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.

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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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Upcoming Midwifery CME /CEU offerings

Cincinnati Ohio
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshop
April 24-25 , 2020
9-6pm (26th, 9-1pm for NRP)
Cincinnati Birth Center
841 Lincoln Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45206
$450. BEST only, NRP additional $150.
EVENTBRIGHT tickets available
Pitch in lunches
Contact; Emme Pack Midwifery
Phone: (513) 399-7263 and (385)425-8434

Louisville, KY
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshop
May 16-17, 2020 - 0900-1800 each day
$100 deposit requested,
Early bird pricing $465 with $100 due at registration and paid in full by April 15th.
Registration is $475 after May 1st.
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.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshop
June 6-7th, 9-6pm (June 8th NRP option, 9-1pm)
Willow and Sage Midwifery
3400 W, 2100
Salt Lake City, Utah – 84119
$599 – paypal, venmo, credit card
lunch included (vegan, DF/GF options available with request)
Contact: Allie Powell (435) 592-5440
Or Sign up at
Midwife of Color scholarship application

Wichita, Kansas
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshop
August 27-28th, 2020
9-6pm (9-1pm on 29th for NRP)
$450. BEST only, 
NRP $150 (BEST participants) 
$175 (open enrollment)
Bring lunch or potluck 
(will plan closer to event)
$150 non-refundable deposit to save spot, paid in full by July 1st. 
Send deposit to 
Contact: Bethany Fenlason at 

Maine Workshop October 1-2, 2020
Details to follow!

Fort Wayne, IN
Birth Emergency Skills Training® Workshop
Oct. 15-16, 2020
9am- 6pm. (17th NRP/CPR)
Holy Family Birth Center
9835 Auburn Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825
$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.
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
Contacts: Rhoda Baughman CPM at 260-450-1520 or
Lauren Hale 260-450-4034 with questions.


We have issued more than 1500 BEST Certificates to date, with a goal of 2020 by 2020!

Only the BEST will do...

In 2019, more than 100 participants earned their certifications in Birth Emergency Skills Training!

Illinois 19
Connecticut 9
New Jersey 39
Washington 17

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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