Cornerstone Doula Trainings Est: 2006

THE ONLY DOULA TRAINING PROGRAM THAT OFFERS

Rights Informed Birth Advocate Certification

Our Labor & Birth Doula Training includes a KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training in collaboration with Birth Monopoly. Every person who takes our Labor & Birth Doula Training leaves with the exclusive certification: Rights Informed Birth Advocate. Train with a program that equips you with the tools to advocate. Cornerstone Doula Trainings + Birth Monopoly: Together, we are shifting paradigms by putting the power back in the hands of birthing people and their families.

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CORNERSTONE DOULAS C.A.R.E.

C

COMMUNITY

BUILDING

WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE.

A

ADVOCACY

FOR BIRTH & REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

WE FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THOSE WHO HAVE WALKED BEFORE US.

R

REVOLUTIONARY REIMAGINING OF BIRTHWORK

BIRTHWORK IS POLITICAL.

E

EQUITY

IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL WE DO.

ANTIRACISM IS A LIFELONG COMMITMENT THAT ROOTS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BIRTHING CHANGE FOR ALL PEOPLE. 

You are needed now, more than ever.

You are an advocate. You are a change agent. You are a part of a movement to reclaim human rights

starting at the beginning: birth.

Birthwork is social justice work. Birthwork is environmental justice work. Birthwork is racial justice work. 

Birthwork is political. 

Core Competencies

Cornerstone Doulas & Birthkeepers are committed to: Ethical practice. Community engagement. Critical thinking. Intersectional analysis. Leadership. Accountability. Client-centered care. Teamwork and collaboration. Interpersonal awareness. Supportive communication and active listening. Informed choice. Advocacy. Compassion. Cultural responsiveness. Evidence-based education. Birth & Reproductive justice frameworks. Anti-oppression. Self care. Self-reflection. Flexibility.

Attitudes

Cornerstone Doulas & Birthkeepers: Honor and value clients’ expertise. Value partnerships with providers. Actively seek continuing education. Continually improve communication and conflict resolution skills. Acknowledge limitations and seek help when needed. Respect and honor difference. Recognize personal biases (explicit and implicit) and actively work to deconstruct them. Actively struggle against oppression. Center and amplify the voices of marginalized communities. Actively work toward health equity and reproductive justice for all people.

 

Skills

Cornerstone Doulas & Birthkeepers provide: Continuous unbiased, client-centered support throughout the reproductive lifespan. This support focuses on the whole person, family and community and encompasses emotional, physical, psychosocial, and educational support techniques. Cornerstone doulas employ individualized supportive communication, culturally responsive care, hands-on therapeutic techniques and an equitable approach with all clients.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION is to organize and activate a radically inclusive community of doulas and birthkeepers to provide full spectrum C.A.R.E. to all. Cornerstone doulas and birthkeepers champion equitable access to safe, supported and dignified care for all communities throughout the reproductive lifespan. Our collective C.A.R.E. is focused on closing gaps in disparate maternal and infant health outcomes, increasing reproductive health equity and creating positive change in all reproductive health outcomes — and as a result, our society at large.

 

Testimonials

  • NATASHA W.

    Where to begin? Cornerstone has set the foundation for me to be a birth worker grounded in reverence for the human body, compassion for the unexpected, and understanding my role as an activist within this field.
    Nickie and Juli are truly a dynamic mother daughter duo.

    Their wisdom and knowledge are so comprehensive, yet they also make space for other educators to come in when it is appropriate to do so. Not only that, but they are incredibly communicative in the online community they have created. Answering questions and offering support and resources, they're the best!
    I've already taken a handful of their trainings, and am looking forward to more in the future.

  • GLYNNYALE S.

    "Thank you so very much, Cornerstone! I highly recommend the training courses this professional, informed and socially progressive company offers...as an African American woman in this training I was very thankful that the real disparities directly related to race with birthing people was not brushed under the rug.  THANK YOU!!! I know that I have a team of skilled mentors behind me and I feel so empowered with knowledge due to this team of women and men doula, midwife collective."

  • HALLEY M.

    Cornerstone Doula Trainings have my eternal gratitude. I couldn't be more satisfied with my choice of entrusting them with my doula foundation. Their knowledge and passion runs steadfastly in each class I have taken. As a "baby doula" myself, their trainings have equipped me on all levels; hands on techniques, business skills, EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION. They provide in depth knowledge and continuous resources.  I've never felt a stronger sense of community and I cannot say enough amazing things about them, their partners in business and teaching practices. If you're wondering, looking or interesting in birth work, your dollars couldn't be better spent choosing Cornerstone.

 

Contact

EMAIL for Basic inquiries:

info@cornerstonedoulatrainings.com 

 

EMAIL for CBE inquiries:

juli@cornerstonedoulatrainings.com

EMAIL for Birthkeeper training inquiries:

jazz@cornerstonedoulatrainings.com

EMAIL for Media inquiries:

media@cornerstonedoulatrainings.com

EMAIL for Certification inquiries:

certification@cornerstonedoulatrainings.com

PHONE:

(510) 501-7868

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