“The Baggage She Brings to the Door”
Larry Humbert, MSSW PgDip; Executive Director/CEO, Indiana Perinatal Network Caitlin Finnegan Priest, MPH; Public Policy Coordinator, Indiana Perinatal Network The pregnant Medicaid patient that comes to your facility brings with her many factors that have negatively affected her life and her pregnancy. Getting a clearer picture of this patient and her issues can help you understand her better and, in the end, communicate more effectively in the short time you have with her. This workshop will cover such topics as domestic violence, diverse cultural beliefs and practices, postpartum depression and substance use and how to approach women about these delicate issues in a respectful manner. The workshop will also feature published research by IPN regarding cultural beliefs and practices and the impact that unplanned pregnancies can have on important prenatal behaviors and satisfaction with care.
“Smoking and Pregnancy”
Jenna Dormer; Coordinator, Tobacco Free Partnership of Tippecanoe County
"Increasing Breast Feeding in At-Risk Mothers” Amy Murray, RNC-OB, IBCLC; Perinatal Education Coordinator, Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Who Should Attend: Nurses and allied health professionals engaged in perinatal and pediatric practice within hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices such as pediatricians, neonatologists and general practitioners. Students studying nursing or related health fields are encouraged to attend.
Registration is FREE, but required by Nov 12. To register, contact Brenda Renaldo at the March of Dimes Sagamore Division at (765) 474-1481 or send her an email.