Providing Culturally Sensitive Care for LGBTQ Families

A collection of recorded presentations by Kristin Kali, LM CPM for midwives, physicians, doulas, childbirth educators and others who serve LGBTQ people in the process of pregnancy, birth and family integration. | taught by Kristin Kali, LM CPM

Course description

This self-paced course is appropriate for anyone who works with birthing families. It addresses many of the psychosocial issues that are common during LGBTQ conception, pregnancy and birth. It will inform your practice whether you are a midwife, doula, physician, acupuncturist, lactation consultant, or other birth related professional.


The course begins with the Foundations chapter. In this chapter, you'll see Kristin Kali, LM CPM, presenting "Providing Culturally Sensitive Care for LGBTQ Families", a 4-hour video covering the essentials of this course, and "Caring for Transgender and Genderqueer Clients with Cultural Humility", a 90-minute talk focusing specifically on gender diversity in healthcare. Two additional short videos complement the information covered in these presentations.

Caring for Transgender and Genderqueer Clients with Cultural Humility is also available as a standalone webinar rental on our Vimeo page!

Specialized Content

Once you've completed the Foundations chapter, explore the specialized content tailored to doulas, childbirth educators, midwives and midwifery educators and leaders. This content provides added context and information specific to each profession, but all chapters are available to students regardless of their field, and you can navigate between chapters at your own pace.


To obtain CEUs, make sure to:

1. View all modules in the Foundations chapter. Once you've finished with a module, click the green Next button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to mark it complete and continue to the next module.

2. View a Specialized Content module of your choice. Be sure to click the green Next button when you're done to mark it complete.

3. Fill out the surveys in the Course Evaluations chapter.

Your completed evaluations are required in order to receive your CEU certificate of completion. Once completed, CEUs (7 contact hours) will be provided through the American College of Nurse-Midwives or the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council.

This course is intended for single use only. Please support the important work we do at MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services -- do not share your course login or course materials with others. MAIA provides discounted rates for groups of providers seeking training. Kristin Kali is also available for organizational training, consulting, and public speaking for conferences and events. Send us an email to learn more!

Kristin Kali, LM CPM
Kristin Kali, LM CPM
Instructor, Owner of MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services
Kristin Kali, LM CPM is a midwife, teacher, writer, speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in LGBTQ family building and gender inclusivity. She is a warm and engaging presence, delivering professionalism and expertise with a down-to-earth, personable style.
Kristin is an authoritative resource on LGBTQ healthcare during conception and pregnancy, functional approaches to fertility, and midwifery model preconception care. Colleagues and clientele alike remark on Kristin’s special talent for breaking down complex topics into an easily understandable form.
Kristin has presented to national and international audiences such as the Midwives Alliance of North America, Canadian Association of Midwives, and Lamaze International. She has provided organizational training and consulting for the Association of Ontario Midwives and Bastyr University, and she has given numerous lectures at universities, conferences and local community groups.
Kristin is the owner of MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services, internationally renowned for LGBTQ family building expertise and midwifery model preconception care. In addition to providing preconception care via telemedicine to families across the globe, Kristin provides midwifery care, home insemination, classes and support groups in her home city of Seattle, WA, as well as teaching in her home-away-from-home, the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read more about MAIA's services, download webinars, and access fertility-related products at