Traci Doula Traci Weafer

Birth work in a broken system is challenging.

Why I became a coach for birth workers…

For over 23 years I have mentored birth workers including L&D nurses, midwives, OBs, and doulas. My main goal is to shine a light on their potential, worth, and power. This can help to create joy while working a hard job and build confidence that overflows into their patients and clients. I’ve seen the strong ripple effect coaching guidance can have.

A call with me can help with creating healthy boundaries, finding a voice, and over coming obstacles that can feel suffocating among other life challenges that keep us from our full potential and successes.

Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed in your birth work?

Are you dealing with a specific topic you don’t know how to navigate?

Are you trying to navigate interpersonal relationships and/or conflicts within your birth community?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the brokenness of maternity care & the system overall?

Are you wanting to debrief a challenging or confusing birth scenario or traumatic birth experience?

Do you want to talk about a personal crisis or traumatic experience that has affected your birth work?

Are you tired of feeling guilty about needing guidance or support?

**Traci is a mentor and a coach that helps guide critical thinking in a safe space and is not a therapist. Traci knows her limitations in not being able to clinically diagnose and will refer when necessary.

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“I believe that the doula profession can single handedly change the way a birthing family enters the birth covenant. A doula must understand professionalism in advocacy, her strength in support, and recognize the deepest level of trust from the birthing family.“

Traci Doula

Birthworker

Community

Great FOR ALL BIRTH WORKERS!

Who is this for? Anyone who has a commitment to respectful care and reducing trauma in the birth space.

This is a special, safe, & supportive community for all kinds of birth workers. Perfect for Doulas, L&D Nurses, OBs, Midwives, Birth Photographers, and any other person working in the birth space!

  • Access to a private community of advocate birth workers
  • Peer-to-peer support from other birth workers and Community Leaders
  • Brainstorming with other professionals on the birth team for perspective
  • Option to upgrade to either of the other level at any time for access to workshop videos on various mentoring topics. 

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next cohort open registration August 2022.

Investment: $20/Month, Cancel anytime!
30% of proceeds per month will be donated to the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)

Doula Mentoring

Growth

Perfect for Doulas who are serious about & making real impact

Whether you’re a seasoned doula or just starting out, this option gives you all of the tools and support you need to be mentored at your own pace. We can not advocate until these topics are considered.   This level provides pre recorded workshops that you watch at your convenience. You have access to the videos as long as you are in the Grow membership. You also get access to the community level and are eligible to take the Keeping Your Power® for families training to use with your Doula/CBE clients. 

Let’s dive in !

  • Everything from The Community Level 
  • Access to workshop videos
    • Bias
    • Understanding Emotional Triggers
    • Using Perspective when communicating
    • Interviewing ideal client
    • and more……
  • Eligible to take the Keeping Your Power® for Families training to use with your clients. 

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next Cohort Open Registration August 2022.

Investment: $99/month, Cancel anytime! 

Birthworker

Community

Great FOR ALL BIRTH WORKERS!

Who is this for? Anyone who has a commitment to respectful care and reducing trauma in the birth space.

This is a special, safe, & supportive community for all kinds of birth workers. Perfect for Doulas, L&D Nurses, OBs, Midwives, Birth Photographers, and any other person working in the birth space!

  • Access to a private community of advocate birth workers
  • Peer-to-peer support from other birth workers and Community Leaders
  • Brainstorming with other professionals on the birth team for perspective
  • Access to on-demand pay per view workshops 
  • Option to upgrade to either of the other level at any time

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next cohort open registration August 2022.

Investment: $20/Month, Cancel anytime!
30% of proceeds per month will be donated to the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC)

LEVEL 2:

Learning

Perfect for Doulas who are looking for a deeper dive into advocacy

If you’ve been doing this work for a while (especially without a supportive doula community) you are likely carrying around some heavy stuff from the births you’ve witnessed, to the confusing and hurtful messages in large doula training organizations, and possibly horizontal violence in online or local doula groups. This option gives you all of the benefits from LEVEL 1 plus the additional support you need to unpack all of this and start healing.

  • Everything from Level 1: Community
  • Live topic discussions with Traci  (recordings will be available)
  • Doula Instincts Discounts for in-person workshops
  • Access to Day 1 in-person material  (bias, boundaries, brilliance) 
  • Keeping Your Power® educator training 
  • KYP student supplemental workbook
  • Advocacy does not equal Animosity T-shirt
  • Monthly workbooks and special content to help you heal and grow

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next Cohort Open Registration August 2022.

Investment: $133/month for 6 months

Doula Mentoring

Growth

Perfect for Doulas who are serious about & making real impact

Whether you’re a seasoned doula or just starting out, this option gives you all of the tools and support you need to be a confident advocate doula for yourself and your clients. Get everything from LEVEL 1  plus one-on-one mentoring with me so we can dig into what practical skills you can build on as an advocate. 

Let’s start our six month relationship and WIN TOGETHER!

