Birth and the Human Future Conference

Title: Birth and the Human Future Conference
Location: Dexter OR
Description: The conference Birth and the Human Future will be held at Lost Valley Education Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter, Oregon, 97431 from 9 AM to 5 PM on August 15, 2014. We will be open at 8 AM for registration.

The cost is $40, which includes two meals. An “early bird special” reduces the cost to $35 until July 15. Cost for “day of” registration is $50. This is to cover the expense of creating extra information packets and extra meals in a rural location miles from the nearest shopping/service area.

Further information and registration at www.birthandhumanfuture.weebly.com; there is also a Face Book page, Birth and the Human Future. Clicking “plan to attend” on the Face Book page does not substitute for registration.

The workshop will review aspects of birth which influence human culture and health down into the future. There are two broad areas which will be reviewed in the morning sessions.

The first is the physiology and hormonal aspects of birth, highlighting how birth which is not interfered with leads to optimal opportunity for deep bonding between mother and child. Anthropological studies will be reviewed including the history of separation of mother and baby after birth and how this influences the nature of society. Information on the high level of awareness present in the newborn infant is emphasized, with discussion of attaining optimal bonding even when complications require intervention.

The second session introduces the Micro Biome Research, in which the genetic code of the micro-organisms which live in and on the human body is being sequenced and analyzed. This major endeavor involves 80 research centers and more than 200 scientific researchers, and the analysis is ongoing. The inheritance of an intact micro-biome during birth and the neonatal period seems to affect the life-time health of an individual, leading to fewer allergies, auto-immune disorders, obesity, and many other possible effects. Some hospitals have already made changes in their mother-baby policies as a result of this research, for example, immediate skin to skin contact of mother and baby and delaying the baby’s first bath for 24 hours.

After lunch, we will have break-out sessions, then a panel discussion, then the closing. Presenters include Jill Cohen, long-time home birth midwife who is now an in-hospital mother-baby nurse; home birth midwives Eneyda Spradlin-Ramos and Gail Hart; Dr. Fernando Molina; and Jan Tritten, midwife and editor/publisher of Midwifery Today magazine.

Copied below is a recent promo piece describing the event.

Further questions or comments? E-mail me. Thanks again for your attention to this. Marion

Marion Toepke McLean
lisbebrown@msn.com
541-937-3034 (home)
541-913-4650 (cell)
38574 Dexter Rd.
Dexter, Oregon 97431

Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2014-08-15

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Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop-Mid Valley

Title: Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop-Mid Valley
Location: Albany Oregon
Description: Dear Midwives and Student Midwives, I hope to see you at the upcoming Risk Assessment for Midwives workshop in Albany on Monday, August 11th from 9 am to 1 pm
.

In this workshop we will explore risk assessment as a clinical, cognitive and intuitive process throughout midwifery care. We will review best practices for risk assessment and become familiar with a variety of risk assessment tools. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the benefits of careful risk assessment for both clients and midwives as well as tools for becoming more conscious and deliberate about risk assessment. As we review the many elements of risk assessment we will work with case studies and a role-playing scenario to integrate the information and apply it to real-life situations we all may encounter in our midwifery practices. With Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM.

Monday, August 11th
9 am to 1 pm
3111 Santiam Hwy SE Suite H
Albany, OR 97322

$25 for OMC members, $35 for non-members and $10 for CEUs
3.5 hours of CEUs
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-08-11
End Time: 13:00

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OMC Southern Region Fund Raiser Dinner

Title: OMC Southern Region Fund Raiser Dinner
Location: Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland, OR
Link out: Click here
Description: OMC Southern Region Fundraiser
Join us, in community, to raise funds to further maternal and infant health in Oregon through midwifery. The OMC Southern Region Dinner Fundraiser will have local food, live music & fellowship in the beautiful grove of trees at Grizzly Peak Winery.

Oregon Midwifery Council
We are a community of midwives, birth professionals, and families unified around a common passion for the health and well-being of mothers and babies.

Grizzly Peak Winery | 1600 E. Nevada St.
Ashland, OR 97520
please try to carpool

$35 per adult or $60 per couple • $15 per child 3 – 12
You must have tickets to enter, limited seating available.

Meat and vegetarian dinner options available
Beer & Wine sold separately by Grizzly Peak Winery.

Get tickets from your southern oregon midwife friend, or online at:http://omcsouthenregion.ticketleap.com/

Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2014-07-27
End Time: 21:30

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Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop

Title: Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop
Location: Alma Movement Space Portland
Description: Dear Midwives and Student Midwives, I hope to see you at the upcoming Risk Assessment for Midwives workshop in Portland on Friday, October 17th from 9 am to 1 pm.

