Midwifery

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Kristin Kali, LM CPM is a midwife, teacher, writer, speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in LGBTQ family building and gender inclusivity. Kristin is a warm and engaging presence, delivering professionalism and expertise with a down-to-earth, personable style. Kristin is an authoritative resource on LGBTQ healthcare during conception and pregnancy, functional approaches to fertility, and midwifery model preconception care.

Kristin is the owner of MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services, internationally renowned for LGBTQ family building expertise. In addition to providing preconception care via telemedicine to families across the globe, Kristin provides midwifery care, home insemination, classes and support groups in Seattle, WA. You can read more about MAIA services, download webinars, access professional training, and purchase fertility related products at MAIA Midwifery & Fertility.


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This workshop will provide an evidence-based framework for engaging with LGBTQ2S clients in midwifery care. Learn what constitutes a truly welcoming space for this unique and often marginalized client population. Review considerations for providing sensitive and specialized care, including issues unique to lesbian families and transgender parents. Understand what you can do to bridge gaps in midwifery care for LGBTQ2S people becoming parents via pregnancy.


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Presentations: 15  |  Hours / CE Credits: 15.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Canada Shannon Kane, MSW, BSW, RSW

Shannon Kane is a Registered Social Worker in Calgary, Alberta. She earned her Master’s degree of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Shannon is an EMDR trained therapist, and her work is focused on using psychotherapy to support people who have experienced birth trauma and prenatal/postpartum mental health.

She has worked in the area of perinatal mental health and trauma for the past 12 years in settings including: a school for young mothers, outreach mental health, women’s shelters, mental health clinics and now runs a private practice which you can find here: www.birthnarratives.ca. Shannon is passionate about supporting families during the childbearing years and keeps busy with her 2 young boys.

Canada Shannon Kane, MSW, BSW, RSW
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Psychological birth trauma is a significant mental health concern to consider when working with perinatal families. Research shows up to 45% of people report they experience some degree of psychological trauma during childbirth. We now know that having a healthy baby is not enough and in my practice I continually hear: “I was grateful and I was traumatized.” This presentation prepares practitioners to know the causes of birth trauma, the symptoms to look out for, recognize how trauma differs from depression and ideas for treatment, including information about EMDR therapy as a treatment. Resources for continued learning will be shared.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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USA Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD

Dr. Courtney L. Everson is an Applied Medical Anthropologist with a long track record of community engagement, research, teaching, and leadership in health and human services, non-profit management, and higher education. Dr. Everson is currently appointed as a Researcher with Colorado State University (CSU) in the Social Work Research Center, School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Sciences. Prior to Colorado State University, Dr. Everson was the Dean of Graduate Studies and Academic Faculty at the Midwives College of Utah, the Vice President for the Association of Midwifery Educators, and on the Board of Directors for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health representing Direct-Entry Midwifery. As a mixed methodologist, Dr. Everson's specializations include maternal-infant health; midwifery care; evidence-informed practice; and knowledge translation. Dr. Everson is also the Director of Research Education for the Midwives Alliance of North America Division of Research, a Research Working Group member of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, and a strategic consultant to higher education entities, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations on issues of equity, complex systems evaluation, and anti-oppression.

USA Courtney Everson, AA, BA, MA, PhD
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Integrating research into care for community midwives is best accomplished through an evidence-informed practice (EIP) framework. EIP rests at the triad intersection of the best available research, the midwife’s professional expertise, and the client’s individual needs and values. Building on the foundations of EIP laid in session one of the workshop series, in this second session, midwives will discover pragmatic strategies for integrating research into clinical practice flow in community birth settings. The purpose of this session is to equip community midwives with the tools and skills necessary for moving from “research in theory” to “research in the real world”. With an emphasis on practicality and models for the busy midwife, we will cover: preparing your practice for EIP integration; the research-practice work flow; point-of-care tools; CATs (critically appraised topics); academic program and community partnerships; social and cultural considerations in EIP; and the role of students/apprentices during EIP integration. Collectively, strategies taught will “come alive” as participants reflect on designing their own approach to EIP in clinical care, accounting for their unique practice model, clientele, and community birth settings.

