The Midwives of NJ created the New Jersey Symposium for Physiologic Birth as part of our commitment to educate on and elevate evidenced-based, physiologic birth practices.
This year the Symposium is pleased to announce that we are hosting a webinar series a Spotlight on Midwifery showcasing the practices and wisdom of Midwifery.
Spotlight on Midwifery Webinar 1: State of Midwifery – 2020 and 2021
Presented by Dr. Ginger Breedlove, Founder of Grow Midwives and Lisa Lederer, President of the Midwives of NJ.
The Webinar will Explore Topics Including:
- The pandemic’s impact on trends in birth choice and birth setting in 2020
- National legislation concerning Midwifery such as increased funding for Accredited Midwifery programs to increase access to Midwives
- Barriers facing Midwifery as a profession
- Challenges in setting up an independent Midwifery practice
- Much more!
Spotlight on Midwifery Webinar 2: Intermittent Auscultation: Listening to Evidence & Expanding Safe Options for Physiologic Birth
Presented by Amy Romano, Founder of Primary Maternity Care and Lisa Lederer, President of the Midwives of NJ.
The Webinar Explores the Following:
Introduction: Why listen when you can look?
- Evidence for intermittent auscultation
- How IA supports efforts to reduce the cesarean rate
- Improving safety and reducing risk with IA
- Why do providers typically rely on EFM?
Barriers and Facilitators
- Patient care factors
- Workforce factors
- Environmental factors
- Structural factors
Best Practices for Introducing and Improving IA Practice
- Introducing IA where EFM is dominant
- Strengthening IA where it is already happening
- Common best practices
At the Conclusion of This Webinar, You Will be Able to:
- Articulate the benefits of intermittent auscultation (IA) compared with continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM)
- Identify barriers and facilitators to implementing intermittent auscultation in hospital settings
- List effective strategies for introducing and strengthening intermittent auscultation for low-risk labor