CMA Fall Conference 2013


Supporting the Practicing Midwife:
Staying current with practices, skills, business needs and more!

Thursday October 3 & Friday October 4

At the Mercury Cafe, Denver

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Thursday, October 3
8:30am-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Welcome

National Initiatives for Shared Decision Making/Informed Consent - with Brynne Potter, CPM

What needs to go into a CPM Disclosure for Midwifery Care?, What is a Midwife’s Plan of Care?  What do I do if my ethics and beliefs conflict with those of my clients?  How do I comply with my regulations while practicing ethical, woman-centered care?  How do new federal guidelines for Shared Decision Making affect Colorado midwives?

Taking an ethical perspective on the issues surrounding Informed Consent, this talk will outline the updated standards of the North American Registry of Midwives for Shared Decision Making.

Discussion will include specific guidelines for implementing Informed Consent into practice settings that reflect on social, cultural, and other individualized needs of midwifery clients as well as support for communicating these standards to the general public as a tool for midwifery advocacy.

Special Video Preview:  Portions of this workshop were recorded at the 2012 MANA conference.  Please watch the video segments on this link and bring your questions for Brynne to the conference!

10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:30pm Miscarriage - It's Not Always Bad Luck - with Teresa Robertson, RN, MS, CNM
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 
1:30pm-3:00pm Constructive Consultation and Transfer of Care - with Dr. Warren Johnson and Alexis Hartmayer-Harmon, MS, CNM
3:00pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4:45pm Midwifery TCM First Aid Kit - with Tricia Good, LAc
4:45pm-5:00pm Closing

Friday, October 4

Private Practice Demo (special breakfast provided)

Private Practice has just launched the Maternity Neighborhood, a platform designed to connect, engage and deliver innovations that transform maternity care.  Come to a sponsored breakfast and learn more about our tools for charting, education, informed consent, and scheduling for midwifery.

8:30am-8:45am Registration
8:45am-9:00am Welcome
9:00am-10:30am Walking the Tightrope: How to Protect Personal Assets from Business Claims - with Bonnie Bowles, Esq
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm How to Build a Baby: Micronutrient Needs During Pregnancy - with Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm CMA General Membership Meeting
2:30pm-2:45pm Break

Practitioner and Practice Characteristcs of the Certified Professional Midwife in the United States:  Results of the 2011 NARM Practice Survey - with Brynne Potter, CPM

The 2011 NARM survey was implemented by the North American Registry of Midwives for two primary purposes: 1) to inform the NARM Board’s process of internally examining their credentialing standards for potential revision, and 2) to gather information about CPMs experiences, training, and current practice that are not collected during the credentialing process.

Brynne will discuss the results of this study including demographics of practicing CPMs, levels of non- midwifery education, training and certification, and practice characteristics, especially as they pertain to the facilitation of normal physiologic labor and birth.

We will also discuss conclusions of this study including NARM’s implementation of new eligibility requirements for CPMs, and considerations related to increasing access to training opportunities, especially for women of color.

4:15pm-4:30pm Closing




You can attend this event for one or both days.  We hope you will stay for both!

1 Day Member: $45
1 Day Non-Member: $55
2 Day Member: $80
2 Day Non-Member: $100



9 MEAC CEUs will be available for this conference.

About Our Speakers

Brynne Potter, CPM, NARM Board Member, Owner of Private Practice electronic charting software for midwives

Brynne Potter is a Certified Professional Midwife. She has worked in the field of midwifery since 1991 and has attended home births as a primary midwife for over 10 years. She is also member of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) Board of Directors and most recently co-founded Private Practice, makers of electronic charting software for midwives. Brynne frequently speaks on multiple topics, (all of which can provide CEUs for midwives) and writes on her company and personal blogs.

