Finally, it seems that here in the USA we are rounding the corner on Covid-19, and we may soon resume many of our old plans that were interrupted by the pandemic. You, our community of birth practitioners and parents, have been in our hearts and minds, especially this past year, and we hope that you and all your loved ones are doing healthy and well. Midwifery Today takes Covid-19 and your safety very seriously.
We had postponed all of our conferences in 2020 and, now, our intention is to reschedule the same programs and venues for later this year or next year. However, there may be some changes, such as teachers, depending on their availability. We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we get our conferences back up and running.
Tentatively, we are planning to hold our Eugene, Oregon, conference in September 2021. This should give us enough time to make sure we can do it safely, and we will keep you updated. The theme is Gentle Birth; Gentle Midwifery. Please look out for more information in July when we can hopefully open Eugene registration. Here is the Eugene Conference web page for more information: https://midwiferytoday.com/conference/eugene-oregon-2021.
Next in our plans is an international conference in Germany. It will be in the beautiful little town of Bad Wildbad with the dates currently set for October 20 – 24, 2021. The theme is Birthing in Love: Everyone’s Right. We are holding off on registration for now, in case we have to postpone it again. The US seems to be doing a little better than Europe, Covid-wise. We hope to be able to begin registering attendees by August 1, 2021. Keep an eye on the Germany web page for more information: https://midwiferytoday.com/conference/bad-wildbad-germany-conference-2021.
We are also looking even further into the future for Midwifery Today and hope to coordinate a conference in Greece! You can join our Greece Conference Facebook Group for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277948217018414.
Other than our conferences, we continue to publish our online magazine. We try to post at least one new article each week. Quarterly, we put all the articles together with a beautiful cover, along with the usual columns and departments that we had in the print magazine, and create a PDF. You can access articles with an Online Membership or through Back Issues (print or PDF formats).
We closed our office at the beginning of 2020 and everyone has been working from their homes. We are excited to resume our in-person staff meetings safely very soon.
Be assured that we are still committed to providing essential information on birth! You also can still order products from our store. It’s always a good time to further your education. In addition to the hundreds of online articles, we also have e-books that can be easily downloaded.
Please stay safe and keep the faith as we ride out Covid-19.
Toward Better Birth.