I recently blogged about my experience attending Naoli Vinaver’s midwifery training in Mexico. What a life-changing experience it was for me! It has truly motivated me to seek out even more midwifery training experiences, and I am pleased to announce that from the 19th to the 23rd of October I will be in Bad Wildbad, Germany attending a special Midwifery Today conference titled “Preserving Our Traditions, Improving Our Skills.”
I have a feeling this is going to be a very special experience. Several amazing and inspirational leaders from the birth community will be there as presenters. To name just a few:
- Ina May Gaskin: yes, the one and only! Activist, innovator, and author of Spiritual Midwifery and the new book Birth Matters. I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to be able to spend time in the same space as this amazing woman, again! The first time was on The Farm in 2007 for her Midwife Assistant training.
- Stephen Gaskin: that’s right-husband to Ina May and one of the co-founders of The Farm birth center. Stephen is an awesome supporter of women’s rights and midwifery; I can’t wait to see him again!
- Debra Paskali-Bonaro: co-creator of the documentary Orgasmic Birth, the film that truly rocked the birth world. By the way, if you have not yet seen the film make sure to get your hands on it right away! The film is even available through Netflix.
- Elizabeth Davis: The other brilliant mind behind Orgasmic Birth and author of Heart and Hands: A Midwives Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. I remember when a woman gifted me her book a few years ago and now I get to meet her. Yay!
I look forward to soaking in the brilliant wisdom of these amazing teachers and deepening my knowledge of pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond. What a blessing it will be to my doula practice and my clients!
Want to join me in Germany? Act now! There is an early bird discounted special from now until June 7th!