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2017 Midwifery, Doula, Breastfeeding and Birth Conferences

If you are looking for birth conferences in 2017 you have come to the right place!

This page has all the birth conferences organized by topic and then date.

  1. General Childbirth Conferences
  2. Doula Conferences
  3. Childbirth Educator Conferences
  4. Postpartum Conferences
  5. Breastfeeding Conferences
  6. Midwifery Conferences

*This page is a work in progress. If you have information regarding birth conferences, please leave a comment to help keep this page up to date. Thank you!

For a list of 2020’s birth conferences, head on over here!

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General Childbirth Conferences

Human Rights in Childbirth

Dates:  February 2nd – 5th, 2017

Location:  Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) University, Centre for Law and Society, Mumbai, India

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AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) California Section 2017 Conference

Dates:  February 16th – 18th, 2017

Location:  Berkeley, CA

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Birth Expo, Films and Conference by Empowering Fearless Birth

Dates: February 18th 2017

Location: Miller Conference Center, Sandy, Utah

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Birth Without Fear

Dates: April 1st, 2017

Location:  Vancouver, BC

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Partners in Perinatal Health 28th Annual Conference

Dates: May 2nd, 2017

Location:  Norwood, MA

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AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) 2017 Convention

Dates:  June 24th – 28th, 2017

Location:  New Orleans, LA

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Rocky Mountain Childbirth Conference

Dates:  September 28th – 29th 2017

Location:  Red Lion Inn, Kalispell, MT

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APPPAH (Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health) 2017 Congress

Dates:  November 30th – December 3rd, 2017

Location:  San Diego, California

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Doula Conferences

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5th Annual Doula UK Conference

Dates:  March 25th, 2017

Locations:  Manchester, UK

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DONA International

Dates:  July 27th – 29th, 2017

Location: Online

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Dates:  September 29th – October 1st, 2017

Location:  South Portland, Maine

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Childbirth Educator Conferences

REACHE 2017 (Regional Association of Childbirth Educators)

Dates:  March 17, 2017

Location:  Seattle, Washington

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Dates:  October 2017

Location:  Washington, DC

More Info:  This conference will have a legislative component for educators to join the Lamaze leadership team on the hill to advocate for maternal health issues and childbirth education!




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Postpartum Conferences



Perinatal Mental Health by National Perinatal Association

Dates:  March 9th – 11th, 2017

Location:  Atlanta, GA

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Perinatal Mood Disorders Annual Conference

Dates:  May 2017


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Postpartum Support International (PSI) Annual Conference



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Breastfeeding Conferences

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7th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit

Dates:  January 25th – 27th, 2017

Location:  Garden Grove, CA

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New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force 2017 Conference

Dates:  March 9th – 10th, 2017

Location:  Albuquerque, NM

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Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference

Dates:  March 22nd – March 24th, 2017

Location:  Chapel Hill, NC

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Gold Lactation Online Conference

Dates:  April 3rd – June 11th, 2017

Location:  Online

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International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting

Dates:  July 19th -22nd, 2017

Location:  Toronto, CA

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Midwifery Conferences

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GOLD Midwifery Online Conference

Dates: February 6th – March 31st, 2017

Location:  Online

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Midwifery and Birth Conference

Dates:  March 17th, 2017

Location:  Cape Town, SA

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Indie Birth Midwifery Conference

Dates:  March 24th – 27th, 2017

Location:  Sedona, AR and

Midwifery Today

Dates:  April 5th – 9th, 2017

Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA

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American Association of Naturopathic Midwives (AANM) 10th Annual Conference

Dates:  April 22, 2017

Location:  National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR

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American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNMM) 62nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition

Dates:  May 21st – 25th, 2017

Location:  Chicago, IL

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International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 31st ICM Triennial Congress

Dates:  June 18th – 22nd, 2017

Location:  Toronto, Canada

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2017 AABC Birth Institute, American Associate of Birth Centers

Dates:  October 5th – 8th, 2017

Location:  Anchorage, AL

If you are looking for birth conferences in 2017 you have come to the right place! This page has all the birth conferences organized by topic and then date

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Perry Macalister

Saturday 10th of February 2018

On behalf of Meetings International, we would like to extend our pleasure in collaborating with your esteemed organisation as a Media Partner for our upcoming "World Congress on Midwifery and Women's Health", scheduled from September 24-26, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Mary Wagner-Davis

Monday 11th of September 2017

We are hosting a conference with a focus on Tongue-tie and Lip-tie. Here are the details: Tongue-tie and Lip-tie: Breastfeeding and Beyond October 20, 2017 Roseville, CA

Featuring: Bobby Ghaheri, MD Judy Terwilliger, RN

Topics include: The Impact of Tongue-tie and Lip-tie on Breastfeeding How B.E.S.T (Basic Evaluation of Structural Tension) Relates to Breast Beyond Breastfeeding: The Impact of Tongue-tie and Lip-tie on Craniofacial Development

Register online at

Questions; Email: Call: Mary - 916-276-8016 Cindy - 916-296-4061

Lisa Lederer

Thursday 31st of August 2017

New Jersey Symposium for Physiologic Birth: 2017 The Evidence for CHOICE November 3rd & 4th, 2017 Sheraton Parsippany Hotel - Parsippany NJ

The first day of our two-day event is for parents. The Waterbirth Workshop is presented by Emory Professor, Jennifer Vanderlaan. The Savvy Birth Parent’s Workshop will be presented by Rebecca Dekker, founder of Evidence Based Birth®. The second session, held on Saturday is for birth workers of all kinds: nurses, midwives, doulas, obstetricians, hospital administrators and childbirth educators – and parents are welcome as well!

Our theme is “The Evidence for Birth Choice.” Speakers will be presenting the evidence that supports patient-directed decisions for their birth like midwifery care, home birth, water immersion and waterbirth, with special attention focused on avoiding invasive procedures. This amazing conference is not to be missed!


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

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