SPIRAL Collective Medical Abortion Support Training

medical abortion doula training

get tickets here: http://medicalabortionsupporttraining.bpt.me/

The Medical Abortion (MAB) Support Training is hosted by the SPIRAL Collective (Supporting People in Reproduction, Abortion and Loss), in partnership with community midwives, doulas, educators and abortion experts to provide the most holistic and diverse approach to MAB doula support. The training will focus on Abortion Values, Expectations for a MAB procedure, Physiology and Medicine (physical processes of a MAB, medications used and drug access), Comfort and Support techniques, Dangerous/Emergent Situations, Legalities of providing MAB Support and Professional Bedside Manner in a Home Setting. We are incredibly proud of this community effort as it has allowed us to source local knowledge and expertise and truly come together as a collective.

Presenters/Curriculum Developers –  Jasmine Abraham, cheré suzette bergeron, Julia Birdsall, Autumn Cavender-Wilson, Daniela Chavez, Kim Christensen, Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy, Kelly Glader, Rinya Kamber, Zoe Kusinitz, Maggie Korder, Yukiko Nakajima, Meg Novak. Many thanks and gratitude to this tremendous team.

Scholarships – The SPIRAL Collective wishes to offer scholarship spots – on a case by case basis – for queer and trans* folks, disabled folks and people of colour. We acknowledge a need for the presence of such folks in otherwise hegemonically dominated circles, and would like to facilitate the inclusion of marginalized identities within Reproductive Justice work. These spots are also available  for folks who wish to commit to volunteering with us for ONE year as a MAB Support Doula. Please email us at thespiralcollective@gmail.com, with a small blurb about why you are eligible for a scholarship and we will get back to you ASAP.

Childcare – Will be provided upon request. Please fill out the questionnaire at the end of your purchase OR email us to coordinate. We can only accommodate childcare requests if we get them BEFORE 04/15.

Interpreting Services (including ASL) – We will try to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Please fill out the questionnaire at the end of your purchase OR email us to coordinate.  We can only accommodate interpreting requests if we get them BEFORE 04/15.

Lunch – Will be provided.

NOTE: Everyone who has attended the training will be eligible to volunteer with SPIRAL to provide MAB Support in our community. We will have applications for folks seeking to volunteer with us at the training.

If you are unable to use a credit/debit card for your purchase and need to use cash, please email us and we will arrange for cash payment. Cash payment must be made in advance of 48 hours of the event.

We would like to thank our wonderful co-sponsors: Family Tree Clinic, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, and Pro-Choice Resources.