Past Conferences

Take a Look at Past REACHE Conferences

2014: Whose Birth is It? Balancing Evidence, Expectation, Culture and Choice. Speakers: Kim James ICCE, LCCE, BDT (DONA), Sharyne Shiu Thornton PhD and Raylene Phillips MD, IBCLC

2013: Just Passing Through: Is it All About the Pelvis? Speakers: Gail Tully, Penny Simkin and Katy Bowman

2012:  Birth * Baby * Breast * Business:  What You Don’t Already Know!
Speakers:  J.D. Kleinke, Mark Sloan MD, Christina Smillie MD, Stacey Kerr MD

2011: Teach Better Now: In the Classroom, Across the Kitchen Table, At the Bedside
Speakers: Michele Deck, RN, BSN, M.Ed, LCCE, FACCE, Pam England, MA, CNM, Sheri Deveney

2010: Changing Birth Practices from the Inside Out and the Outside In
Speakers: Eugene Declerq, PhD, MBA, MS; Nicholas Fogelson, MD OB/GYN; Jeri Pleticha, RN, LMP;
Barbara Hotelling, MSN, WHNP-BV, CD(DONA), LCCE

2009: Why Are We All So Afraid?: Perspectives on How Fear and Risk Impact Birth
Speakers: Jennifer Block, Author and journalist; Andrew Kotaska, MD, FRCSC;
Kathy McGrath, MSW, LSW, FACCE, LCCE, CD(DONA); Dawn Russell, MD, OB/GYN

2008: “At Least You Have a Healthy Baby”: Exploring the Forces Behind the Cesarean Epidemic
Speakers: Nancy O’Brien-Abel, NM, RNC; Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, FAAFP; Pam Udy,
Penny Simkin, PT, Childbirth educator, doula, lecturer and author.

2007: Epidural Realities: Multiple Perspectives.
Speakers: William Camann, MD, Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC,
Penny Simkin, PT

2006: Real Life with Babies: Preparing expectant parents for the reality of postpartum.
Speakers: Carolyn Pirak, MSW, ICCE; Joni Parthemer, Med, ICCE; Elizabeth Pantley,
John Geisheker, JD, LLM; Linda Todd, MPH, ICCE; Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE

2005: Birth and Parenting: Blending Feminine Wisdom with Modern Maternity Care.
Speakers: Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD; Suzanne Arms, author.

2004: Illusion of Choice in Childbirth.
Speakers: Michael Klein, MD and Henci Goer, author.

2003: Exploring the Pre-Born Experience: Welcoming Babies – Conception Through Birth
Speaker: Colleen Graham, Author

2002: Understanding and Teaching Optimal Fetal Position
Speaker: Jean Sutton