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THE ASSOCIATION FOR WHOLISTIC MATERNAL AND NEWBORN
HEALTH


and

CALIFORNIA NURSE-MIDWIVES ASSOCIATION - LOS ANGELES CHAPTER

Videorecordings of some of the sessions are available for all who attended or tuned into our Videoconference, at no charge. If you did not attend, there is a nominal fee to receive a videorecording. These will be available after November 7, 2015. Please email: training@wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org to request a video.

The 4th Annual MFCI Symposium will explore new and innovative approaches in maternity care to protect the MotherBaby-Dyad and discuss emerging issues in perinatal health from a socioecological perspective.

This conference encourages maternity care practices, practitioners & facilities to implement the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) Developed by The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) in the hospital, clinic and community setting.

To learn more: http://wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org/cims-mfci-principles-steps/

Purpose of the Symposium

1) Discuss the benefits of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) for hospitals, clinics, mothers, infants, and clinicians

2) Provide a forum for discussion among nurses, doctors, doulas, childbirth educators, midwives, administrators and others on the challenges and opportunities of implementing mother-friendly care in the clinical or hospital setting.

3) Provide a forum for dissemination of evidence-based best practices for maternity care.

4) Support clinics, hospitals and community-based programs in developing plans of action to shift the thinking in their organizations towards mother-friendly care and develop multidisciplinary coordinated networks  of maternity care providers.

5) Practitioners and students of maternity care will obtain an objective understanding of the  collision of worldviews and belief systems when the medical and midwifery models of maternity care intersect.

6) Participants will describe how the perinatal community as a whole can best collaborate to provide optimal care for mothers and infants based on the principals of the MFCI and the evidence-based practices available as outlined in the 10 steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI).

Principles of the MFCI are:
  • Normalcy of Childbirth
  • Empowerment
  • Responsibility
  • Do No Harm
  • Autonomy

CONFERENCE THEMES


 Equity in Maternal-Child Health

Sessions under this theme will explore the underlying causes of health inequities and disparities for vulnerable mothers and infants including racism, poverty, geography, ethnicity. Research, best practices and innovations to deliver interventions aimed at reducing  maternal and infant mortalities and morbdities will be described. Speakers will share strategies to address gaps in equity and promote justice in maternity care.


Respectful Treatment in Maternity Care

Sessions under this theme will address cultural and systemic barriers to providing humane and respectful maternity care. Using a human rights framework, speakers will discuss issues such as informed consent and refusal, right to privacy, autonomy, and freedom of choice. Strategies for cross-cultural communication between caregivers and clients and between practitioners will be addressed.


Professional Collaboration in Maternity Care

Sessions under this theme will provide a forum for Maternal-Infant Health care providers from various discliplines to discuss strategies for bridging the gap when worldviews and models of maternity care--technocratic, humanistic, holistic (Davis-Floyd)--collide. Opportunities for ongoing communication will inspire allied perinatal health professionals to create harmonious teams committed to promoting the health and well-being of mothers and newborns.


Promoting Normalcy of Birth and Breastfeeding

Sessions under this theme will promote physiological childbirth and breastfeeding, protecting the motherinfant-dyad even when complications arise. Research and empirical knowledge will be shared about the innate abilities of mothers and newborns to survive and thrive. The impact of childbirth practices on breastfeeding and maternal mental health are explored in these sessions. Spirituality as a coping strategy in childbirth and compassion as a part of a caregiver’s toolkit will also be discussed in these sessions.

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Questions? Call Us:  (626) 388 - 2191 ext. 2 or Email Us

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CEUs Pending for RNs, CNM/LM/CPMs, IBCLCs/CLEs, MFTs, LCSWs & CHES by PAC/LAC, Breastfeed L.A., ICEA, ACNM

Create a profile to get included in the attendee directory.

avatar for Tatiana Rubio, Lic. Ac., CD (DONA)

Tatiana Rubio, Lic. Ac., CD (DONA)

Divine Delivery
Licensed Acupuncturist, certified Birth Doula
avatar for Ruth Ancheta

Ruth Ancheta

Birth Educator, Doula Trainer, Author
LA

Liliana Andrade

Great Beginnings for Black Babies
Welcome Baby RN
avatar for Eva Andreeva

Eva Andreeva

Momquest
childbirth educator
JB

Jennifer Baez

The Children's Project
Educator
avatar for Jennifer Baez, MPH, CCCE, CLE

Jennifer Baez, MPH, CCCE, CLE

The Children's Project
Educator and Workshop Leader/Doula/Advisor Committee Member, AWMNH
YB

Yelena Baras

Natural Birth Center and Women's Wellness
Student Nurse Midwife
CB

Cathy Berkovitz

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
Certified Nurse Midwife
avatar for Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC

Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC

Berlin Wellness Group
Doctor of Chiropractic
SB

Susan Bogar

South Bay Family Health Care
Midwife
DB

Deborah Breetwor-Peters

Providence Saint John's Hospital
RN
MB

Marisa Bryman

Women's Healthcare Associates
Certified Nurse-Midwife
JB

Jennifer Buchanan

Methodist Hospital
IBCLC
avatar for Joy Burkhard, MPA

Joy Burkhard, MPA

2020 Mom
Founder and Executive Director
BB

Britta Bushnell

Embodica & Birthing From Within
Mentor/Teacher/Coach
SC

sandra caballero

Juice Shop
Manager
BC

Beth Cannon

Birthing Rhythm
Midwife
avatar for Luz Chacon, MPH, CLE

Luz Chacon, MPH, CLE

Maternal and Child Health Access
Program Director
CC

Claudia Chavarria

St. Francis Medical Center
Clinical Supervisor
DC

Danielle Cobb

California State University, Fullerton
RN - Student WNP
NC

Nalelli Cobo

Laverne Heights Academy
High School Leader
DC

Diana Corbin

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Childbirth Educator, WHCNP
avatar for Sarah Davis, LM, IBCLC

Sarah Davis, LM, IBCLC

California Association of Midwives
Policy Chair
avatar for Kimberly Durdin, IBCLC

Kimberly Durdin, IBCLC

Internationally Board Certified Lacation Consultant/Student Midwife
DE

Denise Ellison

Good Samaritan Hospital
Chief Nurse Midwife
JE

Janice Enriquez

California State University, Fullerton
Student
avatar for Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD, FACOG

Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD, FACOG

Birthing Instincts, Inc.
Physician
avatar for Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC

Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC

LAC+USC Medical Center
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
JG

josselyn gaulke

UCLA
Clinical Nurse
avatar for Dr. David Ghozland, MD, FACOG

Dr. David Ghozland, MD, FACOG

Dr. David Ghzoland
MD- Owner
avatar for Ginny Gladwin, CNM

Ginny Gladwin, CNM

California Nurse-Midwives Association
Los Angeles Chapter - Conference Host
CG

Celeste Goff

St. Francis Medical Center
Director
AG

Angelica Gonzalez

Para Los Ninos
Therapist
CG

Celina Gonzalez

Good Samaritan Hosp
CNM
SH

shadman habibi

UCLA Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife
AH

Alina Hamrick

A Quiet Birth
CPM, LM
avatar for Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot

Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot

The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health
Founder & Executive Director/Conference Coordinator
SH

Sandy Hill

PSJHC
RNC IBCLC
TH

Tami Howard

St. Francis Medical Center
Hospital Liaison
SH

susan huser

Cedars
CNM
SI

Simona Istrate

NBC & WW
CNM
avatar for Amoy Jacques

Amoy Jacques

ALTUM Health - UHN
Registered Kinesiologist
EJ

Elizabeth Jenkins

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
Director Midwifery Services
SJ

Shana Jenson

Kuumba In Motion/Arbonne
Self Employed
JK

Jen Kamel

VBAC Facts
Founder/Director
MK

margo kennedy

del mar birth center
owner
DK

Davi Khalsa

TLC Midwifery
CNM
PL

Parie Lambert

SF General/Zuckerberg Birth Center
CNM
AL

Angela Leon

Para Los Ninos
Community Advocate for Pregnant Women
NL

Nell Levin

AWMNH
Volunteer
JL

Jessica Lim

Families in Good Health/St. Mary Medical Center
Program Manager
VL

Veronica Lo

Good Samaritan Hospital
Department Supervisor
NL

Nancy Lomen

Self Employed
Childbirth Educator
SL

Shayna Lopez

Del Mar Birth Center
Student Nurse-Midwife
avatar for Monica Lundry, RNC, MSN, CNL

Monica Lundry, RNC, MSN, CNL

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
RNC
avatar for Kimme MacGuire, CCE, CD, CBPC

Kimme MacGuire, CCE, CD, CBPC

Maternally Wise
Doula
CM

Carol MacVicar

St. Francis Medical Center
RN
avatar for Allison Mahurin

Allison Mahurin

UCSD LC
Student
MG

Melissa Grear Mann

Scripps Memorial Hospital/Scripps Clinic
Certified Nurse-Midwife
AM

Ana Markel

BINI Birth
Founder
avatar for Ana Paula Markel

Ana Paula Markel

BINI Birth
Founder
DM

Darren Mattock

Becoming Dad
Founder
avatar for Meredith Mccollum

Meredith Mccollum

DONA
Birth and postpartum doula


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