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GB Dr. Denis Walsh, RGN, RM, DPSM, MA, PGDip Ed, PhD

Denis was born and brought up in Queensland, Australia but trained as a midwife in Leicester, UK and has worked in a variety of midwifery environments over the past 30 years. He is now Associate Professor in Midwif in normal labour and birth, midwifery-led models and midwifery-led units. He had written extensively in these areas over the last 20 years. He lectures on evidence and skills for normal birth internationally and authored the best seller -‘Evidence-Based Care for Normal Labour & Birth’, now in its 2nd edition.

GB Dr. Denis Walsh, RGN, RM, DPSM, MA, PGDip Ed, PhD
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Current understandings of dystocia rest on outdated definitions of active first stage of labour and its progress and on treatments with an equivocal evidence base. These include the cervical dilatation threshold for active first stage, uncertainty over whether a reduced rate of dilatation and reduced strength of uterine contractions represents pathology and the effectiveness of amniotomy and oxytocin for preventing or treating dystocia. Recommendations are made for revising the definitions of active phase of the first stage and for dystocia and for alternative, non-medical interventions that are known to shorten the length of labour.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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Australia Miranda Buck, RN, MPhil, IBCLC

Miranda Buck, (RN(Paeds), BA(Hons), MPhil, IBCLC), has been a paediatric nurse since 1995 and has a background in neonatal and paediatric intensive care nursing. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Judith Lumley Centre and a lactation consultant at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She also enjoys teaching into the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs as a visiting lecturer. Miranda is noted for her enthusiasm for evidence based care and an approach which draws on anthropological and developmental theories. Her particular research interests are breastfeeding difficulties, online peer support and breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit. She lives in Melbourne with her daughters, Esme, seven and Sylvie, four.

Australia Miranda Buck, RN, MPhil, IBCLC
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More than 90% of Victorian mothers initiate breastfeeding but the number of women breastfeeding their babies decreases quickly.During the first two days of life more than half of women experience problems with latching and feeding their babies.By three months of age only half of Victorian babies are fully breastfed. In a survey of 729 Australian women with gestational diabetes 97% reported ‘ever’ breastfeeding but only 19% had breastfed for ≤ 3 months.A combination of lack of effective support and incorrect advice often results in women experiencing breastfeeding problems.Our study of first time mothers found that 80% experienced nipple pain in the early weeks and 60% had nipple damage.

Babies are capable of effective breastfeeding, but too often their innate abilities are disrupted by hospital practices. In this session I will explain how I work with new mothers and their babies to overcome the disruptions of medicalised births and allow babies to breastfeed themselves. Using illustrations and examples from practice I will provide midwives with tools to support breastfeeding in birthsuite and the early hours following birth. I will show how applying the science of neonatal behaviour helps us to understand what new mother baby dyads need to transition to successful breastfeeding. This session will translate research into practice and demonstrate how we can transform outcomes for mothers and babies with small changes in practice in the first 24 hours after birth.

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Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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USA Barbara Harper, RN, CLD, CCE, CKC, DEM

Barbara Harper is an internationally recognized expert on waterbirth and Gentle Birth. Dedicating her life to changing the way we welcome babies into the world, over the past four decades, Barbara has worked as an OB and pediatric nurse, home birth midwife, midwifery instructor, doula and doula trainer, and childbirth instructor. She has used her vast experience to develop many unique seminars which she teaches within hospitals, midwifery and medical schools and community groups worldwide.
She founded Waterbirth International in 1988, to ensure that waterbirth is an “available option” for all women. She has authored many journal articles and the highly acclaimed book and DVD, Gentle Birth Choices. Her next book ‘Birth, Bath & Beyond: A Practical Waterbirth Guide for Parents and Providers, will be ready for publication in 2016. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is active in her community as a volunteer and as a midwifery and doula mentor and teacher. Her website is www.waterbirth.org

USA Barbara Harper, RN, CLD, CCE, CKC, DEM
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Waterbirth is more than a fad or trend – it is evidence based practice in hospitals, birth centers and home birth throughout the world. Spending most or all of labour in water eases discomfort and creates a gentler birth process. The benefits of warm water immersion in labor and birth have been studied in many countries for over three decades.This course will explain why to integrate water immersion as a comfort measure option during childbirth and highlight the benefits of waterbirth as part of a gentle birth approach to maternity care. Special emphasis is given on newborn transitional physiology, the latest research, the impact of the ACOG opinion and we’ll discuss the Seven Secrets of Successful Waterbirth which include: Mobility, Intimacy, Safety, Research, Confidence, Consciousness and Fetal and Newborn Capabilities.

