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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 – Friday, October 11, 2013

Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar

*Registration for the Preconference Childbirth Educator Seminar will close on 10/1/2013

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch not included)
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presented by Debbie Petersburg, LCCE, FACCE
Enhance your knowledge and continue your path to certification by registering to attend this pre-conference seminar. You’ll save time and travel, and meet core eligibility requirements to sit for the Lamaze Certification Exam. Designed for anyone interested in providing perinatal education,  the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar, you will be prepared to:

  • Design, teach and evaluate a course in Lamaze preparation that increases a woman’s confidence and ability to give birth.
  • Promote the childbearing experience as a natural, safe and healthy process which profoundly affects women and their families.
  • Assist women and their families to discover and use strategies to facilitate natural, safe and healthy pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.
  • Help women and their families understand how complications and interventions influence the normal course of labor and birth.
  • Create a curriculum using the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices as your foundation.
  • Create activities that will help you deliver engaging childbirth education classes.
  • Prepare for the Lamaze Certification Exam.

 *Attendees are encouraged to purchase the Lamaze Study Guide.

This program has been planned by Lamaze International for 20.0 Lamaze contact hours, and 20.0 hours of CNE credit. To earn credit, attendees must attend the entire seminar, sign-in, and complete a post-seminar evaluation onsite.

Lamaze International is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932. Activity planned for 24 contact hours.

 

Thursday October 10, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lamaze Breastfeeding Support Specialist Workshop

Presented by Rachel Levine, IBCLC and Allison Walsh, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE 

The Lamaze International Breastfeeding Support Specialist Program  is a one-day workshop designed for maternal-child nurses, childbirth and breastfeeding educators, dietitians and nutritionists, and lactation consultants who wish to strengthen their ability to provide breastfeeding mothers with support, build confidence, assist with problem solving and enhance their lactation support knowledge and skills. Participants will attend a live session as well as get access to online resources and references. 

After attending this workshop learners will be able to:

  • Analyze breastfeeding practices throughout history and discuss the impact on current breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates. 
  • Identify mother’s breastfeeding concerns, and coordinate a plan of appropriate care with her health care team.
  • Identify strategies for helping women and their families prepare for breastfeeding.
  • Describe the basic anatomy of the lactating breast and the basic anatomy of the breastfeeding baby’s mouth and tongue.
  • Assess and document the effectiveness of milk transfer in the mother-baby breastfeeding dyad.
  • Discuss prevention and management of baby-centered breastfeeding issues.
  • Identify and analyze maternity experiences of mothers and babies that did and did not contribute to improved breastfeeding outcomes.

Contact Hours

This program has been planned by Lamaze International for 8.0 L-CERPs, 8.0 Lamaze contact hours, and 8.0 hours of CNE credit. To earn credit, attendees must attend the full day of training, sign-in, and complete a post-workshop evaluation onsite.

Lamaze International is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15932. Activity planned for 9.6 contact hours.

 

Friday October 11, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Pre-conference half-day workshops 

Integrating Yoga Into Your Lamaze Class: Making Labor Positions Accessible to All and Teaching Effective Breathing and Relaxation
Presented by Deena H. Blumenfeld, E-RYT 200, RPYT, LCCE

Learn how to make labor positions and postures easier and more comfortable for your students in this interactive pre-conference session. Modifications for mothers and support partners will be taught. You'll learn how basic tools like blankets, pillows, blocks and chairs can make the labor positions accessible to all. Learn the skills needed to teach effective breathing and relaxation techniques to your students. 

  • Demonstrate breath awareness, and very specific breathing techniques, vocalizations and visualizations.
  • Identify the pacing, tone of voice and verbal and physical cues to guide your students into a state of relaxation.
  • Discuss the do’s and don’ts of guiding someone into relaxation
  • Discuss the practical aspects of addressing multiple demographics within the same audience

This workshop has been approved for 4 Lamaze contact hours, and is approved for Yoga Alliance credits.

Birth Your Online Presence: A Hands-On Workshop Demystifying Internet & Social Media Marketing
Presented by Jeanette McCulloch, BA, IBCLC and Sharon Muza,CD (DONA, PALS) BDT (DONA) LCCE, FACCE

Reaching mothers today means interacting with them online. Bring your laptop or tablet! Jeanette McCulloch and Sharon Muza, experienced social media experts with birth business know-how, will be your digital doulas for this interactive session. Together, we will demystify the process of using the internet for marketing your birth business. You’ll leave confident that you can reach your audience online, even if you are new to social media tools like Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. In this hands-on, interactive session, you will:

  • Develop an online marketing plan tailored to your business, including tools to decide which platforms are right for you
  • Establish routines to help manage your time and resources
  • Create strategies for managing common concerns, such as handling conflict, copyright issues and privacy concerns
  • Tap into resources for developing and expanding your web presence

This workshop has been approved for 4 Lamaze contact hours.