Enrollment for this Course is now Closed


Enrollment for our Fall 2021 Course will Open Soon


General Training Information

Our training is taught by Nicole Deggins, a Certified Nurse Midwife and experienced labor nurse with over 25 years of experience working with birthing families. Our training is full of insight and wisdom obtained while working directly on “the inside”.  Based on the model of the community health worker, the SMP Community Birth Sister (doula) Training takes a multicultural approach and puts the experiences of black women at the forefront.  

Our training combines the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth and can serve as a wonderful introduction to birth work or can be used as continuing education for those who have already been trained. 

This high energy training takes place over 10 consecutive weeks. LIVE Video/ Virtual Sessions will begin in the evening on Monday April 19th and continue until June 21st. Each session will begin at 4pm CST and will last approximately 4 hours. At the end of this training, you will have the information you need to support families prenatally, during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. 

All sessions will be recorded. Access to recordings will be granted to enrolled students until December 2021.



Topics Covered
Pre-Conception Care
Understanding Fertility
Pregnancy
Herbs and Nutrition
Common Discomforts of Pregnancy
Infant & Maternal Mortality
Perinatal Disparities
Helping Families Through Loss
Community Outreach
Stages of Labor and Birth
Medical Interventions
Supporting the family during labor
The Post Partum Period
Breastfeeding
The Birth Sister as Entrepreneur
And More...

*Note* We do use woman-centered language


Live Attendance or proof of listening to all recorded sessions is required for certification.

The total investment for this training is $750.  Payment plans are available. 

This investment covers the full training,  downloadable training documents, a training kit that will be mailed to you prior to the start of class, & access to the recordings of Live Video/Virtual Sessions through December 2021.  At the completion of this training, you will be able to participate in our monthly continuing education calls. 

Registration CLOSES Monday, April 5th! Use the registration links below to get signed up. 

Read about our refund policy on our FAQs page. If you have additional questions contact us at Training@sistamidwife.com


Enrollment for this Course is now Closed

 

Enrollment for this course is CLOSED.

About the instructor

Midwife... Trainer... Coach... Advocate

Nicole Deggins

Nicole Deggins is one of the country’s leading birth advocacy experts.  She is a sought after trainer, public speaker and community educator working to eliminate perinatal disparities and bring transparency to prenatal education and the medical obstetrical system.  With over two decades of experience working inside the medical obstetrical system, Nicole’s views and style of training are radically different.  Her combination of real life experiences, combined with her vivid storytelling, her willingness to share “insider secrets” and her unprecedented passion, allow her to connect with her students and her speaking audiences in a full and unique way.  Nicole uses a powerful delivery style to inspire individuals toward a paradigm shift about birth and birth justice. Nicole is the creator of The Birth Plan Myth™ and the Sista Midwife Birth Sister/Doula training.  Prior to starting her work with Sista Midwife Productions, Nicole received her BS in Nursing from Georgetown University, and completed a dual degree program at Emory University where she fulfilled the requirements for the MS in Nursing with a concentration in midwifery, and an MPH with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. During her clinical career, Nicole has practiced as a midwife in Washington DC, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and has worked as a labor and delivery nurse in numerous public and private settings throughout the country.

Praise for this course:

D. Perkins

This Sista Midwife doula training was nothing short of amazing!! I loved every single minute of it and learned so much. Nicole has such a beautiful spirit and her energy is so contagious. She created a sisterhood and has given us so much confidence in our future work as doulas. Thank you so much Nicole for taking the time out to train us. There's no other training I can imagine that would have taken me on such a spiritual, emotional, heart warming and informative journey such as this one. I would recommend it to anyone looking to be a birth worker.

I. Franco

I absolutely loved this course! Everything about this course was an ode to our ancestral right as black women doing birth work (especially). It gave me a new and empowered sense of confidence to know what it is to do birth work and gave me crucial knowledge to pass down to my own daughters.

S. Jones

Sista Nicole is leading the revolution. She is a natural born educator that empowered and inspired a virtual community. Not too many people can captivate you on a Monday evening, but Nicole did. She came with the facts, the stories, and the love and that is all you can ask for when doing this critical work.

B. Doran

The class was way more than I could've ever expected. Nicole's passion behind birthwork sparked a deep passion within myself to know and study this work. After taking this class, I am definitely prepared to support women before, during, and after labor. Thank you so much.