Oregon Midwifery History Event

Title: Oregon Midwifery History Event
Location: Central Lutheran Church ~ 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, 97212
Description: The Oregon Midwifery Project is hosting an evening of story telling, photos and honoring of our OMC founders.
Highlights will include:

A photo time line of Oregon’s birth history. We will get this into a document that people can dd to and offer suggestions. It will include the first midwives and the many immigrant midwives that came to Oregon from other parts of the country and world. Tables with artifacts from OMC’s history.

A panel of OMC founders who will tell the story of the OMC and the journey of midwives in the 1970’s and 1980″s.
The panel will include an ND and a nurse middle with their histories too as related to birth in Oregon.
Honoring of the Oregon’s Birth Pioneers – Midwives, doctors, and other supporters.

Story Corps Booth and recording of the event – Oregon Historical Society

Dessert
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2015-05-05
End Time: 20:30

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Common Ground For Midwives

Title: Common Ground For Midwives
Location: Central Lutheran Church ~ 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, 97212
Description: You are warmly invited to the next Common Ground meeting and potluck on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Central Lutheran Church in NE Portland. This time around we will be talking about postpartum care in home, birth center, and hospital-based care. We will begin with a panel discussion of postpartum care in different settings with Heather Hack-Sullivan, LDM, CPM (home birth midwife), Lillian Young, CNM (Providence St. Vincent Postpartum Service), and Lauren Rose, MD (Director of Newborn Nurseries for Legacy Health System). After the panel we will have small group and large group discussion on best practices in postpartum care and systemic change to improve postpartum care in each setting. As always, we will have time to socialize before and after the presentation and discussion. Don’t forget to bring a potluck dish and come on time.

Common Ground is a time for all midwives to come together to get to know one another and begin to identify our common values and goals for midwifery care in Oregon. Direct-Entry Midwives, Certified-Nurse Midwives, Naturopathic Midwives, and student midwives are all welcome. Together we can work towards our vision for the future of motherbaby care in Oregon.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2015-03-31
End Time: 21:00

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OMC Statewide Meeting

Title: OMC Statewide Meeting
Location: 2274 Onyx Street ~ Eugene
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-09-18
End Time: 15:00

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OMC Statewide Meeting

Title: OMC Statewide Meeting
Location: 2274 Onyx Street ~ Eugene
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-05-15
End Time: 15:00

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OMC Statewide Meeting

Title: OMC Statewide Meeting
Location: 2274 Onyx Street ~ Eugene
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-01-16
End Time: 15:00

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LD&D Renewal Class

Title: LD&D Renewal Class
Location: 2770 Diane Street, Ashland, OR 97520 – Home of Jenn Head, LDM
Link out: Click here
Description: Please see link for details.
Date: 2015-01-08

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Annual Portland Spring Conference – 2015

Title: Annual Portland Spring Conference – 2015
Location: (the former) Marshall High School: 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR, 97266
Link out: Click here
Description: Please see link to register, and for the latest updates regarding presenters.
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2015-03-06
End Time: 16:00

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Risk Assessment for Midwives Worshop – Southern Oregon

Title: Risk Assessment for Midwives Worshop – Southern Oregon
Location: Three Sisters Midwifery 235 W Main St Jacksonville, OR 97530
Description: Dear Midwives and Student Midwives,

I hope to see many of you at the upcoming Risk Assessment for Midwives workshop in Jacksonville on Monday, December 1st, 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, December 1st
9 am to 1 pm
Three Sisters Midwifery
235 W Main St
Jacksonville, OR 97530

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

Date: 2014-10-14

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Risk Assessment for Midwives – Bend

Title: Risk Assessment for Midwives – Bend
Location: 63030 Cole Rd. Bend, OR 97701
Description: Dear Midwives and Student Midwives,

I hope to see many of you at the upcoming Risk Assessment for Midwives workshop in Bend on Monday, October 20th, 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, October 20th
9 am to 1 pm
63030 Cole Rd. Bend, OR 97701

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

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-10-20
End Time: 13:00

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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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