A Glimpse at this Course

Curriculum

Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people have been building families for as long as everyone else has. But the truth is that the world of fertility and birth hasn't been built for them! This training will prepare you to understand, support, and welcome trans people into your practice.

  • Understand how hormones impact fertility in the short, medium, and long term

  • Develop concrete strategies for being in mutually accountable relationship with your trans clients

  • Master specific techniques for counseling trans people through conception, labor planning, delivery, lactation, and post-partum

  • Practice using gender-neutral pronouns, audit your practice using our inclusion matrix, complete a cultivating humility exercise, and so much more!

Real Reviews from Learners

Comprehensive & interesting training on TGE fertility

Mary Bowman

Trystan's training on transgender & gender-expansive fertility was very comprehensive and evidence-based, while also utilizing community experiences to e...

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Trystan's training on transgender & gender-expansive fertility was very comprehensive and evidence-based, while also utilizing community experiences to enrich healthcare workers' understanding of the variety of TGE pregnancy and birth. Highly recommended! All healthcare workers who see pregnant people should go through Trystan's training.

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So valuable and much needed Education!

Martha Lanphear

This course is everything I wanted and needed it to be. All the information was very accessible and I hope everyone supporting the birthing queer community w...

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This course is everything I wanted and needed it to be. All the information was very accessible and I hope everyone supporting the birthing queer community will take this module! It's opened my eyes to the first hand experiences that transgender people have had during their fertility and birth journey. I really appreciated the emotional and personal take on education, but also how you intertwined facts and science that we have (yay!) and what's very lacking in terms of understanding the prenatal, birth and postpartum period for transgender folks. Thank you to Trystan, Kori, Marnie, Bran and Jay for your strength, willingness to share and vulnerability that you all shared. I am very grateful and appreciate you all so much!

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The All Pregnant People training is SUPER INFORMATIVE

Juliet Rutter

I was starting at a near-zero place when it came to understanding the birth process for trans people. I'm sure I still don't know everything, but a lot of my...

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I was starting at a near-zero place when it came to understanding the birth process for trans people. I'm sure I still don't know everything, but a lot of myths have been replaced with facts and a lot of unknowns are now known to me. It has been an absolute pleasure to learn from Trystan. I have found myself using this training often in my work around improving the birthing experience for families in my rural area. The videos, interviews, and knowledge checks were well thought out and enriching. It has also been helpful to stay up to date on Collaborate Consulting's blog to keep learning more things. I would recommend this training to anyone. Understanding more about each other is always worth doing.

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A great foundational course for birthworkers

Sarah Wallace

If you're looking for something to get you started with supporting trans families, this is for you. While not as extensive as I had hoped, it was a great fou...

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If you're looking for something to get you started with supporting trans families, this is for you. While not as extensive as I had hoped, it was a great foundation to really build upon my knowledge. I also really enjoyed hearing the personal stories from each of the guests. There was such a varied amount of stories that really drove home the point that our care must be individual AND trauma informed. Thank you for a great course!

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So eye opening!!!

Wendy Osincup

This training was so eye opening for me. The pregnancy and birth experience is so special, every pregnant person should have the opportunity to feel safe and...

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This training was so eye opening for me. The pregnancy and birth experience is so special, every pregnant person should have the opportunity to feel safe and protected during this time.

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Excellent Course

Grace Shipton

Absolutely incredible course - the experience was so much richer than I was expecting. Even being a member of queer and LGBTQIA+ communities, there was plent...

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Absolutely incredible course - the experience was so much richer than I was expecting. Even being a member of queer and LGBTQIA+ communities, there was plenty for me to learn and ample space for me to grow into. I can't wait to fold these teachings into my practice!

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Completely loved it

Andréanne Bernatchez

I personally enjoyed the course. It was relevent and helpful and I am really glad I found Collaborate Consulting on the Internet. The course meets my expecta...

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I personally enjoyed the course. It was relevent and helpful and I am really glad I found Collaborate Consulting on the Internet. The course meets my expectations and now I feel more prepared to support trans birthing parents.

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Instructor

Trystan Reese

CEO, Collaborate Consulting

Trystan Reese

Trystan Reese is an established thought leader, educator, and speaker focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Trystan has also been organizing with the trans community for nearly two decades and has been on the frontlines of this generation’s biggest fights for LGBTQ justice. His unique pregnancy journey launched him onto the global stage in 2017 when his family's story gained international media attention. He has since trained hundreds of medical providers on LGBTQ inclusion, has delivered keynotes at dozens of conferences and convenings, and released his first book, How We Do Family, in the summer of 2021. Trystan is married to his partner Biff and they live in Portland, Oregon with their three kids. They are very happy.

Need More Information?

Here are the specific training outcomes for this module. Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to do the following:

  • Define what it means to be transgender and/or non-binary.
  • Recall and explain the four pillars of identity.
  • Understand fertility preservation options and how hormonal transition affects fertility.
  • Summarize existing research on medical bias and be able to identify their own biases.
  • Understand the Light Study and its implications.
  • Understand the unique needs of the trans birthing community and determine strategies to serve those unique needs.
  • Be able to analyze and evaluate the challenges and opportunities of trans bodies in relation to the pregnancy and birth experience.
  • Identify where advocacy and interventions are needed.
  • Develop specific tools for welcoming trans folks and being a good ally.
  • Know the impact surgical transition has on lactation.
  • Understand the parameters of resuming or initiating hormones during the postpartum period.
  • List strategies for transforming their practice to include trans folks.

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