Live, In-Person Retreat!
Or join us by Zoom from anywhere!

We are beyond excited to be offering you
an IN REAL LIFE Certification Retreat, eve of September 17, and all day18 and 19, 2021.

Join us for all the topics Birth With Spirit is known for (see to the left) and more.

If you are already registered and paid with Birth With Spirit, please send an email to to let April know you will be attending this Retreat.

If you are not yet registered and paid with Birth With Spirit, please go to the Become a Birth With Spirit Doula page and get signed up so you can join our powerful circle!

We are excited to have you join us in one of our powerful Retreat circles!


Retreats will be scheduled remotely and in-person in the early fall and dates will be shared in the private BWS Facebook group which you will be added to once you register.


If there is not a retreat near you, you can attend for free when you organize a retreat in your area!
Contact April HERE for more information.

Topics Covered In Our Birth With Spirit Retreats

  • Why storytelling is supremely important

  • How to practice whole person (Quantum) listening

  • How to nurture the spirit by listening to others

  • How to nurture the spirit by listening to ourselves

  • What is a doula?

  • What makes a Birth With Spirit Doula different

  • Evidence-based information

  • Strategies for working with different types of clients

  • How to provide unconditional support

  • How to provide the most opportunity for empowerment

  • How to have clean, clear boundaries without triggers

  • How to be grounded

  • How to avoid burnout

  • How to practice excellent self-care

  • What is Quantum Care?

  • Scope of Practice and Ethics

  • Quantum prenatal care

  • The Birth Plan

  • Belly mapping

  • Optimal fetal positioning

  • Quantum stages of labor and birth

  • April’s Cycle of Three

  • The impact of birthing practices on breastfeeding

  • Quantum postnatal and postpartum care

  • Culturally conscious care

  • How to work with clients from specific communities and cultures

  • How to practice cultural humility

  • Conscious communication

  • How to practice true informed consent

  • Body language, facial expression and how to avoid subtle coercion

  • How to work with generational resonance and trauma in one’s self and with others

  • Enriching practices for prenatal, labor, birth, postnatal and postpartum care

  • How to provide radical presence

  • Common traps of providing doula care and how to avoid them

  • The business of providing support throughout the childbearing year

  • Taxes, record keeping, marketing, and all that other good stuff

  • Confidentiality, social media, etc.

  • Building a supportive community