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Vicki Penwell, LM

  • Speaker Type: 2017
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Vicki Penwell has been a Licensed Midwife in the USA since 1983 and an international practicing midwife since 1991, when she began living and volunteering in Southeast Asia. She founded and directs Mercy In Action, and to date, more than 14,000 babies have been delivered free of charge in the birth centers this non-profit organization establishes and oversees in the Philippines. Vicki has consulted on maternity care projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has personally led an initial disaster team response to provide maternity care following Typhoon Haiyan. She is also the founder of Mercy In Action College of Midwifery and is involved in ongoing continuing education for maternity care providers worldwide.

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Treating for Two: Pharmacology and the Midwife’s Client
This session will make midwives aware of the challenges of drug use among pregnant women, including the home birth client. Nine out of ten pregnant woman takes at least one over the counter or prescription drug; most take an average of three to five drugs during pregnancy. Midwives will look at ways they can participate in studies and protect the health of their clients, while helping the client weigh what drugs are essential and which ones should be avoided if at all possible.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 8  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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