The BEST workshop: What people are saying...
How BEST helped to save a baby’s life (five minute shoulder dystocia)
"As soon as the client was pushing on the bed for the final time … I was hearing Bonnie Gruenberg in my head. .. As soon as I saw the ‘Turtle Sign’ it was my inner monologue said: Here we go. The BEST book just played through my head. .. Most of the time, birth just happens. Everyone here knows that. But when something deviates and we have to respond, we have to be up to the task”. --Midwifery student
“I had a momma hemorrhage after delivery, but before the placenta had delivered (4 accessory lobes, btw)… I honestly think getting the hands on training gave me the confidence to just go for it and do what I knew was needed. You can read and “know what to do”, but hands on practice makes a huge difference…I’m just extremely thankful for the workshop and the experience. If you ever come back, I’m definitely taking it again – just a refresher. I almost wish this course was mandatory for staying current on like NRP”.— Practicing midwife
I have to recommend the BEST workshop to every home birth and birth center midwife that I know! A plethora of information was presented in a well-organized fun, and interactive way. Although I have been attending births for 13 years, I am leaving with new information and helpful skills. I feel more prepared and more confident to handle the difficult situations that a midwife never wants to see in pregnancy and birth. — E.R, CPM
The workshop is such a good, comprehensive overview of emergency birth situations. I feel empowered as a home birth midwife, refreshed my knowledge base, and have improved confidence as I resume practicing having been out for the past 5 years — LB, CNM
“This book is phenomenal. It offers a concise discussion of obstetrical problems that will serve both out of hospital and in hospital birth practitioners as a resource in problem solving and providing safe care in the event of an obstetrical problem or emergency. The ethical responsibility of the midwife in recognizing abnormal and responding to it is importantly illustrated.” Kathleen Nishida, RN, CNM, MSN, Tokyo, Japan
"It is a reference that will help all providers caring for childbearing women regardless of setting as well as all student midwives, nurses and physicians. It provides an excellent review for exams on this subject." Kitty Ernst, President American College of Nurse-Midwives - Mary Breckinridge Chair of Midwifery, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.
“Systemic and clear approach to critical thinking, assessment, diagnosis and intervention when emergencies arise” Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM, former ACNM president
"Amazing! The most comprehensive course ever designed. The book is full of concise, critical thinking and step-by-step cognitive actions for everyone from the beginner to the expert." Phyllis Block, CNM, MSN
"This workshop was exactly what I needed to overcome some traumatic births."
“BEST was fantastic, it was hands down the best CEU course I have ever taken in my 25 years of being a Nurse-Midwife”
“33 years of practice, BEST workshop ever!”
"There was so much that was new to me, even as an experienced midwife"
"The in depth review we receive in this workshop is need for the safety of our patients and our livelihoods. Your workshops are a blessing! "
"I really appreciated the accessibility of the online course, as well as the in person portion. Being able to pace myself and take in the online material helped my learning -- I could take breaks as needed and let the material sink in in ways that are difficult when all the material is presented all at once in an in person-only format. It worked really well for me."
" I LOVED this training, and am so grateful that I could be part of it, and I look forward to completing it as often as I can."
"I really appreciated the accessibility of the online course, as well as the in person portion."
"I drove to the workshop feeling a little silly for even coming b/c I was considering leaving midwifery. I've had two traumatic births in my first year, I'm realizing my apprenticeship didn't prepare me well, my confidence was lacking so much that I couldn't even call myself a midwife easily. After completing it, I walked away a different midwife. Yes, I am a midwife and I know how to handle scary situations. I am equipped and ready. I think this training probably will become a turning point in my midwifery story. Thank you for so thoughtfully framing the hands on portion as a place FOR us to learn whatever we need and not just for us to use to check off that we've attended/performed. It really was created to meet our individual needs, whatever they were when we walked in the doors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless you rich!"