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Kristin Kali, LM, CPM

  • Speaker Type: Childbirth Education
  • Country: USA

Kristin Kali, LM CPM is the owner of MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services, internationally renowned for queer family building expertise and midwifery model preconception care. She is an authoritative resource on LGBTQ conception and pregnancy, single parenting by choice, fertility and a variety of topics related to insemination, intentional family-building, LGBTQ cultural sensitivity and gender inclusion in the midwifery profession. Kristin is the instructor for MAIA’s Childbirth Class for LGBTQ Families, which has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade and is now being offered at MAIA’s second location in Seattle, WA. In addition to providing preconception care via telemedicine to families across the globe, Kristin provides midwifery care, home insemination, classes and support groups in her home city of Seattle, WA. You can read more about MAIA services, download webinars, and access fertility related products at

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Including LGBTQ Families in your Childbirth Ed Course
Childbirth educators are often challenged to find ways to meet the needs of LGBTQ families in the classroom. This presentation offers an in-depth understanding of what is required to truly hold space for LGBTQ families. Concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity are explained in relation to the transformative experience of becoming a parent. A detailed outline is provided for protecting LGBTQ families against marginalization in the classroom, from advertising and communication with class participants to course materials and the physical classroom space. An exploration of gender inclusive language is included, so that childbirth educators can uniformly discuss pregnancy, birth and infant feeding in ways that are inclusive of new parents of all genders, orientations and family structures. For those who wish to teach specialized classes for LGBTQ families, additional aspects that arise in an exclusive space will be presented.
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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: