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Juneteenth Midwives Suturing Camp

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - June 20 @ 10:00 am

This 2-day suturing camp for midwives strengthens foundational suturing knowledge and skills and explores new ways of performing repairs.

This in-person Midwifery Camp is specifically for Black and Brown midwives. It combines focused learning with good food and lots of discussion in a stellar setting on the rocky coast of Maine.

ACNM specialty credit applied for.

The Juneteenth Midwife Camp sessions build on each other and provide time for learning, skill refinement, connecting with other participants, and time for rest and reflection. Session content is designed to expand each participant’s suturing skills, explore new ways (and whys!) of assessment after birth and performing repairs, and discuss the clinical challenges of repairs encountered in practice. The schedule allows participants to build their technical and creative skills for assessing and approximating tissues.

To ensure everyone gets individualized mentoring, workshops are limited to 6 participants. The core workshop runs from 9am-4pm on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Midwives may stay on site or commute from the nearby Boothbay Harbor Region. All participants are welcomed Monday evening for a casual get together. Accommodations with On Site Tickets are provided in a lovely rustic summer home. There are three private rooms and one double room all with shared bath. Rooms are reserved exclusively for Retreat Participants. Departure is Thursday morning (3-nights).


The retreat begins with a Welcome Gathering Monday evening and ends on Wednesday evening. Participants are free to stay until Thursday morning.

Day One begins with lecture and hands-on skill building for Knot-tying and Suturing followed by afternoon lecture and discussion of Perineal Assessment and Repair techniques, Case Reviews, and Model Making. We’ll gather as a group for dinner.

Day Two begins with hands-on skill building for Repair of Birth Lacerations followed by discussion and Case Reviews. Dinner on your own.


We are committed to increasing the representation of midwives, by creating a profession as diverse as the people we serve and through membership in our professional associations.

  • 2 Reparations Tickets are available for a Black, Brown, or Indigenous midwife whose ancestors were affected by historic enslavement or genocide. Ticket cost is 10% of full ticket price and includes all materials and housing for the participant. Please reach out to us by email if your preference is for off-site housing.
  • Midwife of Color discounts are included on all full price tickets for this Midwife Camp. No need to add a discount code.
  • Membership discounts: ACNM or NACPM members may receive an additional 10% discount. Use the appropriate code for you: ACNMMember; NACPMMember. For membership discounts, your Membership number is required.

DISCOUNTS: One discount per purchase, please.

HOW TO USE DISCOUNT CODES: You’ll need to know the code and enter it before you choose your ticket and check-out. Use the *blue link* to enter your promo code in Eventbrite. It is located at the top of the first screen shown when checking out, above the ‘Tickets’ heading.


June 17 @ 4:00 pm
June 20 @ 10:00 am


Coastal Maine Setting
16 Tharpe Lane
East Boothbay, ME 04544 United States