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Experiential education, retreats and trainings for
nurses, midwives, doulas, doctors, and anyone else
asking the question:

How do we RESTORE birth?

Relational Care
Emergence, not Emergency
Systems thinking, Somatic lens
Trauma Aware
Organizing for Change
Remembering Community
Experiential Education

We offer seasonal RESTORE Birth retreats on Whidbey Island.

We also offer in person workshops, online trainings

and live zoom gatherings. 

Core topics include:

nervous system education, birth as rite of passage,

communication skills, hormonal blueprint and systems thinking.

Approved for 10 contact hours by the American Holistic Nurses Association


Join us as we create community, learn, connect, and explore

the principles of RESTORE.

Upcoming Workshops

Seattle, WA
Swedish Cherry Hill

June 30th, 2024
9:00am to 3:15

Portland, OR
Steeplejack Broadway

July 20th, 2024
9:00am to 3:15

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RESTORE Debriefs

Collaborate. Connect. Co-regulate.

RESTORE your passion.

RESTORE your profession.

RESTORE birth.

  • Experience community care to address burn out

  • Build communication and nervous system regulation skills

  • Foster a unit culture that normalizes a trauma aware approach

  • Increase efficacy in labor support


Debriefs offered as monthly zoom gatherings 

Open to all birth workers 

Organized upon request: email


About Us

Meg Heather Ford has been working in the realm of women's health for 20 years, initially as an acupuncturist in the UK and for the past 12 years as a birth doula supporting over 400 families in homes, birth centers and hospitals. She is further trained in Hakomi somatic psychotherapy and facilitates retreats and trainings for birth professionals as a co-founder of Council for Birth. 

Kelly Dungan is a registered nurse, Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer and Certified Professional Midwife. She feels passionately about teaching and trusting the rich world of physiologic birth, centering community care for her clients and  facilitating retreats and trainings for birth professionals as a co-founder of Council for Birth.

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