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Health Issues that Can Impact Pregnancy: An Educational Forum

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network (BPPN)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Health Issues that can Impact Pregnancy:

Community Health Forum for

Community Members with and without Prenatal Expertise


Attendance is FREE.  Includes lunch. 

 Registration at 10:45am. Program starts at 11am.


Must register by December 2nd.  

Please contact Denise Herkey-Jarosch at Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, 884-6711 ext 279, or with questions. 


Mission: To educate the community on the difference types of diabetes and how it can affect a pregnancy, the impact of a woman being underweight or overweight before and during a pregnancy, and the benefits of a healthy nutritious diet both before and during a pregnancy.     

Who Should Attend: Social workers, community health workers, case workers & managers, counselors, faith-based organizations, & neighborhood or block clubs leaders.  Previous prenatal experience not required.


Program Agenda:

10:45am-11am- Registration & Welcome

11am-11:40am- The Impact of Diabetes and A Woman’s Weight on Pregnancy          

Sharon Wicks, Certified Diabetes Educator at Catholic Health System

11:45am-12:20pm -Lunch & Networking 

12:25pm-1:10pm-Impact of a Nutritious Diet & Diabetes on Pregnancy

Kristen Seiz, Dietitian at Catholic Charities WIC Program and Janice Cipolla, Dietetic at Catholic Charities WIC Program      

1:15pm-Closing & Evaluation 

Supportedwith funding from:

NYS Department of Health, Division of Family Health &

 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Health Resources and Services Administration.

Have questions about Health Issues that Can Impact Pregnancy: An Educational Forum? Contact Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network (BPPN)

When & Where

Templeton Landing Restaurant
2 Templeton Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network (BPPN)

The mission of the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network is to work with health and human service providers and consumers to develop and implement programs that focus on improving birth outcomes especially for populations who are at risk of poor outcomes.  The Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network is a resource for those in Erie County who seek information regarding maternal child health care services and social services for women of childbearing age and their children.  To learn more visit .


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