Hi! My name is Meredith and I'm an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!
An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specifically trained in how to help families get evidence based care. I am one of around 180 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors around the world!
I am a certified birth doula and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor with a passion for serving women. I believe every birthing person should know their options, risks and benefits of each choice, and are entitled to a support team who utilizes evidence based information. I am here to support familites and birth professionals. My goal is to improve the maternity care system by increasing the knowledge of both people who are pregnant, as well as the professionals who care for people who are pregnant.
Savvy Birth Pro Workshop
I am excited to bring Savvy Birth Pro Workshops to the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Tri-State Area! The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 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:
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 3.5 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 Workshops:
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.
Upcoming Due Dates (with Advanced Maternal Age) Seminar:
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:
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:
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.
Upcoming Savvy Birth 101 Workshops:
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 confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.
Upcoming Savvy Birth Workshops: