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Upcoming Events

March 17th 2017: 9am-5pm Trinity Cathedral

Oregon Midwifery Council (OMC)
2017 Annual Spring Conference
147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
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April 8th, 2017

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Oregon Section 25th Annual Meeting
Oregon Medical Association Building
11740 SW 68th Parkway
Portland, OR 97223
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April 9, 2017 1:00 - 4:00

ACNM-Oregon Affiliate Quarterly Meeting
OHSU School of Nursing, Rm 358/364

Friday, April 21, 2017: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Shifting the Perinatal Paradigm: Less is More?
McMenamins Edgefield
2126 Southwest Halsey Street
Troutdale, OR, 97060
This program will explore the idea that in perinatal care, less intervention may create a safer environment for childbirth.Led by a panel of multidisciplinary experts, topics will include current trends in perinatal outcomes, the value of prospective use of EFM, optimal management of occiput posterior position, the use of chiropractic techniques to improve orthopedic pelvic condition during the perinatal period, and the state of knowledge regarding the impact of exogenous oxytocin on maternal/fetal health. Advanced EFM concepts and approaches to maternal/fetal safety will be incorporated.
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Friday, May 5, 2017: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Common Ground midwifery gathering and potluck: International Day of the Midwife
Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Common Ground is organized by Oregon Midwifery Council, and supported by the Oregon Affiliate of ACNM. Common Ground is a time for all midwives to come together to get to know one another and begin to identify our common values and goals for midwifery care in Oregon. Direct-Entry Midwives, Certified-Nurse Midwives, Naturopathic Midwives, and student midwives are all welcome. Together we can work towards our vision for the future of mother-baby care in Oregon.

July 2017

ACNM-Oregon Affiliate Quarterly Meeting
Annual Summer “Roving” Meeting: once a year we meet outside of the Portland metro area to encourage participation and sisterhood with our members in other parts of Oregon.
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September 2017

Miles for Midwives – Annual 5K
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October 2017

ACNM-Oregon Affiliate Quarterly Meeting
Annual Student Reception honoring our Student Nurse-Midwives in their First Year
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October 2017

Martha Browning Bryant Annual Lecture Series
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NEW! Special Projects Grant Program

The Oregon ACNM Affiliate established the Special Projects Grant Program in 2016 as a mechanism to support small projects conducted by Oregon ACNM members. One or more grants of up to a total of $5,000 may be awarded annually. Members are invited to submit applications for funding of projects or research that contribute to the mission of the Oregon ACNM Affiliate. Applications are due April 30, 2017 and awards are made June 15th. Click here for more information.

Compassionate Support Fund

The Oregon ACNM Foundation administers a compassionate support for midwives in grief or work-related distress. The fund is established in the memory of Marc Huggins, the son of our Affiliate President, who died on March 20th, 2015.

In 2017 the Foundation’s Marc Huggins Compassionate Support Fund will fund subsidized or free counseling sessions, half-day small group self-care sessions, and material assistance as possible. The Fund will expand activities and scope in future years.

Contact us at if you or someone you know needs assistance, or if you would like to join or communicate with the committee.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help support this important work.

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Donate to Carol Howe Scholarship Fund

This fund is established to provide scholarships and other support to Oregon-based Nurse-Midwifery students. It is endowed by the Oregon ACNM Affiliate and other generous sponsors and supporters.

Carol Howe, CNM, DNSc, FACNM, DPNAP, FAAN has provided over 35 years of service to Oregon families and the midwifery community. She retired as the Director of Oregon Health and Science University's Midwifery program in June 2015.

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