Advanced Practice Midwifery Course

Suturing Skills Workshop


Advanced midwifery skill is necessary for today's independent out-of-hospital midwife. Midwive's statistics are being tracked, home and birth center births are on the rise and safe outcomes are everyone's priority. It is a delicate balance to know when to utilize all your midwifery skill to get a baby born AND when to effect transport quickly. With hands-on skills training and an opportunity to explore case studies , plus a strong business foundation, you will come away with an extensive new skills set: better able to serve your clientele.

Sacramento/ Grass Valley Area Clinical Skills Workshop - Last Day Only

Friday, March 13th, 12-4pm

12909 Long Valley Rd

Penn Valley, CA

Potluck lunch.


Register by Calling Allison: 530-272-1667 Last minute registration just fine!

Cost : $50 (all supplies provided)

Learn to visualize, assess, and approximate vaginal and perennial damage. Estimate repair necessary, gather supplies. Practice multiple suture techniques on realistic vaginal-like tissue with seeping blood. Hone your suture skill with an experienced midwife-instructor who is a national educator on vaginal and perineal repair.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Nevada County Midwives Workshop Agenda

Fri Mar 13th

8-10 am

  • Advanced fetal monitoring, out-of-hospital NST & fluid assessment (1 hr)

12-4 pm

  • Hemorrhage diagnosis & treatment, estimated blood loss and urinary catheter ( 1hr)
  • Preventing tears, performing episiotomy, and repairing lacerations including labial, clitoral hood & 3rd degree extensions ( 3 hrs)

Augustine Colebrook

Augustine is an accomplished management executive and a trusted, skilled out-of-hospital midwife with a strong entrepreneurial heart, who takes much joy in mainstreaming midwifery and the midwifery model of care by bringing the modern community-centered birth center choice to low risk women in her community in one of her Oregon state-licensed free-standing birth centers. She respects a woman’s need for the empowering feeling of being undisturbed during labor, but balances this attention to the sacred rite of passage with 15 years experience attending births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes in rural, urban and suburban environments in the US and abroad. Augustine’s focus is finely attuned to the process of letting go and opening to the unknown in labor and in life.

In addition to managing an integrate holistic health center and running two birth centers, Augustine also consults around the country for start-up birth centers and new midwives opening or expanding their practices. It is her profound joy to illuminate the sacred journey of pregnancy and birth for other women as well as participate in the education of the next generation of midwives. She is also writing a book for parents and editing a film project due out summer 2015.