Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

The Savvy Pro 2.0 Workshop (3 contact hours) was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give professionals the skills you need to make a genuine difference and help your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labor.

Are you passionate about evidence based care, but regularly witness hospital policies taking precedence over your client's choice? It can be frustrating to watch clients receive care that isn’t based on research and not quite knowing how to help.  

After attending the 3-hour Savvy Birth Pro Workshop, you will walk away with confidence in your ability to help your clients assert their right to evidence based care in a respectful way that builds bridges, not walls. We believe that the inspirational knowledge you will gain from the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop will have a positive ripple effect that extends to your clients, the professionals you work with, and your community!


You’re no longer alone in the quest to help more families receive respectful, high quality maternity care! The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop does more than provide great skills; it creates a strong community of connected professionals who together share this important mission.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define evidence-based care and discuss the difference between evidence-based care and routine care
2. Discuss the safety of local birth setting options
3. Demonstrate how birthing persons can talk with their providers about research evidence
4. Discuss how partners, doulas, and nurses can work together to provide labor support
5. Describe the benefits and limitations of birth plans
6. Discuss the human and legal rights of birthing persons

Upcoming Workshops & Seminars:  

Thursday, January 17th, 2019 - Ramstein, Germany

Please email me at to host a workshop or seminar

Jessie - Baltimore Seminar 2017 - I attended a workshop/seminar last night that Katie facilitated. I have to say, hands down, the only way to captivate me is to be truly interactive with attendees. She made a point to engage us at every point, got us up and moving, listened and held space as stories were shared and questions were asked. She spoke true to the research and how the evidence will help us as birth professionals and as community members, and created handouts with stats specific to Maryland. Above and beyond, for sure! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Susan - Utah Seminar 2017 - Katie's Evidence Based Birth® classes are brilliant! It is apparent that she works very hard to bring only the newest information to each class. Her passion for this work is admirable. If you get a chance to go, don't miss the opportunity.

Miriam - Colorado Springs Savvy Pro 2017 - Katie’s Evidence Based Birth Savvy Pro workshop was extremely needed and informative. Katie is an excellent communicator and kept her audience engaged throughout the workshop. The statistics given on the different birth outcomes between hospital, birth centers and home births was mind blowing. I feel that the information provided at these workshops is not just ‘good information’; these statistics need to be shouted from the rooftops if we want to see any change in the current birthing trends. Katie’s passion for what she does and her desire to see change is inspiring and I know that she is going to be successful in seeing change. This workshop is an absolute necessity for any birthing mothers and any birth professional.

Jayme - Colorado Springs Savvy Pro 2017 - J

ust took Katie's EBB savvy Birth Pro class and I feel like I left with a ton of tools to be able to use in my business with my clients. This information is exactly what the Colorado Springs area needs to create a more consumer driven birth culture here!

The Savvy Pro 2.0 Workshop is taught by Katie Rachanow, MA, CD (DoulaUK), PYT.
Contact: or +49 1631757121 to be added to mailing list or to register for workshop.
Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to future workshops or seminars.
Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series
I am thrilled to be able to present the first-annual Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series for birth professionals nationwide!

At each of my three, 1.5 hour seminar sessions, we will cover hot topics in the birth field. You’ll get the chance to network with other professionals and earn midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth educator, and physician contact hours!

Upcoming Seminars: Contact Katie to schedule a workshop in your area

Topics for 2017, each worth 1.5 contact hours:
• Due Dates & Advanced Maternal Age
• Normalizing Home Birth Transfers
• Newborn Procedures