Perinatal Outreach EducationEducation, both for pregnant women and for perinatal providers, is essential if we are to improve birth outcomes in West Virginia. Only through the collaboration of many organizations, agencies, and individuals working in partnership can we address the many issues identified by those working with pregnant women and their newborns.

The West Virginia Partnership is dedicated to providing a wide variety of educational seminars and conferences, in addition to hosting the annual West Virginia Perinatal Summit. For upcoming events that have been scheduled, please check the calendar.

West Virginia Perinatal Summit Held November 14 & 15, 2016

The Summit is designed to bring professionals from multiple disciplines together to discuss perinatal and child health issues. Local and nationally recognized faculty encourage participants to consider new research, best practices, collaborative and innovative strategies in perinatal health policy, education and practice.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 West Virginia Perinatal Summit a success.  To view the full agenda and the presentations Click Here.  To view the 2016 Summit Photo Gallery Click Here.

Click here for information about the 2015 Summit.

Upcoming Events

Lamaze Instructor Seminar: Teaching You to Teach Others @ St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV
Mar 29 @ 8:30 am – Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm

March 29, 30 & 31 at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV. 
Lamaze Instructor Seminar:  Teaching You to Teach Others is program for childbirth educators, or those who are committed to teach childbirth classes.  It enables one to take the certifying exam to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) given each April and October. See the registration page for further details.

REGISTRATION  (Click to Register)
Fee:  $75 for in-state and $575 for out-of-state participants.
22 CNEs. The workbook is $225 and contains exam preparation materials and CB course materials.

AWHONN & THE PARTNERSHIP SPRING CONFERENCE @ Flatwoods Conference Center, Days Inn
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

APRIL 13 2017

Where:  Flatwoods Conference Center, Days Inn, Sutton
When:  APRIL 13 2017 (Thursday, 8:30 am -3:30 pm)


  1. Transforming Obstetric Triage: AWHONN’s Maternal Fetal Triage Index, Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM, Director Women’s Health Programs AWHONN
  2. Empowering Nurses to Educate Women about Maternal Mortality, Lisa Kleppel, MPH, Project Manager for AWHONN’s Empowering Women Project.
  3. Helping Babies Breathe, a training program that teaches the essential skills of caring for healthy babies and assisting babies that do not breathe on their own after birth. Ellen King, RN, MSN, Associate Professor University of Charleston. Lunch and Learn session.
  4. Recurrent Preterm Labor and Guidelines for Progesterone Therapy, Shauna Lively, RN, EdD, March of Dimes Grant Recipient.
  5. Zika:  What you and your patients need to know, Office of Infectious Diseases, Bureau of Public Health, WV DHHR.

Registration  (Click to Register)
$35 fee for lunch and CEUs for AWHONN members;
$50 for non-members.
Free if signing up for a NEW membership in March or April.

Shauna Lively, Ed.D., RN, LCCE
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

Fetal Monitor Instructor Course @ Morgantown
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fetal Monitor Instructor Course

April 28, 2017 in Morgantown, WV

Become certified to teach the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course.

Each participant must be a registered nurse currently working in a labor & delivery or obstetric unit that performs fetal monitoring. Participants must have completed the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course within the last three years and be a member of AWHONN.

Cost of the course is $200.00 and each participant must purchase an instructor manual from AWHONN/Kendall Hunt Publishers.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Melanie Riley, WV Perinatal Partnership Nurse Coordinator at ude.l1490519567lahsr1490519567am@my1490519567elir1490519567

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Shauna Lively, EdD, RN, LCCE
Perinatal Outreach Education Director
(304) 516-1083

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