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Making Healthy Babies, Raising Healthy Children: Living well in a toxic world- One Day Symposium-

EcoBirth

Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Making Healthy Babies, Raising Healthy Children:...

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The 2009 CIA World Factbook ranks the USA 45th among nations for

infant mortality— the worst among all industrialized countries. 

The autism rate in our country is now 1 in 100.

 

How can we understand and take appropriate steps

to ensure healthy mothers, births and children?

Take a unique look at the entire system that affects our future generations. 

This symposium brings together scientists, doctors, researchers and professionals for a compelling conversation about environmental influences around birth and childhood. It features plenary speakers, panels, audience questions, and film clips.

 

Revolutionary new software will also be introduced to help parents assess and monitor their own environment before, during and after a child is born.


Session One: Preparing for Childbirth

Sharyle Patton, Director, Commonweal Health and Environment Program, presents several new biomonitoring studies documenting the ubiquity and complexity of chemical and environmental exposures that people experience every day, and how those exposures could influence pregnancy and the health of our children. Exciting new software will be introduced which gives parents-to-be the opportunity to evaluate environmental exposures, and the effect they may have, so lifestyle changes can be made to ensure healthier outcomes for families and children. This session concludes with an expert panel including Ms. Patton;  Dr. Joanne Perron OB/GYN who will correlate the environmental science with her own personal experience; and Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, who will describe the best diet for pre-pregnant women

 

Session Two: The Birth Experience

Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, medical anthropologist and author of eight books including Birth as an American Rite of Passage, presents a brief history of birth in the USA. This presentation will focus on women’s ideas and cultural values about childbirth. The session concludes with a panel consisting of Dr. Davis-Floyd;  Elizabeth Davis, a Certified Professional Midwife, who will touch on an integrated view of birth; and pediatrician Dr. Marshall Klaus and his wife, Phyllis Klaus C.S.W., M.F.C.C., who discuss the care and support a woman needs during birth. A new film by Diana Paul of Sage Femme will introduce this session.

 

Session Three:  Healthy Childhood

Dr. Andy Wakefield, academic gastroenterologist and Director of Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas, presents new information and good news about the treatment and prevention of autism (now affecting 1 in 100 children). A ChARMtracker demo will be featured introducing this web-based  treatment tracking software for autism. The session will conclude with a panel consisting of Dr. Wakefield;  Pramila Srinivasan (ChARM founder); Kenneth Bock (an integrative family practitioner whose practice is a beta site for the ChARM Physician product); and a returning Julie Matthews, nutrition consultant for children with autism. Clips from Elizabeth Horn’s film "Finding the Words" will open this session.

 

Audience questions and answers will be taken at the end of each session.

 

Master of Ceremonies

Carolyn Raffensperger, M.A, J.D. is the Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN). In 1982 she left a career as an archaeologist to work for the Sierra Club, where she addressed an array of environmental issues, including forest management, river protection, pesticide pollutants, and disposal of radioactive waste. She began working for SEHN in 1994. As an environmental lawyer, she specializes in fundamental changes in law and policy necessary for the protection and restoration of public health and the environment. Carolyn is coeditor of Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle (Island Press, 1999), the most comprehensive exploration of the history, theory, and implementation of the precautionary principle. She coined the term "ecological medicine" to encompass the broad notions that health and healing are entwined with the natural world. She wrote a bimonthly column for the Environmental Law Institute's journal Environmental Forum from 1999 until 2008.

 

THE DAY’S EVENTS

 

9 a.m.                          Registration

9:30 a.m.                     Welcome — Host Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network

 

9:45 a.m.                     Session One: Preparing for Childbirth

Sharyle Patton, Director, Commonweal Health and Environment Program, discusses the effects of the environment inside and outside a woman’s body.

10:15 a.m.                   Panel and Q & A

Sharyle Patton, Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and Joanne Perron, MD, FACOG, RYT, examine the route to a healthy pregnancy.

10:45                           Break 

11:05                           Short Film: “Besos” by Diana Paul

11:20                           Session Two: The Birth Experience

Robbie Davis-Floyd,  Ph.D, medical anthropologist, presents a brief history of birth in the USA, focused on how to have a “healthy” birth and baby.

 

11:50 a.m.                   Panel and Q & A

                                    Robbie Davis-Floyd, Marshall Klaus, M.D. and Phyllis Klaus, L.C.S.W, M.F.T.

