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WEBINAR: Evidence-Based Research for Birthworkers

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - May 14 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Free – $70.00
Additional Education

What is “Evidence-Based Research”?

How Birth Workers can support their clients’ questions with GOOD information


Supporting our clients with credible information is one of the most important aspects of our work, and there’s certainly a bewildering amount of information out there about all things pregnancy, birth, and babies. Our clients often ask questions that are unique to their situation and the right answer isn’t always sitting in our course material. Where do we look for credible, current information that supports our clients’ ability to direct their care? How do we tell quality information from pseudoscience and fake news? What are some strategies for demystifying medical jargon and making health research accessible?

Description/workshop overview

Over two, 90-minute sessions, Keira Grant, our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead will walk you through how to provide an evidence-based answer to any question clients send your way. Keira holds a Master of Science in Health Research and loves using these skills to stay current on perinatal health research and show clients and fellow birth workers that anyone can understand scientific information and use it to direct their healthcare. Recognizing that having all the facts is a key enabler of self-advocacy, she finds great joy in seeing her clients realize individualized, evidence-based, and self-directed care. 

When you complete this session, you will have the ability to:

  • Explain “evidence-based health care”
  • Identify research questions within client concerns
  • Structure effective, unbiased keyword searches
  • Separate “the wheat from the chaff” in sources of information
  • Quickly identify information that is relevant to your client and present it in a way that anyone can understand

This webinar is for birth workers who want to deepen their ability to support clients with complex healthcare decision-making, rare pregnancy complications, and understanding unforeseen outcomes. Participants in this session get the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are not going to get stumped by client questions or be at a loss as to where to find good answers.


Part 1 is on May 7 at 6:30 PM

Part 2 is on May 14 at 6:30 PM

Participants are asked to submit a brief assignment after Part I. We will discuss the assignments during part 2 and participants will be given feedback on their assignments at the end of the session. 

This webinar is offered freely to members and alumni of DTC and is $70 for external participants. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that can be used as 2 CEUs (continuing education units) at Doula Canada.



Your presence at the event in its totality, agreement to participate in a professional manner throughout the training.  No partial credit can be awarded.


Training Information & Eligibility:

You have read through the Resources and policies at, including but not limited to our Cancellation Policy, Equity & Inclusion Policy, Harassment and Discrimination Policy, and Complaint Policies & Procedures prior to registering.  You acknowledge that all materials are taught in an in-person format and that the training is a part of the full course, including modules, quizzes, practicum, and exams.

There are no age or educational prerequisites for taking this program and DTC works with providers across many countries, with only limited exceptions.  If you are a provider outside of Canada or the United States we recommend that you contact any local doula associations to ensure that our programs can be used for any required authorization.

You will show up on time and be fully present for all days that you are expected to attend, and always in the spirit of professionalism  You will reach out to our faculty or any staff if any unexpected issues arise.  You agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of accessible learning, self-care, and compassionate treatment of peers and DTC staff.  The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or other trainees, or for any reason that does not represent the policies of DTC.

Doula Training Canada follows the Accessible Canada Act (ACA).  We ask that if you are in need of any special accommodations that will allow you to take your training with us, please email us with special requests at least fourteen (14) days before the scheduled training.  If, during the training, a need for an accommodation arises, you are expected to communicate with your instructor and/or DTC staff immediately and we will work with you to discuss the best possible solution.

You are asked to respect the confidentiality of other trainees and our staff during your time with DTC.  Confidentiality with clients will be discussed by your trainer/s.  Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are asked to bring the problem to the lead trainer for the specific session or DTC administration, as per the set policies and guidelines.   Similarly, if a staff member acts unprofessionally we ask that you email DTC administration as soon as possible.

Preparedness for doing your own work:
Throughout your training, you will be expected to participate in working through the training activities as a representative in the role of doula support or perinatal support.  You are responsible for scheduling, discipline, and following through on projects and module expectations outside of this training session.  In registering you recognize the set amount of time that you have access to the program and agree to work towards completion in the timeframe set forth by DTC and its vocational expectations.  Mentoring can be accessed by emailing our staff at and we are always prepared to assist you if you communicate your questions or needs.  Each program at DTC may have a slightly different timeframe and we encourage you to review these details prior to registering.

Please note that registration ends 2 days prior to the event


May 7 @ 6:30 pm EDT
May 14 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $70.00
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