Advanced full spectrum birthwork training - Summer, 2024 cohort

Dates: June 23, 2024 - October 13, 2024 from 12-2:30pm Pacific Time US. Live zoom meetings Sundays from 12-2:30pm PST. Replays available.


Explore the full spectrum of reproductive experiences in this advanced birthwork training. The course will help deepen your practice to become expansive, radical, revolutionary, and transformative. This one of a kind live virtual training brings birthworkers together from all over the world to connect, skill share, and co-create a birthwork movement for

collective liberation. 


This course explores all different reproductive experiences and focuses on systems, populations, activism, and advanced carework considerations.

This course is closed captioned and replays will be available for those who cannot make it to the live sessions.



What's included in the course fee:

Our advanced full spectrum birthwork training meets for live weekly zoom sessions that feature lectures and group learning with our amazing community collaborators. This course does not cover the basics of birthwork (our labor & birth training and postpartum training both offer foundational content), and is for all folks who support pregnant and birthing people, no matter what your role.
Topics include:
Abortion support
Birthwork in collective
Rural birthwork
Harm reduction and supporting people who use drugs
Dismantling fatphobia in reproductive healthcare
Supporting sex workers
Food Justice
Gender affirming surgery and transition support
Death and grief support
Supporting families who are engaged with CPS and family regulation systems
Supporting incarcerated birthing people
Disability Justice
Food Justice
Community building
Systems navigation


Includes access to our live, drop-in group mentorship sessions, membership in our private Facebook group, and a listing on our international birthworker directory.




We use the green bottle sliding scale framework to price our courses equitably. We give thanks to Alexis J. Cunningfolk for developing the green bottle method. "For a sliding scale to work it relies on the principles of truthfulness, respect for complexity, and accountability. I do not ask for income verification. I trust my students and clients to be honest. Community thrives when accountability is a central value, because that is where trust grows and depth work can be done. Teachers deserve to get paid and students deserve classes which recognize the multiple realities of economic access and privilege that exist." - AJC

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Advanced Full Spectrum Birthwork Training Curriculum

  Course Introduction
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  Week 1: Historical context, what is full spectrum, and tracing your path to this work.
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  Week 2: Harm reduction and supporting people who use drugs with Ria Tsinas and Christy Hall @perinatalharmreduction @christyhallshow
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  Week 3: Disability Justice and abortion with Stefanie from Project LETS @projectlets
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  Week 4: Birthwork collectives with Ajira Darch @ajira
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  Week 5: Rural birthwork with Michela Hernandez @sacred.bridges
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  Week 8: Dismantling fatphobia in reproductive healthcare with Brooke Patmor @thedykedoula
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  Weeks 9 & 10: Abortion support with Dora Martinez @doraelsie
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  Week 11: Carceral Systems and abolition with Cassandra Chase @brownsistabasics @rootsoflaborbc
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  Week 12: Family regulation systems with Amirah Bashir @yosoyamirah
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  Week 13: Supporting sex workers with Celestina Meow @celestina_meow
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  Week 14: Food Justice with Kayla Bitten @thesouthernmidwife
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  Week 15: Death and grief support with Luar Wolf @_moonandwolf_
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  Week 16: Closing
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Summer cohort dates:

June 23, 2024 - October 13, 2024

from 12-2:30pm Pacific Time US.


Live zoom classes Sundays, 12-2:30pm PST

In case you can't make it to the live sessions, replays are available.

“I can’t mention enough how incredible it feels to learn from folks who truly care and show they care about the activism that goes behind birthwork and beyond. I’ve learned, unlearned, and relearned from you, and to be in community with you is a blessing. Thank you. I feel that I’m able to be the birthworker I have always aspired myself to be in part because of the support and the guidance I’ve received not only from this training, but from the Cornerstone community, as well.”
- Anna Balagtas (she/her) @pocketdoula


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All photos by Natalie Broders