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Evidence Based Birth® Live in British Columbia

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The Old Mill Boathouse

2715 Esplanade Street

Port Moody, BC V3H3P4


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Evidence Based Birth Live in British Columbia - featuring Dr. Rebecca Dekker giving a closer look towards evidence based care

About this Event

The Doula Services Association of British Columbia is excited to host Evidence Based Birth Live in British Columbia, with the support of our title sponsors Bebo Mia.

In this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to learn about Evidence Based Care, Barriers to Implementing Evidence Based Care in the Hospital Setting, and the Evidence on Prenatal Education from the founder of Evidence Based Birth®, Dr. Rebecca Dekker.

In addition to spending the day with Dr. Dekker, you will also get the invaluable chance to build connections with birth professionals from the Greater Vancouver area and beyond who are passionate about evidence-based care.

Spots are limited to 100 seats!! This event will sell out!

Registration includes:

Chance to spend the day learning from Dr. Rebecca Dekker

Expert Panel discussion with local birth workers

Amazing networking opportunities

Online access to slide deck

Certificate for 4.5 contact hours

Networking lunch included!​​


About Dr. Rebecca Dekker

Your instructor is Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, the founder of Evidence Based Birth®. Dr. Dekker earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and her Master’s and PhD in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dekker has built a strong reputation in maternal and infant health circles for her pioneering work as the founder of Evidence Based Birth.® After spending many years in academia– teaching nursing students and conducting clinical research trials– Dr. Dekker has been able to work at Evidence Based Birth® full-time since 2016. She leads a team of 7 staff members who work relentlessly to make research freely available to the public. The mission of EBB is to raise the quality of childbirth care globally, by putting accurate, evidence-based research into the hands of families and communities, so they can make informed, empowered choices.

​What will this event be like?

Rebecca is skilled at facilitating groups, and there will be plenty of time for learning, group discussion, activities, and role plays, as well as sufficient breaks to let everyone stretch their legs and use the bathroom. Rebecca believes in creating a safe, fun, comfortable learning space! Not only will you enjoy this event, but you will leave with new and renewed friendships, and a heightened belief in your ability to make things better for your clients!

Learning Objectives

· Discuss the true meaning of evidence-based care in childbirth

· Describe the state of maternity care in British Columbia

· Describe the top three barriers to implementing evidence-based care in the hospital setting

· Discuss the evidence on the effectiveness of prenatal education

· Brainstorm ways to increase attendance at prenatal education classes

Can I earn contact hours?

Attendance at this event is good for 4.5 nursing contact hours approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the American College of Nurse Midwives. In the past, Canadian midwives and nurses have been able to successfully submit Evidence Based Birth® contact hours to their certifying boards to go towards their continuing education and/or professional development requirements.

Note: Most doula and childbirth educator organizations accept nursing contact hours.


9:00 am - Registration Opens

9:30 am - Morning Session Begins

Evidence Based Care: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Help Families Find it!

Top 3 Barriers to Implementing Evidence Based Care in a Hospital Setting

12:30-1:30 - Catered Networking Lunch

1:30 - Afternoon Session Begins

The Evidence on Birth Plans and Childbirth Education

3:00 Panel Discussion with Local Industry Experts

​3:30 - Closing

The Venue

Capturing the beauty of British Columbia with its' floor to ceiling windows, sitting on the edge of the Inlet, The Old Mill Boathouse is a unique and comforting space to encourage learning and collaboration.

​2715 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody, BC V3H 3P4


Ticket Information


July 13th 9am - DSA Members ONLY Pre-sale $135

July 15th 9am - Early Bird Tickets Released to non-members $159

October 1 - Early Bird ends. Regular Price begins. $189


February 10 - Registration CLOSED.

Refund Policy

Because costs of this event occur well ahead of the event, we cannot offer any refunds if you need to miss due to a birth. However, if you do miss due to a birth or illness, Rebecca Dekker has graciously offered to allow you to substitute an equivalent purchase from the online courses or Professional Membership at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy. Ticket may be transferred. Please contact info@bcdoulas.org to switch the registration.


The Indigenous Doula Scholarship

The DSA is proud to offer 5 scholarships to Indigenous Doulas in British Columbia. To be entered into the draw, please email info@bcdoulas.org. Scholarship winners will be announced on September 15, 2019.

100 % of the profit of this event will go towards The Doula Fund. https://www.bcdoulas.org/doulafund.html


Our Title Sponsor

Bebo Mia is an online education organization for birth workers and change makers. Their flagship course, the unparalleled Maternal Support Practitioner (aka doula) Training, has inspired all of their other programs. They have created a social justice movement within reproductive health & parenting education to improve fertility & birth outcomes around the world and we are so thankful for their support of the DSA. Learn more on www.bebomia.com

Interested in Sponsoring EBB Live in BC?

Do you have a business that you want 100 professionals who work with new families to know about? Either so they can use it themselves, or so they can share it with all the families they work with?

The DSA has a great variety of sponsorship levels available to suite any budget. Contact info@bcdoulas.org to request a Sponsorship Package,

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