Hands-On Labor Support Skills for Nurses

April 27, 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

hosted by the University of Michigan Nurse-Midwifery Service
Open to labor & delivery nurses, nurse midwives, nurse-midwifery students, physicians, residents
Choose from morning or afternoon session

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We also offer full, two-day birth doula workshops especially designed for L&D nurses! And of course, nurses are always welcome to join us for our regular birth doula trainings throughout the year.


All trainings are presented by Jessica English, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, an experienced doula, birth doula trainer, and childbirth educator.


For more information about bringing Jessica to your hospital or to have her speak at a conference, call (269) 598-1488 or email jessica@birthkalamazoo.com.



Kind Words: 


“Jessica did a fabulous job bringing relevant, practical labor support skills for nurses to our university birth center nurses.  I have continued to hear so much positive feedback about the session. Our unit is now planning how to bring her back for follow-up training."

​~Joanne Bailey, Director of Nurse-Midwifery Service

University of Michigan


"My knowledge of helpful laboring positions was greatly enhanced. I feel like my 'bag of tricks' for a laboring mom was expanded -- especially for malpositioned babies. This was fantastic! Thank you." 

~Nurse evaluation


"Excellent teacher with great teaching techniques. I have worked in L&D for two years and Jessica taught me so much today! I'm excited to try some of these new techniques on my moms at work this week. This was an excellent presentation and I loved all the hands-on work." 

~Nurse evaluation


"Wow! I can't wait to use these techniques. As a childbirth educator, I will utilize all of them. Very well done, loved every minute." 

~Nurse evaluation


"I plan to implement a more formal process for orientees at my hospital I will have so much more information to give to these new nurses to support women in labor. Thank you. This was really great information!"

~Nurse evaluation



Skills Training for Nurses