Birthworker Business Hub

Are you a birthworker?

We believe that the work of a birthworker should be sustainable, equitable, and wrapped in community.

We believe that developing programs like our Birthworker Business Hub will also work to bring more birthworkers and doulas to our local communities because wellness for infants and caregivers IS a right not a privilege. 

Our next live, full-spectrum community doula cohort launches in JANUARY 2023, so don’t delay – we’d love to speak with you!

What is the Hub?

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One of our solutions to perinatal disparities...

are birth doulas who have proven to lead to many positive outcomes and experiences for birthing people including: fewer cesareans, shorter labor, increased lactation, and supporting birth people with advocacy and emotional/physical support.

Naming one of the root causes being...

that there are huge barriers pertaining to certification and recognition for birth workers and doulas which affects inclusiveness and sustainability. This also affects aspiring birthworkers and perinatal health professionals. 

Nurture your birthwork career with Nurturely!​

Hub Benefits:
Resources & Community in-person at the Nurturely Lounge

As a member, you get...

Training

Participate in training and continuing education that inclusively honors culture, history, physiology, spirit, science and service in collaboration with other training organizations.

Community

Collaborate in anti-oppression, anti-racist frameworks on your path with our inclusive community and equity leadership. Have fun, cultivate lasting relationships with other advocates and birthworkers, and deepen your practice and development, both personally and professionally.

Business

Start off with comprehensive business tools and leverage for marketing and attracting clients. With simplified, step-by-step support for a sustainable practice, learn how to register as a Traditional Health Worker Doula with the Oregon Health Authority, get reimbursed serving clients using Medicaid and advertise your services!

Mentorship

Receive guidance and mentorship in creating sustainable employment and income in the doula and birthworker profession while giving and sharing peer-to-peer support, collaboration ideas, and backup doula connections.

Community-Supported Birthworker Hub

Birthworker Hub Partners

Lane Workforce Partnership

Lane Workforce Partnership is the designated local Workforce Investment Board for Lane County, Oregon, funds and delivers programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in Lane County.  Programs and services are delivered through a network of local partners including employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based organizations, and economic development. Lane Workforce Partnership is one of nine workforce boards statewide. We are so excited to be collaborating with them in this amazing project!

Shafia Monroe Consulting 

We are excited announce our collaboration with SMC Birth Companion Training as. part of our Birthworker Hub. Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC) provides training, webinars, keynote presentations, motivational speaking, and consulting for health professionals to reach their goals in professional development, cultural competency, and better birth outcomes. Learn more here.

 

Local to Lane County? Get in touch about our upcoming JANUARY 2023 full-circle doula training with Mama Shafia!

Interested in supporting this project as a community partner?

Join Us!

Ready to take the next step?

Our next local cohort launches in JANUARY 2023 and includes equity mentorship, a full-circle 28-hour birth and postpartum doula training, and so much more!

 

If you’re interested in learning more, complete the interest form below! 

Not local? We’d still love to chat and see which of our national online trainings might support your path!

Register for a Perinatal Provider Social Hour!

For local midwives, physicians, doulas, bodyworkers, lactation pros and more!
Connect with peers in perinatal care and learn about Nurturely’s Seal of Perinatal Equity initiative.

Food and beverage will be provided. Guests are welcome to stay after the social hour for a watch party featuring our Racism in Perinatal & Pediatric Health series.

Monday, January 30th 2023 

4:30-6:00pm Networking & Equity Discussion
6:00-8:00pm Watch & Learn Party

Donation-based!

Perinatal Provider Social Hour
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