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2020 Advocacy in Action Webinar Series

2020 Advocacy in Action Webinar Series

2020 Advocacy in Action Webinar Series

Lamaze International
Lamaze International
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 12 Oct 2020
Expiry Date: 06 Aug 2023

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This course includes recordings of the 5 webinars offered in the 2020 Advocacy in Action Series:
Preparing for Birth During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation with Hannah Dahlen, Advocacy in Action: Lamaze Education as Part of High Value Maternity Care, 60 Years of Lamaze: How the Impact of the Past Coupled with Current Research Informs the Future, 2020 Advocacy Briefing and Grassroots Involvement 101, and Advocating for Pregnant, Incarcerated Women: Lessons from the Alabama Prison Birth Project.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamaze International was forced to cancel its Childbirth Education and Advocacy Summit, May 18-19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Lamaze transitioned much of the continuing education content from the in-person event to virtual offerings, which are offered in this course. The advocacy content is specific to the United States, although the topics and take-aways are applicable to an international audience.

Participants may earn 5.0 Lamaze Contact hours and 6.0 CABRN Contact Hours for viewing the recording and passing a quiz at the end of the course. Please note that learners cannot fast forward the recording.


Learners will have a greater understanding of how COVID-19 impacts childbearing women.
Learners will be able to identify common areas of confusion and concern amidst the pandemic, such as support people at birth, waterbirth, use of gas and air, skin to skin following the birth and breastfeeding.
Outline why we need to advocate for increasing access to childbirth education.
Outline national and state initiatives that are designed to improve maternal and infant health outcomes to expand women’s access to childbirth education.
Discuss opportunities for childbirth educators to advocate that women have access to childbirth education to increase the number of safe and healthy births.
Relate the development of childbirth education to maternal health problems in history.
List three current maternity care problems that can be addressed with childbirth education.
Explain three challenges that prevent childbirth education from addressing the problems.
Define federal landscape of maternal health funding with a focus on home visitation programs funded with federal dollars & the Title V needs assessments.
Explore the role of Healthy People 2030, community based maternal support services and the role of Lamaze childbirth education.
Examine federal advocacy efforts on improving maternal infant health.
Identify contributing factors to the growth of female incarceration.
Identify programming that will help offset the harms caused by experiencing pregnancy and birth while incarcerated.
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This webinar bundle includes 5 presentations and 6 different presenters.

Hannah Dahlen is the Professor of Midwifery, Discipline Leader of Midwifery and Associate Dean (Research and Higher Degree Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. In 2019 Hannah was awarded a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her significant services to midwifery, nursing and medical education and research. Hannah has over 200 published journal articles and book chapters and has strong national and international research partnerships.

Dr. Debra Bingham has over 30 years’ experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master's degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a perinatal consultant and the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement.

Dr. Jennifer Vanderlaan, MPH, CNM is an assistant professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ School of Nursing. She is a member of the Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee and serves as the Chairperson for the Lamaze Research Workgroup. Her research work examines the quality and safety of maternity care focusing on such aspects as the access to care, identification of maternal risk, and use of techniques to promote physiologic birth – such as childbirth education.

Molly Giammarco received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her master’s degree in public policy from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. As Lamaze International’s Senior Manager for Policy & Government Relations, Molly monitors legislation, regulations related to maternal and child health, helps with stakeholder outreach, as well as advises the Lamaze Advocacy + Collaboration Committee.

Jill Wodnick, M.A., LCCE, is a national speaker, facilitator of Lamaze prenatal workshops for expectant parents at Montclair State University, and Chair of the Lamaze Advocacy + Collaboration Committee. Jill continues to be invited to give testimony on maternal health to New Jersey Senate hearings and committee meetings and to write op/eds for regional media outlets on maternal health, weaving in the critical role of respectful, family-centered maternity care.

Chauntel Norris, CLC attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she completed undergraduate studies in African American Studies and Psychology. She serves as the Co-Director for the Alabama Prison Birth Project where she works to ensure that incarcerated mothers have access to doula care, childbirth education and are able to express their milk and get it to their babies. Chauntel is the Co-Founder of Baobab Birth Collective and serves on the board for the Alabama Breastfeeding Committee.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours

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Tanya Cawthorne, FACCE, LCCE

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