Have you read the Pregnancy Pathway series on the DTP Blog? Start here and follow the blog through the factors that influence a healthy pregnancy, birth and recovery before, during and after pregnancy. The series was written and edited over the course of a year, with more than a dozen entries. It discusses most of the concerns and questions — from how does my pre-pregnancy health affect my baby? to how soon after birth should I become active? — that we have encountered in 34 years of working with the pre/postnatal population. The flow of topics runs chronologically (see below). But go to the pathway to see the full blown and colorful algorithm!!
Academy of Certified Birth Educators (ACBE) — CBE & Doula trainings
Lamaze International, Childbirth Education Training - Lamaze CBE trainings
Summer 2013 TBD: Dancing Thru Pregnancy Teacher Practicum, New Haven CT. For who pass the correspondence Study Course by May 15, 2013 and those who are renewing their certification. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 29-June 2: American College of Nurse-Midwives ACNM 58th annual meeting, Nashville TN. Premier sessions address topics of broad significance and feature nationally-recognized advocates for maternal health. Workshops address clinical practice, and the meeting offers a comprehensive education program with seven defined tracks addressing our profession’s critical concerns. Social and networking events provide the backdrop for our community of midwives and maternal health professionals.
June 20: American Academy of Birth Centers - Practical Techniques to Support Women in Childbirth Workshop, Irvine, CA.
The goal of the Study is to learn how to improve the health and well-being of children. To do this, the National Children’s Study is examining the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years. There are two ways moms can help:
1) If you are pregnant, participate in the study. Find the center nearest you at the national website:
2) If you are a mom, tell people about the study. Here is the study’s home page:
El Show de Analeh — on Univision — a segment on Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies, features DTP’s Mom-Baby Fitness and participant Carolina Baffi. Now available on YouTube! Check it out!!
•Next Teacher Practicum
December 5 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Pointers on preventing back pain during pregnancy and postpartum: Yale Back Care Video, featuring DTP staff.
DTP’s founder/director, Ann F. Cowlin, has recently returned from Holland where she presented data on community-based group prenatal dance and the reduction of risk for preeclampsia, prematurity and low birth weight. View the PPT presentation here: http://tinyurl.com/ycr4agm or through LinkedIn at Ms. Cowlin’s public profile.