In this workshop we will explore risk assessment as a clinical, cognitive and intuitive process throughout midwifery care. We will review best practices for risk assessment and become familiar with a variety of risk assessment tools. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the benefits of careful risk assessment for both clients and midwives as well as tools for becoming more conscious and deliberate about risk assessment. As we review the many elements of risk assessment we will work with case studies and a role-playing scenario to integrate the information and apply it to real-life situations we all may encounter in our midwifery practices. With Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM.

Friday, October 17th
9 am to 1 pm
Alma Education and Movement Space
Gathering Place entrance, 433 SE 13th Ave Portland, OR 97214

$25 for OMC members, $35 for non-members and $10 for CEUs
3.5 hours of CEUs

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-10-17
End Time: 13:00

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Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop

Title: Risk Assessment for Midwives Workshop
Location: Sacred Waters BC Eugene
Description: Dear Midwives and Student Midwives, I hope to see you at the upcoming Risk Assessment for Midwives workshop in Eugene on Monday, June 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm. More Risk Assessment workshops will be announced soon in other regions through the summer and fall.

Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM

In this workshop we will explore risk assessment as a clinical, cognitive and intuitive process throughout midwifery care. We will review best practices for risk assessment and become familiar with a variety of risk assessment tools. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the benefits of careful risk assessment for both clients and midwives as well as tools for becoming more conscious and deliberate about risk assessment. As we review the many elements of risk assessment we will work with case studies and a role-playing scenario to integrate the information and apply it to real-life situations we all may encounter in our midwifery practices.

Monday, June 23rd
9 am to 1 pm
Sacred Waters Birth Center. 2035 W. 12th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402

$25 for OMC members, $35 for non-members and $10 for CEUs
3.5 hours of CEUs

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-06-23
End Time: 13:00

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Initial LD&D

Title: Initial LD&D
Location: Baker City OR
Description:
Baker City, contact Janet Alanko – 541-805-8356
Instructor: Dr. Randy Alanko
Dates: April 14-18, 2014
Times: 9-5
Location: Eagle Cap Clinic, Baker City OR
Start Date: 2014-04-14
End Date: 2014-04-18

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Initial LD&D

Title: Initial LD&D
Location: Trillium Waterbirth Center Southern OR
Description: MAY 12-16TH
AT Trillium Waterbirth Center

This training is required to become an Oregon State Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife. It includes instruction on the drugs LDMs are allowed to use in practice, giving intramuscular injections, administering intravenous fluids, suturing perineal tears, the physiology and treatment of shock, and neonatal resuscitation. 8am-5pm each day, $100 deposit required at time of registration, $525 total cost. (breakfast and lunch included) Call 541.772.2291 to pre-register. (rustic sleeping accommodations available as well.)

Start Date: 2014-05-12
Start Time: 08:00
End Date: 2014-05-16
End Time: 17:00

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The Female Pelvic Floor-Southern OR

Title: The Female Pelvic Floor-Southern OR
Location: 190 Oak Street #4, Ashland, OR
Description:
The Female Pelvic Floor, Posture and Yoga to strengthen and relax it
April 17, 2014, 9-1

Oak Grove Midwifery, 190 Oak Street, #4, Ashland OR 9752

contact Jenn Head 541-282-3114
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-04-17
End Time: 13:00

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Common Ground Meeting

Title: Common Ground Meeting
Location: Central Lutheran Church 1820 NE 21st Ave Portland Or
Description: Potluck and presentation of OR & MANA out of hospital stats by Missy Cheney, and review of OMC Quality Improvement efforts by Silke Akerson. Community discussion to follow presentations.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2014-03-21
End Time: 21:00

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Common Ground Meeting

Title: Common Ground Meeting
Location: Central Lutheran Church 1820 NE 21st Ave Portland Or
Description: The upcoming Common Ground event on the topic of out of hospital birth outcomes in Oregon has been rescheduled to a NEW date: Friday, 3/21/14. We apologize for any inconveniences this creates, especially as we have already rescheduled once. This change is in response to local CNM leaders who are already committed to a midwifery self-care retreat the weekend of the 7th yet strongly wanted to participate in the discussion. Our presenters, Missy Cheney and Silke Akerson, graciously agreed to change their plans once again to accommodate this request.

I’m excited that our event has generated so much interest that everyone wants to make sure they can be there! I’m looking forward to seeing you all, and again, my apologies for the multiple changes.

Potluck and presentation of OR & MANA out of hospital stats by Missy Cheney, and review of OMC Quality Improvement efforts by Silke Akerson. Community discussion to follow presentations.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2014-03-31
End Time: 21:00

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