Conference Schedule

8:00am to 8:30pm

Saturday April 7th, 2018 at 401 Center Street, Old HIckory, TN 37138

7:30-8:00am arrival and registration

8:00-9:15am General Session #1

 The Sacred Ground of Birth with Mary Cooper

From conception to transition and delivery, birth is sacred. It flows from the very first words you share with a woman & her family through your last supportive touch. Come, take your shoes off, and ‘knowingly feel’ the flow of LIFE.

9:30 -10:45am Breakout Sessions

Alternative Therapies with Carol Gautschi

Navigating Birth Scenarios with Mary Cooper

Learn to trust your instincts with what you are seeing, feeling and hearing with each client from pregnancy through the postpartum period. We’ll address posterior positions and compound positions, and what we can learn from mothers and their babies.

11:00 - 12:30pm General Session #2

The Dynamics of Trauma: Considerations for Birth Professionals with Dr. Lee Norton

Postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder is believed to affect up to 17% of new mothers. Hear how trauma affects the brain, and ways to address your own occupational trauma, as well as aide in the effort to prevent traumatic birth experiences for clients.

12:45-2:15pm Catered Lunch on-site

2:30-3:50pm Breakout Sessions

Healing Births with Mary Cooper

We’ll address the questions— Why are healing births so important to our lives and our communities? Why is a healing journey so important to the core of our being? How does verbal and non-verbal communication affect our professional learning and relationships?

The Microbiome with Carol Gautschi

NRP Certification with Heather Munoz, *Additional fee required*    

4:00-6:00pm Breakout Sessions

Pelvic Floor Matters: Restorative Exercise & Alignment for Better Birth" with Taylor Broggie,

Come learn daily habits to strengthen the pelvic floor, and ways to help clients optimize baby position, ease pregnancy discomfort and prepare for birth.

NRP with Heather Munoz CONTINUEd*Additional fee required*

6:15 - 8:30pm Dinner and Pearls of wisdom Roundtable discussion

Enjoy a catered dinner and discussion with your peers, taking the opportunity to share your stories and thoughts regarding different birth stories and scenarios presented. 

8:30pm - Dismissal