Association of Texas Midwives Conference
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Association of Texas Midwives Conference

Over the last 6 months, I was on the committee to help plan this year’s Association of Texas Midwives annual conference.  I was so excited to attend it at the end of April.  I got to meet a midwife that I had been following for years, took classes to further my midwifery knowledge, got to watch my former student Ashley graduate from the ATM Midwifery Training Program, and met new friends.  The picture at the top is me with midwife Carol Gautschi.  She was one of the awesome speakers that I got to listen to.  I sat in on her classes on Classical Midwifery and The First Hour after Birth and the Microbiome.

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Me with Ashley Stanton at her graduation.

I also attended classes on Management of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Pre-eclampsia, and  Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, Fetal Heart Tone Auscultation, Informed Refusal, Group B Strep, Newborn Screenings, and Rural Community Births.

Association of Texas Midwives Conference
Me with current student midwife Samantha Maddox

One of my jobs was decorating for the conference.  My biggest assignment was setting up for the photo booth.  That proved to be more difficult that you would expect.  My new friend Kelly is a midwife that has been doing missionary work in Africa until recently.  She is now living in San Antonio.  She gave me a hand when my wall coverings kept falling down around my ears.

Association of Texas Midwives Conference
me with Kelly Baumgartner

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Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM

Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM is the head midwife and owner of Comforts of Home Midwifery. Mercy was first exposed to homebirth when she witnessed the birth of her little brother at the age of 7. Her interest in natural childbirth grew with the birth of her first child and then attending Bradley Natural Childbirth classes with a friend a year and a half later. Attending her first birth as a doula verified that she was called to be a midwife. Mercy attended the Association of Texas Midwives Training Program and completed an apprenticeship with what is now the Corpus Christi Birth Center. She holds Texas and Louisiana state licenses and holds her Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives.

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