ACNM Minnesota Annual Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce the third annual MN Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives conference!

Optimal Outcomes in Women’s Health: Supporting the Postpartum Journey

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Waterford Ballroom
Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
8:20am to 5:00pm
8:00 Registration and Check-In

About the conference: This interprofessional conference focuses on improving maternal and newborn health through the use of current best evidence on postpartum care for women and families. Topics will include:

Conference Schedule & Session Objectives

+ Keynote Presentation: Giving Birth to a Mother 
Suzanne Swanson, PhD, LP
(handout updated 10/7 per speaker request)

The Mother-Baby Relationship as the Focus of Support and Intervention
Helen Kim, MD

Complications in the Postpartum Period
Tanya Melnik, MD (Internal Medicine) & Sarina Martini, MD (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Teaching Without Touching: A Hands-Off Approach to Breastfeeding Support
(handout updated 10/8 per speaker request)

+ Good Night, Sleep Tight: How Sleep Affects Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Breastfeeding, and How You Can Help a New Mom Survive Sleeplessness
Sara Pearce, RN, CNM, IBCLC
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Handout Part I
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Handout Part II

Post Partum Physical Therapy Getting Back in Shape
Gayla Pleggenkuhle, PT, PRC and Laurie Xiong, MPT

+ Womb To The World-Providing Information and Support for Families of Infants
Renee Torbenson, MA and Karen Reisch, MS
Additional Handouts:

+ Increasing Satisfaction With the Birth Experience Through a Focused Postpartum Debriefing Session
Jenna Johnson, DNP, RN, WHNP, ANP-C

+ Postpartum Beliefs and Practices Across Cultures
Panel Discussion
Postpartum Practices of Traditional Hmong Women -Ka Thao
Postpartum and Somali Culture -Asli Ashkir
Panel Discussion: Postpartum Beliefs and Practices across Cultures References

+ Breastfeeding on a Rollercoaster: Empowering Mothers in the NICU
Kathy Parrish, BSN, RN, MA, HNB-BC, IBCLC

+ Premier Presentation: Childbearing in the Social Context
Penny Simkin, PT
Childbearing in Social Context Part I
Childbearing in Social Context Part II
Childbearing in Social Context Part III
Childbearing in Social Context Part IV

Featuring speakers from multiple disciplines including midwifery, nursing, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, physical therapy, psychology, psychiatry, lactation, and doula care.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Suzanne Swanson, PhD, LP, is a psychologist and expert in perinatal mental health. Since 2006, she has been a Minnesota Co-ordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI). She was Founding Director of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support of Minnesota (PPSM). Suzanne also serves on the board for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh), an organization that helps bridge the birth and mental health worlds. Suzanne is the author of What Other Worlds:  Postpartum Poems. She is the mother of three grown children, and grandmother to one small grandson.

PREMIER SPEAKER: Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 12,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women and couples through childbirth as a doula. She is the author of many books on birth for both parents and professionals, including The Labor Progress Handbook; Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide; and The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions.

The conference has an interdisciplinary focus and is specifically tailored toward those who are involved in women’s health care: midwives, WHNPs, perinatal nurses, obstetrician/gynecologists, family medicine physicians, resident physicians, and doulas.

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This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing rules implementing mandatory continuing education, provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if the program meets Board of Nursing criteria. Since this program has been designed to meet the criteria for continuing education as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, it may be approved by other health licensing boards or associations. It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine applicability of this program for licensing requirements for their profession.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Application for ACNM Specialty Credit is pending.

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