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Prenatal & Postpartum Mental Health

About this course: Prenatal and postpartum mood disorders often carry shame and stigma. As care providers we have a unique role to play in our clients’ lives. We also have the opportunity to build trust that will enable the client to receive the support that they may not receive elsewhere. We want to approach these conversations and assessments with the skill, knowledge and preparation to assure excellent care. When unprepared our communication or inaction may inadvertently place the client at risk of harm. There are risk factors that make awareness of our biases a high priority. We may make assumptions about the lived experience of those who are at risk of marginalization within the dominant culture. We will address signs and symptoms of prenatal and postpartum mood disorders, explore evidence-based treatments within the scope of midwifery practice, common medications prescribed to clients by other clinicians. We will identify risk factors such as oppression and marginalization; socioeconomic status; and the impact of complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, relationship stressors, intimate partner violence, and birth trauma on mental health. We will discuss assessment tools readily available to midwives. This presentation will go beyond screening clients for postpartum depression. We will explore the signs and symptoms of preexisting conditions and prenatal and postpartum mood disorders that are subtle and often overlooked. We will address how to access effective resources for clients. Core Concepts: 
  • Identifying risk factors such as oppression and marginalization; socioeconomic status; and the impact of complex childhood trauma, sexual abuse, relationship stressors, intimate partner violence and birth trauma on mental health.
  • Analyzing our own biases as a priority for reducing risk of harm caused by unprepared communication or inaction.
  • Approaching conversations and assessments with the skill, knowledge and preparation to assure excellent care.
  • Accessing effective resources for clients.
Instructor: Mel Smith-Tourville, (CPM, LM, MSW) Duration: two hours Cost: $80 Course Offering: January 2019 We are awaiting MEAC CEUs

Midwifery Billing

About this course: This course provides midwives a general understanding of midwifery billing practices to better assist them in becoming successful in business as professional midwives. Students will enhance their knowledge of the various types of billing options available, health insurance industry practices and requirements, basic terms of the billing industry and the billing process, including basic insurance coding and filing of claims. This course is a must for those wanting to bill in their practices themselves but also important understanding for midwives who will be using a professional biller. Instructor: Crystal Ogle, CPM, LM Duration: two and a half hours Cost: $100 Course Offering: January 2019 We are awaiting MEAC CEUs
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