations serving marginalized people in Vancouver’s downtown core including the Trans and Queer Pregnancy and Parenting Group through Strathcona Midwifery Collective and the South Community Birth Program. A highly respected doula in the field, Michelle has attended over 1200 births, mentored hundreds of doulas and always approaches her work with non judgment and inclusion at the forefront.

Laura Interlandi is a postpartum centric full spectrum doula and co-founder of Birdsong Brooklyn. She has trained and worked across multiple organizations including co-writing the Carriage House Birth Postpartum Doula training with her Birdsong partner Erica Livingston. She offers community support classes at The Cowichan Midwifery Collective and serves families in private practice from Victoria to Nanaimo. Laura credits her expansive view on support to the many mentors and families she was humbled to learn from during her 7 years of living and mothering in New York City.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, November 23-November 24 2019, 9:00am- 5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until October 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until October 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until October 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 DLA academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.

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