Midwives' Association of Washington State
2011 Spring Conference
A cross-disciplinary conference for birth professionals with topics of interest to midwives, doulas, physicians, nurses, childbirth educators, and students.
8:00 am: Welcome
8:15 am: Keynote: Birth Matters - Ina May Gaskin, CPM
9:45 am: Vendor Break
10:00 am: The Midwife’s Story – Does Your Charting Reflect Who You Really Are? - Karen Hays, MN, CNM, DNP
10:50 am: Pain, Suffering, and Trauma in Labor and Subsequent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Penny Simkin, PT, CD
12:20 pm: Lunch/Exhibits/Announcements
1:20 pm: Why Are We So Afraid? Reducing Fear and Anxiety in Birth - Ina May Gaskin, CPM
2:10 pm: Results of Listening to Mothers II/ Postpartum Surveys in Washington State for Women who Chose Out-of-Hospital Birth - Sandy Szalay, MPHc, RN, CD
3:00 pm: Vendor/Snack Break
3:15 pm: Sustaining a Life’s Work in Birth: A Panel - Ina May Gaskin, CPM; Penny Simkin, PT, CD; WA midwife TBA
4:15 pm: Intuition and Birth: A Facilitated Discussion and Storytelling - Ina May Gaskin, CPM
8.5 MEAC (Midwifery Education Accreditation Council) Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.
15-minute Laryngeal Mask Airway trainings will be available during the Intuition/Storytelling session for 36 midwives. Please RSVP for these trainings. Members who attended in Fall wishing for this training will have priority. Please send an email if you wish to sign up for LMA Training.