                                    and Elizabeth Davis, Certified Professional Midwife, discuss the birth experience.

12:30 p.m.                  Lunch 

1:45 p.m.                    Short Film: “Finding the Words” by Elizabeth Horn                                         

2:00 p.m.                    Session Three:  Healthy Childhood

Dr. Andy Wakefield, academic gastroenterologist and Executive Director of Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas,  presents new information about the treatment and prevention of autism (now affecting 1 in 100 children).

 

2:30 p.m.                    Dr. Kenneth Bock and Pramila Srinivasan, Ph.D, will present a demo of ChARMtracker, a new ground-breaking  web-based  treatment tracking software for autism.

 

2:50 p.m.                    Panel and Q & A

Andy Wakefield, Kenneth Bock, Pramila Srinivasan and Julie Matthews talk about the latest developments in autism research and treatment.

 

3:45 p.m.                    Concluding Remarks by Carolyn Raffensperger

 

4:00 p.m.                    The sessions close

Parking and Restaurant Information

There are 10 parking lots or garages within 2 blocks of UC Berkeley Art Museum. There is street parking, but only for 2 hours per payment. Below is a map of the garages:

 

http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=100420431836398459833.000466a9fda51b903b19e&ll=37.879257,-122.254486&spn=0.025337,0.055747&z=15&iwloc=000466aa011bea11f891e

Both of the below parking garages are located within 2 blocks from UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2625 Durant Ave:

The Telegraph/Channing Garage (formerly the Sather Gate Garage) at 2450 Durant Ave is located two blocks west of the UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater and one-half block west of Telegraph Avenue, with entrances on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way.  The old multi-meter system has been replaced by central cashiers and automated pay machines at which you pay before exit.  New elevators, improved lighting and higher levels of customer service are now available. $20 for full 6 hr day, open until 7 am -2 am.

University of California Student Union Garage: located on Bancroft(One-way going West) just west of Telegraph on the edge of the campus and  2 blocks west from UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater. $18 for full 6 hr day, CASH ONLY  (you can walk straight up Bancroft  and enter through the Museum Garden Gate, just west of the Museum regular entrance, to find the Theater entrance)

 

There are 10 restaurants within 2 blocks, most of them ask for CASH ONLY, no credit cards or checks, so bring some cash for them!

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=S1E&q=only%20restaurants%20on%20the%20southside%20of%20UC%20Berkeley&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

 

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

 

Maureen Block is former in-house counsel at a New York investment bank, and founder of The Ryder Foundation whose mission is to raise money for organizations that make a difference in the lives of children with autism. Ms. Block is the mother of a child who has recovered from autism.

 

Elizabeth Horn co-founded the Autism Recovery Consortium to support continued research into autism recovery. Along with Dr. Martha Herbert of Harvard and Michael Lerner of Commonweal, she co-founded the autism group that meets regularly at Commonweal called NPART (New Paradigms for Autism Recovery and Treatment). She produced a documentary entitled "Finding the Words" about children recovering from autism that has now been broadcast in over 30 countries, and recently collaborated on the creation of  ChARMtracker software (treatment management software for children with ASD).

 

Diana Paul is a filmmaker and Founding Director of Sage Femme, a non-profit organization that produces the Motherbaby International Film Festivals and promotes and educates about EcoBirth.

 

Molly Arthur, who has had 30 years of working with start-ups and growing networks in her professional sales career, is the Managing Director of Sage Femme.  Molly is also the inspiration behind EcoBirth, a philosophy linking birth and the environment.

 

EcoBirth is the study of and practice in Deep Womb Ecology. It links and relates the environments of Birth and Earth. EcoBirth recognizes that the mental and physical care surrounding Birth is an indicator of how we care for the Earth.  Since our primary provider and first home is the Earth, EcoBirth advocates cherishing her as a means of protecting our mother's wombs, our baby's births and our children's futures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When & Where


UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater
2625 Durant Avenue
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley, CA

Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)


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http://www.sagefemme.com/ecobirth.html

EcoBirth is the study of and practice in Deep Womb Ecology. It links and relates the environments of Birth and Earth.  EcoBirth recognizes that the mental and physical care surrounding Birth is an indicator of how we care for the Earth.  Since our primary provider and first home is the Earth,  EcoBirth advocates cherishing her as a means of protecting our mother's wombs, our baby's births and our children's futures.

EcoBirth promotes sustainability and natural processes in all aspects of life, especially at birth.

 

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