Birth Emergency Skills Training®

in your own community! 

Hosting a workshop can be fun and rewarding!   

When you host a Birth Emergency Skills Training® workshop in your own hometown, you have the opportunity to bring your midwifery community together.  This is a wonderful thing!

It is so important to develop professional relationships, network, learn and support one another. Hosting a workshop also provides you a unique opportunity to build bridges between community providers and your hospital providers by inviting them to learn along side you.

Working together, reviewing, improving and practicing essential birth emergency skills we can improve outcomes while elevating the status of out of hospital birth and midwifery. 

Contact us for more information!

Hosting Basics

  • Contact us and get more information about hosting
  • Save the Date! Request or submit preferred dates. Once we all agree, send $200 deposit
  • Choose a venue! Follow our guidelines provided in choosing an appropriate venue
  • Put the word out! Contact your local and state wide midwifery groups and organizations
  • Register participants!  Use the google form provided or create your own
  • Collect deposits to ensure you meet your minimum requirement of 14 participants ($200 recommended).
  • Advertise your workshop. We will post on our websites, instagram and facebook accounts
  • Stay in touch! Reach out with questions or if you need help. We guide you every step of the way
  • Send $300 travel deposit 30 days prior scheduled workshop
  • Forward email with link to online program (sent to you approximately 30 days prior and with receipt of $300 travel deposit), to all your participants
  • Have venue set up prior to our arrival (at 8:00am the morning of the workshop), with tables, chairs and supplies - as directed - along with tea, coffee and snacks 
  • Enjoy your workshop! Without the travel and expense of leaving home

Email Andrea at [email protected] or

Avril at [email protected] and get started today!

Download the pdfs below for more information

Host benefits include:

  • Comfort of home without travel 
  • Host attends gratis with 15 paid participants
  • Opportunity to network and connect more deeply with surrounding midwifery community



General Information

Scholarships available!

  • We are committed to increasing the diversity of midwives
  • Midwife of Color student scholarship ($565) offered per workshop with 15 other participants
  • Scholarship may be shared between 2-4 participants to increase access to the workshop


Host Responsibilities

Get on the Calendar:

  • Save your dates by contacting us to discuss options
  • Send your $200 deposit
  • Start planning! We help you every step of the way
  • Collect registrations 
  • Advertise on social media and websites 


Save the Date!

Bring Birth Emergency Skills Training® to your doorstep! 


We travel across the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico),  and Canada, bringing these essential, life saving skills to midwives, doctors, nurses and other birth workers. Ask us about Europe, we would love to come!

We also offer Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification as an additional half day workshop. Participants attending BEST receive a discount!  Between BEST and NRP, you earn 32 CEU's in just 2 days + online learning! 

Avril is now offering Sew Savvy Suturing Workshop for community midwives: a day to learn something new and practice this essential skill.

Email Andrea [email protected] or [email protected] to get started!

 Birth Emergency Skills Training®

Participant testimonials, shared with permission.

"I drove to the workshop feeling a little silly for even coming b/c I was considering leaving midwifery. I've had two traumatic births in my first year, I'm realizing my apprenticeship didn't prepare me well, my confidence was lacking so much that I couldn't even call myself a midwife easily. 

After completing it, I walked away a different midwife. Yes, I am a midwife and I know how to handle scary situations. I am equipped and ready. I think this training probably will become a turning point in my midwifery story.

Thank you for so thoughtfully framing the hands on portion as a place FOR us to learn whatever we need and not just for us to use to check off that we've attended/performed. It really was created to meet our individual needs, whatever they were when we walked in the doors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless you rich!"

"This workshop was exactly what I needed to overcome some traumatic births."

"I loved that I could tell Andrea exactly what I needed to practice and she led it."

"I really appreciated the accessibility of the online course, as well as the in person portion. Being able to pace myself and take in the online material helped my learning -- I could take breaks as needed and let the material sink in in ways that are difficult when all the material is presented all at once in an in person-only format. It worked really well for me."

"The in depth review we receive in this workshop is need for the safety of our patients and our livelihoods. Your workshops are a blessing!"

“BEST was fantastic, it was hands down the best CEU course I have ever taken in my 25 years of being a Nurse-Midwife”


Don't let the sun set

on your birth emergency skills.

Take a 

Birth Emergency Skills Training®

 and be

prepared for the unexpected!



When you are well equipped and prepared to handle anything, you can relax and sink into fully supporting the birthing before you. 




Contact Us Today!