Past Events

A listing of past events of interest to our members.


Separating the Midwifery and Nursing Professions

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

ICM topic (discussion)

IV Therapy for Community Birth Providers

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Please register to join us at 12:00 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, May 26 for this 60 minute online continuing education session entitled "IV Therapy for Community Birth Providers" with Sarah Hinton, CPM

"IV therapy is an incredible tool available to midwives that can serve to reduce suffering, avoid transfers, and can even save lives in an emergency.

Infant Lip and Tongue Ties- An Introduction to Diagnosis and Management for Healthcare Providers with Dr. Eric Kempter

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Please register to join us at 12:00 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, July 21 for this 60 minute online continuing education session entitled "Infant Lip and Tongue Ties - An Introduction to Diagnosis and Management for Healthcare Providers," with Dr. Eric Kempter.

Midwifery, a Path Forward

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 9:00am

Midwifery has deep roots in the past, but like any profession it must evolve with the times. This session will explore the realities of pre-industrial revolution midwifery and compare and contrast them to our modern realities.

Maternal Dental Health: A Holistic approach to Dental Care during Pregnancy

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 10:15am

This course will provide an overview for health practitioners on the subject of maternal dental care with a more natural approach. The course will outline the basics of what pregnant mothers should be doing for prevention of dental problems, what products to use and avoid, and oral health issues typically seen during pregnancy.

Navigating intergenerational apprenticeships

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

Generational differences are bound to come into play in apprenticeships. In this workshop we will talk about the differences between generations and their expectations as well as how preceptors can navigate the possible conflicts inherent in those differences with the goal of training fully competent entry level midwives while not burning ourselves out as preceptors.

Oxytocin and the transformation of birth

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:15pm

Oxytocin is a major hormone of labour and birth. As well as facilitating the rhythmic contractions of labour in all mammals, oxytocin also acts within the maternal brain at this time, with calming, connecting and pain relieving effects. Oxytocin activates maternal behaviour in all mammals including by activating brain reward and pleasure centres through the oxytocin peaks of labour and birth. The oxytocin system in labour and birth can be disrupted by obstetric interventions. This presentation draws

Thyroid in Pregnancy

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 2:30pm

Our thyroid is one of our master glands when it comes to hormone production and proliferation. The demands of pregnancy cause some changes which are normal. We will briefly cover the basics then go into thyroid dysfunction: recognizing signs, ordering and interpreting lab results, effects on pregnancy and baby. Then we will cover how to support with herbs and nutrition and when to refer for further treatment/co-care.

The Critical Importance Of 'Seeding And Feeding' A Baby's Microbiome For Lifelong Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 9:00am

MICROBIRTH filmmaker and author Toni Harman explains the microscopic events happening during physiological birth and breastfeeding. When a baby is born, the infant acquires bacteria from the mother’s birth canal, from contact with the mother’s fecal matter, from skin-to-skin contact, from other environmental exposures and from breast milk. The special sugars in human breast milk then feed the bacteria that have come from the mother to quickly colonise the baby’s gut, thus ensuring the optimal training of the infant immune system.

Incorporating the Human-Animal Bond into Midwifery and How Not to Get Bitten

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:15am

Homebirths involve every family member the birthing person would like to have present. Pets are considered a member of the family and midwives need to know how to safely work with and around them. This presentation discusses how to use the relationship between the family and the pet during labor, recognize when the pet is becoming stressed by the events of labor, and develop strategies to reduce the risk of being bitten.