Birth, Breastfeeding, and Bonding: a Conference


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Join us for a two-day event covering birth, breastfeeding, bonding, and parenting. The first day is a full day and is geared toward birth professionals, the second day is geared toward parenting and families, but everyone is welcome and would benefit from the entire program. There is an opportunity to earn up to 9 CEUs for the full conference, or 6 for the first day and 3 for the second day.

Day 1: Birth Breastfeeding and Bonding

Friday, July 27

8:30 Registration

9:00 Intro and Welcome

9:15-10:15 Adverse Childhood Events and Resilience – an introduction to the concept with Michele Rodgers

10:15 Break

10: 30-11:30 How ACEs effect Birth, Breastfeeding, and Bonding with Rosanne Gephart and Liz George

11:30-12:30 Postpartum Depression Assessment Training with Rosanne Gephart

12:30-1:30 Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30 Perinatal Depression: options for treatment in pregnancy and breastfeeding with Rosanne Gephart

2:30- 3:30 The Body Burden, Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding….how is it different after the fire? With MacKinzie Oliver, B-Safe Project Manager and Rebecca Schmidt Ph.D., environmental and perinatal epidemiologist

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 The Infant MicroBiome by Evino

4:45-5:00 Wrap up and evaluations

Day 2: Birth, Bonding, Breastfeeding and Parenting After the Fires

Saturday, July 28: ½ day conference for families, children welcome!

9:30-10:15 Environmental toxins: What can you do to protect yourself and your children? With Megan Kaun, Environmental Engineer and Writer and Dr. Bonnie Nedrow

10:15- 10:45 B-SAFE RESEARCH STUDY what is showing up in our bodies, our babies, and our milk? With Barbara Schmidt, Ph.D. Researcher and Environmental and Perinatal Epidemiologist

10:30-11:30 Does stress affect Parenting and Child Development? With Michele Rodgers

11:30-12:30 Film showing Micro Birth followed by discussion Panel


Early Registration (by July 1st):

Full conference $120

Friday only: $100

Sat only $30

After July 1st:

Full Conference: $140

Friday Only: $120

Sat only: $40


Full conference: 9 CEUs $30

Friday: 6 CEUs: $20

Saturday: 3 CEUs : $10

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