Advanced Midwifery Workshop
August 24-30, 2014

Continuing education units applied for with Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC).

This workshop is for practicing midwives, midwife students who have completed at least one year of apprenticeship/schooling and have attended at least 8 deliveries, or midwife students who have completed a Midwifery Assistant workshop, and have attended at least 8 deliveries in a home birth or hospital setting.

Please contact us for a complete schedule/curriculum.
Registration Fee / Register Now


  This workshop now includes the following classes:  
  • Introduction to phlebotomy*

  • Pelvic exams, pap smears, wet mounts*

  • Placing a urinary catheter; reasons for procedure, and technique*

  • Suturing: we will discuss and practice on a model several new technique's for suturing that decreases discomfort for the mother and aids in healing.*

  • Discussion on second stage management: We will address ways to deliver the head and shoulders of the baby over an intact perineum, and will discuss methods to resolve a shoulder dystocia.

clinic group outside
On nice days, classes are often held outside.
In the background: The Farm Midwifery Center and Clinic.
  • Prolonged labor, inductions and augmentations: what is safe, and what is not safe in an out-of-hospital setting?

  • Emergency Issues in Childbirth

  • Discussion and demonstration on breech deliveries*

  • Amish Birthing Traditions: tour of the Ethridge Amish Community, and a visit with a traditional Amish midwife

  • Watsu: water massage for pregnant women*

  • A synopsis of Women's History of Medicine and Midwifery

    * Hands-on class

    Suggested Reading for Advanced Workshop

  • Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery (PSG) by Pam Weaver and Sharon Evans
$80.00 plus p/h
  • A Book for Midwives by Susan Klein - read section on suturing
$40.00 plus p/h
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring
$18.00 plus p/h
  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring
$20.00 plus p/h
  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring
$18.00 plus p/h
  • You may order the above books from us. Postage and handling in the U.S.:    
    1 book = $8.00  book rate;            $15.00 Priority;         add $3.00 for each additional book

Additional Suggested Reading List

  • Healing Passage: A Midwife’s Guide to the Care and repair of the tissues Involved in Birth   by Anne Frye
    (this one you need for class)
  • Understanding Diagnostic Tests in the Childbearing Year, by Anne Frye
  • Heart and Hands, by Elizabeth Davis
  • Myles Testbook for Midwives, 12th ed.  By Ruth Bennett and Linda Brown, Churchill Livingstone Pub. 1999
  • After the Baby’s Birth by Robin Lim

6-day Advanced Midwifery Workshop: $1065 - Register Now
This includes all classes and CEU fees, the lab/supplies fee and two meals a day, breakfast and supper.

The Farm Store provides a variety of foods, salads and homemade soups for lunches.
Lunch prices vary between $8 and $16 depending on what you purchase.
Supper will be a delicious home cooked vegetarian meal every night.

Accommodations are available within our community. See our “Accommodations” page.

Dates:August 24-30, 2014




The Farm Midwifery Workshops
P.O. Box 217
Summertown, TN 38483

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