Common Sense and Tradition
May 24-29, 2015 - An Advanced Midwifery Workshop

Continuing education units have been 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

  • History of The Farm Midwifery Center

  • Surprise breech deliveries; hands-on with models*

  • Managing active labor and resolving a shoulder dystocia

  • Watsu: water exercise and massage for pregnant women*

  • Cultural Competency

  • Group B Strep - problems and solutions

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

  • The caring relationship between midwife and woman

  • Neonatal resuscitation in a home birth setting*

  • Amish birthing traditions, and how they affect birth outcome and a visit with a traditional Amish midwife

  • Tour of The Farm

    * Hands-on class
workshop group


Workshop for Midwives: Common Sense and Tradition
Dates: May 24-29, 2015
$1035 - Register Now
See registration application for information about our cash discount.

(Discount fee of $895 for Shenandoah University students with a student body card who sign up before April 16, 2015)

We have applied for CEU's from ACNM.

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

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. Supper will be a delicious home cooked vegetarian meal every night. Accommodations are available within our community. See our “Accommodations” page.



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 = $13.00

add $4.00 for each additional book

Mail checks to:

The Farm Midwifery Center
P.O. Box 217

Summertown, TN 38483


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


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