Advanced Midwifery Skills Workshop
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15
9 am - 5 pm both days
Host's Home in Philadelphia, PA 19134
Instructor: Augustine Colebrook, CPM, LM
Host: Marcy Ganoe, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, and Student Midwife
Open to new and experienced midwives, midwifery students, and anyone with an interest in midwifery!
Advanced midwifery skills are necessary for today's independent out-of-hospital midwife. Midwives’ statistics are being tracked, home and birth center births are on the rise and safe outcomes are everyone's priority. It is a delicate balance to know when to utilize all your midwifery skill to get a baby born AND when to effect transport quickly. With hands-on skills training and an opportunity to explore case studies , you will come away with an extensive new skills set: better able to serve your clientele and better able to discern the path to good outcomes.
Venipuncture practice with phlebotomy skills & IV placement and administration
Shoulder dystocia prevention and management with hands on mannequin practice and role plays
Twins, breech, and external version techniques
Internal fetal head positioning and re-positioning and cervical lip diagnosis & treatment
Preventing tears, performing episiotomy, and repairing lacerations including labial, clitoral hood & 3rd degree extensions
Hemorrhage diagnosis & treatment, estimated blood loss and urinary catheter placement
Augustine is an accomplished management executive with a strong entrepreneurial heart and a trusted, skilled, out-of-hospital midwife who takes much joy in mainstreaming midwifery and the midwifery model of care. She respects a woman’s need for the empowering feeling of being undisturbed during labor, but balances this attention to the sacred rite of passage with 17 years experience attending births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes in rural, urban and suburban environments in the US and abroad. Augustine’s focus is finely attuned to the process of letting go and opening to the unknown in labor and in life.
In addition to owning a modern community-centered birth center in Oregon, Augustine also consults around the country for start-up birth centers and new midwives opening or expanding their practices. She also teaches Advanced Practice Midwifery Skills Workshops to help further the hands-on expereince of new and experienced midwives. It is her profound joy to illuminate the sacred journey of pregnancy and birth for other women as well as participate in the education of the next generation of midwives. She is also writing a book for parents and editing a film project, called, "what labor looks [and sounds] like" due out summer 2016.