Over the years I have attended many conferences and trainings to stay current in my knowledge and upgrade my skills. Here’s a list of the conferences I have attended. It’s probably not complete, but these are the ones I have a record of attending over the last twenty years:


1997 DONA Doula Training with Allison , Phoenix AZ
1999 Babies and You Instructor Training, March of Dimes, SLC, UT
1999 DONA Doula Training with Kristi Ridd-Young, SLC, UT
2000 Health Education Association of Utah Annual Conference SLC, UT
2000 Utah Public Health Association Conference, Park City, UT
2000 Utah Doula Association Spring Conference , SLC, UT
2000 Utah Doula Association Fall Conference, Murray, UT
2001 Health Education Association of Utah annual conference, SLC, UT
2001 Utah Public Health Association Conference, Park City, UT | Served on conference committee
2001 Changing Paradigms in Maternal Health, SLC, UT
2001 Utah Doula Association Conference, Murray, UT | Presented on “Tapping into the Internet”
2002 Birth for Every Mother conference, Lehi, UT
2002 Utah Doula Association Fall Conference, SLC, UT
2003 Intermountain Childbirth Educators Conference, Midway, UT
2003 Utah Doula Association Conference “Whose Birth is it Anyway?”West Valley City, UT | Presented on “Bellycasting”
2003 DONA International Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
2004 Conference at the Homestead “Whistle While You Work”, Midway, UT
2004 Utah Doula Association Conference, SLC, UT | Presented on “Understanding Research and Evidence Based Care”
2005 Conference at the Homestead “Changing Hats in a Changing World”, Midway, UT
2005 Utah Doula Association Conference, SLC, UT
2006 DONA International Annual Conference, Denver, CO
2006 Conference at the Homestead “Finding Your Holy Grail”, Midway, UT
2006 Alliance for Natural Birth conference Making Waves: The Future Flow of Child Birth, SLC, UT
2007 Lamaze International Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
2007 Utah Doula Association Conference CSI: Clients Seeking Information, SLC, UT |Presented sessions on How Doulas Can Tailor Education to the Learner and Teaching about Cesarean and VBAC
2008 Advanced Doula Training with Kristi Ridd-Young on Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Sandy, UT
2008 Advanced Doula Training with Kristi Ridd-Young on Using Aromatherapy for Labor and Birth, Sandy, UT
2008 Advanced Doula Training with Kristi Ridd-Young on The Use of TENS in Labor, Sandy, UT
2008 DONA International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia
2008 Utah Doula Association Conference 3D: Doulas Delving Deeper, SLC, UT
2009 DONA International Conference, Atlanta GA
2009 Midwives College of Utah Distance Education Training, SLC, UT
2009 Utah Doula Association Conference MORE: More Options, Research and Education, SLC, UT | Presented a session on “What’s the Evidence?”
2009 Perinatal Professionals Consortium “Up, Up and Away”, Midway, UT
2010 DONA/ICEA 50th Anniversary Conference, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Midwives College of Utah Distance Education Training, SLC, UT
2010 Utah Doula Association Conference Ecology of a Doula, SLC, UT
2011 DONA International Annual Conference, Boston, MA | Presented on “Top 10 Research Resources for Doulas”
2011 Perinatal Professionals Consortium, SLC, UT | Presented on “A Closer Look at Research”
2012 Perinatal Professionals Consortium “Coming Together to Keep Moms and Babies Together”, SLC, UT 12
2012 NILMDTS Photographer Training, Sandy, UT
2012 Passion for Birth Childbirth Educator Training, Seattle WA
2013 How to Teach Evidence-Based Childbirth Classes and Still Keep Your Job, Lamaze International
2013 Perinatal Professionals Consortium “Gathering Ideas and Growing”, SLC, UT 11
2013 Lamaze International Conference, New Orleans, LA | Presented two sessions: “Studies, Stats and all that Jazz” and “Out of the Bayou: Helping Families Navigate the Online Swamp”
2013 Utah Doula Association “Who is Your Tribe?” , SLC, UT
2013 Empowering Fearless Birth conference, Provo, UT | Presented session: “It’s on the Internet, so it Must be True, Right?”
2014 ClickAway Photography Conference, SLC, UT
2014 Six is the New Four: A Review of the Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery Consensus Report, Lamaze International
2014 Utah Doula Association “Physiologic Approach to Birth”, SLC, UT
2014 Perinatal Professionals Consortium “Tender Touch in a High Tech World”, SLC, UT
2015 Off Call Birth Photographers Conference, Dallas TX | Presented “Know When to Go”
2015 Perinatal Professionals Conference, SLC, UT | Presented on “Using Peanut Balls in Labor”
2015 Lamaze International/ICEA joint annual conference, Las Vegas, NV
2017 Off Call Birth Photographers Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida | Presented “Know When to Go”
2017 Utah Doula Association conference, SLC, UT
2017 Perinatal Professionals Conference, SLC, UT
2018 Utah Doula Association Conference SLC, UT
2019 Utah Doula Association Conference SLC, UT | Presented “An Introduction to Research Studies”