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May 2019

Community-Engaged Approaches to Maternal Mental Health (Webinar)

May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please note that the date of this event has been changed to 5/20/2019. In this month’s webinar, we will review perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, its prominence among mothers-- especially black mothers-- in Georgia, and gaps and shortages in mental health services during the perinatal period. Join Natalie D. Hernandez, Ph.D., MPH and Danette McLaurin Glass as we explore how community-based participatory research can be an effective intervention to address these gaps. With this webinar, participants will be able to:…

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June 2019

Evaluation of Cervical Length for Prediction of Spontaneous Preterm Birth (Webinar)

June 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nationally, 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely, making up 9.6% of births in the U.S. In 2017, Georgia ranked 5th highest in the US for preterm birth rates. Studies have shown there is a predictive relationship between the risk of preterm birth and cervical length, yet not everyone may be fully aware of national and international recommendations regarding cervical length screening. Join us for a one-hour webinar in collaboration with the Georgia Perinatal Association as Dr. Daniel P. Eller…

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August 2019

Optimizing Postpartum Care (Webinar)

August 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you familiar with the latest guidelines on postpartum care? Join us for a one-hour webinar in collaboration with the Georgia Perinatal Association on optimizing postpartum care. Alexis Dunn, PhD, CNM will take participants through the May 2018 update of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee Opinion Guideline. The update, Committee Opinion Number 736, seeks to redefine the postpartum OB visit and emphasize the need for “fourth trimester” care and support.  Participants will be able to: Summarize the…

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February 2020

What’s Missing: Exploring and Responding to Gaps in Prenatal Education Across the State of Georgia [Webinar]

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Quality prenatal education is an often overlooked health education intervention for improving birth experience and outcomes. Research shows that prenatal education can be used as a tool to empower patients and impact outcomes. Prenatal education has the ability to educate women on vital signs and symptoms, encourage them to seek medical attention, and can increase their likelihood of following medical advice. In 2018, HMHBGA conducted a research study to determine the referral practices of providers for prenatal education & the…

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March 2020

Breastfeeding Accommodations in the Workplace [Webinar]

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

While Georgia has a breastfeeding initiation rate on par with nation and in line with the 2020 Healthy People goals, there is a steep decline in continued breastfeeding between initiation and the first six months, with only 57.6% of infants still breastfeeding for the entire duration of the recommended minimum of six months. The decrease in breastfeeding rates throughout the first 12 months of life may suggest that women are not receiving the social, political, and/or physical support they need…

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May 2020

[Webinar] Late Preterm Infants (LPI)

May 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a webinar with Heather Wyrick, BSN, RNC-NPT, RNC-NIC, CLC  as she discusses late preterm infants (LPI). The webinar will cover the identified risk factors associated with Late Preterm Infants, including: respiratory distress, thermoregulation, hypoglycemia, jaundice and feeding challenges. Participants will also discuss discharge of the LPI and supporting the parents. The webinar will further examine the role and education of nurses on late preterm infants and their families. Participants will be able to: Define late pre-term infant…

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Online Prenatal Education- En Espanol

May 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Una zona libre de juicios para hacer preguntas sobre el embarazo, cuidado de bebés, WIC, Medicaid, seguro, mantenerse saludable y más! Únase a nosotros para un curso de 90 minutos y obtenga todo lo que necesita para un embarazo feliz y saludable. No hay costo y el curso está abierto a cualquier persona en edad fértil que esté actualmente embarazada o haya dado a luz en los últimos 6 meses. ¡Los residentes de Georgia pueden ganar hasta $20 en tarjetas…

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