October 2022 – Defensive Charting Seminar – Midwifery Wisdom Collective Program – presented by Augustine Colebrook, CPM, MA. MEAC 12 hours earned.

July 19 – August 30, 2022 – Community Outreach Perinatal Educator (Certified Perinatal Educator/Community Doula)– Presented by Commonsense Childbirth Institute- 28 hours earned

July 28, 2021 – Hybrid Breech Workshop: Breech Pro + Hands-On Simulation Training (part of the Vaginal Breech Workshop) Facilitated by Rixa Freeze, Ph.D. & David Hayer, MD, presented by Breech Without Borders. ACNM 18 hours earned

January 4, 2021 – Resolving Shoulder Dystocia – Facilitated by Gail Tully, CPM, presented by Spinning Babies. ACNM/MEAC 3 hours earned

November 1, 2020 – Waterbirth Certification and Education Course– taught by Barbara Harper, RN, CLD, Midwife, CCCE, CKC, BHE, BTE 18 hours earned.

October 8, 2020 – Essential Content for a Lamaze Childbirth Education Class- Your “GBS Guide” facilitated by Maria J Brooks, BSN, RNC-OB, LCCE, FACCE, presented by Lamaze International. 1 CEU earned.

July 26 – 28, 2020 – DONA International Approved Birth Doula Workshop – facilitated by Nikia Lawson, BDT/CD(DONA), presented by DONA. 16 CEUs earned.

July 11-16, 2020 – Intro to Childbirth for Doulas – facilitated by Nikia Lawson BDT/CD(DONA) presented by DONA. 7 CEUs earned

April 25, 2020 – Toxic Stress, Resilience Building, COVID-19 and Breastfeeding – presented by The Healthy Children Project Inc. 1 LCERP earned

April 24, 2020 – Breast Milk Scientific: “Understanding HMOs” Taught by Microbirth School. 1 L-CERP earned.

April 15, 2020 – When Doulas Use Equity as Their Secret sauce, You Have a Recipe for Life– Facilitated by Natalie Burke, presented by DONA International, 1.5 CEU earned

April 5, 2020 – Lactation Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic -Taught by Lactation Education Resources- 1 L-CERP and 1 contact hour earned.

October 24, 2019 – Infant Mortality Alliance Stakeholders Summit– presented by the Infant Mortality Alliance. 8 hours earned

February 25, 2019 – Healing Our Work and Our World– Presented by National Council for Behavioral Health- Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, 6 training hours earned

November 16, 2018 – Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative Annual Summit – Presented by OPQIC, 1.5 Contact hours earned.

October 4-7, 2018 – AABC Birth Institute: Birth Centers – Creating inclusive, welcoming communities– facilitated by the American Association of Birth Centers. 12 ACNMhours earned

April 20, 2018 – Expect the unexpected: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings ~Complications in the Newborn Period~ Taught by Mercy In Action- Approved by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for 9 Contact Hours. 

April 19, 2018 – Expect the unexpected: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings ~Complications in the Postpartum Period~ Taught by Mercy In Action- Approved by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for 9 Contact Hours. 

April 18, 2018 – Expect the unexpected: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings ~Complications in the Intrapartum Period~ Taught by Mercy In Action- Approved by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for 9 Contact Hours. 

April 17, 2018 – Expect the unexpected: Midwives Handling Complications in Out-Of-Hospital Settings ~Complications in the Antepartum Period~ Taught by Mercy In Action- Approved by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council for 9 Contact Hours. 

April 7, 2018 – OU 2018 Perinatal Spring Conference– Taught by Clinical Education Department- 3.3 CNE contact Hours.

October 10, 2017 – NARM Preparing for Legislation – Training approved for 7 Continuing education hours by Midwifery Education Accreditation Council

July 31 – August 2, 2017- Maternal and Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and
 Human Lactation – 20 L CERPs from International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners     

May 6-7, 2017 – A Dental Perspective on Oral Function in the Infant Child. (specialized training or oral restriction and their effects on the nursing infant.) Training approved for 16 Continuing Education Units by the Academy of General Dentistry.

August 4-5, 2016 – WIC Breastfeeding Educator Training. This training is approved for 15.5 Contact hours by the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, a division of the American Nurses Credentialing center’s Commission on Accreditation.

June 8-9, 2016 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This training is approved for 16 Continuing Education Units by living works.

May 15 – 16, 2016 – Chocolate Milk Facilitators training. Taught by Uzazi Village. This training is approved for 10 Continuing Education Units.

March 6, 2016 – Neonatal Resuscitation Program. This American Academy of Pediatrics for Continuing Medical Education is approved for 9 units. 

February 17 – 18, 2016 – Perinatal Mood Disorder: Components of Care. Taught by Indiana University Health. This training is approved for 14.5 Continuing Nursing  Education by the Ohio Nurses Association.

February 2016 – Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Breastfeeding. This training is approved for 6.5 continue education units. 

February 8 – 10, 2016 – Passion for Birth Lamaze Childbirth Education training. This training is approved for 21 Continuing Nurses Education units  + 4.9 Continuing Nurses Education units by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation. 

December 10, 2015 – CPR for the professional Rescuer. Taught by the American Red Cross. This training is approved for 4 continuing education units. 

July 9-10, 2015 – Midwifery Assistant Skills Workshop. Taught by Mercy In Action. This training is approved by 12 continuing education units. 

April 1-3, 2015 – Oklahoma WIC Breastfeeding Lactation Educators Course. Taught by Glenda Dickerson. This training is approved for 12.5 Contact hours by the University of Oklahoma college of Nursing a division of the American Nurses Credentialing center’s Commission on Accreditation.

February 2-6, 2015 – Loving Support Peer Lactation Counselor. Taught by OK. State WIC Department; written by the United States Department of Agriculture. This training is approved for 42 Continuing education Units.

December 8-12, 2014- Lactation Counselor Training Course. Taught by Healthy Children Project Inc. This American Nurses Credentialing Centers- accredited Nursing Skills Competency program is approved for 45 contact hours. 

October 20, 2014 – Integrating Acupressure into our Practice of Labor and Postpartum Care. Taught by Acumassage Therapy Center. Training is approved for 6 Contact Hours.

October 18, 2014-Resolving Shoulder Dystocia. Taught by Gail Tully, CPM this training has been approved for 3 ACNM CEU’s

     * 5 places in the pelvis that shoulders get stuck and the techniques to free them.
* Remove the fear from Shoulder Dystocia with physiological solutions suited to the             female upper body strength.
* Traditional and current methods of resolution include FlipFLOP and PAC Pull,                     McRoberts and Suprapubic.
* Reduce brachial plexus and other injuries. Learn how to get the posterior arm out               without breaking bones.

 October 17, 2014- Spinning Babies Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning. Taught by Gail Tully, CPM. This training has been granted 7 ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwifery) CEU’s

*Understand that effect of a posterior position on prolonging pregnancy and labor
   *Identifies fetal positioning using mother’s report of kicks and wiggles, site of heartbeat.
   *States why fetal chin tucking is useful to the birth process
   *Utilizes a pregnancy routine for all pregnant women for optimal fetal positioning
   *Replicates a pregnancy technique for relaxing the pelvic floor
   *Compares the forward-leaning inversion to the breech tilt
   *Identifies signs of an occipital posterior labor pattern.
   *Defines the difference between a comfort measure and a rotation technique.
   *Shows three labor techniques that will help a posterior baby rotate to the anterior.
   *Describes an indication for cesarean delivery during pushing.
   *Lists two active birth solutions for delay during pushing.
   *Demonstrates two 2nd stage solutions for slow descent when the mother is restricted        to bed. 

June 14, 2014 – VBAC Workshop – Taught by Gina Crosley-Corcoran. Approved for 6 DONA Continuing Education Hours. 

