Childbirth Educator Workshops

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Childbirth Educator Workshops

Unsure which workshop or certification is right for you?  Check out this video for more information. 

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE THOROUGHLY BEFORE REGISTERING

MTM Training and Mentoring offers childbirth education workshop approved by ICEA and Mothering the Mother, Inc for certification.  These workshops are for individuals who plan to certify with ICEA or with Mothering the Mother, Inc. 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 16 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 day.

Training fee:

$525 -  Additional $75 to add a business workshop to your training.  If interested ask me about this.


For those pursuing certification through Mothering the Mother your registration includes the following online self study workshop:

  • Breastfeeding for Doulas and Educators
  • Safety and Self Care for the Birth Professional
  • Business for the Birth Professional
  • Curriculum Design (this is included in the workshop)




For anyone planning on working for themselves I highly encourage adding on the business workshop for $75.  Please note: there must be four people registered for the business workshop for it to run in person.  If four are not registered it will turn into a virtual workshop on another day.  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. In order to qualify for certification with Mothering the Mother, Inc as a childbirth educator, birth doula, or postpartum doula I understand I MUST attend all hours of the workshop, and must fulfill their requirements.


4. 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 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!  

Workshop Dates/Locations

Bring a workshop to your area

If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your area visit our FAQ page to learn how to make that happen.

November 4-6, 2019 Charlotte, NC

Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Airport

2770 Yorkmont Rd

Charlotte, NC 28208


8am to 6:30pm both days


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

December 3-5, 2019 Milwaukee, WI

Mothering the Mother, Inc

1588 S. 81st St

West Allis, WI 53214


8am to 6:30pm both days


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

December 13-15, 2019 Austin, TX

Exact location: TBD


8am to 6:30pm both days


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

2020 Workshops

January 25-27, 2020 Milwaukee, WI

Mothering the Mother, Inc

1586 S. 81st St

Milwaukee, WI 53214


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


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

February 29-March 2, 2020 Houston, TX

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


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

May 9-11, 2020 Louisville, KY

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


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

May 16-18, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


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

May 19-21, 2020 Indianapolis, IN

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least four people signed up for it to run in person......if four people are not registered 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

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


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

August 1-3, 2020 Cleveland, OH

Exact location TBD


8 am to 6:30 pm both days


Optional third day business workshop for $75 - there must be at least four people signed up for it to run in person......if four people are not registered 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.   

Which Workshop/Organization?

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