Hi! My name is Melissa and I’m an Evidence Based Birth Instructor!

An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. I am one of around 150 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors around the world!

Why Evidence Based Birth? I have been a labor and Delivery nurse for 16 plus years, over the years I have witnessed a lot of unnecessary interventions. What I noticed in most of these situations is that parents didn’t speak up because they felt like they didn’t have a voice, or I hear “what ever the doctor says goes” Starting out in nursing I believed this as well, my own birth experience, I got an epidural at 9 cm because the doctor told the nurse to give it to me. When I found Evidence Based Birth and saw all the amazing information that Rebecca has provided for parents, I knew I had to become an instructor so that I could help empower and educate women and partners. 

What I Offer

Savvy Birth 101 Workshop for Parents

Are you looking forward to having a baby, but worried about what it’s like to be a “patient” in the hospital system? Never fear, Savvy Birth 101 is here!  The 1-hour Savvy Birth 101 class was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the inside scoop on how to form the ultimate birth team, so when the time comes to bring your baby into the world you can find yourself at the center of respectful, evidence-based care.

May 12th 6 pm, Troy Missouri

 

Savvy Birth Workshop for Parents

Are you anxious about your upcoming birth? The Savvy Birth
Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth®
to give you and your partner the confi dence and know-how you
need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the
birthing room.

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class*

Take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

  • Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!
  • Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy
  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Details:
May 5th-June 2nd Troy, Missouri

Upcoming Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class:
June 16th- July 14th Troy, Missouri

Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

I am excited to bring Savvy Birth Pro Workshops to the St Louis area!
The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 contact hours) was developed
by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the skills you need to help
your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care
during pregnancy and labor.

Upcoming Savvy Birth Pro Workshops:
List dates/times here (TBD)

Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses Workshop

Are you an L & D nurse who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor?

By attending Comfort Measures for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you’ll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit!

All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and teach to your peers. Come enjoy an afternoon of demonstrations, discussion, and networking with L & D nurses from all over our area!

Upcoming Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses Workshop:
List dates/times here  (TBD)

“Will change the way you preactice and give you the skills to be a better clinician”

Ally

Comfort Measures Workshop for L&D nurses, Mercy

“Do it! It will increase your confidence in your ability to help laboring women”

Katherine

Comfort Measures for L&D nurses, Mercy

“Prepare for fun, laughs, & empowerment”

Stephanie

Comfort Measures for L&D nurses, Mercy

“Do it! There are so many different ways to help your patient have the birth they desire”

Alex

Comfort Measures for L&D nurses, Mercy

Due Dates (with Advanced Maternal Age) Seminar by EBB

Did you know that the rate of labor induction has drastically
increased over the last 30 years? In this Evidence Based Birth® seminar, packed with facts, you will learn the evidence on 39-week induction and for induction at or past the “due date”. We cover the recent ARRIVE study in depth and we’ll also cover a bit about “advanced maternal
age,” and discuss the actual numbers of increase in stillbirth with older age.”

Evidence Based Birth® is a continuing education provider for the Kentucky Board of Nursing # 7-0081. Nursing contact hours can be applied to most childbirth educator and doula certifications as well as the Certified Professional Midwife credential. We also offer 1.5 contact hours from the American College of Nurse Midwives.

 

Newborn Procedures in the Golden Hour Seminar by EBB

What is the evidence on the safety of Vitamin K? Does delayed cord clamping lead to jaundice? How can we help families who give birth by Cesarean get skin to skin in our local operating rooms? In this interactive seminar, we will take an in-depth look at the research evidence on newborn procedures for term infants during the “golden hour.” We will cover the history and research on interventions that happen during the first hour of life—including which procedures are the “best practices,” and which procedures can be safely delayed or declined!

After attending this seminar, you will walk away with confidence in your ability to talk with clients about the latest evidence on skin-to-skin, delayed cord clamping, bathing, weighing, hatting, Vitamin K, and eye ointment.

Upcoming​ Newborn Procedures in the Golden Hour Seminar:
List dates/times here (TBD)

Normalizing Home Birth Transfers Seminar by EBB

Designed for home birth and hospital providers, this workshop will challenge you and your colleagues to address your fears and concerns about transfers from planned home births into the hospital. What guidelines can hospital staff follow when accepting a home birth transfer? What can home birth providers do to ease the transfer? What are the basic safety statistics of home birth and freestanding birth centers, and what is needed to make home birth even safer?

Evidence Based Birth® is a continuing education provider for the Kentucky Board of Nursing # 7-0081. Nursing contact hours can be applied to most childbirth educator and doula certifications as well as the Certified Professional Midwife credential. This seminar has also been approved for 1.5 contact hours from the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Upcoming​ Normalizing Home Birth Transfers Seminar:
List dates/times here (TBD)

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