Training programs for all birth support professionals
( CA Approved CEP)

Coaching & Coping in Labor & Delivery 

A Pathway to Person-Centered Maternal Care, Patient Engagement, and Increase in Vaginal Births

This one-day on-site or online workshop provides nurses with 11 CEs approved by the CA BRN

Patient-Centered Care and Our Coaching Approach

Patient-Engagement, Person-Centered Care, and partnership. These are the three keys leading to the desired increase in Vaginal Birth. They were also found to be the leading principles of safety of care and patient satisfaction in general healthcare. Obstetric caregivers are hardly trained with the interpersonal conversational skills needed to establish this type of partnership between laboring persons, their support group, and the medical staff. We enrich obstetric nurses with the Coaching strategies and traditional labor support tools that will help achieve these desired goals.  We got you covered! 

  • How broad is the variety of hands-on labor support techniques with which you support your patients right now?

  • Can you apply hands-on traditional strategies to help promote labor progress and elicit your patients' level of coping?

  • How confident are you in your verbal coaching skills to help birth givers overcome moments of doubt or despair and hold on to their conviction to have an active and physiological birth?

  • Do you know how to quickly establish rapport and build partnerships with your patients, engage them, and lead them to healthy and satisfying birth experiences?

Obstetric nurses are asked to increase the rates of healthy and vaginal births. This expectation makes nurses change agents and puts them in a leadership position - obstetric nurses are called to lead a conceptual and behavioral change in both birth givers' and physicians' attitudes toward childbirth. Our programs enrich you and your nursing staff with conversational coaching strategies that actualize this desired change in maternal care. 

Person-centered maternal care, patient autonomy, satisfaction, and engagement aren't achieved with clinical skills but instead are the results of powerful and skillful coaching conversations. 
That's what we're about! 

Old Mindset New Mindset for OBGYN Nurses

What We Teach

Our program combines coaching skills with traditional labor support techniques that have always guided and supported birthing women

  • LEADING patient-centered maternal care to increase patient satisfaction

  • TEACHING  L&D staff to establish rapport and coach for better outcomes

  • EXPANDING nurses' variety of labor support techniques and strategies, increasing the chances of healthy vaginal deliveries

Neri teaching labor and delivery nurses the birth coach method

In Support of the Vaginal Birth Initiative

With the current efforts made by several organizations, including ACOG and WHO, to reduce cesarean rates and support the vaginal birth initiative (VBI), it has become evident that clinical skills, while necessary and valuable, are not sufficient.

We will provide you with the missing skills to support the vaginal birth initiative!

"As an RN, I’ve practiced this method with all patients at the clinic.  I’ve noticed, especially those that are “guarded” a bit, that they are willing to open up more and share more information, and their walls have gone down little by little.  I feel that I am able to gain their trust faster.”

Rose IsBell, RN, Nevada, USA
Labor and delivery nurse class with Birth Coach Method

New Online Program (11 CEs)

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Here are some of the things nurses said when they were asked: "What are you taking away from the workshop?"

"Thank you for organizing all this and seeing the need for a labor coaching class; this is where I struggle the most -  how to manage unmedicated patients. 
I loved the hands on experience.  It really embedded the new information in my head. I will definitely use these techniques with my laboring patients, whether they are in early labor, active or with epidural.  The class overall covered everything I expected and more.  I'm glad we talked about early labor and epidurals, I wasn't expecting that. It was very helpful."


Imola Mekeres, Valley Care Stanford, CA

"I really enjoyed learning about mirroring (the video was very interesting!) and establishing rapport. I also really like working together on case studies to roll play responses for different types of patient scenarios. I like how you had different modes of instruction, from the video to the group discussion, to the breathing exercises, to keep us awake and engaged. And of course, we definitely liked the hands-on skills, and how to use each technique for the stage and phase of labor that is appropriate. shortly after the workshop, we did put our skills into action and we had a phenomenal success story facilitating a safe vaginal birth."

Lauren Severiano, ValleyCare Stanford, CA

"The coaching questions are so valuable. I can’t wait to ask every patient: “How can I best support you right now? It’s such a simple way to understand her my patient's beliefs and needs."







"I thought it was interesting to evaluate perspectives; doula vs. nursing and how the two can work together as a team... I learned multiple tools that can be applied to the daily nursing practice of caring for the labor patient. Communicating differently with patients and their support system when a plan for childbirth needs to be determined on admission, and providing options and encouraging a smooth transition through labor became easier with the coaching strategies. I thought the workshop was great for team-building and bonding amongst staff."

Megan McKerrow, Stanford ValeyCare