Childbirth Educator Workshops

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MTM Training and Mentoring offers childbirth education workshop approved by ICEA for certification. In our 2 day hands on and interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming a childbirth educator.  You will leave with the skills to set up a classroom and curriculum and be able to start teaching.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 17 yrs, and who has been teaching or more than 20 yrs will also serve as your mentor as you move from novice educator to an experienced one.  


This training is only one step towards certification and trainees should visit the ICEA website  for full details on certification requirements and fees. 

At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of creating a classroom, options in teaching, and getting your class up and running.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at teaching to our group.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  We also incorporate technology into the classroom.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the two days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:


  • Family-centered Maternity Care
  • Informed Decision-making and Evidence-based Teaching
  • Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
  • Hands on learning-learn how to make your classes fun and engaging so your students are interested and able to learn
  • Curriculum Development
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • The Labor and BirthingProcess-learn what to expect at each stage of labor
  • Coping Skills for Labor-learn natural comfort techniques such as massage, positioning, using a rebozo, peanut balls, birth balls, hydrotherapy, and so much more
  • Medications
  • Medical Complications
  • Interventions, and Unexpected Outcomes
  • Postpartum Care and Warning Signs
  • Newborn Care and Warning Signs
  • Breastfeeding

This workshop is VERY hands on so please dress comfortably and wear clothes you can easily move in.


The workshop runs from 8 am to approximately 6:30 pm both days.  If you choose to attend the first day that runs from 8 am to 6:30 pm (or later).

For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the third day business workshop for $75.  Please note: there must be six people registered for the add on business workshop for it to run in person.  If six are not registered for the business portion that day will turn into a virtual workshop on another day (the childbirth educator registration is separate and will not turn into an online workshop - the online portion only applies to the business portion if enough people are not enrolled).  Learn more about the business workshop here (By adding the business workshop I include unlimited phone and email mentoring support, access to my e-newsletters which help guide you through starting from training to setting up a successful business, access to my online Facebook support group, and so much more starting from the date of registration through the completion of certification).  


The exact location of the training will be determined one month before the event is scheduled to occur based upon the number of people enrolled (unless it is already listed below).  There must be a minimum of four people enrolled for the training to run, and there will be a limited number of late registration spots available. 

Important info to read before registering

Please note....by placing your order you agree to the following:  


1.  I understand that if traveling to the workshop I should email Michelle (mtmtrainingandmentoring@gmail.com) to ensure the training is scheduled to run and has enough attendees prior to making my travel arrangements.  Also the exact location may be chosen one month prior to the workshop in the city that is listed, and if necessary the venue may change to accommodate the number of attendees enrolled.  


2.  In order to qualify for certification (or CE's) with ICEA as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST attend all hours of an IN PERSON training, and must fulfill ICEA's requirements (online trainings do not qualify for certification or CE's).  


3. I understand that my training fees are not refundable and must be paid in full before the first day of the training, and if I am not able to attend the training I signed up for I can transfer my registration to another person for that workshop day/time (in the case of inclement weather or acts of God it is your responsibility to plan accordingly, and refunds will NOT be given.)   


If at anytime you have any questions or concerns please call Michelle at 414-378-9524 or email her mtmtrainingandmentoring@gmail.com. 

This workshop when taken in person has been approved for 16.0 ICEA Contact hours.  ANCC nursing contact hours pending approval

Approved for 16RCERPs. IBLCE Provider Number for ICEA is CLT116-06


Childbirth Education Evaluated Teaching Series

If you are certifying with ICEA, part of the requirement is to have an evalutated teaching series done.  If you certify with me I include this for FREE in your workshop registration fee.  When you are ready to have your class evaluated all you need to do is videotape it, and either send me it on a flash drive or upload it to youtube, mark it private and then give me access to it.  From there I evaluate it, send you feedback, and you are done with that part!  

2020 Workshops

May 2-4, 2020 Indianapolis, IN

Homewood Suits by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown

211 S. Meridian St

Indianapolis, IN 46225


8 am to 6:30 pm EST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least six people signed up for the business workshop for it to run in person......if six people are not registered for the business section it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

May 9-11, 2020 Louisville, KY

Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown

635 W Market St

Louisville, KY 40202


8 am to 6:30 pm EST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least six people signed up for the business workshop for it to run in person......if six people are not registered for the business section it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

May 16-18, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis-Mall of America

2261 Killebrew Dr

Bloomington, MN 55425


8 am to 6:30 pm CST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least six people signed up for the business workshop for it to run in person......if Six people are not registered for the business section it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

June 24-26, 2020 St Louis, MO

Home2 Suites by Hilton St Louis/Forest Park

920 S. Taylor Ave

St Louis, MO 63110


8 am to 6:30 pm CST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least six people signed up for the business workshop for it to run in person......if six people are not registered for the business section it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

August 1-3, 2020 Cleveland, OH

Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

1100 Crocker Rd

Westlake, OH 44145


8 am to 6:30 pm EST both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least six people signed up for the business workshop for it to run in person......if six people are not registered for the business section it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day - visit this page to see virtual workshop days.

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Bring a Workshop to Your Area

How can I bring a workshop to my area?

Want to bring a workshop to your area?  It is easy.....in most cases all you have to do is ask and help host.  To host you would need to find a location big enough to hold 8-10 individual and then help promote.  The host will be required to transport the trainer to and from the airport and the training location, provide a t.v. with HDMI hook up or another appropriate means of projection for the PowerPoint presentation, and will be required to provide light snacks and refreshments.  The best part is you may even be able to earn your workshop for FREE!!    


If you would like to move forward with hosting and bringing a workshop to your area please fill out the form below to start the process.  


*For workshops outside of the United States the requirements for the number of participants required to hold the workshop, and to receive the workshop for free may be different due to longer travel times and higher expenses incurred on the trainer.   

Private / One on One Workshop

Are you interested in having a private / one on one workshop?  Maybe you cannot find one in your area, or maybe you want one on one attention.......this option is just what you are looking for.  


Fee: $800 for the two day workshop + my airfare, hotel fees (3 nights hotel stay - the day before the workshop until the day after the workshop), and transportation from airport to hotel / hotel to teaching location, and back.  

Which Workshop/Organization?

Unsure which workshop to sign up for - MTM or ICEA, or which organization to certify through?  This video may help.