Hi, my name is Joyce Dykema and I'm an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!

An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. I am one of only about 100 Evidence Based Birth® Instructors around the world!

I applied to become an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor because I believe that every birthing person deserves a positive, respectful and safe experience. Sadly this is not a reality for most women, but I’m proud to be joining forces with professionals and parents around the world to ensure that things change for the better!

If you want to be empowered with the latest evidence and to take control over your birth OR if you want to help your clients take control over their births, then keep reading to find out what I can offer you.




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— Mariah

Savvy Birth Pro Workshop

I am excited to bring Savvy Birth Pro Workshops to the Lincoln, NE area!

The Savvy Birth Pro Workshop (3 contact hours) was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the skills you need to help your clients attain the best possible chance at evidence based care during pregnancy and labor.

Upcoming Savvy Birth Pro Workshops:

Lincoln, NE, July 14, 2019, 4-7pm!

Here's what past Savvy Birth Pro attendees have said about Joyce's Workshop:

Thanks again for the really enlightening workshop, and thanks for the resources!!
— Ivy
This was such an enlightening workshop and I appreciate you bringing it to us!!
— Carrie

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Comfort Measures for L & D Nurses

Are you an L & D nurse who wishes you had more tools in your toolbox to help keep patients comfortable during labor?

By attending this Comfort Measures Workshop for Labor and Delivery Nurses, you will not only get hands-on practice with comfort measures skills, but you'll also learn how you can overcome barriers to providing comfort measures on your unit! All nurses who register at the Professional level or higher will earn 3 nursing contact hours, and those who register as Super Users will receive a Comfort Measures Toolkit to take back to your unit and show to your peers.

Upcoming Comfort Measures Workshops:

Contact Joyce to schedule a workshop in your area!



Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series

I am thrilled to be able to present the first-annual Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series for Lincoln, NE-area professionals!

At each of our three, 1.5 hour seminar sessions, we will cover hot topics in the birth field. You'll get the chance to network with other professionals and earn midwifery, nursing, doula, childbirth educator, and physician contact hours!


Contact Joyce to schedule a workshop in your area.

Topics for 2019, each worth 1.5 contact hours:

  • Due Dates

  • Home Birth Transfers: Coming soon October 2019 in Kearney, NE!

  • Newborn Procedures: Coming soon October 2019 in Kearney, NE!

Interested in bringing a workshop or Seminar Series to your Professional Community, Birth Organization or local Hospital? 

Contact: Joyce Dykema with questions.

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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Get empowered with a Childbirth Class you and your partner will LOVE! Get mentored by Joyce, your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor! Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy! Get prepared, get answers, get empowered! Start learning evidence-based info today in this unique mixed format childbirth class, part in-person, part online—register now! Only 6 spots available per session, do not wait to register!

Upcoming Childbirth Class sessions:

July 21 - September 1, 2019: Sold out!

September 16 - October 21, 2019: Register today!

Session beginning November 2019 coming soon!


Savvy Birth Workshops for Parents

Are you anxious about your upcoming birth? The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

Upcoming Savvy Birth Workshops for Parents:

Savvy Birth 101: July 30, 2019, 7:30-8:30pm

The Savvy Birth Workshop for Parents: Coming soon!

Here's what past attendees have said about Joyce's Workshop:

Great information, fun activities, learned lots!”

”Excellent class!”

”Liked the interactive format”

”Fun class!”

”Super informative and I enjoyed how interactive it was.


Private Coaching for my Expecting Parents

If you hire me to be your doula, as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor I will work with you one-on-one to increase your confidence about your upcoming birth. As a client of mine, your eyes will be opened and you'll feel much more at ease, knowing that you DO have the ultimate power and say in your care!



Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member

I’m proud to be a professional member of Evidence Based Birth®, where I take classes so that I can continually stay on top of research in the childbirth field. If you’re interested in joining, I’d love to see you there! Click the badge below to join.*
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