Holistic Cannabis Consumption: Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum 2020 Online Course

Evidence-Based Cannabis Education and Care to Support Birthing People

Holistic Cannabis Consumption: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum online course focuses on the traditional uses of cannabis for women's health, it's historical uses in obstetrics, and the use of cannabis-infused remedies for moms and babies during pregnancy and beyond. We'll dissect current research, cannabis laws and regulations, and Shatter The Stigma associated with cannabis use during pregnancy. 

The Cannabis Doula™ supports cannabis choosing families from a psychoeducational intervention model, and harm reduction framework, combining evidence-based cannabis science, childbirth education, and family life education to assist families in making informed decisions on cannabis.

This course is intended for women, birthing people and families, expectant mothers, cannabis consuming parents, especially those interested in learning how to use cannabis holistically and with intention to support the Endocannabinoid System for a healthy, happy pregnancy and childbirth. 

This course is also great for doulas, childbirth educators, and other birthworkers including midwives and OB-GYNs, cannabis educators, caregivers, cannabis industry professionals such as dispensary agents and patient care specialists who advocate for the use of cannabis by birthing people. ​Information presented in this course represents the most up to date research on cannabis, and is not intended to replace any care provided by a trained medical professional.

This course is for educational purposes only and not intended to be a training course or to replace medical advice or prenatal care.  Please consult with your doctor, and schedule a consultation with The Cannabis Doula or another cannabis specialist if you are considering using medical cannabis especially during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

In this course you will be introduced to cannabis as a traditional woman's health aid, plus you will learn:

  • The History and Science of the Cannabis plant, and how it interacts with our body's Endocannabinoid System
  • Strategies for S.A.F.E. cannabis consumption for increased healing and medicinal benefits during pregnancy through postpartum 
  • Cannabis Analgesia, and Pain Management During Childbirth
  • Language to avoid using when talking about cannabis with your doctor
  • Tips to avoid negative interactions with social services
  • Best practices for locating a doctor, or midwife, or other care provider who supports cannabis use during pregnancy
  • Demonstrations and recipes for cannabis-infusions, tinctures, topicals, and edibles to support female reproductive health and consumption methods to promote family wellness

Course Features

  • Self-Paced, Recorded Presentations, Videos, & Discussions
  • Demonstrations, Videos, & Tutorials
  • Supplemental Resources + Cannabis Recipes
  • Recommended Reading List
  • 25+ PDFs of evidence-based information on cannabis, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
  • Herbal Remedies + Holistic Comfort Measures
  • The Cannabis Diary by The Cannabis Doula

About The Cannabis Doula

Course Instructor | Meet Melanie

Heyyy! Welcome. Thank you for sharing this space. I am Melanin. My name is Melanie. I am the creator and founder of The Cannabis Doula. I was called to birth work after becoming pregnant while working at a licensed medical cannabis cultivation center in 2015. Facing stigma and discrimination, I began seeking ways to empower and educate women, birthing people, and families who, like me, were consuming cannabis medicine holistically during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

I am a Certified Professional Interpener (Cannabis Sommelier), studying the art and science of cannabis, a certified cannabis consultant and educator, with several certifications from leading cannabis educational platforms such as Green Flower, Cannabis Training University, Trichome Institute, and the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. I'm a full-time mama of two happy, healthy toddlers, a medical cannabis patient and a certified yoni stream practitioner, combining my love and knowledge of cannabis with my drive to support and advocate for the health and wellness of women and families! Join me in reclaiming cannabis and Shatter the Stigma associated with your cannabis use!

Let's Shatter the Stigma

Enroll in the Fall Session!

Course Enrollment | Enrollment Closes Nov. 15th

$125 once

BIPOC, Low- Income Communities, Families impacted by Cannabis Prohibition/War on Drugs

$75 once

Revolutionary Motherhood Birth Circle - Full Course (Includes Course Guidebook, Journal, & Consultation)

Suggested: $100

Table of Contents

Course Introduction
About The Cannabis Doula™
Course Objectives
Course Outline & Details
Recommended Reading List
Course Disclaimers
Lesson 1: History of Cannabis for Women's Health
Lesson 1: Learning Focus & Terminology
Introduction to Women & Cannabis
Socio-Cultural History of Marijuana
Black History of Cannabis
Lesson 1: Recorded Discussion
Shatter the Stigma Activity #1
Additional Videos & Resources
Lesson 1: Review
Lesson 2: Cannabis & The Endocannabinoid System
Lesson 2: Learning Focus & Terminology
Lesson 2: Women & Cannabis

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for nine months.

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds for this course. If you are unhappy with the course, you will be able to transfer your enrollment to another participate on the waitlist or enroll in a future session.

How can I contact you for information about the course?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Will I be able to consult with you during the course?

Of course! All course participants are welcome (and encouraged) to schedule a Cannabis Doula Care Consultation while you are enrolled in the course, in order to receive an individualized care plan and additional support in your consumption. Consultations are discounted for course participants.

Is there a community for course participants?

Yes! We are building strong village to support cannabis consuming families across the diaspora. We currently use Facebook and Instagram, but due to ongoing censorship we are exploring better and safer ways to connect on and offline. Instagram: Melanin Birth Village, Private FB Group: Revolutionary Motherhood. There are various discussion opportunities throughout the course for women and birthing people to connect and engage with one another.

Will we receive a certificate for completing the course?

Participants who complete the course exam and project will receive a certificate of completion.

This course is not intended to be training and certifying cannabis doulas, for more information on training as a cannabis doula practitioner visit

Join us
Let's Shatter the Stigma

Course Enrollment | Enrollment Closes Nov. 15th

$125 once

BIPOC, Low- Income Communities, Families impacted by Cannabis Prohibition/War on Drugs

$75 once

Revolutionary Motherhood Birth Circle - Full Course (Includes Course Guidebook, Journal, & Consultation)

Suggested: $100
  • "Great course, a lot of information good information."

    — Spring 2020 Course Participant
  • "This course was absolutely amazing! I enjoyed all the information and how detailed you are. The course context is great and easy to navigate and understand."

    — Summer 2020 Course Participant
  • "I really enjoyed learning about herbs and alternatives to medication as well as what cannabis is used for during pregnancy."

    — Expectant Parent
  • "I absolutely loved every part of this course being a cannabis consultant and pregnant for the first time this information made me confident to consume cannabis while pregnant."

    — Cannabis Consultant, Expectant Parent
  • was AMAZING!"

    — Birth Worker, Summer 2020 Course Participant