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Birth Institute Letter to Employers



Dear [your supervisor’s name]:


To help provide [your facility’s name] and our clients with the nation’s leading information about birth centers , I would like to attend the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) 10th Annual Birth Institute, which will be held September 22 - 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The AABC Birth Institute is the primary source for continuing education, networking, and trade exposition for birth centers across the country. The meeting includes 3.5 full days of more than 20 hours of continuing education on birth center administration, clinical sessions, care of birth center clients, and how birth centers can support the needs of women across the lifespan. I will also have the opportunity to network with birth center leaders in all aspects of the business.  My registration fee will include speaker handouts and slide presentations, which I can share with my colleagues after the event.


After reviewing the AABC program, I have chosen a number of sessions that I believe are key in helping me gain additional knowledge and increasing my performance:

[List sessions that will provide the greatest benefit to your facility. The list of clinical and administrative sessions is at]


Additionally, the AABC Birth Institute features industry vendors of products and services related to birth centers, billing, coding, insurance and maternal and women’s health across the lifespan. I will be able to meet with many vendors and suppliers and identify new products and services that could help us improve patient care and safety. See attached list for some of the vendors that will be in attendance:




The full price meeting registration fee for AABC members is $595 onsite, but can be reduced to $545 if I register by August 1, 2016.

[You will need to insert your travel cost numbers here.]

Here is the breakdown of conference costs:

· Roundtrip Airfare: <$xxxx>

· Transportation: <$xxxx>

· Hotel: <$xxxx>

· Meals: <$xxxx>


The total costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting are: <$xxxx>.


Attending the AABC 10th Annual Birth Institute will enhance my professional knowledge and skills, which will result in better client outcomes and satisfaction. I will be able to meet with my peers and find out what’s working at facilities similar to ours, and how I can further advance the birth center model. I also will be able to pass along much of what I learn to you and my colleagues. Thank you for your consideration of this request.




[your name]



AABC Vendors at the 10th Annual Birth Institute

·       Bio Oil“specialist skin care oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone…”

·       Calmoseptine“…a moisture barrier that helps heal skin irritations from minor burns, scrapes, diaper rash…”

·       CAREstream“…premier distributor of the Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide delivery system, an analgesia that helps relieve the pain and anxiety during labor…”

·        Cascade Healthcare Products - “…a woman owned, small business proudly serving midwives and other health care professional since 1979…”

·        Commission for the Accreditation of Birth CentersThe premier credentialer for birth centers nation wide.

·        Contemporary Insurance Solutions“…has served the medical malpractice insurance needs of physicians, midwives and other healthcare providers across the country for thirty years…”

·        Duchesnay“…a vibrant pharmaceutical company devoted to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of expectant women and their unborn babies…”

·        Edel Immersys“…the same people that brought you Birth Pool in a Box, we have over 11 years of experience in the labor pool market…”

·        Engage 121“…we build communities and execute high-performing, low cost, social advertising campaigns for thousands of small and mid-sized businesses around the world…”

·        Fairhaven Health“…your trusted source for fertility, pregnancy and nursing products…”

·        Frontier Nursing University“…distance education from the birthplace of nurse-midwifery and family nursing in America…”

·       Gladrags – “…reusable, earth friendly menstrual pads and cups…”

·        Good Clean Love“…increase the awareness and experience of love in our world by offering all natural, organic intimacy products that will enhance your ability to enjoy the passionate side of life…”

·       iBirth“…an evidence based app that works for all the phases of your pregnancy…”

·       Lansinoh“…helping moms and babies breastfeed for over 30 years with our family of products…”

·       Larsen Billing Service“…providing comprehensive insurance billing and collection services to healthcare practices across the country…”

·       Lunapads “…reusable menstrual alternatives to disposable pads and tampons featuring The DivaCup, menstrual cup and Lunapanties…”

·       Midwifes Billing Service“…full service maternity billing company that will help improve the overall performance of your practice…”

·       Midwives for Haiti“…charity organization working to end preventable maternal and infant mortality in Haiti…”

·       Motherlove“…natural, organic and herbal breastfeeding supplements that increase breast milk…”

·       University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing  - “…our school has been ranked 12 in the 2016 world University Rankings based on academic reputation, employer evaluation and research impact…”

·       Platypus Media“…independent publisher dedicated to promoting family life by creating and distributing high quality material about families…”

·       Porter Instruments“…the trusted name in nitrous…”

·       Prestige Brands“…largest independent provider of over the counter products in North America including Monistat women’s health products, Dramamine motion sickness treatments, Nix lice treatments and many more….”

·       Serola Biomechanics“…provides innovative solutions to your low back and hip pain…”

·       Southern Cross Insurance Solutions“…to continue expanding personalized insurance solutions such as insurance for midwives, insurance for birth centers, malpractice insurance for providers and birth centers and more…”

·       The Baby Safe Project“ physicians, scientist and public health professionals from around the world have joined together about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy…”

·       VBAC Facts“…realistic, powerful, non-biased, research based, trustworthy and balanced information about vaginal birth after cesarean…”

·       Waterbirth Solutions“…full service provider of gentle birth, pools and accessories…”

·       Weston A Price Foundation“…non-profit nutrition education foundation…”



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