Join us in Charlotte NC for up to 5 days of skills demos and practice including LOTS of hands-on, and experiential training plus applicable sign-offs on PEP forms as needed.

Oct 18-19th — Peer-to-peer support, add-ons, stories, sleepover, and placenta exploration
Join a group of midiwves who want to connect and share wisdom, do a sleepover (optional) and do a placenta workshop with Patricia Edmonds 
Oct 20-21 — Basic Skills lab
Oct 22nd —  Optional Advanced Skills Lab
(click a heading below for more details)

We are going to be at a home on the lake where you can stay overnight and share meals as we learn from one another. Attendance is limited to available space, so reserve your spot now – no older kids, in-arms babes only, please.

Wide range of normal
How to help when out of normal range to continue healthy birth
Keeping birth undisturbed
Charting basics
Resources for creating forms that work for your practice
Nutritional assessment
Prenatal education
Testing and decision-making
Equipment needed for prenatal care
Hand washing
Gloving
Initial testing (CBC, type and factor, antibody screens, STD screening)
Sterilization and cleaning techniques/universal precautions for hands and instuments
Finger sticks
Maternal assessment and vital signs
Lab work
Assessment of the baby (Doppler and fetoscope)
Fundal height/Leopolds
Prenatal testing: GD, GBS, GYN and urine cultures
Fetal assessment: kick counts, NST, BPP
Equipment for births, what to have and set-up
Birth kits
Emergency supplies
Forms and charting strategies
Membranes: sweeping, assessing for SROM, AROM
Assessing contractions
Vaginal exams: dilation, station, effacement, presenting part
Monitoring mom and baby
Charting: forms and protocols
Discussion of Birth Skills
Waterbirth: special considerations
Supporting the perineum
Nuchal hands and nuchal cords
Shoulder dystocia
Newborn suctioning: postural drainage, bulb, Delee
APGAR scoring

Hands-on practice skills including

Cervical checks – yes, be prepared to check and be checked
Perineal support
Nuchal hands/cords
Shoulder dystocia
Suctioning equipment
Postnatal Skills

Estimated blood loss, postpartum recovery, perineal tears, and follow up exams. Healing, PPMD screening, breastfeeding.
Resuscitation, newborn examination, vitamin K, eye medication, follow-up exams, and testing: blood typing, metabolic screen (demo), pulse ox (demo/flow chart), bilirubin, hearing screen
structure, cord, abnormalities, and consumption
NOTE: sign up for the placenta exam course with Patricia Edmonds the night before to add even more placenta knowledge to your weekend.
Breast infections and other complications
Tongue tie and latch issues
Establishing and increasing supply
Baby’s oral structure and latch
Mom’s history and anatomy
Frequency of feedings, output, challenges
Resources and practical tips
Neonatal resuscitation
Injections: sterile water (from labor), Pitocin, RhoGam, vitamin K
Managing postpartum hemorrhage
Manual removal of the placenta
Bladder catheter

Advanced Skills Day

Perineal repair: Natural healing, adhesive, suture clips, sutures
Starting IV fluids
Venous blood draws
Pap and preparing labs, general well-woman care

Schedule:

Oct 18-19th — Peer-to-peer support, add-ons, stories, sleepover, and placenta exploration 
Oct 20-21 — Basic Skills lab
Oct 22nd —  Optional Advanced Skills Lab


Deposit, Pay in Full, or Payments

  • Deposit to hold my spot:
    Balance due by Oct 10th

    $50



    Pay in Full:

    Options – lodging and food included

  • Payment Plan:

    Complete – 18-22nd
    Number of payments 2
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    Due* Amount
    At checkout $260.00 USD
    Every 4 weeks (x 1) $260.00 USD
    Total $520.00 USD
    Connection and Basic Skills 19-21st
    Number of payments 2
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    Due* Amount
    At checkout $175.00 USD
    Every 4 weeks (x 1) $175.00 USD
    Total $350.00 USD
    Basic and Advanced Skills 20-22nd
    Number of payments 2
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    Due* Amount
    At checkout $235.00 USD
    Every 4 weeks (x 1) $235.00 USD
    Total $470.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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