Thank you to all who attended the NCMA Winter Meeting in Garner yesterday, as always, it was wonderful to gather in sisterhood and laugh as midwives do. The Flower Essences Workshop for Midwives was absolutely spectacular! We look forward to offering this workshop and others with Chanelle of Moon by Moon Apothecary in the future, keep an eye towards Charlotte to catch this workshop in the upcoming months.
NC Midwifery Dates of Interest
Mark your calendars for these important events!
First, NCMERA is thrilled to announce that the systems map began at the NC Community Birth Summit is now ready to be presented for your feedback and participation!Please plan to join us at one of the upcoming presentations of the map:
February 10 NCACPM Webinar 8:30-10pm TO JOIN:
NCACPM will host an ONLINE meeting to familiarize you with the Mapping software and the initial MAP. If you have never used the freeconferencecall application, you may need to do a quick download prior to being able to connect.
- Go to www.freeconferencecall.com
- Click the Online Meetings Dropdown
- Join Meeting
- Meeting ID: merechristie
- You can either sync your phone audio to the desktop app by entering #4764#
- Or you can use your computer audio with a headset (please).
- The Call-In # is: 712-770-5505 and the access # is: 729539
The Spring Meeting will be held during the 3rd annual NCMA Spring Beach retreat! In addition to presentation of the map, we are offering a Defensive charting for community birth midwives class, food, fun, and ocean time! All are welcome to join us for the weekend or the day!
April NC OBGYN Society annual meeting
We will present the map to our physician colleagues by having a table at this meeting. We look forward to using the map as a communication tool to engage with the NC Obstetric community, to add their perspectives to the growth of the map, and to increase physician participation in the NC Community Birth Summit 2020.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
May 2 NC Walk for Midwives to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife
We look forward to making this year’s statewide Walk for Midwives even better than last year! This annual fundraiser is absolutely essential to making the work that NCMA and NCMERA do on a state level possible. Huge projects like the NC Community Birth Summit as well as the little things, webpages, newsletters, etc. We are counting on the membership and the NC birth community to come together once again in support of this work. We are in need of volunteers and coordinators for this year’s walk, please email if you are willing to help with this important fundraiser.
August 27-30 Carolina Birth Junkies Summer Island Retreat
Karen Strange will be back this year teaching her one of a kind Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn! Along with many exciting speakers and fun times, this is an event not to be missed in Rock Hill, SC.
September 10-12 ACNM Tristate Conference
Sponsored by the NC Affiliate of the ACNM, the conference will be held at the Historical Durham Arts Council downtown. The theme this year is TRANSFORMING PRACTICE THROUGH HEALING TRADITIONS AND CULTURAL HUMILITY. All midwives, students, apprentices, doulas, birth workers and birth keepers are welcome and encouraged to attend this inclusive conference conveniently happening in the triangle! There will be vendor table opportunities at this event as well, please email if you are interested in having a table at Tristate.
November 6-8 NC Community Birth Summit 2020
We have just under a year to bring the systems map to as many communities as possible in NC in order to grow and create a map that is truly representative of our perinatal healthcare system in it’s entirety. From the rural mountain communities affected by the closing of small community hospitals, to inner city communities facing the impacts of racial inequities and increased perinatal mortality risk- we want to talk to EVERYONE.
In order to do this, we are going to need YOU. If you are interested in being more involved with the work of NCMERA and the Summit as a community liason, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.