Midwifery Now: Practice in the 21st Century

Springfield, MA US
November 9, 2019

Date & Location:

Saturday, November 9, 2019, Baystate Medical Center,  Chestnut Conference Center 1 & 2

Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education Program presents a day of education in honor of the 25th year of midwifery program graduates.  Join alumni, students, faculty, preceptors and other interested practitioners in a day of professional celebration education in current practice trends in ambulatory care setting.  
Celebration Dinner Gala

Please join us for an evening of fun, food, a bit of history, and plenty of dancing!  

  • The fee is $50.00 per person, guests are welcome.  
  • Registration for the Gala is separate,
  • Register for the celebration gala by November 1, 2019 by contacting Linda David at the Education Program Office to register:  (413) 794-9305;  email linda.david@baystatehealth.org, 
  • Make check payable to:  Midwifery Education Program, 689 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Ma  01199
  • The celebration will be held at the Hadley Farm’s Meeting House, Route 9 in Hadley.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Baystate midwifery education program students, alumni, faculty, preceptors, and other interested practitioners.

Learning Objectives


1.  Describe the evidence-informed components of quality maternal and newborn care

2.  Discuss three research priorities that address knowledge gaps in quality maternal and newborn quality care

3.  Understand the costs involved in primary cesarean versus vaginal birth

4.  Delineate the cost savings of preventing cesarean section

5.  Design of practice protocols for care with Mifepristone and Misoprostol

6.  Understand legal and practical issues of providing Mifepristone and Misoprostol in practice

7.  Identify the complex triggers for survivors of child sexual assault/adult sexual assault in the childbearing year

8.  Understand our role in the prevention of initial trauma as well as our role in the prevention of re-traumatization in the childbearing year

9.  Describe concept of “burnout” and how women are disproportionately at risk

10. Describe ways to minimize the stress that contributes to burnout

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/09/2019 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
11/09/2019 - 4:20pm EST

8:00       Registration, Coffee

8:30       Introductory Comments
               Sukey Krause, MSN, CNM, FACNM
               Sharon Holley, DNP, CNM, FACNM

8:45       Midwifery in the 21st Century
               Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM,  FACNM, FAAN

10:00   Break

10:15   Estimating the Financial Impact of Reducing Primary Cesareans
Susan DeJoy, PhD, CNM, FACNM

11:30     Increase Your Scope of Practice: Midwifery Use of Misoprostol and Mifepristone for Miscarriage and Abortion Care  
Angela Ferrari, MS, CNM

12:45     Lunch

1:45      The Provider's Challenge: Trauma Informed Care in the Childbearing Year
               Connie Breece, MSN, CNM

3:00       Burnout:  The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
               Emily Negoski, PhD

4:15       Questions and Answer, Wrap Up and Evaluation

4:20       Tour of the Midwifery House
5:00         Anniversary Celebration at Hadley Farms Meeting House

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Chestnut Conference Room 1
Springfield, MA 01199
United States

Connie Breece, MSN, CNM, Med*
Certified Nurse Midwife
South Shore Hospital

Sukey Krause, MSN, CNM, FACNM*
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate

Director, Midwifery Education Program
Baystate Midwifery and Women’s Health Department of Ob/Gyn

Baystate Medical Center

Emily Negoski, PhD*

Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACZNM, FAAN*
Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery
Yale University
Yale New Haven Hospital

Susan DeJoy, PhD, CNM, FACNM*
Assistant Professor, OB/GYN
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate
Senior Faculty
Baystate Midwifery Education Program
Staff and faculty
Baystate Midwifery & Women’s Health

Angela Ferrari, MS, CNM*
Certified Nurse-Midwife
Boston Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

*None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this education event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.










Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.25 BCIPE Instructional Hours


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Registration Fees 

Baystate Midwifery Alumni & Clinical Preceptors: $75.00

All others: $110.00  





This course opens for enrollment on:Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm
In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:59pm

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

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