Early Bird Registration NOW Open!

August 26-29, 2021

MANA and CBJ Members receive a $50 discount on conference registration!*

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CBJ & Midwives Alliance of North America have joined forces to bring you a retreat/ conference to remember!

Join us on Sand Island at Camp Canaan in Rock Hill, SC for 4 days of learning and sharing the traditions of Midwifery all while embracing the transformations we will experience.

Traditions and Transformations

Pre-Conference Add-Ons include: ​​

  • 8/26 Tina Braimah, CNM:  1/2 day pre-conference workshop.        "The Midwife's Apothecary: Essential Herbs for Pregnancy and Postpartum"

  • Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP: Offering 3 pre-conference options-                                                                                                                    8/26 NRP certification (Initial certifications and renewals)                          8/26 NRP Refresher (for those who are not up for renewal yet, but have a valid NRP card)                                                                  8/27 Community Birth Worker Emergency Skills (ideal for doulas, lactation consultants, parents, etc- NRP not required)

  • 8/27 Christine Strothers, CPM: 1/2 day IV pre-conference workshop

  • 8/27 Erin Graham, CNM: 1/2 day Suturing pre-conference workshop

Conference Speakers Include:

  • MANA President Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM:           Interpreting Lab Results

  • MANA Vice President Tomasina Oliver, CPM:         Traditional Black Midwifery

  • MANA Director of Events Lori Gibson, CPM, LM, MBC: Peer review

  • Becky Bagley, CNM:                                               Delivering Bad News

  • Dr. Susan Alberto:                                                Pharmaceuticals in OOH settings

  • Karen Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP:                                                           Effective Teamwork  

  • And more to come!

As always, we will have kayaking on Thursday afternoon as an optional pre-conference activity, low country boil dinner by the pool on Friday night as a welcome to the conference and more fun activities throughout the weekend.

* Cannot receive $50 discount for both MANA and CBJ membership, discount does not apply to pre-conference add-ons.


 CEUs will be applied for and available for purchase at the conference.

Conference registration will end on 08/12/2021.

Carolina Birth Junkies:

Lori Gibson, CPM, LM, MBC & Christine Strothers, CPM, IBCLC


4694 Westwind Drive

Rock Hill, SC 29732


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