OMC Portland Spring Conference

Title: OMC Portland Spring Conference
Location: Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland OR
Description: The Oregon Midwifery Council Portland Region’s Annual Spring Conference
Friday, April 18, 2014
8:00am – 4:30pm
at Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Topics Include:

*A review of the evidence on post dates with fetal heart tone monitoring and informed choice discussion by Holly Scholles, CPM, LDM

*Prenatal breast assessment/breast health/breast cancer screening best practices by Melissa Cole, IBCLC

*Balancing a midwifery career with other aspects of life by Alisha Madrone, CNM and Heather Hack-Sullivan, CPM

*Offering support across the pregnancy spectrum by Backline: Emily Padua, Student Midwife, and Paige Atkinson, BSN

*Preconception counseling by Mindy Cash, ND, LaC

For Registration or Questions: Contact Jocelyn Brown @ birthwithjocelyn@gmail.com

Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2014-04-18
End Time: 16:30

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MANA 2013

Title: MANA 2013
Location: Portland Oregon
Link out: Click here
Description: Birthing Social Change
MANA 2013

The theme of the 31st annual Midwives Alliance Conference is Birthing Social Change. This theme speaks to the heart of MANA’s goals: supporting equal access to high quality maternity care for all women and their families. The conference presents talented speakers and important topics relating to care of all women, which enables attendees to take new and relevant information back to the communities where they work and make a difference.

Start Date: 2013-10-24
End Date: 2013-10-27

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Reiki for Midwives and Birth Assistants

Title: Reiki for Midwives and Birth Assistants
Location: Portland
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Description: Reiki for Midwives and Birth Assistants workshop from 9-6 on September 28 in Portland. Alisha Brune Stenger is the contact – 619-339-3595 info@evolveportland.com www.evolveportland.com

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2013-09-28
End Time: 18:00

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Transitioning to Cesarean: Supporting Women…..Workshop

Title: Transitioning to Cesarean: Supporting Women…..Workshop
Location: Portland Andaluz
Description: Transitioning to Cesarean: Supporting women to birth with dignity and power as they transport from home to the operating room” at Andaluz on October 5, 2013. Contact Laurie Perron Mednick (503) 449-4465, info@homebirthcesarean.com for information.

Date: 2013-10-05

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Biodynamic Resusitation of Newborn and Maternal CPR

Title: Biodynamic Resusitation of Newborn and Maternal CPR
Location: BIrthingway College of Midwifery
Link out: Click here
Date: 2013-10-18

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B.E.S.T

Title: B.E.S.T
Location: Trillum Waterbirth Center Medford, OR
Description: BEST=Birth Emergency Skills Training
Contact the Birth Center for more information
Start Date: 2013-09-16
End Date: 2013-09-17

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LD&D renewal

Title: LD&D renewal
Location: BIrthingway College of Midwifery
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Date: 2013-11-15

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Oregon HB 2997 Has Passed

Oregon HB 2997 has passed. This bill calls for Mandatory licensure of Direct Entry Midwives with an exemption for Traditional Midwives.
The text of the bill can be found here-

http://legiscan.com/OR/text/HB2997

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HB 2997, the final push!

We are in the home stretch with HB 2997.  If all goes well, legislators in the House and Senate will be voting on the bill next week.  Now would be a great time to call or e-mail your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to support options for birthing families in Oregon by voting yes on HB 2997.  The legislators are pretty overwhelmed by this point in the session so keep it short and sweet.  Thanks! You can look up your legislators here:
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HB 2997 passed Ways and Means

HB 2997 passed unanimously out of Ways and Means this morning!  Now on to a floor vote in the House and Senate.  We have had incredible support from families, midwives, and legislators in this process and couldn’t be more thankful.

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