Past Events

A listing of past events of interest to our members.


More Solutions, Less Complaining: Conflict resolution for PEP Preceptor/student relationships

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:00pm
  1. Establishing the issue: Currently there is no complaint / resolution process for PEP students and preceptors of PEP students.
  2. What protocols or guidelines have other schools put into place?  
  3. Brainstorm a pathway for PEP students and preceptors to air grievances
  4. Who would be responsible for this process: NARM, MANA?
  5. Establish a work group to help further this process and implement solutions

State Leadership Meeting (with Discussion)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

Breakfast with the Board Open Forum

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00am

Open Forum is a follow up to the Annual Business Meeting, as always.

Physiologic Vaginal Breech

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:00am

This lecture documents a physiological approach to vaginal breech birth: upright birth with mother and baby actively participating in the process. This biodynamic method combines gravity, maternal movement, and a baby assisting in its own birth to create optimal conditions for a successful vaginal breech birth.

A discussion of the key principles of physiologic birth; resent studies documenting how upright breech birth leads to shorter labors, fewer birth injuries, fewer maternal injuries, and fewer maneuvers compared to supine breech birth; and 10 steps of physiological birth.

Fetal Auscultation in Labor: When to Pay Attention

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:30am

Karen Strange offers midwives a new way to think about Fetal Heart Tones (FHT). She teaches how to accurately listen to FHTs, and identifies when to listen more. Karen breaks down the ominous signs and flags to watch for during labor. Then takes us through a few labor stories with examples. And as always, Karen teaches in her no-nonsense way while instilling clarity and confidence, that you can apply immediately to your practice.

Panel: Black Maternal Mental Health

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:30pm

Tomasina with panel including Dr. Kimberly Sanders, Dr. Sal Corbin, Bri Mobley, Weluna Finley

Tomasina's discussion with our experts will touch on "the health state of the mind and it's processes for women of childbearing age" (and other definitions of black maternal mental health). Our discussion will further look at stressors, trauma and influences that impact black maternal mental health and in bringing awareness to the masses. We will ask if there are solutions that can yield a more hopeful, positive outcome as we look into these disparities.

Robust Research through Statistics

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Much of the research around maternal and fetal health is conducted by physicians. However, midwives should feel equally empowered to own their data and shape the scientific story developing from that research. Developing skills that enable midwives to conduct and publish scientific manuscripts has the potential to change the established science surrounding birth and labor.

The Science of Safety and Trauma - Specific Approaches to Improve Birth Outcomes: What Does It Mean for the Midwife?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Welcoming a child into one’s life with pregnancy and childbirth is a “threshold moment” for everyone involved. As practitioner, the continuity of care you provide, the space that you create and the quality of relationship you establish with birthing parents are all tools to for better outcomes. Doulas, midwives, maternal health specialists, obstetricians and others who attend pregnant and birthing families know that their presence means a lot in the process, whether it is explicitly named or not.

Rise of the Traditional Community Midwife

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Tomasina Oliver, DEM, LM, CPM, HHC with Shafia Monroe (Discussion)

Balancing the Business of Midwifery

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Renata with Sherri Daigle, CPM, LM, MSW will be discussing how to start and maintain your profession as a Midwife and your Business for the long run.

Talk Points:

  1. Start up: Training (self, online, MEAC, college/Mentors/PR)
  2. Your Practice: Solo/Partner/Group, Office or home, Birth center/hospital/home births
  3. Paperwork: Charts, Contracts, Insurance
  4. Boundaries: How many births? Office days and hours? On-call?
  5. Self-care: Helpers, vacations, time off, restrictions