evidence based birth®

Hi, my name is Shawn Gallagher and I am an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!

An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. I am one on only about 100 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors globally. Allison Thompson and I are the only two in Ontario.

I applied to become an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor because I believe that every birthing person deserves a positive, respectful, and safe experience. Sadly, this is not a reality for most who access maternity care services, but I am proud to be joining forces with professionals and parents around the world to ensure that things change for the better!

If you want to be empowered with the latest evidence and to take control of your birth OR if you want to help your clients/patients take control of their births, then keep reading to find out what I can offer you.



Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

My colleague, Allison Thompson and I are excited to bring Savvy Birth Pro Workshops to the Toronto and GTA!

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

Proposed dates for upcoming workshops:

  • June 2018
  • September 2018

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Savvy Birth Workshop for Parents

Are you anxious about your upcoming birth?

The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

Proposed dates: to be announced

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Video Library

The following is freely available on YouTube; this page is an easy-to-access summary of what is available.

Transcripts are also provided on the links.

Acupuncture to Induce Labour

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea to Induce Labour

Blue and Black Cohosh to Induce Labour

Date Fruit to Induce Labour

Breast Stimulation to Induce Labour

Castor Oil to Induce Labour

Evening Primrose Oil to Induce Labour

Pineapple to Induce Labour

Sex to Induce Labour

Vitamin K: Oral

Vitamin K: Shot

Placental Encapsulation

Cervical Checks: Prenatal

Cochrane Library

Eye Ointment

Facts vs Opinions

Membrane Sweeping



Birth Balls

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