Midwifery Today Conference
“Pillars of Midwifery: Insight, Information and Intuition”
Bad Wildbad, Germany • 21–25 October 2015


This was my first Midwifery Today conference and I am absolutely blown away! I feel I’ve learned more than I have learned during my entire training. I am not sure how I was able to practice without Spinning Babies and Breech Birth classes! I can only recommend to ignore any other study days and spend all your savings to come to Midwifery Today!
Germany 2015 attendee

I am so-o-o glad I came! From the heart of my bottom—or as my mama would say, “from the roots of my boots ”—I am beyond grateful to everyone who made this conference a success! I love you all! You are beyond awesome!
Germany 2015 attendee



49 countries represented at this conference

Elizabeth Davis teaching

Elizabeth Davis teaching

OBs from Turkey with Jan Tritten

OBs from Turkey with Jan Tritten

Gail_Jan_Robin (13K)

Gail Hart, Jan Tritten with Robin Lim of Indonesia

Gail Hart, Elizabeth Davis and Sally Kelly

Gail Hart, Elizabeth Davis with Sally Kelly of the UK


Gail Hart, Lora LaPorte, Sister MorningStar and Oriona Turner (conference coordinator) on the walking path

Ursula Jahn-Zoehrens and Lora LaPorte

Ursula Jahn-Zoehrens of Germany with Lora LaPorte

Fascinating walking path

Fascinating walking path

Mountain trolley ride

Mountain trolley ride

Beautiful autumn colors in the Black Forest

Beautiful autumn colors in the Black Forest

Architectural detail in Bad Wildbad

Architectural detail in Bad Wildbad

Letter from Jan

Home from Bad Wildbad, Germany, Conference

Once again, we need to give our teachers a big congratulation on the fabulous teaching job they all did at our conference in Germany. We learned so much and received their love and warmth.

Midwifery Today conferences really are special. In Germany, the mayor traditionally comes and opens the conference with a toast of champagne or orange juice and some welcoming words. This beautiful community rolls out the red carpet for the Midwifery Today conference attendees.

We had attendees from 49 different countries, adding to a truly international flavor. We were able to hear concerns, issues and achievements from all over the world. We were able to send points of light back to their communities filled with more insight, information and intuition, in keeping with our theme.

This year we awarded Elizabeth Davis for her decades of service to midwives and midwifery. Tine Greve put together a lovely slideshow of Elizabeth photos played to “She’s a Lady,” by Tom Jones. Robbie Davis-Floyd gave a short history of Elizabeth’s work. It was an honor to honor this pioneer of midwifery.

People were asking when we will go back to Bad Wildbad even before we had left! The venue is amazing. The leaves on the trees were just starting to turn when we arrived and were so beautiful by the time we left a week later. We all had so much fun together in the spas and saunas. Join us next time for a conference that will really rejuvenate your birth life!

— Jan Tritten