Please join us for our annual spring conference and NRP. This years event will be held at Alive in Charlotte (Lansing area)
NRP Friday May 13th from 1:00-5:00
Conference Saturday, May 14th, check-in and breakfast beginning at 8:30am.
MEAC CEUs are being applied for! Please register in advance for both of these so that we can order the appropriate amount of food for Saturday and to allow for sufficient time to take the NRP online exam (based on the books 6th edition) ahead of time.
Moms Under Pressure
understanding hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Self Care for Caregivers
helping women who have undergone a traumatic experience while taking care of yourself
a facilitated discussion
You'll also hear the latest updates from the state screening department.
Our fantastic line-up of speakers and facilitators include:
Melisa Scott, MSN, CNM
Melisa is a CNM providing individualized, holistic prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and well woman care at the University of Michigan. She is currently preparing to sit for the IBCLC exam and has provided lectures and inservices for OB/GYN interns, medical and midwifery students, and nurses. Melisa is speaking at the Moms Under Pressure session.
Laurette Lipman, MA, LPC, NCC
Laurette is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. She's had the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of clients and is passionate about working with women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, or postpartum depression, as well as those involved in unhealthy or abusive relationships. Laurette is presenting at the Self Care for Caregivers session.
Kathi Mulder, CPM
Kathi has been in private practice as a homebirth midwife for 24 years. As a certified professional midwife who is highly respected in her community, she has provided care to many women and families and has been instrumental in advancing the profession of midwifery in Michigan. Kathi is facilitating the breech birth discussion.
Nancy Westendorp, MSN, NNP-BC
Nancy is a neonatal nurse practitioner in the regular and special care nursery at Holland Hospital. She attends high risk vaginal and cesarean births, providing resuscitation and support to newborns as needed. Nancy has offered NRP for midwives practicing outside of the hospital several times.