This conference will have a slower, more contemplative pace than the last ones. We will
focus on a few topics and take time to really delve into the subjects. We are celebrating "Midwifery; the joys, the sorrows,
the work, the healing", and we hope this day will be one of growth as well as learning.
First Moments: placental function; the effects of early cord ligation (Pat Edmonds)
When Hello Means Goodbye: helping parents and caregivers deal with stillbirth and the unexpected (Pat Schweibert)
How safe are we? A look at the numbers: a brief analysis of the new Oregon neonatal statistics (Gail hart)
Remembering why we do what we do: media presentation
Questions and Queries; Complications, Conundrums, Tricks and Tips, Case reviews, Hot Topics (two hours with
the Grand Midwives Panel -- some of the Northwest's most experienced midwives, accouchers, and baby catchers)!
AND MUCH MORE...
And lunch of course!
And a "stay the night" option!
Join a midwife slumber party, or a late-night gab fest in The Study, or maybe just spend a quiet private time
renewing your spirit. This is YOUR time, enjoy it as you wish! A time to relax and rest before the dark days of winter
come upon us!
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This is another NO POLITICS Midwife Gathering!
Simply a chance to enjoy a learning experience, relax in comfortable surroundings, have a nice lunch,
update our skills, get to know each other better, or get to know someone new. We welcome midwives, students, apprentices,
and all those involved in childbirth issues.
WE ARE APPROVED FOR SEVEN HOURS CEUs BY THE
OREGON MIDWIFERY COUNCIL!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Gail Hart, and Patricia Edmonds, have been homebirth midwives since
the 1970s, holding various certifications and licenses over the years. Patricia
is also a prize winning calligrapher and Book Artist - and is an adjunct professor of Book Arts at a local college.
Pat Schweibert is a renowned speaker, author of "When Hello Means
Goodbye" and co-author of the award-winning book "Tear Soup". She has been an educator, counselor, advocate and friend
of birthing women for over three decades. She also works with, or co-ordinates, several groups providing support and services
for bereaved parents (Brief Encounters, Grief Watch, Compassionate Friends etc.). Please see www.tearsoup.com and www.griefwatch.com
8:30 -- Registrations. (make sure to sign up for OMC CEUs)
9AM Gail Hart, The Numbers Game
9:50 Break; Refreshments
10:00 Pat Schwiebert, Helping Parents Say Goodbye
12:00 LUNCH! ENJOY! VISIT! RENEW OLD AQUANTANCES! MAKE NEW FREINDS! VISIT THE VENDERS!
1:30 -- Patricia Edmonds, Placentas; Physiology and Cords
2:45 -- Grand Midwives Panel Questions and Queries, Tricks, and Tips --part one
3:30 -- Celebration of Midwifery!
3:45 Grand Midwives continue
4:50 CEUs, Closing, Farewells
Times are approximate. We will do our best to stay on schedule!
DATE: November 19th 2003
(TIME: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
FEES: $50, includes full day, lunch, and syllabus.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION: Please register as soon as possible! We MUST HAVE YOUR ADVANCE REGISTRATION
BY NOVEMBER 14th in order to reserve your lunch with the caterers! You may register AFTER November 14 -- or at-the-door
-- but we can't guarantee your lunch after that date. You may have to purchase lunch on your own, or else join us with
a take-out order from one of the hotel restraunts.
AT-THE-DOOR REGISTRATION: As always, we will accept last minute registrations, but we can't
guarantee your lunch if you register after November 14th. (We will order a few extras though). If you plan to register at
the door, please give us a courtesy phone call so we can have a syllabus printed for you.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: Full payment in advance by mail, or electronic transfer through PayPal. We
can accept credit cards if they are processed through Paypal (see "registration page" for details). Ckeck or money-order
preferred to cash -- but there is an ATM in the hotel near the office.
SPLIT PAYMENT OPTION: Pay $30 upon advance registration, with final payment due at the door.
STUDENT DISCOUNTS OR SCHOLORSHIPS: Always! Contact us!
HOW TO REGISTER: by phone, email, online, or mail. But please do it as soon
as possible! See "conference registration" button
on sidebar for more information.
LOCATION: McMenamins Edgefield Hotel, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale, Oregon (503) 669-8610
DIRECTIONS: The freeway exit is 16 miles east of downtown Portland. It is 10 miles
from the junction of I-205 and I-84. Travel time is appx 20 minutes from downtown Portland and 10 minutes from the junction
of 205 and 84 (allow extra time if there is traffic).
From I-5 or from I-205 -- Connect to I-84 EAST (the Banfield freeway) and go EAST (towards "the Dalles").
Take exit 16 / 238th Dr. At the top of the exit turn right on 238th Dr (south) and get into the left lane. Turn
left at the first traffic light (this is SW Halsey). Go east on Halsey appx 1/4 mile to Edgefield. Edgefield
is on the right... just after the city park playground. Watch for the driveway and rather small sign.
From I-84 --Travelling east or west, take exit 16, follow the directions above going south on 238th ave.
NOTE to out-of-area travellers on I-5 north or south. I'd advise taking the 205 junctions instead of coming
into Portland! Your route would be I-5 to I-205, then EAST on I-84. Simple, and much less traffic.
LODGING: Hotel rooms at Edgefield are inexpensive when split with a roommate (four can
share a double queen room for about $30 each -- including breakfast -- and wonderful dinner and room packages are also available
(check out their "Hammerhead Package" or the "Fall Crush Package"). Reserve your room or your package directly with Edgefield.
Contact us if you would like help finding a room-mate. Or -- consider combining the conference "day" with
a mid-week special "evening" for you and your spouse! (it might even be tax deductible!)
The hotel also has a Hostel Wing. The beds are only $20. There are no advance reservations -- and they are only
available on a "first come, first serve" basis. But the hotel staff says the hostel rarely fills up on weekday nights, and
we can expect there will be space available.
REFUNDS: We understand the uncertainty of midwife schedules and would like to offer a full
refund if you have to cancel for a birth. But because the hotel charges us in advance, and allows no reduction, we can refund
only $30 of the fee if you cancel after November 14. We will however, carry that amount over for you -- or someone
you designate -- indefinitly as a discount for future conferences.
SALES TABLES: Do you have articles for items for sale? Crafts? Books? Baby items, or birth
supplies? You are welcome to set up a table! (Contact us for details).
LITERATURE TABLES: YES! Bring your pamphlets and brochures!