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How to Start a Birth Center Workshop

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop

September 21: 8:30am - 7:00pm and
September 22: 8:30am - 5:00pm

This two-day intensive How to Start a Birth Center Workshop will feature the Pittsburgh-based The Midwife 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 Training Workshop

September 22: 8:00am - 10:00am or 10:15am - 12:15pm


AABC is offering 2 sessions of NRP training at the Birth Institute.

CABC birth center accreditation requires NRP training (all modules including medications and intubation) by all clinical staff who attend births (as primary birth attendant or as birth assistant).


Space is limited. Register by August 30th.


Please note: Earning NRP Certification is a multi-step process.  Steps 1 & 2 must be completed BEFORE attending the workshop.

  1. Register for AABC's NRP Training Workshop.
  2. Register for this instructor-led course in the NRP 6th Edition Database (link to come soon).
  3. Study: Purchase the Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition textbook at the online bookstore. ($65.95) This book is not included in our course fees.
  4. Complete Online Exam and eSim: After you have studied the Neonatal Resuscitation text, take the online exam eSim at ($23.50) The cost of the online exam is not included in our course fees. After you have completed all 11 lessons, you will receive an exam verification certificate; make sure to print this document and bring it to the NRP Training workshop.
  5. Attend one of the NRP Training Course Sessions on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
  6. Complete post-course evaluation online.  Link will be provided to you.
  7. Access a downloadable copy of your card in the NRP database.

Register for the conference and the NRP Pre-conference workshop here >>




Breastfeeding Symposium

September 22: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Featuring presentations on:

  • The Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle

  • Bed-sharing and breastfeeding

  • The Three Rivers Milk Bank

  • 1,000 Days in Gap City: Can reducing the breastfeeding gap help shrink the word gap?

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


AABC Birth Center Directors Network Meeting 


Birth Center Directors Networking Meeting

September 22: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Birth Center Directors Networking Meeting & Reception is an opportunity for clinical and administrative directors to meet with each other and discuss relevant topics.  When you register, you will choose one of the following topics for the small group breakout:

  1. Growing future leaders for your center
  2. Staffing/scheduling
  3. Billing/contracting
  4. Collaborative relationships - problem solving
  5. Open discussion

This is a closed event for owners, clinical and administrative directors of birth centers and developing birth centers.  Limit of 2 registrations per center.


Register for the conference and the Birth Center Directors Networking Meeting here >>

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