Birth Emergency Skills Training


Upcoming BEST LIVE Midwifery CME /CEU offerings

NEW! Birth In The Wild™ disaster response training!HUG in OHIO birth emergency skills 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!

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BEST is officially rescheduling the Orlando and Miami, Florida Birth Emergency Skills Training workshops in October. We must make rebuilding the PRIORITY for all. (See below for new dates.)

Cazenovia, WISCONSIN
Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop
October 12-13, 2017 

9am - 6pm
The Borning Room
11029 Quaker Valley Road
Cazenovia, WI 53924
COST: $450.00
PAYMENT: Non-refundable deposit of $200 to hold your space with balance due by August 15th.
CEU: 14 contact hours Bridge Certificate Program
12 for Maternal Emergency and 2 Newborn ACNM
HOST: Matrifocal Healthcare and Midwifery Services
We will need a minimum of 12 and maximum of 25 participants. To keep costs low I am asking that people contribute to snacks and lunch. Cazenovia, Wisconsin is extremely rural, located approximately 90 minutes north-west of Madison Airport. There are three hotels in Reedsburg, WI (27 minutes east of Cazenovia) and 2 in Richland Center, WI (24 minutes south of Cazenovia).
CONTACT: Cynthia L Caillagh LTM, CPM, LM at 608-434-4243

Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop

November 10-11, 2017
Monee, IL.
Rachel Harris
Family of Faith CRC in Monee, IL
$450. each
Final payment: October 10.
I have room to sleep 6-7 extra people.
Potluck lunch and breakfast both days, please bring contributions.

Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop
November 28-29th, 2017

Contact Tracie Lynch
Contact 408-674-1502
The South Bay Homebirth Collective,
967 W Hedding Ave.
San Jose CA 95126
Limited parking and entrance in the rear of the building.
Street parking unlimited.

Purcellville, VIRGINIA
Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop
December 4-5, 2017 

Stonepath Birth
9am-6pm (830 check in 1st day!)
Contact Shawna DeWitt
Venue: Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.
Purcellville, VA 20132
Total charges will be $475. for 14 contact hours by ACNM due at registration by Nov. 1
Includes catered lunches.
Limited spaces available.
Housing at venue available Farm House Center
$30. per night double, $45. single per person
Local B&B nearby
Location is approximately 1 hr 15 min from Washington DC or Baltimore, MD

Fishers, INDIANA
Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop
And NRP certification
December 8-9, 2017 

830am-530pm both days BEST Training
Dec. 7th, 2017
NRP offered on Thursday Dec. 7th 12-4 pm for additional charge. Adult CPR canceled.
12840 Ford Drive, Suite 100
Fishers, IN 46038
Workshop fee $475.00.
There is a $200.00 deposit required to hold your spot. The deposit is deducted from your workshop fee of $475.00.
NO spot is held without deposit! Deposits are due by 10/24/17 at the latest. Class limit 17.
Pitch in lunch both days. Please label ingredients in the dish you bring for people with dietary restrictions.
Please contact Home4Birth,
Kelly Graham-MacDonald,
Office Administrator 765-643-9433, with questions about the event, accommodations and registrations.

Orlando, FLORIDA
Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop
And Neonatal Resuscitation Program

(Originally scheduled for October, 2017, POSTPONED Due to hurricane damage and support for rebuilding.)

April 14-15, 2018
9am - 6pm
The Center of Wellness in Sanford, FL (Near Orlando Florida)
116 S Park Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
Cost: $475 ($200 deposit due at registration, remainder due on or before September 15th, 2017)
A 4-hour NRP certification will be offered in the afternoon/evening of Friday, October 20th for additional cost
Contact: Ashley Jass, CD, CCE
Email -
Includes a catered lunch on both days.
if you have any serious dietary concerns please contact Chef Michael at
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Birth Emergency Skills Training Workshop

(Originally scheduled for October, 2017, POSTPONED Due to hurricane damage and support for rebuilding.)
APRIL 21-22, 2018
The Gathering Place
Venue: Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
Cost: $499 per person, all materials and lunch included.
Participants may purchase copies of the B.E.S.T. textbook for an additional $15.
Please note: A 50% deposit reserves your space in this training. Balance is due within 14 days of the event.


PENDING WORKSHOPS details to follow
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshops

Marietta, GA
February 9-10, 2018
Contact Debbie Schneider, CPM
NRP Feb 11 from 9-1pm, additional fee, limited to 12, details to follow

Hebron, KY
May 24-25, 2018
Contact Wantina Brooks, CPM
NRP May 23, 1-5pm, additional fee, limited to 12, details to follow

Winchester, VA
May 19-20, 2018
Contact Kim Pekin, CPM
Clinical Director & Founder, Premier Birth Center
Office 540-709-1737, cell 240-422-3889
NRP Friday May 18, 1-5pm, additional fee, limited to 12, details to follow
If interested in attending but cost makes attendance prohibitive,  please contact host about scholarships available for people of color.

Recent Successful BEST courses

As of August, 2017, a total of 1338 people have taken the Birth Emergency Skills Training course!
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.

Completed 2017 workshops include:
Colorado Springs, CO July, 21 participants
Columbus, OH May, 17 participants
Waynesboro, PA May, 19 participants
Ashville, NC April, 14 participants
Knoxville, TN April, 17 participants
Houston, TX March, 16 participants

Total B.E.S.T. participants in 2016: 365 participants


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