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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 and in Hawaii. We also offer online trainings and live zoom gatherings. 

Core topics include trauma informed care, birth as rite of passage,

polvyagal theory, 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 Retreats

Whidbey Island
December 5th to 7th, 2023


February 12th to 15th, 2024

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


Coming 2024!

Debriefs offered as monthly zoom gatherings 

Open to all birth workers 

Private groups 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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