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

September 7-8, 2018 
Birth Emergency Skills Training ® Simulation and Advanced Skills Workshop with Neonnatal Resuscitation (NRP)
9am to 6pm
Contact Sue Turner
NRP for additional charge preconference 1-4pm on September 6
Deposit required to save your space for both

September 14 & 15, 9am-6pm
Birth Emergency Skills Training ® Simulation and Advanced Skills Workshop
Sponsored by South Bay Homebirth Collective at
50 W. Main Ave. #D,
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Total cost is $485.00, a $200 deposit  required to hold your space, which is limited. 
(An email response WILL NOT HOLD YOUR SPACE.)  Deposits can be made when registering online, at
Or deposit checks may be made out and mailed to: 
Melissa Dean
50 W Main St #D
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(please note that payments online, via paypal, require a $7 service fee)
Potluck/BYO lunch on both days, and coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.  This course qualifies for 16 contact hours for MEAC & ACNM.

Huntertown, INDIANA
October 18-19, 2018
Birth Emergency Skills Training ® Simulation and Advanced Skills Workshop

October 20 NRP and CPR for added charge
Contact Rhoda Baughman, CPM
cell: 260.450.1520
fax: 260.627.5605
Venue address;
4126 N. County Line Rd. E.
Huntertown, Indiana 46748
Pitch in lunch
am coffee and snacks served.

Evanston, ILLINOIS
ILLINOIS Midwifery Conference
October 24 -25, 2018
Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives
BIRTH in the WILD, Midwives responding to Disaster, including advanced B.E.S.T.
Lunch included both days
Cost: $550
715 Austin St
Evanston, Illinois
NRP certifications offered
October 23 1pm-5pm
Cost $150. with BEST, $175. a la carte
Pretesting online necessary for $35. details to follow
Contact: Julie Banas

Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA
November 16-17, 2018
Birth Emergency Skills Training ® Simulation and Advanced Skills Workshop
Contact person 
Rachel Wiggins, BAI CD
Little Lamb Birth Services
The Edmond Birthing Center
14901 Kelly Ave #102, Oklahoma City, OK 73013


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:

Monee, IL 16 participants
Casenovia, WI 17 participants
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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