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Carolina Birth Junkies

Summer Island Retreat

August 25-27, 2017

Join us again for much needed relaxing, team building and birth education  on Sand Island at Camp Canaan in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 25th

8:30     Check in

9:00     Optional Outdoor Activities

12:00    Lunch and late check in 

1:00      Birth Art

2:00     Session 1: Dr. David Hayes "Group B Strep" (1.5 CEU*)

3:30     Session 2: Danica Todd "Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy" (2.5 CEU*)

6:00    Dinner and VBAC Panel Discussion with Dr. Hayes, Marcia Ensminger, MSN, CNM, Jennifer Lucas O'Briant, CPM, LM and parents Stephanie and Joshua Flowers

8:00     Red Tent Temple Event

Choose one of these outdoor activities as an add-on: kayaking for $39, high ropes course for $35 or zip-lining for $65. These activities will take place Friday morning after check in!

Saturday, August 26th

7:30        Yoga with Pam Jamieson

9:00        Breakfast

10:00     Session 3: Jennifer Moss Corbin “Breastfeeding Facts and Fiction” (1 CEU*)

11:00     Session 4: Case Studies facilitated by Christine Strothers, CPM (1.5 CEU*)

12:30     Lunch

1:30        Session 5: Marston St. John “Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Birth” (1.5 CEU*)

3:00        Session 6: Shelby Lewis and DeNae Means of Safe Passage “Domestic Violence and the Childbearing Family” lecture and walk through simulation- what a victim of domestic violence might experience with Safe Passage (2 CEU*)

5:30        Explore the Island, Rest and Relax

7:00        Pool Party and Low Country Boil (vegan/ vegetarian options are available for all meals) 

Sunday, August 27th

7:00        Yoga with Pam Jamieson

8:00        Breakfast

9:00        Session 7: Lori Barklage “Trauma Healing for Clients and Birth Workers” (1.5 CEU*)

10:30     Session 8: Amy and John Medwin “Making Love Last” (couples welcome) (1.5 CEU*)

12:00     Lunch

1:00        Session 9: Case Studies, facilitated by Christine Strothers, CPM (2 CEU)

3:00        NACPM State Chapter Meetings (2 CEU*)

Click here for pricing and registration for a full weekend! Pricing includes all meals, accommodations for 2 nights and all sessions. Friday morning activities are extra as listed above. Pending MEAC CEUs are $25. 

New this year- single day pricing! Check it out here.

Have a look at the  photos from the August 2016  Retreat !

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*MEAC CEUs have been applied for*

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