NCMA Winter Meeting & the Spring Beach Retreat Registration is OPEN!

Happy New Year Midwives! 2020 finally made her long awaited appearance and the NC Midwives Alliance is ready to usher in this year with community, sisterhood, and you!

We are so excited about the winter meeting that will be held

January 25th at 116 Alaverde Way, Garner, NC 27529 from 11am – 3pm

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Please join us for a potluck lunch at 11am, a lot of networking and catching up, a little business, and stick around for some special continuing education offered by local herbalist, wise woman, and student midwife, Chanelle Bergeron of Moon by Moon Apothecary.

This 90 minute workshop, Gentle Power: A Midwife’s Introduction to Flower Essences starts at 1pm. We will explore the world of flower essences and their gentle, yet potent place in the midwife’s tool kit.

Flower essences are energetic remedies that support vibrational shifts in the Spirit, mind, & emotional bodies. They are extremely easy, intuitive, non-invasive, and accessible remedies to work with.

Together, we will sit in meditation with a single flower essence, brainstorm common issues that arise in a midwifery practice, and touch upon a few specific essences to work with during the prenatal, perinatal, and postpartum periods.

Each member will leave with ideas for integrating essences into their practice, a deepened understanding of energy medicine, and a small flower essence blend that they create on their own from my personal collection.  ~Chanelle

MEAC CEU approval is pending, $35 per person, and includes materials. 


You know what time it is! Beach time!

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The 3rd Annual NCMA Spring Beach Retreat is

March 13-15, 2020 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

The Spring Beach Retreat has become a tradition for us and we are so pleased that we can continue to offer this getaway to the hard working midwives & birthworkers of NC.

This year’s retreat is all about Community. 

As always, the beach is mere steps away from our front door, the schedule is loose, and the free time abundant. All of this to help you return to yourself and relax away from the responsibilities of call and family.

We have a good mix of continuing education and fun planned for you this year! Meredith is going to provide dye and help us make some magical tie-died treasures, be sure to bring tshirts, socks, pillow cases, whatever you’d like to make colorful! As always, we will have yoga on Saturday morning and midwives after-hours each night.


Saturday March 14th is the NCMA Spring meeting!

CAN’T STAY THE WEEKEND? COME JUST FOR THE DAY ON SATURDAY FOR THE NCMA MEETING WHICH BEGINS WITH A POTLUCK LUNCH AT 12:00. PLEASE ENJOY THE SPECIAL OFFERINGS OF THE DAY, GET SOME BEACH AND SISTERHOOD TIME, STAY FOR DINNER AND EVENING FESTIVITIES!

12pm Potluck lunch & networking

1pm Defensive Charting Workshop for Midwives & Assistants by Emily Joubert, CNM: We know we provide stellar care to our clients. Our documentation helps demonstrate what we did and why we did it. I’d venture to say like ALL of us, charting is not what called me to midwifery nor is it what keeps me passionate about my work. That being said, documentation is a critical midwifery skill, essential for communication and smooth transfer. Join me during our beach retreat to learn some important documentation pearls, particularly focused on transfer. *ACNM CEUs are pending for this workshop

2:30 pm Presentation of the Systems Map initiated at the 2019 NC Community Birth Summit: Your participation and input are invaluable to carrying this work forward. Please join us and provide your perspective and feedback so that we may grow a map that is truly representative of NC. This map is a dynamic, ever-growing and changing, communication tool, come learn about it and add to it! Learn about the role of community liaison and the plans for the 2020 NC Community Birth Summit.

4:30 pm End of meeting. Beach time and sisterhood!!

 


ACCOMMODATIONS

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4B Sandpiper Ave. Wrightsville Beach, NC

Check in is after 12pm on Friday 3/13 and check out is 2pm on Sunday 3/15

Available rooms:
  • Queen bed on 2nd floor (sleeps 2) $250 for weekend
  • Queen bed on 2nd floor (sleeps 2) $250 for weekend
  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed and plenty of floor space (sleeps 2-4), has bath $275 for weekend

Rooms must be reserved for the weekend upfront. If you want to find someone to split a room with you, by all means, do so! To reserve a room, email Meredith at meredithbowden@hotmail.com


MEALS

Meals will be in the same team format as previous years. An email will be sent out to those that have reserved rooms to set up meal sharing for the weekend.

Saturday lunch is potluck.


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Lets see more of one another in 2020! See you there!

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