Advanced Full Spectrum Doula Training

Are you ready to expand and deepen your birthwork practice? This course will take you places that no other doula training goes.

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Together, we will create strategies for radical community care, and explore complex reproductive situations, creative advocacy, and advanced skills.

Join us for a 13-week course the delves deeply into abortion, harm reduction, sex work, gender affirming surgery and hormone replacement therapy, death, grief and loss, carceral systems, CPS and foster systems, disability justice,
and community care.

Now is the time to fully step into the role of radical birthworker.

Course dates are: April 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021 - Sunday afternoons from 12pm-2:30pm PST US live via Zoom.

December Dates are now sold out.


Are you ready to learn, and unlearn? Join us for a radical exploration of reproductive care, support and rights.

Are you ready to deepen your practice?

This full spectrum training is an advanced stand alone class, but participants are best served when it is taken after our Labor and Birth Doula Training.

Our Advanced Full Spectrum Doula Training aims to prepare all birthworkers for supporting the full spectrum of reproductive experiences. In this course, we will expand upon the commonly used definition of Full-Spectrum to move beyond focusing solely on loss and abortion.

Join us live online in our Zoom classroom Sundays from 12pm-2:30pm PST for 13 weeks starting on April 4, 2021 for a radical community learning event that will deeply impact your practice, as well as the people and communities that you serve. This course is facilitated by Nickie Tilsner, RN and SFGH abortion counselor, Lucy Yanow - and also includes team of incredible activists and birthworkers.

*Please also note that there is weekly pre-work assigned for you to do outside of the Sunday zoom classes which will prepare you for the weekly live discussion*

Topics covered:

  • Doula work as public health work
  • History of obstetrics, institutional racism, and maternal & infant mortality
  • Bias
  • Trauma informed care
  • Boundaries and self care
  • Supporting folks through gender affirming surgery and hormone replacement therapy
  • Abortion support
  • Stillbirth and miscarriage
  • Death, loss and grief
  • Supporting sex workers
  • Harm reduction and supporting people who use drugs
  • Foster and CPS systems
  • Prison Industrial Complex, supporting incarcerated people
  • Community care

It is recommended that you attend a birth doula training prior to attending this course, but not required. This course is also open to community members, and we urge active participants in harm reduction orgs, current or previous sex workers hoping to provide community care, birthworkers from all domains, herbalists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, homeopaths, midwives and allied health professionals & students to attend!


This is a LIVE online course, which takes place in our Zoom classroom. Though the sessions will be recorded so you can view at a later time, we do recommend showing up in-person, as a lot of the course is group discussion and very interactive.

Class dates are: Sunday afternoons from 12-2:30pm PST US, April 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from taking this class online?
You'll have weekly pre-work: videos, readings, etc. to complete before every 2 1/2 hour live class. During class time, we will have group discussions, lecture, and group exercises. This class is interactive, so we do recommend trying to attend as many dates in person as you can. We will be recording the sessions, and sending a link to view that lasts for 14 days after every class.
Is online training just as good as in-person?
Believe me, we had our reservations about online doula training, as well. Through the development of these courses, we were surprised to learn that the online format is just as good, if not better than in-person trainings. When we host our in-person trainings, the classes are intensive 8 hour days. And through taking these courses in smaller modules at your own pace, there is so much more opportunity to digest the information on your own terms. We build community into the courses, so that you will have the opportunity to connect with others who are going through the trainings, as well as live meetings with your trainers. Further, we were able to add even more content to the online trainings than we have in our in-person courses. You are getting an incredibly comprehensive and inclusive education that leaves nothing out.
What is your refund policy?
Because your purchase opens access to the entire course, we cannot offer refunds. All payments made to Cornerstone via this platform are non-refundable and non-transferable.