Please join Juli Tilsner, LM, CPM and Co Executive Director for this informative advanced education module on how to support your clients who choose to birth at home, as well as how to work with Midwives as a valuable member of the inter-professional birth team.
- Differences in labor support at home vs hospital, and why the differences are necessary.
- The Midwifery model of care
- Being the quiet doula in the corner: vacillating in and out of the shadows
- Protecting the sacred space
- Hormonal flow & how they keep birth safe
- Working with midwives
- Self assessment exercises to keep energetically clear
- Safety of home birth and the doulas responsibilities
- What information Midwives need when being updated on progress
- When to alert the Midwives
- Birthing Tubs: Uses, generalities and checking with the Midwives on their protocols.
- Precipitous birth
- Safety of home birth and the Doula's responsibilities
- The Doulas role in urgent situations
- Hospital transfer
OUR MISSION is to organize and activate a radically inclusive community of doulas and birthkeepers to provide full spectrum C.A.R.E. to all. Cornerstone doulas and birthkeepers champion equitable access to safe, supported and dignified care for all communities throughout the reproductive lifespan. Our collective C.A.R.E. is focused on closing gaps in disparate maternal and infant health outcomes, increasing reproductive health equity and creating positive change in all reproductive health outcomes — and as a result, our society at large.
Cornerstone Doulas & Birthkeepers C.A.R.E.
C: Care. Connection. Community.
A: Authenticity. Access. Advocacy.
R: Relevant. Reliable. Reputable.
E: Excellence. Expertise. Equity
Cornerstone Labor & Birth Doulas are internationally recognized as leaders in birth justice and advocacy.
Cornerstone Doulas provide continuous unbiased, client-centered support throughout the reproductive lifespan. This support focuses on the whole person, family and community and encompasses emotional, physical, psychosocial, and educational support techniques. Cornerstone doulas employ individualized supportive communication, culturally responsive care, hands-on therapeutic techniques and an equitable approach with all clients.
Are Doulas needed during Covid?
Doulas are needed now, more than ever. Great innovation is being used at this time to deliver the support and advocacy birthers need, including virtual Doula support, extensive prenatal education, and planning and pivots, such as transferring to homebirth.
You are needed.
Juli Tilsner is a California licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife and the Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director of Cornerstone Doula Trainings. Juli is also the Co-author of RE:BIRTH Your Birth Informed. Respected. Empowered and the Co-founder of RE:BIRTH Childbirth Education.
Juli has been attending births ever since the age of 19 when she gave birth to her own daughter at a midwife-directed, experimental birth center within her local hospital in 1977. It was through her experience of continuity of care, combined with the hands-off nature of the midwifery model that left a long-term impression on Juli, resulting in her own professional path to midwifery. Juli’s birth career began with first supporting her friends and peers through their births all through the 1980’s, then becoming a certified childbirth educator and doula in 1999. During her time as a childbirth educator and practicing doula, Juli concurrently apprenticed at a freestanding birth center in San Francisco until 2003, at which time she passed the NARM board exam and became a Certified Professional Midwife. Once licensed, Juli joined an established Bay Area home birth midwifery practice and worked as a full-time homebirth midwife for a total of 15 years. Juli co-founded Cornerstone Doula Trainings with her daughter in 2006 to meet a great need in her community for midwifery-model centered doula training and mentorship. Juli currently holds active CPM and California LM midwifery licenses to date and currently provides consulting, montrice and doula support in Portland, OR.
Juli’s passion, path and practice in the birth world has shown itself to be a continually evolving process of personal, professional and political growth. Coming from challenging beginnings, Juli considers those challenges to be the gifts that have made her the teacher and mentor she is and continues to be for so many. Juli has a passion for birth justice, trauma prevention and resolution and she continues her own work of healing intergenerational trauma for herself and her family in her daily life. Juli is proud to bring this passion and vision into her work as an activist, healer, educator, leader and mentor.
In 2010 Juli enrolled in the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy - a modality that she discovered on her own path to self-healing, which began in 1995. Because of the transformative and healing experiences she gained through homeopathy, this modality became a focus throughout her midwifery career. Juli is well known in the birth community for her advanced workshops including “Homeopathy Essentials for the Childbearing Year” which will be fully online and available for purchase soon!
Currently, Juli lives in Portland, Oregon, where she offers Monatrice services and Midwifery-style prenatal and postpartum care. She also offers consultations to birthing people and birth workers, alike. Juli enjoys hiking with her dog Salem, cooking, fermenting, music, collaging and spending time with her family.