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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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CEUs Pending for RNs, CNM/LM/CPMs, IBCLCs/CLEs, MFTs, LCSWs & CHES by PAC/LAC, Breastfeed L.A., ICEA, ACNM
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Wednesday, October 14 • 10:00am - 11:30am
MotherBaby-Centered Gentle Cesarean Section: Rethinking Our Protocols LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available
This session will be available as a webinar.

This session applies to MFCI Step 8: "Encourages all mothers and families, including those with sick or premature newborns or infants with congenital problems, to touch, hold, breastfeed, and care for their babies to the extent compatible with their conditions."

SESSION DESCRIPTION:

In this session, a new MotherBaby-centered approach to managing cesearean sections will be described. Advantages and disadvantages of the new protocol will be discussed and guidelines will be given for nurses, physicians and doulas who attend these unique deliveries.

To view this new approach to cesarean section, view this video on You Tube: Natural Mother-Centered Cesarean Section

By the end of this sessions, attendees will be able to:
  1. Describe how hospitals are changing.
  2. Explain the purpose of the gentle motherbaby-centered cesarean section.
  3. Describe what a gentle cesarean section is and why it is needed.
  4.  Discuss what makes a gentle c section different and what the benefits are to parents.
  5. Describe the benefits of gentle motherbaby-centered cesarean on neonates.
  6. Describe the necessary safety measures.
  7. Describe how to implement safe skin-to-skin contact during cesarean section.
  8. Begin the process of developing a program within individual institutions.



Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Ghozland, MD, FACOG

Dr. David Ghozland, MD, FACOG

MD- Owner, Dr. David Ghzoland
A second generation OB-GYN with years of extensive experience, Dr. David Ghozland, MD, FACOG specializes in:natural deliveries,natural Cesarean birth, multiple pregnancies and high-risk obstetrics, in collaboration with Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists. It’s Dr. Ghozland’s privilege to be able to provide complete care for new mothers every step of the way. He places the utmost importance on making this special time as... Read More →
avatar for Aida Simonian, MSN, RNC-NIC, SCM, SRN

Aida Simonian, MSN, RNC-NIC, SCM, SRN

Executive Director/NICU Nurse, Perinatal Advisory Council-Leadership, Advocacy, Consultation (PAC/LAC)
Aida Simonian, MSN, RNC-NIC, SCM, SRN is the Executive Director of the Perinatal Advisory Council - Leadership, Advocacy, Consultation (PAC/LAC). Ms. Simonian leverages her more than 40 years of maternal child health expertise and leadership skills to manage the work of PAC/LAC, in collaboration with the board and staff. Prior to joining PAC/LAC in 2012, Ms. Simonian served as a PAC/LAC board member for eleven years and as a PAC/LAC member... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
BIG SUR

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