February 14, 2014- I passed the competency test and I am now a Certified Breastfeeding Educator!

February 12-14, 2014- The Breastfeeding Educators Program. created by Debi Bocar, RN, PhD, LBCLC This certification program has been granted 25 CEU’s.
> Breastfeeding It Is Still the Best
> Prenatal care or families choosing to Breastfeed
> Optimizing first Feedings
> Positioning and Latch-On
> Demystifying Milk Supply
> Maternal Learning Needs
> Later Breastfeeding and Infant Situations
> Difficult Latch-On
> When Supplementation is Indicated
> Nipple Soreness
> Additional Early Challenges
> Special Maternal Situations
> Employed Breastfeeding Mothers
> Critically Ill Infants
> Breastfeeding Advocacy: Creating an Effective Team

January 27th, 2014- Bereavement and Bonding: Babies are amazing
people, right from the start! Join us to learn about babies’ capabilities
*long* before delivery and discover how to support clients’ as they create a
rich, loving relationship with their babies while still pregnant. ICEA approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 20th, 2014- Pregnancy After Loss: Pregnancy after a
perinatal loss experience can be a time of anxiety, excitement and hope. Join
us to understand ways to support a family through the difficult and wonderful
emotions of pregnancy after loss. This ICEA  approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 13th, 2014– Siblings and Perinatal Grief: When
a family experiences a pregnancy or neonatal loss, compassionate
caregivers find themselves answering the need of many members of the
family. Join us to explore the experiences of children as they experience
loss and develop an understanding of what children at each developmental stage
need to do during the perinatal period to successfully grieve a lost sibling. A
unique element to this class is a discussion of grief experienced by siblings
born AFTER a sibling has died. This ICEA accredited  Approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 6, 2014- Processing Perinatal Grief-taught by Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care- This webinar carefully examines the arc of grief, from the initial shock to the integration of the loss. We’ll also explore risk-factors for complicated grief experiences. Approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion.

December 9, 2013- Yoga Breathing For Birth Workshop taught by Karen Prior, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LCCE, CD(DONA), CBC
This 2 1/2 hour workshop teaches you and your support team how to apply                      yoga breathing and yoga philosophy to your labor and birth. Learn how to use yoga breathing in the different stages of labor and leave with a checklist of what to do in each stage.

November 30, 2013-CPR PRO for the Professional Rescuer taught by Stephanie Settle-Certified for 3 years in infant, child and adult CPR and AED

November 14, 2013-Food Handler’s Permit
I’m certified for 2 years. Issued by Cleveland County Health Dept. My permit # 82985

November 10, 2013 – I have been Certified for Professional Practice in MotherMassage®: Massage During Pregnancy: prenatal, labor support & postpartum massage!

October 18-20, 2013-MotherMassage® training– – 24 CEU granted taught by Elaine Stillerman. This 24-hour certification course is approved for twenty-four (24) contact hours by: Florida Board of Massage, NCBTMB, Category A provider, and New York State Board of Massage.

June 15, 2012- 12th Annual WIC Breastfeeding Conference- Let’s Luau the Breastfeeding Way! taught by Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP and Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA. approved for 6.5 CEU’s

~ Highlights from the New , Updated AAP Breastfeeding Policy Statement
~ When Worlds collide: How Ethics Differ for Individuals Helping Breastfeeding Families
~ The Can Do 5: building Momentum toward the Baby- Friendly ten Steps
~ Squeaky Clean or Sneaking By? Avoiding conflicts of Interest
~ Keeping Breastfeeding Going: Keys to A Plentiful Milk Supply
June 24, 2011-Advance Doula Training- 7 CEU’s granted. Doulas and Dads taught by Dr. Matthew Crain and Cheri Grant, RN
Doula and the Expectant Father
Doula and the Labor and Birth Father
Doula and the Postpartum Father

June 24, 2011– Rebozo: An Extension of the Doulas Arms taught by Tammy Ryan, CD(DONA) 2 CEU granted.

