In this episode, Amy Haderer, founder of [M]otherboard Birth talks to us about how we can use technology to streamline childbirth education and informed choice, and how it can help families and providers build relationships.  She will be discussing the importance of autonomy, agency, support, and education during birth and how to avoid trauma by treating families with dignity and respect.  We will also be chatting about the pros and cons of building birth plans, new ways to look at communication and collaboration, and how to use birthplans as a framework for education and communication.


Amy Haderer is a childbirth assistant (doula), artist, birth activist, mother of six, and founder of Motherboard Birth. Ever since the birth of her first daughter, Amy has been passionate about guiding families through the challenging landscape of their birth experience.For over a decade, Amy has provided hands-on support to hundreds of families during the childbearing year. Amy saw a need for better education and better communication between parents and their care team. She is passionate about helping parents understand their options and make decisions based on the best available information.

Amy is passionate about creating environments where families feel respected and heard, and providers understand what’s most important to the families they serve.