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Pre-Conference Workshops

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop

Wednesday, October 4: 8:30am - 7:00pm and
Thursday, October 5: 8:30am - 5:00pm

This two-day intensive How to Start a Birth Center Workshop will feature the Geneva Woods Birth Center. The interactive workshop will address the many issues you need to consider when exploring the development of a birth center. You will learn first-hand from birth center personnel and will tour an accredited birth center.

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NRP Certification Training

Thursday, October 5: 8:30AM -12:30PM

More details to come.




Getting Started with the PDR

Thursday, October 5: 9:00AM -11:00AM




Getting the Most From Your PDR Data

Thursday, October 5: 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Post-Conference Workshops




The Industry Relations Committee presents

How to Champion Birth Centers: Stories and Advice from the Field

Sunday, October 8: 2:30PM - 6:00PM

Birth centers need local champions to succeed.  Hear three birth center leaders' stories, lessons learned, and how they advanced their message to employers, public purchasers, health plans, and others.  After hearing from these leaders, we open the session to participants for a constructive and tactical give and take.

Key informants will include Kendra Wyatt from New Birth Company in Kansas City, Alice Taylor from Bright Eyes Midwifery in Gold Beach Oregon, the Minnesota Birth Center, Heike Hornsby of Puget Sound Midwives and Birth center, and others.

Participants who register for the workshop and submit a written request for consultation by September 1, 2017 may be eligible to receive two hours of personal consultation after the conference ends.





Sunday, October 8: 2:30PM - 6:00PM

The Breastfeeding Symposium will feature experts who will present on different aspects and topics related to breastfeeding.  

Featuring presentations on:

  • Breastfeeding as a Population Health Topic
  • Failure to Latch Protocol

  • Diagnosing Nipple Pain

  • Making More Milk

Registration required ($100 AABC Members / $125 Non-Members)

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