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Midwifery Skills Retreat

& Exploring Ranges of Normal

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Your Primary Facilitator, and Owner of Embrace...

Corina Hossle is a Licensed, Certified Professional Midwife who began her midwifery journey in 2009.  

 Passionate about the need for comprehensive and professional educational opportunities for midwives,

she has created this retreat to fill the gaps she found during her own journey to licensing. 

Corina is a graduate of a MEAC accredited school and has enjoyed working with 12 different midwives.  

She believes deeply that being exposed to many different styles of midwifery

has allowed her develop a midwifery practice that has balanced science with sensibility. 

Corina has worked internationally as a staff midwife at the only free standing birth center in the Caribbean, Mamatoto Resource and Birth Centre, for 18 months.

She has also lived in Florida where she served as Director of Midwifery Studies for International Institute for Health Care Professionals.

 Corina is a NARM approved preceptor.

A dynamic instructor and truly excited to teach new midwives, she is wise, patient and funny.  

She looks forward to being a lifelong resource and friend for all who have the pleasure of learning from her.


​​​Join us for a week of discussions, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on practice

as we learn the most difficult-to-obtain clinical skills. 

Our Next Class is Upcoming in January 2017!


 Sunday:

  Orientation at 5 pm with Light Dinner and Snacks. 

We'll have a circle to introduce ourselves, discuss housekeeping for the week, and review our schedule. 

Be sure to be here by 5 in order to allow us to get settled and start Monday on a great note!

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BOLDED SKILLS ARE HANDS ON.***  

YOUR FELLOW MIDWIVES WILL BE PRACTICING ON YOU, AND YOU WILL BE PRACTICING ON THEM. 

IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO BE PRACTICED ON, PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN YOU REGISTER.

Monday:
Fundamental Skills.  Today is the day for all the basic skills midwives use.  How to ensure accuracy, and interpret the results .  
Informed Choice vs Informed Consent
Prenatal Initial Exam
HEENT
CVAT

Blood pressure, Pulse, Respirations, Temperature
Weight and it’s implications
U/A, dipstick, microscopic and submitting a clean catch to the lab for culture and gonorrhea/chlamydia

Charting options and importance
Glucose challenge test, Finger sticks and interpreting results

Tuesday:
Vaginal Exams
Group B Strep swabs
Pap smears
Bimanual exams

Birth room prep, birth bag packing
Labor monitoring and vital signs
Fetal Heart Rate monitoring
Decels, what they mean and how to correct them (if possible)

Wednesday:
Perineal massage and support
Routine delivery technique
Nuchal Cords
Nuchal Arms/hands
Shoulder dystocia techniques
Episiotomy, when, where and how
Injections
Venipuncture


Thursday:
Cord Clamping, including discussion on delayed cord clamping
Placental Delivery, Active Management vs Expectant Management
Fundal Massage
Manual Placental Removal
Hemorrhage management
Bimanual compression
Hemorrhage medications
Clot expression
Evaluating Tears
Suturing

Sitz bath instructions/perineal healing

Friday:
We will have mama volunteers to let us feel babies and bellies and get in some hands-on practice!
Leopold’s Manuevers
Fundal Height
Fetal Heart Tones
APGARs

First Minute of Life
Vitamin K
Eye Ointment

Newborn exam and measurements
Normal newborn reflexes
Tongue-tie

Saturday
IV skills, including Pitocin and antibiotics
Final Reviews and Signing off of NARM skills

Final Circle and Good-Byes at 5 pm 
 

Meals at Embrace...
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will all be provided if you choose the $125 meal plan for the 6 day retreat. 

If you are interested, please request the menu.

Snacks and drinks will be provided at no extra cost.

There will be a variety of healthy snacks, fruits, hot and iced tea, infused water, and strong coffee available daily for you to enjoy,

even if you have not purchased the meal plan.

 IHOP, Burger King, Hardy's, Food Lion, Walgreens, Cook-Out and Chinese food are available within easy walking distance.


Sleeping Over at Embrace

We have community space for Midwifery Sleep-Overs!  

A large loft with air mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows lets you rest well without sacrificing quality time with your midwifery sisters.  

Other options include nearby hotels, from the budget Super 8 at $60/night to the Holiday Inn at $120.  

Please ask for hotel information or assistance.


Don't Miss this Wonderful Opportunity!