Teresa Robertson, RN, MS, CNM, Birth Intuitive TM

Since 1979,Teresa Robertson RN,MS,Certified Nurse Midwife, Birth Intuitive TM has been involved in the realms of; women's health, birth and alternative healing. Teresa utilizes numerous  concrete mind/body/spirit  techniques and tools; including connecting with your unborn baby.  Her integrative approach is concrete, supportive and empowering.  Teresa's work in fertility and pregnancy as a Birth Intuitive has been  endorsed by  Dr. Christiane Northrup in her  best selling books; Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. and  her new Mother Daughter Wisdom. Teresa is also well versed with working with childbearing  and non childbearing clients as they navigate the world of loss and grief; supporting them in understanding their next steps as they reclaim their new selves. Her expertise includes working with all stages of pregnancy loss, including; miscarriages, still birth, infant death and abortion resolution.

Alexis Hartmayer-Harmon, MS, CNM

Seven years of bedside nursing practice with women and children led Alexis to pursue her career as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Five of these years as an RN were spent at Denver Health and Hospital where she continues as a CNM currently. Alexis believes strongly in the collaborative, family centered, and evidence based model of care found at this institution.  Her passions as a nurse midwife include access to routine and expert care for all women, honoring physiologic birth in the low risk patient and respecting the diverse culture of the US including each individual’s wishes and beliefs for their own healthcare. She feels lucky to work for a hospital were this is truly in practice among her colleagues, midwives, physicians, and nurses alike.

Tricia Good, LAc

Tricia has a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan and completed her Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in August 2007.  She is a nationally accredited and Colorado licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Tricia’s education, experience as a collegiate athlete, and her past employment experiences, as a Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health counselor, Wilderness Leadership and as a Physical Therapy Aide gives Tricia experience  in collaborative care and communication with other health and medical disciplines.  Collaborative care is what Tricia sees as giving the patient the most effective and comprehensive care.  Positive communication between practitioners is what gives her patients some of the best results and progress.  Her role as a practitioner is to use Traditional Chinese Medicine as a supportive complement of care for the family.    Additional training outside of her Traditional Chinese Medicine degree also includes continued education focusing on women’s health, Western herbal medicine and a pediatric needleless technique called shonishin that is well received by children 2mos - 10  years of age.

Warren Johnson, MD

Dr. Warren T Johnson is Board Certified in Family Practice as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He has been practicing medicine for 28 years in the Brighton area and he has been a great friend to the Colorado Midwives Association, having supported the regulation of direct-entry midwifery in the legislature many times since 1993.  He also donates his time and expertise in Honduras with the Cape Cares Program.  In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys bike riding, including the annual "Ride the Rockies" that he participates in.

Bonnie Bowles, Esq.

Bonnie Bowles, New Mom and Personal Family Lawyer, helps growing families and small businesses set up the legal protection to ensure they know what will happen to their family and business in any situation. Bonnie works closely with small businesses to help them avoid "walking the tightrope" by making sure their personal assets are not on the line for any business liability, no matter how small. And for growing families, Bonnie educates parents about how to protect your children by naming a guardian, protect yourselves in an emergency, and protect your nest egg from the hassle and expense of probate. Passionate about educating and helping people when it comes to the legal realm, Bonnie is licensed in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, and is working on her her CPA license. Contact Bonnie at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kaycie Rosen Grigel, ND

Dr. Kaycie Rosen Grigel is owner of the Golden Naturopathic Clinic, LLC.  She specializes in holistic care for women and children, particularly hormone balancing.  For pregancy, she utilizes craniosacral therapy for common aches and pains and to assist in proper positioning and easy birthing.  She also advises pregnant women in proper nutrition and holistic choices for common discomforts.  In addition to clinical practice, Dr Grigel frequently lectures and writes for publications such as the Natural Medicine Journal and authors a blog on family nutrition called Health from the Hearth.  She is a native of Colorado and loves to garden, ski, climb, and hike with her husband, two daughters, and dog.


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Refunds for conferences: 
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