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Provider Seminar: Racial Disparities in Maternity Care

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

1111 West 17th Street

Tulsa, OK 74107

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Join us for a seminar to learn about ractial disparities in maternity care. Walk away with an understanding of how racial injustice affects expectant families of color and develop action steps to help bring about change and improve birth outcomes in our culture.

Our presenter is Montika Collins BS, BSN, RN, CLC, IBCLC. Montika serves as an international board certified lactation consultant, a resource nurse, a pediatric craniosacral fascial therapist, an activist, COBA (Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates) Chair and an avid supporter of everything breastfeeding. She has worked with both premature and full term newborn mother/baby dyads to help them successfully breastfeed. Montika is passionate about expanding and improving breastfeeding support in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and statewide.
Her research interests and experience include holistic breastfeeding, gut health, craniosacral fascial therapy, ankyloglossia (tongue-tie), socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes, development of health care models to improve breastfeeding outcomes in African American women, development of health care models to lower African American women's pregnancy mortality rates and African American infant mortality rates.
Montika holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Northeastern State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and she is currently pursuing a Holistic Lactation certification.
In addition to COBA, Montika is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), La Leche League International (LLLI), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
In 2011/2012 Montika was honored to receive the Every Day Hero award from Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and the Save a Life Hero award from The Red Cross for saving the life of a four year old boy. She was recently instrumental in the rescue of her own son from a severe choking incident -- another great testimony to her courage and readiness in caring for children!
Montika lives in Broken Arrow, OK and offers lactation support for women who live in the surrounding areas

This seminar is appropriate for any perinatal health care provider, including OBGYNs, Family Doctors, Pediatricians, L&D and Postpartum Nurses, Midwives, Lactation Consultants, Doulas, Medical Students, and Nursing Students.

Cost:

Flourish Member: Free

Non-Member: $60

Flourish Membership: $50 (requires a signed professional member agreement. Please contact Shannan at ajourneybeginsdoula@outlook.com for more information)

Proceeds from this seminar will be used to build a scholarship fund for people of color who would like to pursue training in perinatal care.



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