Advanced Midwifery Workshop

Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 - Friday, Aug 11, 2017

12:00pm - 12:00pm

Advanced Midwifery Workshops August 6-11, 2017

Continuing education units have been applied for with the Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC).

This workshop is for practicing midwives,  OB nurses, medical students, and midwife students/apprentices who have completed at least one year of apprenticeship/schooling and have attended at least 8 deliveries, or midwife students who have completed a Midwifery Assistant workshop, and have attended at least 8 deliveries in a home birth or hospital setting.

Please contact us for a complete schedule/curriculum.
Registration Fee / Register Now


This curriculum for the August workshop includes the following classes:

  • Introduction to phlebotomy*

  • Pelvic exams, pap smears, wet mounts, and Group B strep swabs*

  • Placing a urinary catheter; reasons for procedure, and technique: discussion on the amazing adaptable bladder*

  • Suturing: we will discuss and practice on a model several new technique’s for suturing that decreases discomfort for the mother and aids in healing.*

  • Discussion on active labor: We will address resolving a shoulder dystocia, plus ways to deliver the head and shoulders of the baby over an intact perineum.

  • Discussion and demonstration on surprise breech and twin deliveries (Hands-on class)

  • Amish Birthing Traditions: tour of the Ethridge Amish Community, and a visit with a traditional Amish midwife

  • History of The Farm Midwifery Center

  • Cultural Competency – Midwives on the Move

  • The Why and How of Vitamin K

  • Emotional and Spiritual life of a midwife: how to be professional and stay current to what is happening

  • Midwifery through the ages: A history of midwifes and childbirth in art

* Hands-on class

Suggested Reading for Advanced Workshop

  • Practical Skills Guide for Midwifery (PSG), by Pam Weaver and Sharon Evans                                  $90.00 plus p/h

  • A Book for Midwives, by Susan Klein – read section on suturing                                                             $40.00 plus p/h

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring              $18.00 plus p/h

  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring                                $20.00 plus p/h

  • Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring         $18.00 plus p/h

  • Birth Matters: A midwife’s manifesta, by Ina May Gaskin- read before class but optional to bring

You may order the above books from us. Postage and handling in the U.S.:
1 book = $13.00 book rate; add $4.00 for each additional book

6-day Advanced Midwifery Workshop
Dates: August 6-11, 2017
$1445 – Register Now
See registration application for information about our cash discount.

This includes all classes, CEU fees, lab/supplies fee, and two meals a day, breakfast and supper.

Breakfasts include a hot entrée, fruit, granola, breakfast breads, eggs, coffee, tea, and 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.
Lunch prices vary between $8 and $16 depending on what you purchase.
Supper will be a delicious home cooked vegetarian meal every night.

Event Location

The Farm
Summertown, Tennessee, 38483

Event Fees

Workshop Deposit
$ 150.00