Midwifery

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United States Lia Bello, RN, FNP, CCH

Lia Bello is a Family Nurse Practitioner, educated at the University of Virginia, and is Certified in Classical Homeopathy. Lia is the founder of the Homeopathic Nurses Association www.nursehomeopaths.org and past president of the Council for Homeopathic Certification. As America’s foremost homeopathic nurse educator, Lia loves to open up the world of Homeopathy to mothers, nurses and other healthcare practitioners and teaches courses around the U.S. which award CE’s for nurses. Her website, www.learnhomeopathy.org, features video courses and many informative articles. Residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lia has had a private practice specializing in holistic and homeopathic acute and chronic healthcare for over 43 years.


United States Lia Bello, RN, FNP, CCH
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This presentation would start with a brief explanation of what homeopathy is, how it works and why it is safe for mother and infant (over the counter ). I will give info on remedy use for nausea of pregnancy, threatened miscarriage, insomnia, mal-positioning, emotional upsets/fear of giving birth/grief/post partum depression, physical trauma of giving birth, prevention of prolonged labor, natural induction, after-pains, mastitis, engorgement, jaundice, milk supply problems. I will include how remedies are dosed and administered for mother and infant.


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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Betty-Anne Daviss, RM, MA is a midwife with over 40 years of practice, a researcher in epidemiology and the social sciences, and a professor in Women’s Studies. She co-authored the first large prospective home birth study of CPMs in North America published in the BMJ (2005) that continues to be accessed 500-800 times a month and has attracted 250,000 viewers online internationally. She was the co-principal investigator and principal author for the Frankfurt study comparing vaginal breeches born with mothers upright to on the back. The latter article has reached the top 5% bracket for responses on all scholarly content worldwide, across all subject areas, including books, journal articles, presentations, conference proceedings and the #1 article published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2017. The only midwife in Canada who has acquired hospital privileges to attend breech births without a transfer to obstetrics, Betty-Anne has attended over 150 planned vaginal breech births, and provided plenaries on breech in Canada, the US, Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Australia, and Brazil. She has testified for 10 midwifery hearings/court cases and 11 state and 3 provincial legislative processes. Some of her published articles are available at www.understandingbirthbetter.com.

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In both high and low resource countries, misleading research and ongoing assumptions about the safety of cesarean section have attempted to relegate the practice of vaginal breech birth to an ancient art, useful only for the historical archives. In spite of the fact that new research reports that cesarean section is associated with higher risk of death or neuro developmental issues in children of 2 years of age, obstetric units in North America have only feebly embraced this reality and done little to act on it. In the absence of choice in obstetric units, and as obstetricians have become more deskilled at normal vaginal breech birth, midwives' clients, along with their midwives, have been at the helm of the movement to return vaginal breech birth to North America. This has involved the rethinking of the mechanisms of vaginal breech birth, the search for a way to demonstrate their success through research, and a way to revive the practice. This presentation will cover the history, politics, and clinical epidemiology of vaginal breech birth. Videos and mannequins will be used to demonstrate new maneuvers and how to overcome complicated cases. There will be time for hands-on practice. Issues around VBAC and home birth breech, MRIs, IUGR babies, macrosomia, postdates, nuchal cord concerns, the incomplete and footling breech, electronic fetal monitoring, and symphysiotomy will be covered. The European, Australian, and Canadian practice techniques and how midwives and physicians might work together to bring this issue back will be the theme throughout the presentation.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks
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U.S.A. Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC

Karen H. Strange is a Certified Professional Midwife (1996), American Academy of Pediatrics/Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor (1992).

She is founder of the Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn workshop, which includes the physiology of newborn transition. She teaches the “when, why and how” of helping newborns that are either not breathing or not breathing well, with incredible clarity. She helps the provider have a sense of what the baby is experiencing which leads to a more appropriate response to newborns in need. Karen has done over 900+ hours of debrief/case reviews regarding resuscitation. She is an international speaker and has taught over 9,000 people worldwide. There are many neonatal resuscitation instructors but Karen teaches practical neonatal resuscitation, regardless of the place of birth. And her teachings instill a strong sense of confidence and competence in providers, so they can respond in the least traumatic way.


U.S.A. Karen H. Strange, CPM, AAP/NRP Instructor, CKC
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The transition babies experience as they emerge from the womb and become air breathers is often not well understood by many birth professionals. This lecture will create a clear visual image and understanding of what is happening for the baby, as she takes her first breaths and shifts from oxygenating through the placenta and cord to beginning to use her lungs and breathing air. The successful adaptation to extrauterine life is the necessity of clearing fetal lung fluid. This is a transition that all babies must do when they are born, regardless of cord status.

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Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks
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Jessicca Moore, MSN, FNP-C holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from UCLA. She is a practicing NP and a filmmaker in Petaluma, CA. Beyond her clinical practice, she has always been interested in how we perceive risk and specifically how history, culture, and personal values inform our decision making. She became interested in filmmaking when the intersection of her personal and professional worlds gave her a story she had to tell. Her path to motherhood started with a high tech conception through IVF and culminated in a low tech birth at home. She tells the previously untold story of hospital birth providers who chose to give birth at home in her first film, "Why not Home?"

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Have you ever wondered about home birth? What drives some families to pursue it, often at great personal expense and social risk? Mention home birth to a stranger on the street and you’ll likely get a reaction. In a time when we have more access to technology and healthcare than ever before, maternal mortality rates are rising. So too are C-section rates. At the same time there is a growing push by some to avoid the hospital altogether. Is this a misdirected are rising in the US as maternal mortality reaches Why would doctors who attend birth in hospitals choose to have their own babies at home? Join Jessicca Moore, filmmaker and nurse practitioner, on a compelling journey through maternity care in the United States. Told through the lens of doctors, nurses, and midwives, Why Not Home? examines the latest evidence on risks and rewards of different birth settings. The film presents a balanced and accessible view on the latest research, along with moving personal stories of medical practitioners faced with big decisions for their own growing families. Viewers are challenged to move beyond preconceived ideas, and to envision a fresh future for maternity care in America.

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Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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United Kingdom Soo Downe, BA(Hons), RM, MSc, PhD, OBE

She is currently the Chair of EU COST Action (IS1405) including 31 countries and over 120 scientists from a wide range of disciplines. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organisation, and of the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council of the White Ribbon Alliance, a member of the Steering Group for the recent Lancet Midwifery Series, and of the Advisory Group for the current Lancet Stillbirth Series. She is also a member of the Technical Working Group of the current World Health Organisation antenatal guidelines development project, and is a contributer to the new WHO Intrapartum and Reducing Caesarean Section guidelines.

United Kingdom Soo Downe, BA(Hons), RM, MSc, PhD, OBE
Abstract:As Henry Ford famously said to customers wanting to buy the first Ford cars: ‘you can have any colour as long as it is black’. Informed choice is a mantra for health care in many countries. In theory, it is commonly assumed to be the optimal ethical and moral approach in maternity care, where most women are healthy, and where they are autonomous adults. However, the term ‘giving informed choice’ is problematic. This presentation will examine each of the three words in this phrase (‘giving’; ‘information’; and ‘choice’) to unpack the meaning and implications of each. It will then discuss whether the notion of informed choice can truly benefit women and babies when, in many countries, the choices are limited, or only between alternatives that are not evidence based and that might even be harmful . The presentation will conclude with possible solutions and ways forward in relation to this issue.
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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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