Spring 2016 Conference and NRP
May 13&14, 2016
Lansing area
Please join us!
NRP Friday May 13th from 1:00-5:00
Conference Saturday, May 14th, check-in and breakfast beginning at 8:30am.

800 W. Lawrence Ave.
Charlotte, MI 48813

3.5 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. There is a early bird registration rate of $85.00 for members if registered by April 25th, otherwise the cost is $105.00.

​ Lunch and a light breakfast included.​

If cancellation is needed due to attendance at a birth, all funds, minus a $5.00 administrative fee, will be refunded.
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Conference sessions:

Moms Under Pressure (120 minutes)
understanding hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Self Care for Caregivers (90 minutes)
helping women who have undergone a traumatic experience while taking care of yourself

Breech Birth (90 minutes)
a facilitated discussion

You’ll also hear the latest updates from the state screening department.

Our fantastic line-up of speakers 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.

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.

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.

NRP Instructor
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.

You can register here

Please join us on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd at the Kettunen Center in Tustin (outside of Cadillac) for our annual conference. This is an all inclusive retreat featuring fantastic speakers, overnight accommodations, and meals. MEAC credits are being applied for. All you have to do is pre-register and show up, knowing your food and lodging has already been taken care of. If you have a hearing screen machine, please bring it to the conference to be calibrated.

Friday, May 1, 2014

1-5 (may finish early) Neonatal Resuscitation

1-3 Hearing screen training by Nan Asher, MLS (for anyone that has not previously done this and is interested in learning how)

3:30-4:30 Refresher hearing screen (for anyone that’s been previously trained but would like a refresher or to discuss tips and tricks)

3:00-5:00 Tricks of the Trade roundtable discussion – Primips and Grand Multips. Feel free to come and go if you’re also doing NRP or hearing screening.

5-5:30 Registration (Please pre-register online and just stop by to get your name checked off)

5:30-6:30 Dinner

6:30-7:00 Welcome and MMA updates

7:00-9:00 The Normal and Not so Normal Neonate with Nancy Westerndorp, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

7:30-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-10:00 Dr. Robin O’Dell, DO, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology

10-10:45 Pulse Oximetry for CCHD, including new materials and follow up protocol for failed screens. Keri Urquhart, MPH, BSN, RN

10:45-11:00 Break and pulse oximeter distribution for new participants in the loan program

11:00-12:00 Metabolic Disorders; early symptoms midwives might see. Lois Turbett, MS, RN

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Fertility to 4th Trimester; Herbs for the Childbearing Year. Anna Fernandez, CPM, Community Herbalist

4:00-5:00 Wrap up, conference survey, CEU certificates, distribute recalibrate hearing screen equipment.

Accomodations can be seen here:

Meals are served buffet style. The Kettunen Center is committed to providing high quality nutritious meals and will include as much locally grown organic produce as possible.