Common Sense and Tradition
May 25-29, 2014 - An Advanced Midwifery Workshop

Continuing education units applied for with the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

This is one of our advanced workshops and is for practicing midwives, nurse midwife students, medical students, advanced midwife students, labor and delivery nurses, and doctors.

Registration Fee / Register Now / Suggested Reading List

midwife group
Class participants for a special bond with each other that continues after the workshops have come to an end
  This workshop now includes the following classes:
  • Optimality Index

  • A synopsis of women's history of medicine and midwifery

  • Surprise breech deliveries; hands-on with models*

  • Managing second stage and resolving a shoulder dystocia

  • Watsu: water exercise and massage for pregnant women*
workshop group
  • This workshop includes two evening sessions with
    Ina May Gaskin, author of Spiritual Midwifery.
Ina MAy Gaskin
  • The caring relationship between midwife and woman

  • Neonatal resuscitation in a home birth setting*

  • Amish birthing traditions, and a visit with an traditional Amish midwife

  • History of The Farm - slide show

  • Tour of The Farm

    * Hands-on class


Workshop for Midwives: Common Sense and Tradition:
$925 - Register Now
(Discount fee of $765 for Shenandoah University students with a student body card who sign up before Feb. 28 2014)

We have applied for CEU's from ACNM.

This fee includes all classes and two meals a day, breakfast and dinner for five days, plus snacks of fruit, coffee and tea anytime during the workshop.

The Farm Store provides a variety of foods, salads and homemade soups for lunches. Supper will be a delicious home cooked vegetarian meal every night. Accommodations are available within our community. See our “Accommodations” page.

Dates:May 25-29, 2014


Suggested Reading List

Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin $20   

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin $18

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, Ina May Gaskin $18
You may buy the above books from us. Postage and handling   
1 book = $8.00  book rate

$15.00 Priority
add $3.00 for each additional book

Mail checks to:

The Farm Midwifery Center
P.O. Box 217

Summertown, TN 38483

Myles Textbook for Midwives,  Ruth Bennett and Linda K. Brown Publisher, Churchill Livingston, 1993.  Order from
Heart and Hands, Elizabeth Davis
A Book for Midwives, Susan Klein
Listen to Me Good, Smith & Holmes
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Christiane Northrup, M. D.
Herbs for the Childbearing Year, Susan Weed
Birth at Home, Sheila Kitzinger
Rediscovering Birth, Sheila Kitzinger
Lying In: A History of Childbirth in America, Wertz & Wertz. Yale University Press, 1977
The American Way of Birth, Mitford, Jessica. Dutton, 1992
A Midwife’s Tale, Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Knopf, 1990
Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950, Leavitt, Judith Walzer. Oxford University Press, 1986
Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation, Pam England, and Rob Horowitz 


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

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