April Salon Series: Tricks of the Trade from an Old Midwife

For this month’s Salon Series we are excited to invite you to an evening with Peggy Vincent, author of Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife. Peggy plans on covering topics such as labor support techniques, labor assessment tips and labor progress assessment. She will also speak on her hope for future doulas including skills such as fetal heart monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, cervical exams and emergency birth skills. You can read more about her work as a Bay Area midwife in her bio below.

When: Tuesday, April 29th from 7PM to 9PM
Location: 5648 Oak Grove Ave. Oakland, CA 94618 
*** (A short walk from the Rockridge BART station!)
Cost: Free
$5-$15 suggested donation for BADP, no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible (but the restroom does not have grab bars). Babes in arms are welcome. Please email or send us a note on facebook if you have any questions about accessibility.

RSVP here on Facebook!

Speaker Bio:
Peggy has worked with birthing families since her junior year at Duke in 1962, when she fell in love with obstetrics. After graduation, she married, moved to California, and worked as an OB nurse practitioner for the LA Health Department. She then relocated to Berkeley, where she established the Alternative Birth Center at Alta Bates in 1978. In 1980, she went to midwifery school at UCSF and soon became the first Bay Area midwife to be granted hospital privileges. and from then on her practice was divided between home births and hospital births.

She later took a position as a staff midwife at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, where she worked until she retired about 15 years ago. Her memoir, Baby Catcher: Memoirs of a Modern Midwife, was published in 2002. She lives at her home in Oakland with her husband, Roger, and 2 cats. Check out the event’s Facebook page to read more about Peggy’s history and to RSVP.

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