>Use During Pregnancy
> Uses During Labor
> Back Labor
> Posterior Baby
> Uses During Second Stage/Pushing
> Uses During Postpartum

June 3, 2011- 11th Annual Oklahoma WIC Breastfeeding Symposium: Support Breastfeeding: It’s Worth It! Taught by Shari Criso, MSN CNM, IBCLC and Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA.

  • Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding
  • Confident, Committed and empowered: speaking to a New Generation of Parents
  • Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline
  • Supporting Lactation Care in Oklahoma Hospitals
  • Supporting Breastfeeding mothers at Work
  • Breastfeeding is Good for Business
  • Supporting Group and effective Breastfeeding classes to Best Empower Mothers

April 20-22, 2011- Breastfeeding Educator Course– 15.83 CEU’ granted. This training was taught by Glenda Dickerson, MS, RN, IBCLC

  • Got Milk
  • The Science of Breastfeeding
  • Role Delineation in Lactation Counseling
  • Basic Breastfeeding Management
  • Breastfeeding Devices and Supplementation
  • Maternal and Infant Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Breastfeeding and the NICU Infant
  • Post Discharge Lactation Support
  • Being a Change Architect
  • Maintaining Breastfeeding Standards

June 4, 2010- 10th Anniversary Oklahoma WIC Breastfeeding Symposium: Mastering the art of Teaching without Preaching & Health Risk Message;

  • Art of Persuasion presented by Amy Spangler, N, RN, IBCLC
  • Good Latch, Bad Latch: Nuances of Latch & Whatcha Say Baby? Infant Communication presented by Catherine Watson Genna, BS IBCLC
    6.2 Nursing continuing hours earned .

June 5, 2009- 9th Annual WIC Breastfeeding Symposium for Healthcare Providers– “Breastfeeding from Baby’s Point of View”-(6.75 Continuing Education Hours) presented by Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC and Dr. Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

June 12, 2009- “When Survivors Give Birth”- taught by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA) 7.5 continuing hours earned

  •  Definition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA)
  • Impact of childhood sexual abuse on conscious memory
  •  Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the adult woman
  •  Impact of CSA on Pregnancy
  •  Impact of CSA on labor and birth
  •  Impact of CSA on Postpartum and postpartum mood disorders
  •  Counseling approach for the CSA survivor
  •  Counseling for women after a traumatic birth

June 13, 2009 “Update on Emotional Support and Physical Comfort in Labor”- taught by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA)- (6.2 continuing educations hours earned)

• When Pain Becomes Suffering
• The Occiput Posterior Fetus: How Little We Know
• Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Relieve Pain and Improve Progress in Labor
• How and Why to use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Labor
• Postpartum: The Neglected Phase of Childbearing

November 12, 2007-Preventing Teen Pregnancy: Why it Matter- Andrea Kane, Senior director of Policy and partnerships National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy & Sharon Rodine, Director of Youth Initiatives Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

  • Teen Prevention: why it Matters
  • Teen  Pregnancy Prevention: Why it Matters in Oklahoma
  • Making Teen Pregnancy Prevention Matter: Next Steps for OK

October 25, 2007- Lamaze International Specialty Workshop; Creativity, Connection and Commitment: Supporting Teens During the Childbearing Year. (8 Continuing Education Hours earned ) Presented by Barbara Hotelling, MSN,CD,LCCE, FACCE

v  Networking and Building Support: A model for Teen
v Educators for teens: Passionate, Committed and Caring
v  The Culture of Adolescence
v  Teaching Strategies for Reaching Teens
v  Communication for the Culture of Adolescence
v  Labor Support for Teens
v  Family and Support Systems |
v  Breastfeeding Adolescent/Postpartum Realities

June 8, 2007 WIC 7th AnnualHold Me, Feed Me, Love Me– Dr. Niles Bergman, (M.B, Ch.B, D.C.H., M.P.H., M.D.) Becky Mannel, BS, IBCLC

