Midwives, are you considering accepting Medi-Cal and want to increase your toolset for serving a more diverse community of clients?

Were you at MANACAM17 and looking for a safe space to exhale and process the experience? Want to gather tools to advance the cultural awareness of your midwifery practice?

Join us for a 4-hour workshop designed to help us better support the diverse families that may seek midwifery service.

We know that the work of increased cultural awareness is deeply rewarding and benefits all families served by midwifery. We also know it can feel challenging, which is why we chose the gracious and supportive Heather Thompson of Elephant Circle to present this workshop.

This training will provide you with:  

  • some skills and language to discuss race and racism so you feel more confident when these topics arise
  • an understanding of the relationships between race, racism, and birth disparities and your role in changing the situation
  • why being “colorblind” doesn’t work and how seeing race is a benefit to your community
  • a place to process some of what felt unresolved after MANA/CAM and deepen your understanding of the issues raised at this conference so you can take away what resonates with you and leave the drama behind
  • a community of folks who are interested in discussing these issues so you feel supported and we can move forward as a united midwifery community
  • tools on how you can improve maternal health outcomes among families of color so you can better serve your community
Most who have begun the work of cultivating cultural sensitivity and awareness realize that they must become lifetime learners and that this work requires on-going effort. This workshop is designed for all learning levels, including those who are just beginning and those who have participated in cultural awareness work for many years.
4 hour workshop
CAM CEUs (MBC approved) available
Lamaze educators can use this activity toward their recertification hours
CALM member rate: $75
Non member rate: $105
Student midwife rate: $45
Non-midwife birthworker (doula, CBE, or lactation consultant) rate: $45
Includes light snacks

Two locations.  9am to 1pm.

February 24th – Bay Area – San Leandro Senior Community Center (click HERE to register)

13909 E. 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94578

February 25th – San Diego – Marina Village  (click HERE to register)

Sponsored by CAM.

This workshop is sponsored by The California Association of Midwives Foundation (CAM). As an integral part of CAM’s mission, this workshop is not a fundraiser, and we have priced it as competitively as possible while still breaking even on the costs. CAM is committed to providing safe, evidence-based midwifery for all families in California. We envision a future where we can embrace and welcome our differences and unique assets to improve birth for all families. CALM is endorsing this training as a part of CALM’s mission to bring tangible benefits to its members and to advance the LM profession through education, quality improvement initiatives and advocating for access to midwives for all California families.


What is the current status of the 42 week rule for California licensed midwives? What are your ethical obligations to providing care for your clients who reach the 42 week mark? How can licensed midwives advocate for change that provides the safest possible care for the clients of licensed midwives?

Join CALM members for a webinar led by Katherine Hemple, Ph.D. and CALM’s legislative and policy consultant.

When: Wednesday, February 28th at noon
Where: Online webinar (register for details)
Who: Free for CALM members (registration required)

About the facilitator:
Katherine Hemple, Ph.D., has over twenty years of experience working in politically diverse states to successfully advance midwifery legislation and to help midwifery advocates hold their ground against efforts to roll back the gains that have been made in the legislative arena. Her areas of expertise include bill drafting and review; grassroots organizing and mobilization; advocacy training; messaging, and public relations.

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Calling all California midwives and student midwives!

Come join CAM and CALM for a drink and light appetizers. We will be gathering after the March 1st MAC meeting.

Learn what’s next with CALM and CAM!

03/01/2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Calling all California midwives and student midwives!

Come join CAM and CALM for a snack and conversation.

Learn what’s next with CALM and CAM!

03/05/2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Register Now!


Thank you for joining us at our CALM Annual Meeting!


Thank you for joining us at our annual conference, co-hosted with the Midwives Alliance of North America!

California Association of Midwives Foundation (CAM) and California Association of Licensed Midwives (CALM) collaborated with Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) for our annual conference.

Watch here for details of our 2018 educational opportunities.

Thank you for joining us at our recent CAM & CALM mixers!

Unable to join us for an update on our programs? We will keep you up-to-date in our newsletter. We will also keep you up-to-date on the next event!