Photo: Frank Alarcon


This class is pre-recorded and self-paced.

The 101 on induction and augmentation.

Our Case Studies series takes a deep dive into a single subject (from learning the ins and outs of the labor and delivery room to honing your client pitch skills) to dramatically broaden a doula’s understanding and provide them with more resources to pull from. 

What’s an induction? An augmentation? Learning how to help families understand what these are and how and when they happen is a critical part of doula work.

*For CHB Birth Doula students, each Case Studies Class counts as one of your 5 Case Studies towards your certification. Please check the Thank You page at the end of your class for instructions on how to submit it for credit.

This class is pre-recorded and self-paced.
Samantha Huggins

Samantha Huggins thinks a lot about interactions and relationships.  With each other, with our planet, with our bodies.  From micro to macro, one end to the other and everything in between.  She knows that all things are here already and are possible when we fortify ourselves with knowledge and strong relationships.  Samantha has been working in perinatal health for over a decade as a birthworker (doula), educator, curriculum builder, facilitator and a Co-Founder of Carriage House Birth.  Samantha's mission in birthwork today is to share her collected wisdom with eager new birthworkers, individuals, growing families and communities.


"Will definitely be watching this class again. Information-dense and SO helpful to learn about this process. Just another topic that never really gets talked about!" - Stephanie Tsang

"This case study provided an overview of induction and augmentation that helped me feel prepared and like I really understand the landscape of induction in a way I can now navigate and best support my clients as they move thorough it. So many helpful nuggets and anecdotes felt like tools in my pocket and context to demystify whatever comes. Sam's calm grounded energy as she discussed this potentially difficult topic modeled how I aim to be when with clients." - Kayla Popik