Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • Friday, April 20, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Green River College, Auburn, WA

    We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for another two days of fellowship and continuing education. Thursday’s sessions are longer and each attendee may customize their own day. Midwifery and Nursing CEUs have been applied for.

    Please note:

    • There is no charge for attending only peer review on Thursday, but advance registration is appreciated.
    • The morning NST session is limited to 10 attendees.  Practicing midwives only please, no students.
    • The afternoon NST session is a refresher and is limited to those who have taken Karen’s course in the past.
    • All NST participants must bring their own strips.
    • Suicide Prevention Training Meets 3 hour state requirement for those whose licenses require it.
    • Lunch is not provided in registration. Made-to-order sandwiches and grilled items, hot entrees, grab-n-go salads, and a wide selection of snacks are available for purchase on-site. An on-site coffee stand is open until 2.
    • ‘Why Not Home?’ ticket cost includes dessert and bar.

    Scholarships are available! Contact info@washingtonmidwives.org

    Full Conference Brochure with Sessions, Pricing, and Registration:  Conference Brochure (PDF)

    Sponsors and Vendors: Registration and Conference Packet (PDF)

    Thank you to our generous sponsors!

    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Green River College, Auburn WA

    Join us for a screening of Why Not Home? 
    We are so excited to be hosting a screening of this film on Thursday April 19th, at 5:15pm. It will be in the Student Union Grand Hall on the beautiful campus of Green River College. This film screening is open to the public. 
    Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Includes dessert and drinks. 

    Bring your friends! This is a fundraiser for MAWS. 

    “This beautifully made film answers the question that so many medical professionals ask with incredulity, “Why would anyone choose to have their baby AT HOME?” by sharing the stories of several of the filmmakers own colleagues who made the unconventional choice to give birth outside of the hospital. The families featured in Why Not Home—obstetricians, nurse-practitioners, family physicians—know well the landscape of hospital-based birth: the routine interventions, the stress and difficulty of making autonomous decisions within an institutional setting, the time constraints imposed on laboring women. But so often when a couple chooses to birth at home, they are accused by the medical community, as well as by friends and family, of putting their own needs ahead of their baby’s safety. What this film shows is that one does not have to compromise safety in order to have a powerful, intimate, family-centered birth experience. Home birth IS safe when healthy, low-risk pregnant people are attended to by experienced, well-trained midwives and other birth professionals with ready access to hospitals if the need arises. I believe this lovely and articulate film will change the conversation and open up greater inquiry within the hospitals and medical schools in which the filmmaker intends to screen “Why Not Home?” The public will surely benefit as well.”  — Audrey Levine, LM, CPM, Vice President NACPM, Legislative Chair Midwives' Association of Washington State

    Learn more about the film: Why Not Home?