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MMA Annual Retreat, August 8-10, 2013

At the home of Samanda Rossi (144 S. Maple Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Peace United Church of Christ (204 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119)

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, August 8th (all activites to take place at Samanda’s)
2:00 pm Pre-Retreat Workshop: Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (Skills check-off; test must be completed online ahead of time; details coming soon on the website and Facebook page – fee and deadline/instructions for registration)
4pm: Registration/Welcome Table
5pm: Dinner & Ice Breaker
6:30: Break Outs:
      • Internal Exams and Dilation (hands-on experience for students)
      • Fetal Positioning & Manual Rotation for Midwives
8pm: Dessert Bar and “Midwives Charades”

Friday, August 9th (all events to be at Peace UCC)
7:30-8:30: Breakfast & Registration/Welcome Table
8:30-9:30: Midwives’ Money (payment, insurance, bartering, contracts, taxes, etc) Jessica Henman, CNM, CPM
9:45-10:15: Drill Stations (Choose one):
      • Hemorrhage and Shock
      • Neonatal Resuscitation
      • Shoulder Dystocia and/or Breech
10:30: Grief and Loss as a Midwife (Collene Whitelock, CPM, Samanda Rossi)
Noon: Lunch with Ice Breaker
1-2:45: Cultural Sensitivity (speaker + panel) – “Serving Families Who are Different than You”
3-5:30: MMA Business Meeting (and Ice Cream Sundae Bar)
6:00: Dinner
7-8pm: Break Outs (choose one):
      • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Linsey Kornya, CPM)
      • Essential Oils for Midwives (Mary Walsh, CPM)
      • Anti-Racism Training (Sherry Payne, BSN)
8pm: Off-Call Fun Drinks and Dancing Out or Board Games at Home

Saturday, August 10th (all events at Peace UCC except those after 12:30)
8am: Breakfast
9-10:30: The Creighton Method, progesterone, and adverse effects of low progesterone in the 2nd and 3rd trimester (Amy Grawey, MD)
10:30-11:30: Intimacy and Sex Issues Postpartum
11:30- 1:00: Lunch, Wrap Up, and Clean up after yourself!

MMA is a State-of-Missouri not-for-profit organization, therefore all retreat fees and dues are donations. MMA is not a Federal 501c3, however, so donations are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. They may or may not be deductible as legitimate businesses expenses. Please consult your tax professional if you have questions about what is deductible and what is not.

*Please note that our office must receive your pre-registration by August 1st. If pre-registration has not been received by that date you will need to pay at the door.

Name: ___________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________
Phone(s): ________________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________

_____ $25.00 MMA Membership Dues

_____ $TBA Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, MMA member
_____ $TBA Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, non-member

_____ $75.00 Full Retreat, MMA member
_____ $100.00 Full Retreat, non-member
_____ $50.00 Partial Retreat, member or non-member attending on Friday only
_____ $20.00 Child/Sitter meals, per person
              Number of Children/Sitters: _____

_____ TOTAL

Full registration includes meals listed on the schedule. Please bring whatever foods you need to accomodate any special dietary needs you may have.

Please print this page, marking which pre-registration fees you are paying, and mail with your payment, to:
Missouri Midwives Association
1325 W. Sunshine, #132
Springfield, MO 65807

Please note that your pre-registration must be received by our office by August 1st. Late pre-registrants will need to pay regular registration fees at the door.

Save time! PayPal your pre-registration fees with a credit card or bank account by clicking the "donate" button below and entering your total pre-registration fee amount. You must then email all information on from above to Information@MissouriMidwivesAssociation.org

Please pre register if possible but not required. Just come if you can!

Lap babies welcome. Mobile children with private care providers welcome.


Homes: Samanda and various others nearby have offered their homes for sleeping. Accomodations in a home may include a bed, couch, or mattress on the floor.

Hotel: Midwives and guests who wish to stay in a hotel may make arrangements at any nearby hotel. Here are two that are very close to the location of the retreat:

Best Western
1200 S Kirkwood Road
Saint Louis, MO, 63122
Phone: 314-821-3950

Days Inn Lindbergh
3654 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63127
Phone: 314-821-3000

Both hotels may be booked for approximately $30 per person per night when 4 share a room. Need a room mate? Contact Jessica Henman (Jessica@mybirthandwellness.com/314-369-8637) or post on MMA email list!

What to bring: Bedding, pillow, towel, snacks; a video, chart, story or question to share

Work exchange are available to those in need. Don't let finances keep you from attending the retreat! Contact Treasurer@MissouriMidwivesAssociation.org if you are interested in scholarship and/or work exchange.

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