BirthNet Events & Programs

Speakers Bureau

BirthNet’s Speakers Bureau is a service that brings birth professionals, like midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, consumer advocates and others to interested audiences.

BirthNet organizes events for a wide variety of audiences covering a broad range of topics.

Our goal is both to educate our community about inequities in healthcare, pregnancy and birth as normal, natural events, and to provide information families can use to make informed choices about their maternity care.

BirthNet has sponsored presentations by renowned speakers in the field of maternity care, convened gatherings of maternity-care consumers to discuss current issues, presented birth videos and information to college classes, participated in conferences, and more.

Want to plan an event or looking for a speaker? The BirthNet Speakers Bureau can provide the right speaker on the right topic for your audience!

To keep up with BirthNet’s upcoming events, please see our Facebook Page and Instagram or reach out via our contact page.

Available Topics

In-person trainings are available locally in the Capital Area region for your agency or instution, or via zoom around North America.

  • Reproductive Health Justice
  • Incarceration and Maternal Health
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Implicit Bias Training for Health Care Providers
  • Becoming a Birth Justice Ally

Recent Events

BirthNet’s Esther Patterson and Tisha Graham talk with Catherine Rafferty of the Sanctuary for Independent Media for their Hudson Mohawk Magazine show. This robust discussion will air in two parts.

Birth Justice Story Telling Project with Co-chair Birthnet member Nakia Tillman.

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding and How Doulas Can Help Facebook Live event video
August 27, 2020

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week and Panel Discussion Instagram Live
August 27, 2021

Spectrum News Highlights Black Maternal Health with Community Doula Sherisa Moore RN, MSN and IBCLC