Training Events

In-Person Events!

Our training events feature key parts of our program that we feel is beneficial to be taught in person, because we know everyone learns differently and who DOESN’T like learning about birth, hands on, right?

Become a Trained/Certified Traditional Birth Attendant & Obtain Placenta Skills Training with HERBAL!

This course is from 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ready to feel confident to fully support women? Interested in the more holistic route of birth support?

IMPORTANT! If you would like to participate in the training, you must use one of the payment methods listed at the bottom of the page.


The list of topics we will be generally discussing are briefly listed here
(all topics incorporate hands-on activities and participating discussion, we promise not to lecture you, we want you to learn and make this fun, too)

Physiological Birth Jenga!

A learning game teaching of the hormonal process, energetic, and physical aspects that can impede and benefit a physiological birth

Uterine Involution

An activity to understand what the uterus does in labor and there after

Variations of normal in birth that deviate the textbook standards

– PROM timelines
– Placental birth timeframes
– Labor time frames/how to gauge– Blood loss variations/how to gauge

Labor pain management techniques (hands-on)

– Counter pressure options
– Sheet/rebozo methods
– Tens unit
– Water options

Prenatal hand skills (hands-on)

– How to Belly Map; determining fetal positioning and presentation
– Locating a fetal tone/using doppler and stethoscope
– Measuring fundal height
– How to take blood pressure
– How to test hemoglobin in home

Part One of placenta processing/
encapsulation (hands-on)

– Placenta anatomy
– How to slice it-The encapsulation process
– How to create a placenta tincture.
– Cesarean placentas and how they differ
– Placenta benefits, including the membranes
– Raw preparation explanation and demonstration

Pelvimetry (hands-on for those who desire-not required)

– Obtaining understanding of the internal anatomy
– Various pelvis shapes and how it impacts fetal positioning for birth
– Locating and feeling the pelvis bone structure
– Understanding the pelvis outlet and how baby fits through
– Finding the cervix
– Variations of internal anatomy

Mental Configuration

– Determining what kind of clients you are looking to obtain
– Unlocking your own fears
– Working through legalities
– Exploring your boundaries, what are your limits
– Pinpointing where you desire to learn more/obtain more confidence
– Peer review, birth buddies, obtaining criticism in ones work
– Unpacking births– Utilizing intuition

Setting up your business

– Creating a business name
– Establishing your prices
– Gathering a list of local resources for related services
– Obtaining an NPI
– Obtaining a lab ordering account
– Birth bag inclusions
– Consultations and contracts
– Taxes & Expenses
– Dealing with Slander, Libel, Calumny, and Defamation of Character
– Target marketing
– Contracts and agreements
– Practicing consults
– How to conduct prenatal appointments
– Communicating with clients
– Boundaries with clients
– Topics to discuss prenatally

Emergency scenario brainstorming activities

Calming the birth environment/ people present

Navigating an emergency with calmness, consent, and courtesy of those present

Herbal/holistic aids for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum

How and when to utilize holistic medicinal aids

Variations of normal that are seen as emergencies in the medical eye

How and when to address shoulder dystocia, breech birth, and various anatomical complications

Resuscitation process; beyond the NRP approach

How to navigate blood loss without pharmaceuticals

Restoring women to health after birth with nutrients

Placenta encapsulation/ processing part two

Labor progression signs instead of vaginal checks

Internal anatomy


What starts labor?

What ways can labor be induced?

Stages of labor with examples

How to prepare for a birth in advance

Birth bag supplies

When do you go to a birth?

What do you do on the way to a birth?

What do you do when you arrive?


- Set up
- Things to be Mindful
- Draining/cleaning


What to do, where to go, how clients can respond, what you can offer, how to communicate with staff

Sensual maternal touch

Healing your own traumas

The language and words you use

Clients love languages

Intuitively responding to their needs

Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania Traditional Birth Attendant Training

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

3 Day Event

March 10th - 12th
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North Carolina Traditional Birth Attendant Training

Asheville, North Carolina

3 Day Event

March 17th - 19th
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Wisconsin Traditional Birth Attendant Training

Madison , Wisconsin

3 Day Event

March 24th - 26th
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Hands-on Birth Emergency Skills Training

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1 Day Event

April 1st
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Utah Traditional Birth Attendant Training

Salt Lake City, Utah

3 Day Event

April 7th - 9th
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Popular Questions

Can nursing infants attend?

Yes- only in arm nurslings. If they can walk around, they should have a full time sitter present outside of the meeting area and able to care for them at all times. We absolutely cannot have children, big or small, mobile and moving about the training space. This is a safety hazard and a distraction to those present. If baby cries, you should excuse yourself from the meeting area to address the infant.

Will there be a break?

Yes- we will take intermissions when needed as well as a full hour lunch break around 1pm! You are also more than welcome to bring snacks and drink for yourself throughout the day.

Can pregnant women in the third trimester attend for $200 if they are willing to be a belly model?

es! Being a belly model entails about an hour of student hands-on time, practicing using the fetoscope to listen to baby’s heart tones, belly mapping to explore different baby positions and parts of fetal anatomy, and practicing measuring fundal height with a tape measure.

Will there be a certificate of training completion?

Yes! You will receive one certificate for your hours of in-person, hands-on training.

Will the training be recorded?

No, this training will not be recorded or placed for sale after the training is held.

Is the pelvimetry portion mandatory?

NO! This is available for those who desire the hands-on experience.


Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Payment Options


The cost to attend the three-day training.


For those willing to participate as belly models (model to practice fundal height, belly mapping, locating fetal tone, etc)

Payment plans are available!

A minimum non-refundable payment of $50 can be made to claim your spot. Please type your full name and the training location you are paying for, when you send your payment.
It must be sent via Family & Friends only, or it will be returned to you.
The balance simply needs to be paid 2 weeks prior to the event, or you will forfeit your spot.

Accepted Methods of Payment



No refunds will be given unless we are forced to cancel the event