Calling all doulas and midwives…this one is for you!! Valerie Koster, a registered nurse-midwife, shares her experience with FASD.

Calling All Doulas and Midwives!

Call The Midwife – It’s a great mini-series from the BBC and NPR, and it’s also the callout for our next lunch & learn!

Valerie Koster, a registered nurse-midwife, shares her experience with FASD. This training is open to all, and especially those nurses, NPs, midwives, doulas, birthing centers & prenatal clinics.

Our Presenter

Valerie Koster graduated from the University of Illinois in nursing and from the University of Utah with a master’s degree in nursing and a specialty in Nurse-Midwifery. As a certified nurse-midwife, she worked at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, although most of her midwifery work was in a private practice attending home births. She has been teaching nursing for the past 20 years.

She has two daughters, one of whom has been diagnosed with a number of conditions, including alcohol-related birth defects, a condition of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. In learning how to best understand her daughter’s FASD, she became a SAMHSA/CDC FASD trainer and is part of a group called NPs, Midwives, and Nurses: Partnering to Prevent FASDs. She is also part of a local support group for families raising children with FASDs.

Details & Registration

Training provides 1 CEU for all who complete the training.

Registration is FREE. If you’re able, we invite you to make an additional donation to IAPSE with your registration.

This workshop will be provided via Zoom (

Please visit for more information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS).

* IAPSE was formally Indiana NOFAS (INOFAS)


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