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Advanced Midwifery Workshop
June 14-19, 2015
August 23-29, 2015

Continuing education units have been awarded by 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


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  This curriculum for the June workshop includes the following classes:
 
  • Introduction to phlebotomy*

  • Pelvic exams, pap smears, wet mounts, and Group B strep swabs*

  • Placing a urinary catheter; reasons for procedure, and technique: discussion on the amazing adaptable bladder*

  • 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 active labor: We will address ways to deliver the head and shoulders of the baby over an intact perineum, as well as 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.
 
  • Emergency Issues in Childbirth

  • Discussion and demonstration on surprise breech and twin deliveries*

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

  • History of The Farm Midwifery Center

  • Midwives on the Move and Traditional Childbearing

  • The Why and How of Vitamin K

  • Emotional and Spiritual life of a midwife: how to be professional and stay current to what is happening

  • Midwifery through the ages: A history in art

    * Hands-on class
  This curriculum for the August workshop includes the following classes:
 
  • Introduction to phlebotomy*

  • Pelvic exams, pap smears, wet mounts, and Group B strep swabs*

  • Placing a urinary catheter; reasons for procedure, and technique: discussion on the amazing adaptable bladder*

  • 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 active labor: We will address ways to deliver the head and shoulders of the baby over an intact perineum, as well as discuss methods to resolve a shoulder dystocia.
  • Cultural Competency

  • Emergency Issues in Childbirth

  • Discussion and demonstration on surprise breech and twin deliveries*

  • Amish Birthing Traditions: tour of the Ethridge Amish Community, and a visit with a traditional Amish midwife
  • The Why and How of Vitamin K

  • Watsu: water massage for pregnant women*

  • History of The Farm Midwifery Center

  • Nutrition for the Childbearing Years: New guidelines for vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets

    * 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
  • Birth Matters: A midwife's manifesta by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring
 
  • You may order the above books from us. Postage and handling in the U.S.:    
    1 book = $10.00  book rate;          add $4.00 for each additional book

 
 
 
 

6-day Advanced Midwifery Workshop
Dates: June 14-19, 2015, August 23-29, 2015
$1265 - Register Now
See registration application for information about our cash discount.


This includes all classes and CEU fees, the lab/supplies fee and two meals a day, breakfast and supper.

Breakfasts include a hot entrée, fruit, granola, breakfast breads, eggs, coffee, tea, and there are dairy or non-dairy options for milk, cream cheese, and creamer.
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.

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

931-964-2257

For more information, please e-mail: midwives@midwiferyworkshops.org