 

 

  • Everything from The Community Level 
  • Monthly one-on-one mentoring and coaching with Traci
  • Quarterly VIP deep dives into important advocate doula topics
  • VIP discount rate for in-person workshops and all products in Traci’s shop
  • Monthly VIP workbooks and special content with actionable steps to improve your advocacy and conversation skills in prenatals and the birthing space
  • Real-time access to  Traci through text support.

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next Cohort Open Registration August 2022.

Investment: $199/month for 6 months

The challenges of advocating...

The challenges of advocating inside a broken system can feel lonely and frustrating for everyone in the birth team. We all have a responsibility to learn how to be better advocate support where 1 in 3 birthing people say they experience trauma. The hierarchy of power within the system is a myth. The only person with power is the birthing person and it is the birth team’s job to keep this person in the center of the decision-making process.
 
As birth workers, we have a special responsibility by being the most connected to the birthing person. We have a relationship and understanding with our clients that is unique. We are entrusted with information that we hold dear and need to relay this information to other members of the birth team if and when necessary. If you are leaving births cloudy-headed and asking yourself if you could have done something different consider reaching out to Traci for a coaching call or attending an Advocacy in Action Workshop.
 

Advocacy in birth work starts with YOU! We can not be 100% for our clients if we are not 100% ourselves.

What birth workers have learned from Traci

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Upcoming KeepingYourPower®: Advocacy in Action Workshops 2024

Learn to advocate in the birth space with confidence, skill, empathy, while implementing the Keeping Your Power® concepts developed by Traci. Join the commitment to reduce birth trauma by learning birth room advocacy skills
Contact the host of the workshop for questions/concerns.
Sign up now to save your space!

Interested in hosting? Contact Traci

Wilmington, NC
DATE: June 3-4, 2023
TIME: 9am-5pm Est

Host: Jillian Bretz jillianbretadoula@Gmail.com

Tampa, FL
DATE: Sept 16-17, 2023
Time: 9am-5pm EST

Host: Allison Tate      Hello@allisontatebirthcompanion.com

Nashville, TN
DATE: Feb 25, 2023
Time: 9am-5pm CST

Host: Heidi Duncan  expectingnewlifeteam@gmail.com

Denver, CO
DATE: June 24-25, 2023
TIME: 9AM-5PM MST

HOST: Carlee Bond
info@lucinarisingbirthwork.com

Eugene, OR
DATE: Oct 6-7, 2023
TIME: 9am-5pm PST

Host: Tiffany Grantom
tiffany@insightdoula.com

Cullman, Alabama
DATE: February 1-2, 2024
TIME: 9am-5pm CST

Host: Chelsea Hudgins & Keri Boissel
rildoula@gmail.com

Denver, CO
DATE: May 4-5, 2024
TIME: 9AM-5PM MST

HOST: Carlee Bond
info@lucinarisingbirthwork.com

Calgary AB, Canada
DATE: November 9 – 10, 2024
TIME: 9am-5pm CST

Host: Rachel Perris
rachel@fiveelementsbirth.com

Spokane, WA
DATE: July 11-14, 2023
TIME: 9am-5pm PST

Host: Mirium Halliday
mpvipp@gmail.com

Boston, Massachusetts
DATE: September 7-8, 2024
TIME: 9AM-5PM EST

HOST: Megan Peasley
megan@illuminatedbirth.com

Eugene, OR
DATE: September 2024 (exact dates coming soon)
TIME: 9am-5pm PST

Host: Tiffany Grantom
tiffany@insightdoula.com

San Diego, California
DATE: October 11 – 12, 2024
TIME: 9am-5pm PST

Host: Care Messer
care@birtheducationcenTer.com

WORKSHOP DISCLAIMER:
  • There are no refunds for workshops, but you can transfer your registration to another workshop.
  • If you are called to attend a birth and notify us ahead of time, you can receive a full refund.
  • No refunds will be given if you have attended any part of the workshop.
  • If you are only able to attend one day of the workshop due to a birth and notify us ahead of time, you can receive a partial refund.
  • Nursing infants under 3 months old are welcome.

Labor & Delivery Nurses and Midwives

Schedule a workshop that builds teams and commits to trust and respects patients’ right to make the decisions for their bodies, babies and births.

Let’s learn ways to reduce trauma before it happens.

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READ THE CAROLINE MALATESTA STORY HERE

“When a woman is not warned and they do have a doula, they assume you’re telling them everything. It’s almost like a false sense of security and not warning your client is more dangerous than them going in ready for the unknown.”~ Caroline

Watch this short interview with Caroline about why she believes doulas should advocate and more importantly, know how to advocate!

Do you shy away from the word “advocacy” because it has a negative meaning?

Are you feeling oppressed and bullied in your own profession? Read about internalized oppression in the birth profession here.

What if you could learn how to be an advocate for your clients without confrontation and feel like the team comes together and the focus is on the birthing family?

If you do not know your power in advocacy birth work, you CAN NOT serve your clients 100%. That might be a bold statement, but TRUE.

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next cohort open registration August 2022.

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JOIN AN INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY OF BIRTH WORKERS MAKING REAL IMPACT!

AVAILABLE ONLY ONCE A Quarter! Next cohort open registration August 2022.

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Investment: $130