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.
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.
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.
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