IS THIS course FOR ME?


Only you can decide.

Your role in healthcare doesn’t matter as much as your inclination to be a

lifetime learner…

change maker…




This course is for folks interested in self-reflection and systems change.

As a graduate of Cristen’s Know Your Rights: Legal and Human Rights in Childbirth course, the knowledge she imparts completely changed my practice. – Paula A. Richards, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

COURSE goals

1 / Integrate trauma awareness and trauma-informed practice in ourselves


2 / Define, identify, and contextualize manifestations of obstetric violence

3 / Strengthen our own advocacy skills and build community to advocate against obstetric violence



In the course:

Taking a trauma-aware approach within ourselves

A working definition of obstetric violence and discussion of its various manifestations

What the research says about obstetric violence

Advancing the science on obstetric violence

Obstetric violence as a reproductive rights issue

 Principles of advocacy for clinical settings

Trauma informed care as preventative of obstetric violence

Obstetric violence as a public health threat

Providing informed consent to prevent obstetric violence

Continuing Education for Students and Professionals:
contact hours pending | est. 8 hours


WHo YOU’LL learn with


Cristen Pascucci, founder of Birth Monopoly

Barbie Christianson, BSN, RN, CLC, PMH-C

Lorraine Garcia, MA, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, and PhD candidate

Sabia Wade, author and founder of Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings

Dr. Kalena Kaopuuokalani Lanuza, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CLC

Nekole Shapiro, Trauma Recovery Specialist and founder of Holistic Peer Counseling

Mandy Irby, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, LCCE, founder of The Trauma Informed Birth Nurse

Farah Diaz-Tello, Senior Counsel and Legal Director for If/When/How

Birth Monopoly Community members


HOW YOU’LL learn


In a space carefully designed to be trauma-aware for learners

At your own pace, with video modules in the order that feels best to you

With art! a reflective journaling guidebook is included with the course

the vibe

Trauma-aware approach

Conversational teaching style

Self-paced video format

A soft space for a hard topic


Students | Change Makers | Leaders | Advocates | Innovators

jump in NOW!

Student pricing, group rates, and scholarships available — please inquire at birthmonopoly_at_gmail_dot_com

Created by Cristen Pascucci

Founder of Birth Monopoly

 The issue of obstetric violence is Cristen’s life work.  Since 2012, she has been working at community, national, and international levels to lift the veil on the epidemic of obstetric violence, especially in facility-based settings, as well as to advocate for change.  She has helped to bring major lawsuits for obstetric violence; led multiple legal advocacy efforts and media campaigns about obstetric violence, birth trauma, and human rights in childbirth; and educated hundreds of birth and healthcare workers on these issues through her classes, lectures, and publications.

As a graduate of Cristen’s Know Your Rights: Legal and Human Rights in Childbirth course, the knowledge she imparts completely changed my practice. – Paula A. Richards, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM


Can I get Continuing Education credit for this course?

Contact hours are coming soon.  Anyone who registers for the course now will have the option to get the completion certificate when it becomes available.

How long do I have access to the course?

You will have access to the course for three years from the date of purchase.  Community members also get free access to the Know Your Rights course, biweekly group support calls, and other materials like handouts and archived webinars.  Community membership will automatically renew unless you cancel.  For as long as you renew, you will always be locked in at the original price you paid and have access to updated versions of the course.

Do you offer group discounts?

We offer group discounts of 10% off for groups of 5 or more.  This discount does not apply to sale or promotional prices.  Please contact us at birthmonopoly@gmail.com if you are interested in making a group purchase.

What if I don't like the course?

Contact us at birthmonopoly@gmail.com within 48 hours of purchase and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.  Because this is a digital product, we cannot offer refunds after 48 hours.

I still have a question...

Please email us at birthmonopoly@gmail.com.