Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

APPROVED BY MEAC FOR 3 CONTACT HOURS ~ a fundraiser for the Oregon Midwifery Council | taught by Silke Akerson

Continuing Education for Midwives: Course Description

This course contains a 1 hour video, 1 hour of supplemental readings, and 1 hour of quizzes and discussion, for a total of 3 MEAC Approved Contact Hours.

You will learn:

~ how to identify "regular" nausea and vomiting of pregnancy vs hyperemesis gravidarum

~ how to treat each condition

~ when to refer

~ OTC medication options

~ Rx medication options

~ long term therapy

~ psychological implications of hyperemesis

~ side effects of hyperemesis

~ prevention in future pregnancies

~ and more!


Silke Akerson
Silke Akerson
Midwife, Herbalist, Activist, Mother

Silke Akerson, CPM, LDM is a mother, home birth midwife and herbalist in Portland. She has been a midwife for 15 years and loves that she never stops learning from her clients and the births she attends. She has been active in midwifery leadership and advocacy in Oregon and is the Director of the Oregon Midwifery Council.

Silke is passionate about continuing education for midwives as a way of ensuring quality care for all families and encouraging continued growth for ourselves as practitioners.

More about Silke, her practice, and her classes can be found at http://tworiversmidwifery.com/.

Reviews (4)

Title was perfect

by Jami Morris
I learned much from this course. The only negative point was a technical issue where I found I could not increase the volume and Silke's voice was difficult to articulate at times, otherwise, she had wonderful current information.

Needs a bit of polishing

by Emma Morrison
I feel like the instructor for this course would benefit from some additional practice with presentations. She covered the material and was clear and concise. She was professional in her demeanor. The material presented was a bit more superficial than I would have liked and I, personally, am not a big fan of anecdotal evidence. There was a bit of a disjointed feeling to the presentation which is common when the speaker is addressing a new topic that they have not yet felt mastery of, or if they are new to speech presentations. I did not feel like she was presenting as an authority on the topic and there's a vague sense of needing to confirm what I learned rather than feeling as though I had learned new material.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

by Pamela Crowl
Put different speakers on my computer and updated the audio driver. I was then able to hear the Q&A video clearly.
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Title was perfect

by Jami Morris
I learned much from this course. The only negative point was a technical issue where I found I could not increase the volume and Silke's voice was difficult to articulate at times, otherwise, she had wonderful current information.

Needs a bit of polishing

by Emma Morrison
I feel like the instructor for this course would benefit from some additional practice with presentations. She covered the material and was clear and concise. She was professional in her demeanor. The material presented was a bit more superficial than I would have liked and I, personally, am not a big fan of anecdotal evidence. There was a bit of a disjointed feeling to the presentation which is common when the speaker is addressing a new topic that they have not yet felt mastery of, or if they are new to speech presentations. I did not feel like she was presenting as an authority on the topic and there's a vague sense of needing to confirm what I learned rather than feeling as though I had learned new material.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

by Pamela Crowl
Put different speakers on my computer and updated the audio driver. I was then able to hear the Q&A video clearly.

very informative

by karly nuttall
I've never personally encountered hyperemesis in my practice but I know that someday I will! The protocols and insights into the psychological effects of this condition were SO valuable. So glad i know this before encountering my first case of hyperemesis!