The 1st “Midwives Crossing Borders” International Conference is all about home birth and oxytocin midwifery.

Four amazing home-birth midwives are coming to Greece to share their expert knowledge and passion about holistic midwifery care. Midwives from all over the world are coming together to strengthen their knowledge, share birth stories and claim back Midwifery led Care.

Saturday 29 September

8.30 Registration Information & welcome
9.00 Keeping Classical Midwifery Alive
Carol Gautschi LM,CPM
11.00 Why home birth? Statistical Information on the Outcomes of Home Births and Challenges in a Homebirth Practice
Lenny Sue Tinseth LM, CPM and Celesta Rannisi LM
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Starting a Home Birth Practice- Local Obstacles
Carol Gautschi LM,CPM and Elaine Arnold LM, CPM
15.30 Water Labor and Tear Prevention
Carol Gautschi LM,CPM
16.30 Coffee Break
16.45 Risking out in a Homebirth Practice
Lenny Sue Tinseth LM,CPM
18.00 Coffee Break
18.15 The Greek Midwife
Eleftheria Dimopoulou
19.30 Midwifery Dinner: Sharing birth stories: An evening of Joy and Healing

Sunday September 30

8.30 Registration – coffee
9.00 Prenatal Care Holistic, Technocratic, Humanistic
Carol Gautschi LM,CPM
10.30 Helping Her Believe: Building her confidence and coping with pain.
Elaine Arnold LM,CPM
12.30 Lunch
13.30 3rd stage, Placenta, EBL
Celesta Rannisi LM, LCS,CT
15.00 Complications: Homebirth is normal until it isn’t
Preventing Complications Panel
16.30 Coffee Break
16.45 Making a Smooth Transition from Home to Hospital Care
Lenny Sue Tinseth LM,CPM
18.00 Coffee Break
18.15 Practice Guidelines – Informed Consent and Forms
19.15 Honor in the birthing Room and The Sacredness of Birth
Sharing of Ideas
20.30 Closing- Oxytocin Dance of the Midwives

early birth until June 30th: 100 euro
after that 120 euro
Student midwives 80 euro

You can book your stay at kalamaki beach hotel
or contact us for further accommodation options at

To book your place sent a message to midwives crossing borders or email

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