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Prenatal Education: Trends and Issues

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Please note: this event is NOT sold out. Payment by credit card is no longer available.

Registration Fee: $65 includes lunch, 2 coffee breaks and handouts

Registration will be closed November 22, 2017.

Payment by cash or cheque made out to: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

Please contact:

Jennifer Niven

1.877.721.7520 ext. 7245

Jennifer.niven@smdhu.org

This event is open to ALL who provide prenatal information to pregnant women.

If you are a doula, prenatal instructor, lactation consultant, nurse, nurse practitioner, midwife or physician, this event is for you!

When pregnant individuals experience consistent, evidence-informed information and support they are more prepared to make informed decisions about their health behaviors, lifestyle choices, and medical interventions in pregnancy, birthing and beyond. These decisions have the potential to influence both short-term and long-term maternal and child health outcomes.

This exciting, jam-packed day includes a workshop designed to support the achievement of consistent maternal and perinatal health messaging across disciplines, and presentations that will increase our knowledge of current and emerging trends and issues. We will have an opportunity to consider and discuss the importance of physiological labour and birth to lifelong health and wellness, the emerging issue of cannabis use in the pregnant and postpartum populations, and the critical importance of identifying and addressing perinatal mood disorders.

By learning together and working collaboratively, across disciplines, we all contribute to a continuum of care that supports optimal health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. We look forward to spending the day with you!

Presentations:

Prenatal Education: Key Messages for Ontario

Louise Choquette has been a Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant with the Best Start Resource Centre since 2005. Prior to that, she was working for the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, and its predecessor, the Muskoka-Parry Sound Health Unit, in various roles within the Chronic Disease Prevention team. She is the lead for Prenatal Education for the Best Start Resource Centre. Her formal education is in Communications and Educational Technology. Louise has two adult children.

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Dr. Lisa Simon is a Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist who has worked with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit as an Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH) for 5 years. Her interests are in the areas of the social determinants of health, chronic disease and substance misuse prevention, and child and reproductive health.

Informed Decision-Making for Labour and Birth

Rachel McDougall is a Public Health Nurse and Prenatal Education Lead with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. She is a member of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Reproductive Health Workgroup and co-author of the Informed Decision-Making for Labour & Birth position paper. Rachel will be discussing the importance of physiological labour and birth to lifelong health and wellness, and the role informed decision-making has in reducing high rates of medical intervention in the absence of complications.

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: It Isn’t Always Easy

Jaime Charlebois is the Perinatal Mood Disorder Coordinator at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Jaime is a passionate advocate for perinatal mental health, the Baby-Friendly Initiative and building a village of support for families. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Perinatal Nursing Certification from the Canadian Nurses Association. Jaime’s work experience includes 16 years of clinical nursing, 7 years of teaching and simulation, and 4 years in clinical leadership positions. She has collaborated at the local, provincial, and national level with multiple organizations and committees.

Maternal and Infant Health in Simcoe Muskoka

Lori Webel-Edgar has been a Registered Nurse working in the area of Maternal and Infant Health since 1985. She has held various leadership positions including Program Manager for the Reproductive Health Program, Healthy Babies Health Children Senior Program Specialist and Chair of Policy and Political Action for the Maternal Child Nurses Interest Group. She understands the impacts of prenatal education and maternal health on the health of the population.

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