Evidence Based Practice Matters!

Whether you are a doula, a childbirth educator, a midwife or a lactation consultant, you want your clients to get evidence based care. You also want to provide evidence based care! That’s hard to do when you don’t know the research, and haven’t ever learned to read it.

Spot Bias

Identify potential biases that can impact how you read studies.

Interpret Results

Get to know the various types of statistics used in research.

Find Studies

Use multiple strategies for finding research on topics of interest to you.

Speak the Language

Enlarge your vocabulary so that the academic literature makes sense.

Know Study Design

Understand basic study designs for quantitative and qualitative research.

Apply New Skills

You'll get the chance to apply these new skills to studies.

About the Instructor

My name is Andrea Lythgoe, and I am a bit of a research junkie. My degree is in Health Education, and I have been a childbirth educator since 1997 and a doula since 1999. I have always been interested in research, but I am not a math person! So I set about learning as much as I could about research and how I could understand it.

I found that research does not have to be a mystery to the math-impaired. I created this site to share what I have learned and help other birth professionals to understand and critically read research papers.

Currently I have my own doula and childbirth education business, Pampered Birth, I teach natural childbirth classes at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. I have presented at the conferences of DONA International, Lamaze International, and smaller local conferences and trainings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I learn what the research says?

This workshop focuses on the skills needed for you to understand the research on your own. This means you won’t have to rely on someone to interpret it for you, and you’ll be able to get answers on topics no one else has covered.

How is this different from your online classes?

Same topics, same content. The difference is that you get this all in one day, in an interactive way and with me there to answer questions.

I'm on call for births, what if I get called to a birth?

I get that! Because I have invested in the expenses of this workshop, I am not able to give refunds, but we can move your registration to another workshop date or enroll you in the online version of the course.

Can I come for only part of the day?

Because the topics build on each other, and group interaction is a huge part of the day, I do not sell part day seats to this workshop.

When will I get my certificate?

Certificates will be handed out at the end of the day, after evaluations are completed.

Is lunch included?

Yes, each workshop runs from 9-5 and includes lunch and snacks! If you have any special dietary needs, there’s a spot for that in the confirmation page.

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