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.l1487784229lahsr1487784229am@my1487784229elir1487784229

Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies @ Days Inn Conference Center
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save The Date!

Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies
Annual Competency Training

May 9, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods

“Creating Safe Environments for West Virginia Babies”
Nancy Cowles, Executive Director, Kids In Danger

Registration is free and details will be sent in late March!
The Walmart State Giving Foundation is providing funding for this training


Nancy A. CrowlesAbout Nancy….
Nancy A. Cowles is executive director of Kids In Danger (KID), an organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  KID’s mission is to promote the development of safer children’s products, advocate for children and educate parents and caregivers about dangerous children’s products.  KID was founded by the parents of Danny Keysar who was killed in a recalled portable crib.  Under Nancy’s leadership, KID has grown into a nationally recognized advocate for safer children’s products, called on often by the media, parents, regulators and other stakeholders as a resource and key player in the arena of product safety.

RESOLVE THROUGH SHARING GRIEF SENSITIVITY SEMINAR @ Stonewall Jackson Resort and Conference Center
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Stonewall Jackson Resort and Conference Center

Target Audience: Perinatal professionals working with those families experiencing the loss of a pregnancy or baby.  Discover new and practical resources relevant to practice and enhance your ability to positively impact the family’s difficult experience. Participants must be working in hospitals/agencies within the state.

Time: 8:30 to 5:00

REGISTRATION  (Click to Register)
Others may register at $100 per participant.
7 CEU’s for RNs and SW, Light breakfast, lunch and break provided.