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    Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien Training Presentations

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    If you need like further information about Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien® trainings or if you are unable to download these files, please contact Miriam Erdosi at merdosi@marchofdimes.org or Fernanda Crivici at fcrivici@marchofdimes.org.

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on 2nd April, 2015 in Ventura can be downloaded below. Click on the presentation title to open the file.

    Complications in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Visit
    Catarina Castaneda, MD, DTM&H

    Introduction to Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien
    Fernanda Crivici, MPH

    Got milk?  Identifying Women at Risk for Delay of Lactogenesis II
    Mimi Leza, RN, IBCLC

    When Mama Ain’t Happy - Perinatal Mental Health
    Deb Harpster, CD

    Reducing Preterm Birth: The Role of Educators
    Victoria Lombardo, MSN, RN

    Substance Abuse During Pregnancy
    Minako Watabe, MD

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on 27th and 28th January, 2015 in San Diego can be downloaded below. Click on the presentation title to open the file.

    Tuesday, 27th January
    Introduction to Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien and review of each session
    Miriam Erdosi, MSW

    The Importance of Prenatal Care
    Sarpoma Sefa-Boakye, MD

    Screening for Perinatal Mood Disorders: Advocating for Care
    Bonnie Copeland, RN, MSN, PHN
    Cynthia Connelly, PhD

    Risk Reduction Guidelines for SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
    Kitty Roche, MSW, BSN, PHN 
    Debal Acquaro, PHN, MS

    What Does Theory Have To Say About Behavior Change?
    Hector Alcala, MPH, CPH

    Make Room for Daddy: The Importance of Fatherhood
    Jeffrey Williams, MA, MFTI
    Anthony Young, MFT, PhD

    Wednesday, 28th January
    Focusing on Maternal Wellness: Why Weight?
    Yvette LaCouriere, MD, MPH, FACOG

    Gestational Diabetes and Nutrition
    Diane Machcinski, M.Ed, RD

    Teratogens and Pregnancy Exposure
    Robert Felix, BA

    What’s Going On In There Anyway? Bonding with Baby-To-Be
    Kim Thomas, MA 
    Kim Flowers, MSW, LCSW

    Reducing Preterm Birth: The Role of Educators
    Victoria Lombardo, MSN, RN

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on 22nd October, 2014 in Orange can be downloaded below. Click on the presentation title to open the file.

    The Importance of Prenatal Care & Helping Women Avoid Unnecessary C-Sections
    B.J. Snell, PhD, CNM, FACNM

    Management of Gestational Diabetes: What Your Patients Need to Know
    Sheri Yates, MSN, NP, BC-ADM, CDE
    Handout - My Healthy Plate
    Handout - Protein Sources

    Perinatal Mood Disorders: Understanding Screening for Health Care Professionals
    Laura Navarro-Pickens, LCSW

    Oral Health Matters in Pregnancy
    Diane Limbo, RN, CPNP

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on 30th and 31 July, 2014 in Los Angeles can be downloaded below.  Click on the presentation title to open the file.

    30th July
    Introduction to Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien
    Fernanda Crivici, MPH

    Choose Health LA Moms: How to Help Postpartum Moms Get to a Healthy Weight
    Loretta Denering, MS, DrPH(c)

    Breakout Sessions

    Integrating Group Classes into CPSP
    Katie Balderas, MPH
    OR
    Case Management 101
    Sherrie Segovia, PsyD

    Eating Healthy During Pregnancy
    Erin Feldman, RD

    31st July
    The Importance of Father Involvement
    Jeffrey Williams, MA, MFTI

    Perinatal Depression
    Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC

    Breakout Sessions
    Oral Health During Pregnancy
    Brooke Bodart, RDH, MPA
    OR
    Gestational Diabetes
    Dolores M. Cellier, RD

    Continuity of Care: Supporting Breastfeeding
    Teresa Sifuentes-Ortiz MSN, NP, IBCLC

    Physical Activity Handout

    Helping Victims Become Survivors
    Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Stalking
    Spectrum of Violence (Handout)
    Maria Foster, VSR

    Domestic Violence - Part 2
    Jenica Morin-Tascual
    Connie Cruz
    No presentation available 

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Ventura can be downloaded below. Click on the presentation title to open the file. 

    Introduction to March of Dimes and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien
    Miriam Erdosi, MSW

    Prenatal Nutrition: Why Eating Healthy Matters
    Romy Hubert, MPH, RD

    Diabetes During Pregnancy
    Kristen Castorino, DO

    Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
    Estella Sweeney, BSN, RN, PHN

    Preconception, Prenatal and Postpartum Care
    Catarina Castaneda, MD

    Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries: The Role of Educators
    Vicki Lombardo, MSN, RN

    2014 Title V Needs Assessment of Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health in Ventura County
    Claudia Benton, MSN, RNC-BC, PHN and Erin Slack, MPH

    Presentations from the Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien training held on 14 and 15 January, 2014 in San Diego can be downloaded below. Click on the presentation title to open the file.

    14th January 
    The Importance of Prenatal and Postpartum Care
    Karla Garcia, MD, MPH - Scripps Chula Vista Family Medicine

    Management of Gestational Diabetes
    June Fowler, RN, CDE - UCSD Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

    Breastfeeding
    Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC - San Diego Breastfeeding Center

    Preconception and Interconception Health
    John McHugh MD - UC Irvine

    Understanding the Importance of Your Family Health History
    Bruce Lin, MPH - March of Dimes Foundation  

    15th January
    Prenatal Nutrition
    Charis Ross, MS, RD, CSP - Navy Medical Center San Diego

    Pregnancy and Periodontal Disease
    Elizabeth Lohse - Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
     

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Teratogens
    Robert Felix - MotherToBaby California

    Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Pregnancy
    Laura Carter - Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County

    Eliminating Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks
    Vicki Lombardo, MSN, RN - March of Dimes

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