The Association of Christian Birth Professionals, Inc


The 2024 Annual Conference

September 11-13, 2024

Pre-conference September 10

Post-conference September 13


God Before Us & With Us

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

ACBP is pleased and excited to invite you to our annual conference for 2024!

Where else can you update your knowledge, enhance your skills, obtain CEUs and certifications, and enjoy spiritual refreshment with other Christian birth professionals—all in a beautiful setting at an extremely reasonable price?

An Exceptional Expanded Lineup*

Pre-conference (Tuesday) will feature the inimitable Barbara Harper’s Waterbirth Course for Birth Professionals, including certification at a reduced price.

Main conference (Wednesday-Friday morning) offers an exceptional group of speakers—Barbara Harper, Abbe Keen, Rita Ledbetter, Connie Mullen, Kristin Schuchmann, and Susan Wilson. Included in conference registration are two lunches, helpful vendor area, a public open house with Barbara presenting an introduction to waterbirth, gala dinner and annual ACBP business meeting, the ever-popular silent auction, conversation gatherings, and more.

Post conference (Friday afternoon) provides peer review or NRP training with lunch included.

A Beautiful, Historic Venue

Our venue is the beautiful Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Charles, Missouri, near St. Louis. Historic Main Street is just steps away with its brick streets, gaslights, shops, and more than 25 restaurants. It’s a great opportunity to turn back time, explore, and relax. You can find more info about St. Charles here:

Lodging is not included in conference registration. Rooms at the Drury Plaza Hotel include complimentary hot breakfast, evening drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi, and facilities like a pool, fitness center, and business center. For reservations made by 8/8/24, our reduced group rate is $99 per person for a double-occupancy ($198 single occupancy), non-smoking room with two queen beds. After that date, reservations will be on a space-available basis at prevailing rates.

To reserve, contact the hotel directly at or 1-800-325-0720 and use group number 10079428.

Individual reservations must be canceled prior to 12:00 p.m. on the day before the reservation’s confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a non-refundable fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax. The hotel requires a valid payment card and photo ID to be presented at check-in. Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m. Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m. Arrangements may be made for baggage storage with the Hotel’s front desk staff.

Conference Registration & Pricing

The best opportunity is early bird pricing, ending May 31. But we know birth professionals, so later registration is also available, including walk-ins (though some things like the gala may have earlier deadlines).

Registration will be open very soon–please check back.

Early bird (5/31) Regular (6/1 to 8/30) Late (8/31 to Walk-In)
Pre-conference Waterbirth Course for Birth Professionals with Barbara Harper (lunch included) $240 member

$250 non-member

$255 member

$265 non-member

Not available
Conference (2 lunches, gala) $435 member

$495 non-member

$540 member

$600 non-member

$600 member

$685 non-member

Post-conference Peer Review for conference registrants only (lunch included) No charge No charge No charge
Post-conference NRP (lunch included)

Participants must take the official NRP course online at an additional fee prior to class and bring documentation of completion. Note: CPMs should take the Advanced course.

$100.00 TBD Not available
Additional gala ticket $35 member

$45 non-member

Same Not available
Additional lunch $20 member

$25 non-member

$20 member

$25 non-member

Not available
MEAC CEUs (subject to MEAC approval) $35 member

$40 non-member

$35 member

$40 non-member

$35 member

$40 non-member


You Need This!

We get it. Your schedule is packed. Your clients need you. But we also know from experience that it’s essential to take time away to learn, enhance your skills, obtain the ever-needed CEUs, and enjoy fellowship with other Christian birth professionals. There is no better opportunity than the ACBP Conference!

*Speakers and schedules are subject to change.