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Massachusetts Advanced Practice Midwifery Workshop

  • 3 Farmhouse Road Northborough, MA 01532 (map)

This unique four-day workshop combines the best of advanced practice midwifery education PLUS Phlebotomy and Twins and breech and ECV

About this Event

Day One - AP Midwifery Skills

  • Advanced fetal monitoring, out-of-hospital NST, and fluid assessment

  • Shoulder dystocia prevention and management with hands on mannequin practice and role play

  • Internal fetal head positioning & re-positioning; cervical lip diagnosis & treatment

  • Non-pharmaceutical cervical ripening & labor induction including herbs, oils, homeopathics, natural prostaglandins & oxytocin release, and bulb foley placement

Day Two - Hemorrhage and Suturing

  • Hemorrhage diagnosis & treatment

  • Estimating blood loss

  • Preventing tears

  • Performing episiotomy

  • Suturing – Including a 4 hour hands-on session on repairing lacerations including labial, clitoral hood, & 3rd degree extension

Day Three - Twins, Breech, & ECV

  • Screening for twins and breech in your practice

  • The skill of palpation - don't miss the breech

  • Review of mother-led turning techniques

  • Diagnosed 'high risk', now what? and informed decision-making with your clients

  • Managing a twin pregnancy from diagnosis to delivery

  • Timing for twin births; knowing when to act

  • Gentle External Breech Version (ECV) in pregnancy

  • Cardinal movements for the normal breech delivery

  • Breech extraction techniques for the abnormal breech delivery

  • Evaluation of risk factors for breech and multiples

  • Considerations for the immediate postpartum

Day Four - Phlebotomy

  • Practice phlebotomy skills

  • Practice IV therapy skills

  • Emergency IV skills role play

  • Midwifery pharmacology review

  • Considerations for monitoring during IV therapy

  • Documenting Venipuncture and meds given

  • What, when, why, who, & how much

PLUS - wisdom sprinkled throughout the workshop

  • Midwifing yourself through boundary setting

  • The balance of practice

  • Unpacking your motivation

  • Creating sustainability

  • Honing your intuition (owning your sacred yes/holy no)

  • Defensive charting

  • SBAR verbal reporting

  • Managing transports

  • Teaching students

  • and much more

Workshop Information

  • Continental breakfast provided

  • Potluck lunch all day

  • No refunds provided (even for births) Tickets are transferrable to other people or to another workshop in the next 12 months

CEU Information

  • 16 CEU's available for Day one and Day two through MEAC (must sign up to attend these two days to receive CEU's)

  • 8 CEU's applied for Twins, Breech and, ECV workshop (can be taken as a stand alone)

  • No CEU's available for phlebotomy and IV skills day

Discounts Available

  • Early bird discount available for the next couple weeks

  • Taken a Wise Women Education workshop within the last 12 months? Email to inquire about the discount.

  • Student discount available for senior students attending with their preceptor, please email with the name of your registered preceptor.

  • Midwives of color discount available as well, please see the website,

* By purchasing a ticket you agree to give permission for all photos taken during workshop to be used by Wise Women Consulting (Augustine Colebrook) to use as desired for marketing, advertising, educational or promotional reasons in print or on the internet.

Earlier Event: September 26
Placenta Medicine
Later Event: November 4
NHMA Meeting