Birth Emergency Skills Training


The original is still the BEST!

Birth Emergency Skills Training® is the longest-running emergency skills course for out-of-hospital midwives, proudly educating thousands of participants since 2008. Participants build on core competencies and apply current evidence to clinical practice though lively discussion and mentored simulation. The live workshop confers 1.6 ACNM CEUs (16 hours including two for pharmacology) and 14 maternal and 2 newborn CEUs for MEAC.
Andrea Dixon CNM with BEST participants

COVID-19 Update from Andrea Dixon 

In an effort to make our course safe and compliant with COVID mandates, we will be separating into groups of less than 10 for skills practicum, wearing clear face masks and sanitizing our models between groups. It is our assumption, that if attendees are assisting at births, they are using good sense in public and will not participate if ill or symptomatic or under quarantine for exposure. Remember your registration for a hands-on practicum is good for an entire year at any venue if you are unable to attend for any reason.

Upcoming Midwifery CME /CEU offerings

Seattle, Washington
Oct. 2-4, 2020 9am-6pm, (4th NRP 9-12)
28631 Northeast Tolt Hill road
Carnation, Washington 98014
Cost: $500
Lunch: Lunch is potluck, please bring something to share. Tea, juice and water will be provided
Exhale Birth Services
Make your intentions known asap, as they expect a full class and have a wait list for a second
Contact: Shannon Mitchell (727) 667-8039

Fort Wayne, IN
Oct. 15-17, 2020 9am- 6pm. (17th NRP/CPR)
Holy Family Birth Center
9835 Auburn R, 2020d. Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Cost:$200.00 deposit required to hold your BEST spot. Workshop fee of $475.00.
Space is limited to 25 for BEST
NRP/CPR Saturday, Oct.17th, 9am-4pm. Limited to 12 (NRP $150 CPR $50 Additional)
A deposit of $100 is required to hold your spot for NRP/CPR. Limited to 12.
Lunch: Pitch in lunches each day. Tableware, water and coffee provided.
Checks to Agape Birth Services LLC Mailed to: 4126 N. County Line Rd. E. Huntertown, IN 46748
Make your intentions known asap, as they expect a full class and have a wait list for a second.
Contacts: Rhoda Baughman CPM at 260-450-1520 or
Lauren Hale, 260-450-4034 with questions.

Dayton, Ohio
October 23-25, 2020 9-6pm (25, 9-1pm for NRP)
Meadow View Growers
755 N Dayton-Lakeview Rd. SR 235
New Carlisle, OH - 45344
Cost: $450. BEST only, NRP additional $150.
EVENTBRIGHT tickets available
Lunch: Pitch in lunches
Contact; Emme Pack Midwifery
Phone: (513) 399-7263 and (385)425-8434

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
November 6-8, 2020 - 9-6pm (NRP 8th, 9-12)
3385 Aquetong Rd.
Doylestown, PA, 18902
Cost: $500. BEST only, NRP additional $150 or $175 (for participants not in BEST workshop)
Lunch: Tasty Vegan lunch provided ($25 for weekend), no animal products allowed at venue
Contact: Erin Kershaw
Phone: (610) 762-6368

Monee, Illinois
November 12-14, 2020 – 9-6pm, Nov. 12th (9-1pm for NRP)
Family of Faith Church, Monee IL
$500 BEST only, NRP additional $150 or $175 (for participants not attending BEST workshop)
$100 deposit due 2 weeks prior
Lunch: potluck, there will be a sign-up sheet for confirmed participants
Contact: Rachel Harris (708) 595-9421

Wichita, Kansas
November 19-20, 2020 - 9-6pm, Possible NRP Nov. 21(9am-12)
4400 S Hoover, Rd.
Wichita, KS 67215
Cost: $450
Payment in full is due by July 1. Minimum 12 attendees, maximum 25 attendees. 
Meals are on your own (bring your own lunch or pitch in for a catered lunch) to be eaten at the venue. There is not enough time to break for an outside lunch.
Contact: Bethany or

If you want to secure your spot, please send a $150 non-refundable deposit to

Louisville, KY
December 5-6, 2020 – 9-6pm each day
$100 deposit requested,
Early bird pricing $465 with $100 due at registration and paid in full by Nov. 5th
Registration is $475 after Nov. 20th 
Location: Spalding University, Republic Bank Academic Center
981 South 3rd. St. Louisville, KY - 40203
Coffee/tea, snacks and a boxed lunch will be provided as well as parking
To register: email Renee Campbell or call at (502) 819-3573

Other options

Birth In The Wild™ disaster response training!
Created by Andrea Dixon, Birth in the Wild™ will train you to assist women in childbirth and others in need when resources are scarce or stabilization prolonged.  Host a Birth Emergency Skills Training® or Birth In the Wild ™ workshop in your location and be prepared to act!

Download Birth in the Wild Brochure


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We have issued more than 1500 BEST Certificates to date.

We have presented in the following locations with multiple visits in many of these:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN,  TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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