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Date(s) - 10/17/2020 - 12/31/2022
All Day

Metro Midwifery



a metro midwifery skills workshop

This 8-hour suturing workshop will cover the basics of laceration assessment and suturing. Skills covered include:

  • Anatomy of the vagina, perineum, and pelvic floor, including the pertinent muscles and nerves
  • Assessment and identification of laceration types and degrees, including information about referral procedures for 3rd and 4th degree lacerations
  • Selection of appropriate medications, instruments, suture material, and needles types required for repair of 1st and 2nd degree lacerations
  • Appropriate techniques for basic repair, including hands-on practice on a variety of materials

This workshop is intended to meet the requirements of Rule 20 in the Midwives Practice Act, as regulated by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Classes are arranged based on interest. Three people must be registered in order to schedule a class.

Workshop is 8 hours long. Class size is severely limited due to COVID. Participants will be expected to wear a mask during the workshop.

Eight MEAC continuing education contact hours available.

DORA requires a MEAC approved suturing course in order to apply for the suturing authority. Certificate and DORA form will be provided at class completion. The applicant is responsible for applying for the state authority.

Course is taught by Gina Gerboth, MSM, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC.

Fee: $250 (includes supplies)

Cancelation policy: Because class size is severely limited, refunds are not provided within 2 weeks of workshop dates. However, if you must cancel, you will be allowed to enroll in the next course as space permits (timing and scheduling not guaranteed).

*Due to COVID, all of our workshops have undergone serious modifications. Pharmacology may be taught virtually (synchronous instruction on Zoom). For in-person workshops, class size is severely limited and masks will be required. Due to the smaller class sizes, cost has increased in order to secure a back-up midwife. In addition to these workshops, student workshops (for these and other topics) can be arranged as desired. Student workshops will have the same COVID restrictions, but costs will be lower. However, they may be cancelled in the event of a birth.