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Midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training.  Today Conference: "Sharing Midwifery Ideals." November 6-10, 2003. Paris, France. Herb Workshop and Holistic Midwifery Care. For more information contact Midwifery Today, Inc., at P.O. Box 2672, Eugene, OR 97402-0223, U.S.A.; e-mail: conference@midwiferytoday; or call (541) 344-7438.

The Eighth Annual Conference on Women's Health Women's Health Definition

Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues.
 and the Environment: November 14, 2003. Boston, MA. "Caring for Our Mental Health." For additional information visit

ACNM ACNM American College of Nurse-Midwives.  2003 Conferences: November 22, 2003, Berkeley, CA, "Centering Pregnancy: A Focus on the Model and Facilitative Leadership," contact Margy Hutchison at December 1-2, 2003, Atlanta, GA, Professional Education Center "Advanced Fetal Monitoring fetal monitoring Obstetrics A general term which can refer to any maneuver used to evaluate the fetus' status during pregnancy–eg, measurement of heartbeat and visual examination of the amniotic sac; however, as used, FM usually refers to the use of ," contact or call (800) 732-2387. December 8-9, 2003, Phoenix, AZ, Professional Education Center "Medical Complications in Pregnancy--Maternal/Fetal Implications," contact (800) 732-2387.

Association for Pre- and Peri-Natal Health: December 4-7, 2003. San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , CA. "Birth, Brain, and Bonding." Call (707) 857-4041 or e-mail for more information.

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the Toronto Women's Bookstore: Continuing Education continuing education: see adult education.
continuing education
 or adult education

Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904).
 Seminars. Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cost is $40 per seminar. "Mothers and Sons: New Ways of Raising and Relating with our Sons," Sunday, November 30, 2003, 12:30-3:30; "Mothering Today: Beyond the Myths," Sunday, January 25, 2003, 12:30-3:30; "Motherhood and Feminism: Challenges and Possibilities," Sunday, February 29, 2003, 12:30-3:30. For more information e-mail or phone (905) 775-3684.

Midwifery Today Conference: March 18-22, 2004. Philadelphia, PA. "Authentic Midwifery." For additional information visit program.asp.

CAPPA's Fifth Annual International Childbirth childbirth: see birth.
Childlessness (See BARRENNESS.)


(Rom. Diana) goddess of childbirth. [Gk. Myth.
 and Pospartum Professional Convention and Conference: May 21-23 2004. Cincinnati, OH. Free. Speakers include Barbara Harper, Dr. Harvey Karp, and Donna Walls. For more information call (888) MY-CAPPA.

DONA Tenth International Conference: July 22-25, 2004. New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded , LA. Visit for more information.

The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM): Various dates. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Join a new group for feminist mothers in the Toronto area called "Mother Outlaws," to discuss challenges and triumphs as feminist moms. For more information call (416) 736-2100, ext. 60366 or e-mail: or visit
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