How the new ACOG Clinical Management Guidelines will affect Childbirth Educators and Doulas: New Ideas to Teach and Learn
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
In March, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued a joint Obstetric Care Consensus statement titled Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery. Described by birth advocates as an extraordinary “game changer” for birthing families and the people who care for them, join us to learn about:
1. Essential components of the ACOG Guidelines.
2. Impact of new guidelines on diagnoses of “failure to progress;” fetal intolerance of labor; indications for induction of labor; etc.
3. New-old clinical management skills that doctors and midwives will need to master in order to follow the new guidelines.
4. Effect on childbirth education and doula care: new ideas to teach and learn.
5. Impact on childbearing women who have been taught to fear long labors, big babies, instrumental deliveries and fetal distress.
Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), is a physical therapist, certified childbirth educator, internationally certified birth doula, DONA International birth doula trainer and DONA International Founder and Mentor. She is the author of many books and lectures internationally. Penny is Senior Faculty at the Simkin Center. She teaches the Birth Doula Skills Workshop and is Lead Instructor for the Birth Doula Trainer Course. Penny is also instructor of the When Survivors Give Birth workshop.
The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University educates and inspires leaders in the childbirth professions since 1988. If you dream of serving women and families, our program delivers knowledge, tools and skills you can use immediately in your community.
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