  •  Skin-to-skin contact and Perinatal Neuroscience
  • Kangaroo Mother Care: Restoring the Original paradigm for Newborn Care
  • Sharing our own Experience with Skin-to-Skin
  • Putting It Into Practice: Skin-to-Skin at OU Medical Center
  • Neurologically Supportive Delivery and NICU Environments 

May 2007- I have completed my DONA International Postpartum Doula training, I am honored to be the Oklahoma’s 1st Postpartum Doula! 😉 

July 23-25, 2006 –DONA International Postpartum Doula Training Workshop ( 28 hr Continuing Education Hours) Presented by Ann Grauer, PCD(DONA)

  • DONA Certification Requirements
  • Role of the Doula
  • Effective Communication
  • The Birth Experience
  • Postpartum Physical Changes
  • Doula as Educator
  • Multiples
  • Breastfeeding
  • Integrating the Baby
  • Creating a Referral List
  • Values Clarification
  • Postpartum Mood Adjustment
  • The Newborn and the Doula
  • Prenatal Intake/Contact
  • Grief and Loss

June 9, 2006- WIC 6th Annual Breastfeeding Symposium- Supporting the Working Breastfeeding Mother-Ann Dunnewold, PhD. & Dr. Thomas Hale 5.0 CERPs

  •  Postpartum Mental Health Issues: Impact on the Breastfeeding Family- Understanding the Reaction
  • Using Medications on Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Postpartum Mental Health Issues: Support, Resources, and a Brief Look at the Family
  • Use of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics in Breastfeeding Mothers

March 12, 2006 – Natural Beginnings Doula Training Workshop (8 Continuing Education Hours).  Presented by Linda Worzer, BME, IBCLC, CD(DONA), AAHCC,

  • Challenges in labor
  • Massage for Doulas
  • Break and Video
  • Difficult labor
  • Cesarean and VBAC
  • The Amazing Newborn
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum visit
  • Break and Video
  • Role play
  • Professionalism

June 10, 2005- WIC  5th Annual Symposium– Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC & Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Supporting the Working Breastfeeding Mother 6.8 CEU’s

v  Botanicals and the Lactating Mother
v  Enhancing Contact with Mothers
v  Can You Really Do It
v  Cultural Aspects of Breastfeeding
v  Helping Mothers Who Return to Work

Feb. 28, 2003- Odyssey II- “New Directions in Health Care” Workshop  (6 contact hours for Continuing Education)

  •  “Untangling the Hormone Controversy”- presented by Dominic M. Pedulla, MD, FACC, CNFPMC
  • “The Creighton Model system” –presented by Bernadette McGuire Pedulla, RN, FCPI
  • “The Role of Alternative Medicine in Health Care”- presented by Lawrence Altshuler, MD
  • “Natural Hormone Therapy”- presented by Dave Mason, DPh and Hope Akins, DPh
  • “You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Nurse Midwifery Practice in the U.S.A. – presented by Pauline Lisle, CNM, MSN

Sept. 8, 2001 – “And The Beat Goes On…Enhancing Our Childbirth Support” Workshop – presented by Penny Simkin, PT (8 contact Hours of Continuing Education)

  •  Enhancing Support to the Woman with an Epidural
  • Enhancing Our Response to the Sexually Abused
  • Enhancing Relationship Around the Birthing Bed
  • Enhancing Our response to Postpartum: The Neglected Phase

Nov 5-7, 1999- A Doula Training Course presented by – Midwest Doula & Education Association and the Doula Association of Central Oklahoma

  • Significance of Birth in the Life of a Woman
  • How to make a Presentation on the subject of Doulas
  • Prenatal Contact
  • Emotional Support in Labor
  • Ideal Birth
  • Gravity with Labor
  • Tough Labor
  • Comfort Measures in Labor
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Supporting VBAC Couples
  • The Newborn
  • The Doula Practice, Professionalism, DONA, DACO
  • Culturally Sensitive Labor Support
  • Breastfeeding: Education, Assistance and Support
    Postpartum Contact Between Doula and Client