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“Having Gem in our life was a game changer.”
Ina & Karl

About the Course


English speaking queer and solo parent focused childbirth education through the lenses of decolonized, feminist* physiology, evidence and wisdom traditions (January 2023).

You will learn:

  1. Birth and lactation physiology without false gender binaries 

  2. What is evidence based care and how does one access it in hospital and out-of-hospital settings?

  3. Solid self advocacy strategies (with role playing)

  4. Frameworks to discover your unique birth needs & preferences 

  5. Essentials of postpartum sleep and newborn feeding

  6. How to get a "deep latch" and establish an abundant milk supply

  7. Community care models for these life transitions and practical ways to implement them

  8. Trans & non binary birth

  9. Transmasculine lactation, transfeminine lactation

  10. Berlin-specific info, resources and referrals

The course will take place:

  • 4:30-6pm on Tuesday January 17th, 24th and 31st, 2023

  • Space TBD*

  • Investment is 75€ per family. Folks will receive invoices**

*We need enough families signed up to offer in-person. If our group is small, we'll meet virtually, using breakout rooms & making sure families who wish to stay in touch and share contacts with others have that possibility. Gem recognizes community building as an essential part of the process!

**German insurance covers a childbirth education course. But you'll have to contact your individual provider to make sure you can submit this invoice for reimbursement. Example

Your Instructor

Gem Kocher, CD (they/them)

Gem Kocher, CD (they/them) is a non-binary full spectrum doula based in Berlin, Germany. They currently serve as Lead Educator and Head of Curriculum Development for Doula Trainings International. Birth work called Gem shortly after graduating from Brown University in 2014, and they’ve since accompanied hundreds of families through their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, loss, and gender transition journeys. Gem’s mission as a doula is to create meaningful change in people’s lives through inclusion, information liberation, and grassroots care work. They are on Earth to hold space for a more radical, more just, more healed world to be born. Gem is fluent in English & German.


To Register

Send Gem an email at rainbowdoulaberlin@gmail.com. They'll confirm the course and send payment details when we have enough families on board!