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Homebirth Cesarean offers in-person and online workshops that are designed to assist birth professionals (midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, nurses, doctors, therapists, etc.) gain a broader understanding of the needs of homebirth cesarean women and families. These workshops share tools for building better communication and support with HBC families while also addressing the needs of birth professionals.Click here for more information about upcoming in-person and online workshops.

Want to know more? Watch this 2-minute movie about the HBC workshops.

Courtney facilitating a workshop

Courtney facilitating a live workshop

Hosting and attending the HBC workshop was so valuable to me as a midwife and doula. I have always sympathized with my HBC clients but the workshop allowed me to understand their experience in a fuller and deeper way.  Even more importantly, it empowered me with thoughtful and well-researched tools to prepare and support my clients—prenatally, during a transport, and in their postpartum healing. I am so grateful for everything I learned from Courtney and I have used the tools with all of my clients since then with lovely results! —Elizabeth Reiner, Certified Professional Midwife and Doula, Maryland

The HBC workshops were super informative and well run. I never felt judged and it wasn’t preachy. I highly recommend these workshops to all birth professionals. —Corrine Rupp, Certified Professional Midwife and CNM student, Oregon


Host a workshop in your area

We value our partnerships with members in the birth community around the world and we would love to travel to your area to facilitate a workshop. Hosting a workshop is often a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The primary responsibilities of the workshop host are as follows:

  • create interest in the workshop
  • collect workshop fees and pay Courtney Jarecki the full fee no later than 6 weeks before the scheduled workshop.
  • secure event space
  • transportation and lodging for the facilitator

We will work with you every step of the way, ensuring you have the resources you need to successfully host a worksop.

I was impressed with the presenters’ professionalism, organization, and depth of knowledge. They presented researched information and material about homebirth cesarean births and the dynamics of everyone involved, and this was shared with passion and curiosity. Through writing exercises, questions, and play they encouraged self-reflection, something I highly value as an individual, birth educator, and counselor. —Tina Lily, childbirth educator and counselor, Oregon


Conversations and questions during a workshop

Conversations and questions during a workshop

  • The  host can charge any amount for the workshop to cover fees, rent, CEUs, and any other fees the host may incur.
  • The deadline for pre-registration and full payment is 6 weeks before the scheduled workshop. Once payment has been received in full, non-refundable facilitator airline tickets will be purchased.
  • Because the cost of the workshop varies depending on workshop option and location, please contact us for more information regarding the payment we require for workshops, guidance on what the host should charge for the class, and other details pertinent to hosting a workshop.

The HBC workshop opened my eyes! Being an RN I never thought of how traumatizing a cesarean could be. —Maria, registered nurse, Louisiana 


IMG_0004CEUs must be arranged through the professional organization that oversees certification in your area. That can be regional, statewide or national, depending on the participants involved. For example, in Oregon, the Oregon Midwifery Council approves midwife CEUs for in-state conferences, and is based on the hours of education and the objectives covered. We will provide a Certificate of Attendance.

Get in touch

Activities to keep it interesting

Activities to keep it interesting

If you’re interested in hosting a workshop or have questions about the process, send us a note.

All of the well-organized information was exactly what I was looking for. I feel much more prepared to help mothers with trauma histories navigate the hospital experience. I highly recommend this comprehensive workshops, even to birth professionals who don’t attend out-of-hospital births. —Bethany Stricker, Doula and student midwife, Virginia​