Midwifery Today Conference

Eugene, Oregon • March 11–15, 2009

“Nurturing a Better Future through Birth”

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Ina May Gaskin on Risk Assessment for Breech Birth
Ina May Gaskin of The Farm Midwifery Center teaches in the Breech Birth workshop at the Midwifery Today Conference in Eugene, Oregon, March 2009. She describes frank breech and explains the importance of screening clients for breech birth.


Ina May Gaskin on Footling Breech Birth
Ina May Gaskin of The Farm Midwifery Center teaches in the Breech Birth workshop at the Midwifery Today Conference in Eugene, Oregon, March 2009. She tells the story of a footling breech birth, including information about posterior breech and cord prolapse.


Penny Simkin: Using Doulas for Birth Care
Penny Simkin talks about doulas in an interview at the Midwifery Today Conference in Eugene, Oregon, March 2009. The co-founder of Doulas of North America (now DONA International), Penny talks about using doulas for birth care and how the doula movement came about.

Testimonials

  • This is the best conference in this field.
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • What really stayed with me was Carol [Gautschi] discussing “Baby Communication.” “Stay with me, Baby.”
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful and inspirational conference. I loved all the sessions, and especially loved connection with the other women by dancing together Saturday night. [smiley face] [heart] SO MUCH FUN!
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • Basically, this was very inspiring and rewarding! Well organized, well run—everything was done on time and moved well. Tons of fun and refreshing to meet so many wonderful women! I can’t wait for the next one and hope I can come.
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • Thank you all so much for bringing us all together! As a younger birth worker, I feel so thankful to join this amazing lineage of women, and more importantly, I feel *held*, supported, included in this.
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • I have my batteries recharged and am ready to bring new knowledge, hope and conviction back to the hospital!
    Eugene 2009 attendee
  • Beautiful conference, wonderful environment. Felt safe and inviting. Full of honesty without propagating fear. Beautiful, open women! Awesome.
    Eugene 2009 attendee

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