Past Events

A listing of past events of interest to our members.


Effects of Duration, Quality and Position of Maternal Sleep

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

This presentation will cover the importance of sleep in pregnancy, average sleep in each trimester and the effects of lower quality and duration of sleep as well as sleep position. Lower sleep quality and shorter duration of sleep has been linked with preterm birth, prenatal and postpartum depression, while supine sleep position in third trimester has been linked with stillbirth. We will explore what the research says about causality and pathways as well as how we can educate our clients to modify sleep behavior and potentially limit their risk of these outcomes.

Bringing the Midwifery Model of Care to Everything You Do: How to infuse your practice with compassion and excellence when using pharmacologic therapies

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:15pm

Midwives frequently consider pharmacologic therapy as separate, or least very different, from the other aspects of care we provide, but in this session you will learn practical ways to bring the midwifery model of care to your use of pharmaceuticals in your practice. Including: How to deeply embed informed consent practices into your interactions with clients. Techniques for providing care that is is gentle, holistic, and culturally appropriate. How to get more information when you need it. How to avoid making potentially deadly medication errors.