2012 Birth and Breastfeeding Conference Roster

Looking for the 2013 calendar? It’s over here!

This list of 2012 birth and breastfeeding conferences was compiled by the community at the Birth Policy Network.

February 4, 2012 – Greater Houston Midwives Alliance Cruise Conference

February 17-19, 2o12 – regional MANA conference in Tempe, AZ

March 16-18th 2012 —NACPM symposium in the DC area

April 11–15, 2012 — Midwifery Today, Harrisburg, PA

April 13-15, 2012 – Trust Birth Conference, Nashville, TN

May 5-9, 2012 — ACOG 60th Annual Clinical Meeting in San Diego, California

June 2 – 7, 2012 — The ACNM 57th Annual Meeting & Exposition, in Long Beach, CA

June 23-27 — AWHONN Meeting, Washington, DC

July 17- 23 2012 – CAPPA, Kansas City, MO

July 19-22, 2012 – DONA, Cancun, Mexico

July 25-29, 2012 – ILCA Conference, Orlando, FL

July 28–29 2012, 28th , 2012– Homebirth Australia Conference, Hobart Tasmania

September 13-15, 2012 – American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, Washington DC

September 14-16, 2012 – Annual Idaho Midwifery Council Conference.

September 15-October 14, 2012 – iLactation Online Breastfeeding Conference – Online

September 27-30, 2012 — MANA 2012 in Asilomar California

October 4 – 6, 2012 — American Association of Birth Centers, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

October 19-21 — Black Midwives and Healers Conference in Miami, Florida

October 27-31 — APHA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

October 26-28, 2012 — The Mid-Atlantic Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research, Honolulu

October 26-28, 2012 – Lamaze Innovative Learning Forum, Nashville, TN

November 9-11, 2012 — Heads Up! Breech Conference, Chevy Chase, MD

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.


  1. Cara on September 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Don’t forget Lamaze! Lamaze International 2012 Annual Conference: September 20-23, 2012 in Charleston, SC

    • Hillary on September 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks Cara! I’ll make sure it gets added. Will you be in Fort Worth this week?

  2. Michael Davis on September 21, 2011 at 1:22 am

    A couple more for you.

    The Midwives Association of Florida is having their regional conference this month. Florida is the third largest state for midwives. Gotta love that.

    In November in Niagara Falls, The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) has joined with the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) for the North American Midwifery Conference.

    • Hillary on September 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Thanks so much Michael. Will you be at MANA in November? It would be great to meet up.

  3. Kimmelin Hull on October 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Thank you for compiling/posting this, ladies!

  4. Michel Odent on February 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Why did you delete the Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research (Honolulu. October 26-28, 2012)?

    • Hillary on February 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Michel,

      Looks like that was a formatting glitch. All fixed now!

  5. Iona on June 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Hope you won’t mind me posting here- New online breastfeeding conference at http://www.ilactation.com Sept 15- Oct 14 2012. Translated versions of the conference will follow later in 2012 (Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and French)

    • Hillary on June 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Iona, not at all! In fact most of these conferences were gathered from fellow professionals sharing information with each other. I will edit the post to include the conference and we’re working on the 2013 schedule so if you know of anything for the upcoming year let us know!

  6. Chrissy on October 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Can you please add our breastfeeding conference we have scheduled for October 4-6, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida with Catherine Watson Genna (applying for 12 L-CERPs!!) We are already taking early bird registrations until Jan 31, 2013 at a discounted rate. Our website is http://www.lllsunshinestate.org/conference.html

    Thank you so much!

    • Hillary on October 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Hi Chrissy. Thanks so much for letting us know. We’re building a 2013 roster as we speak and will definitely include this conference. Be on the lookout!

  7. Jeanette on January 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Chrissy ~ Your conference has been added to the 2013 conference roster, which is now live! Thanks for tell us about your conference. We love Catherine Watson Genna *so* much – have a great conference! ~ JMc

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