What Does Today’s Research Say?
Helping Expectant Parents Understand Evidence-Based Care

March 18, 2016

 Registration open now!


Our Distinguished Speakers for the 2016 REACHE Conference


Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE has been an active childbirth professional since 2004, teaching Lamaze classes and providing doula services to over a thousand families through her private practice in Seattle, Washington. She is a Birth Doula Trainer at the Simkin Center, Bastyr University. Sharon is also a trainer with Passion for Birth, a Lamaze-Accredited […] (more...)

Rebecca Dekker, PhD

Rebecca Dekker is Assistant Professor of Nursing at a research-intensive university in the U.S. She received her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Although her academic research career began with a […] (more...)

Christine Morton, PhD

Christine Morton is a medical sociologist at the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) at Stanford University where she conducts research on maternal mortality and morbidity that informs the development of maternal quality toolkits on issues such as postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia. She is co-investigator of several studies, including the Maternity Support Survey – a cross […] (more...)

2016 Conference Location

Embassy Suites Bellevue
3225 158th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008

What is the REACHE Conference?

REACHE stands for Regional Association of Childbirth Educators of Puget Sound. Our one purpose is to put on a fantastic conference each year for Childbirth Educators. Because of the dynamic speakers we have invited through the years, the conference also now attracts doulas, midwives, nurses and lactation specialists. In recent years we have offered continuing education hours to these groups. Our conference takes place in the greater Puget Sound area but attracts professionals from around Washington, neighboring states and Canada. The conference usually takes place in March or April.



2016 Speaker Interviews coming after the New Year!

Why attend the REACHE Conference?

  • Find resources and research that supports your work with birthing families.
  • Equip yourself with the “big picture” of what is happening in birth advocacy.
  • Identify how health care providers effectively teach in unusual circumstances.
  • Integrate effective teaching strategies into your work, whether you’re in the labor room or the class room.
  • Increase your personal support network of education-oriented colleagues.