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Presentations: 18  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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GB Jenny Clarke, NHS Midwife

Jenny Clarke is a full time clinical midwife, her experience as a midwife has led to a passion and interest about the physiology of skin to skin contact. Jenny loves presenting and sees this as an intrinsic part of her role – to pass the baton of midwifery to future midwives.A llarge part of Jenny’s extramural work is centred around how to improve skin to skin contact rates for the newborn and the mother in all birth settings including the operating theatre. The platform of social media is a key part of Jenny’s life and helps her to connect with others who are working hard to raise the profile of maternity services. In the 21st Century the importance of digital community cannot be underestimated to help spread evidence, question practice, gain courage and inspire others - something which Jenny strives to achieve through her skin to skin work.

GB Jenny Clarke, NHS Midwife
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This presentation will look at current recommendations for skin to skin contact from UNICEF and WHO and explore why current modern systems do not support implementation in practice. I will look at the barriers and the drivers, and tell my own story of change. I will also discuss the phenomenon of social media and how sharing good practice through this medium connects maternity workers with women of the world. Also we will discuss why being a health care radical helps me to question practice and speak out for women and newborns.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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United States Tammy Ryan, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), SpBT

Tammy Ryan has been attending births since 2002. She is a birth doula trainer for DONA International, childbirth educator, midwifery assistant and one of six trainers world wide for Spinning Babies. Tammy has sat on the DONA International board of directors plus several other boards. She started working Internationally in 2008 when she went to DR Congo to train life saving skills in childbirth according to the World Health Organization. She has served in Haiti, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Korea, Japan, India, Israel & Brazil. Tammy has presented childbirth information on several venues including international conferences, TV, radio, universities and to the Ministry of Health. She has been published in the quarterly International Doula and on several blogs. Tammy teaches When Survivors Give Birth as a way to help survivors and birth workers. Tammy has experienced first hand the barriers women face worldwide in getting adequate care in childbirth and postpartum.

United States Tammy Ryan, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), SpBT
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By understanding the current research on the OP presentation the learner will be able to help improve unnecessary cesarean rates due to the lack of progress and/or maternal and newborn morbidity rates. They will learn simple maternal positions that will open each level of the pelvis so the baby can find room for decent and rotation.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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David Carter-Plake, LM, CPM began his career in Maternal and Child Health over 25 years ago working in hospital systems as a labor and delivery nurse. After completing disaster relief work in New Orleans and Haiti, David started searching for alternative ways to provide services to people in need of maternity care. Finally deciding on the traditional midwifery path instead of nurse midwifery, David attended Midwives College of Utah graduating with an Associate of Science in Midwifery degree in 2018 and will complete a Bachelor of Science of Midwifery in August 2019. David is planning on continuing his education at MCU in the graduate degree program with a focus on midwifery education. David lives in El Paso, Texas where he has a solo midwifery practice, Imagine Midwifery Services, providing birth center and home birth care to birthing people of El Paso, Southern New Mexico, Chihuahua, Mexico and beyond. David has 5 dogs and one 20-year-old cat. He enjoys reading, travel, movies, and watching the performing arts in his leisure time.

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This offering will introduce learners to the use of sterile water injections as an alternative pain relief method for lower back pain during labor. A review of lower back anatomy and causes of lower back pain during labor will provide a solid knowledge base before learning the principles of intradermal analgesia, including how to place intradermal sterile water injections for lower back pain management in labor. Participants must be willing to actively participate in hands-on practice on one another of intradermal injections in both the arm and lower back.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks
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Dr. Lenora Marcellus is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. She has practiced as an RN for over 30 years in a range of maternal-infant settings and roles. Her current research interests include perinatal substance use, neonatal opioid withdrawal, and supporting infants in foster care. She is a member of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Determinants of Health Perspective.

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Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy continues to be a substantial global health and social concern. In this workshop, we will reflect on the history of how society and health care providers have viewed and treated women who use substances during pregnancy. Using the perspectives of trauma informed care, harm reduction and health equity, we will explore recent developments in perinatal and neonatal evidence-informed practice in the care of women and infants. Exemplars of innovative community and hospital programs will be shared.

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Presentations: 14  |  Hours / CE Credits: 14.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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