Training & Experience

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My training has been a combination of personal and volunteer experiences, the gracious sharing of countless moms, vast amounts of reading, Doulas of North America (DONA) birth doula certification training and as always, continuing education.

  • bee fact - it takes a hiveDONA International Birth Doula training (certified 2017)
  • Basic and Advanced Childbirth Education
  • Breast Feeding Basics
  • CPR Certified – infant, child, and adult
  • Childbirth Educator at Pregnancy Center of Central Virginia
  • Caring for Women in Crisis Pregnancies – PCCV
  • Improving Pregnancy Outcomes (IPO) work group – Thomas Jefferson Area Health District
  • Boston Association of Childbirth Education (formerly on Board of Directors)
  • Improving Birth Coalition member
  • Microbirth – Understanding the infant microbiome – Toni Wakefield/Alex Turner
  • Evidence Based Birth: Rebecca Dekker
    • Evidence on Epidurals
    • Evidence on Advanced Maternal Age
    • Evidence for Doulas
  • Decision fatigue in the complex time of information overload – Penny Simkin
  • Doula Business Training – Alice Turner
  • Postpartum Support Virginia – Social Support Training – Adrienne Griffen
  • Cultural Humility & Implied Bias

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“Such a calming presence, and wonderful labor support. Cindy is a pleasure to work with.” —Sara, RN