Crimson Fig Events

Speaking Engagements & Workshops

The Birth Worker’s Role in Reducing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Tuscon, AZ – Sept. 28-30, 2018

Annual Perinatal Professional Conference “Imagine A World” – Friday General Session 3 with Maddy Oden, Racha Tahani Lawler, Claudia Booker, Ameenah Jackson

The Birth Worker’s Role in Reducing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

The rate of maternal mortality and the racial disparities in maternal health outcomes in our country is unacceptable.  Doulas, midwives, childbirth educators, labor & delivery nurses, and others in the birthing community have the power to stop preventable maternal deaths by educating women on safe practices and empowering them to demand fully informed consent during childbirth.  In this session, attendees will view a documentary that exposes the dangers of a drug commonly used for labor induction – despite a box warning that it should not be used in pregnant women – and hear from the following leaders in the birthing community about the reasons behind the racial disparities in maternal mortality rates and what we can do to help protect all women during childbirth:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the dangers associated with the off-label use of misoprostol for labor induction and cervical ripening and how the community can help to prevent and end the use of this drug for this purpose.
  • Describe racial disparities in maternal health and the impact that social determinants of health and stress have on pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences for women of color.
  • Discuss the role of the midwives, nurses, doulas and others in the birthing community (labor and postpartum) in improving maternal health by educating women about pregnancy and postpartum complications.
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When There Is A Death

Tuscon, AZ – Sept. 29, 2018, 11am-3pm

Spiritual Workshop for Birth Workers. $150.
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POC  Midwifery Skills Workshop

North Shore, Oahu, HI – Oct. 26 & 27, 2018

Day 1 – $750
Prenatal
Labs
Labor
Birth
Emergency Skills
Postpartum
Newborn Exam

Day 2 – $250
Death & The Midwife

Payment options:

1) pay in full

2) $250 non-refundable deposit & 2nd payment due by 10/20/18

Limited Space.

Applicants must be approved before payment accepted.

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