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My Conference Schedule

It is nearly May so conference season is starting, have you made the commitment to attend one or more? I often hear from midwives that they would like to attend conferences, but they cost too much in terms of time and money.

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I’ll see you at the AWHONN Convention

I leave for Long Beach, California later this week to attend the AWHONN Convention. If you are going and want to meet-up, send me a message on Facebook. If you are not attending AWHONN, you can also see me at the ACNM

Birth Professionals

June 2014 Highlights

Here are some updates from around the birth world… Advocacy The National Partnership for Women and Families released its report: Expecting Better: A State by State Analysis of Laws that Help New Parents. Midwives Alliance of North America released the I am

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AWHONN Convention

Today was the opening of the AWHONN Annual Convention.  This is my first time at AWHONN, so I am curious about how they do things.  So far I have found the conversations easier to start than at the ICM Congress — but

Advocacy, Birth Professionals

Call For Abstracts

ACNM sent out the call for Abstracts for the 60th Annual Meeting yesterday. If you are a member you should have received the email. Full details can be found at the ACNM site. If not, look for updates at the ACNM website.

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Gearing up for Conference Season

Spring is conference season for me, and every year I have to make decisions about which conferences I will attend.  How do I make those decisions?  I rank them on their ability to meet my priorities. When I first started working in

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Midwifery Conference To Do List

This will be the last in our series on attending midwifery conferences.  Today I want to share my to-do list for conferences – the things I do before and during the conference to make sure I am ready. 1.  Know the dates

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Networking Mistakes at Midwifery Conferences

Remember I told you there were a few things that were not on the list of networking basics.  Here they are, and the reasons why I don’t consider them necessary. Adding everyone you meet to Facebook (or other social marketing tool) As

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Networking at Midwifery Conferences

I will be the first to admit that outgoing and extrovert are not words anyone might use to describe me.  Even so, there are times when I need to find the energy to connect with more people, have more conversations and invite