Trainings

December 8-12, 2014- Lactation Counselor Training Course. Taught by Healthy Children Project Inc. This American Nurses Credentialing Centers training program is approved for 45 contact hours. 

October 18, 2014-Resolving Shoulder Dystocia. Taught by Gail Tully, CPM this training has been approved for 3 ACNM CEU’s
>5 places in the pelvis that shoulders get stuck and the techniques to free them.
>Remove the fear from Shoulder Dystocia with physiological solutions suited to the female upper body strength.
>Traditional and current methods of resolution include FlipFLOP and PAC Pull, McRoberts and Suprapubic.
>Reduce brachial plexus and other injuries. Learn how to get the posterior arm out without breaking bones.

 October 17, 2014- Spinning Babies Easier Childbirth with Fetal Positioning. Taught by Gail Tully, CPM. This training has been granted 7 ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwifery) CEU’s

*Understand that effect of a posterior position on prolonging pregnancy and labor
   *Identifies fetal positioning using mother’s report of kicks and wiggles, site of heartbeat.
   *States why fetal chin tucking is useful to the birth process
   *Utilizes a pregnancy routine for all pregnant women for optimal fetal positioning
   *Replicates a pregnancy technique for relaxing the pelvic floor
   *Compares the forward-leaning inversion to the breech tilt
   *Identifies signs of an occipital posterior labor pattern.
   *Defines the difference between a comfort measure and a rotation technique.
   *Shows three labor techniques that will help a posterior baby rotate to the anterior.
   *Describes an indication for cesarean delivery during pushing.
   *Lists two active birth solutions for delay during pushing.
   *Demonstrates two 2nd stage solutions for slow descent when the mother is restricted        to bed. 

February 14, 2014- I passed the competency test and I am now a Certified Breastfeeding Educator!

February 12-14, 2014- The Breastfeeding Educators Program. created by Debi Bocar, RN, PhD, LBCLC This certification program has been granted 25 CEU’s.
> Breastfeeding It Is Still the Best
> Prenatal care or families choosing to Breastfeed
> Optimizing first Feedings
> Positioning and Latch-On
> Demystifying Milk Supply
> Maternal Learning Needs
> Later Breastfeeding and Infant Situations
> Difficult Latch-On
> When Supplementation is Indicated
> Nipple Soreness
> Additional Early Challenges
> Special Maternal Situations
> Employed Breastfeeding Mothers
> Critically Ill Infants
> Breastfeeding Advocacy: Creating an Effective Team

January 27th, 2014- Bereavement and Bonding: Babies are amazing
people, right from the start! Join us to learn about babies’ capabilities
*long* before delivery and discover how to support clients’ as they create a
rich, loving relationship with their babies while still pregnant. ICEA approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 20th, 2014- Pregnancy After Loss: Pregnancy after a
perinatal loss experience can be a time of anxiety, excitement and hope. Join
us to understand ways to support a family through the difficult and wonderful
emotions of pregnancy after loss. This ICEA  approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 13th, 2014– Siblings and Perinatal Grief: When
a family experiences a pregnancy or neonatal loss, compassionate
caregivers find themselves answering the need of many members of the
family. Join us to explore the experiences of children as they experience
loss and develop an understanding of what children at each developmental stage
need to do during the perinatal period to successfully grieve a lost sibling. A
unique element to this class is a discussion of grief experienced by siblings
born AFTER a sibling has died. This ICEA accredited  Approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion

January 6, 2014- Processing Perinatal Grief-taught by Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care- This webinar carefully examines the arc of grief, from the initial shock to the integration of the loss. We’ll also explore risk-factors for complicated grief experiences. Approved for 1 ICEA contact hour for birth professionals. 60 minute presentation/30 minute discussion.

December 9, 2013- Yoga Breathing For Birth Workshop taught by Karen Prior, E-RYT 500, RPYT, LCCE, CD(DONA), CBC
This 2 1/2 hour workshop teaches you and your support team how to apply                      yoga breathing and yoga philosophy to your labor and birth. Learn how to use yoga breathing in the different stages of labor and leave with a checklist of what to do in each stage.

November 30, 2013-CPR PRO for the Professional Rescuer taught by Stephanie Settle-Certified for 3 years in infant, child and adult CPR and AED

November 14, 2013-Food Handler’s Permit
I’m certified for 2 years. Issued by Cleveland County Health Dept. My permit # 82985

November 10, 2013 I have been Certified for Professional Practice in MotherMassage®: Massage During Pregnancy: prenatal, labor support & postpartum massage!

October 18-20, 2013-MotherMassage® training– – 24 CEU granted taught by Elaine Stillerman. This 24-hour certification course is approved for twenty-four (24) contact hours by: Florida Board of Massage, NCBTMB, Category A provider, and New York State Board of Massage.

June 15, 2012- 12th Annual WIC Breastfeeding Conference- Let’s Luau the Breastfeeding Way! taught by Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP and Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA. approved for 6.5 CEU’s

~ Highlights from the New , Updated AAP Breastfeeding Policy Statement
~ When Worlds collide: How Ethics Differ for Individuals Helping Breastfeeding Families
~ The Can Do 5: building Momentum toward the Baby- Friendly ten Steps
~ Squeaky Clean or Sneaking By? Avoiding conflicts of Interest
~ Keeping Breastfeeding Going: Keys to A Plentiful Milk Supply
June 24, 2011-Advance Doula Training- 7 CEU’s granted. Doulas and Dads taught by Dr. Matthew Crain and Cheri Grant, RN
Doula and the Expectant Father
Doula and the Labor and Birth Father
Doula and the Postpartum Father

June 24, 2011– Rebozo: An Extension of the Doulas Arms taught by Tammy Ryan,CD(DONA) 2 CEU granted.

>Use During Pregnancy
> Uses During Labor
> Back Labor
> Posterior Baby
> Uses During Second Stage/Pushing
> Uses During Postpartum

June 3, 2011- 11th Annual Oklahoma WIC Breastfeeding Symposium: Support Breastfeeding: It’s Worth It! Taught by Shari Criso, MSN CNM, IBCLC and Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA.

  • Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding
  • Confident, Committed and empowered: speaking to a New Generation of Parents
  • Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline
  • Supporting Lactation Care in Oklahoma Hospitals
  • Supporting Breastfeeding mothers at Work
  • Breastfeeding is Good for Business
  • Supporting Group and effective Breastfeeding classes to Best Empower Mothers

April 20-22, 2011- Breastfeeding Educator Course– 15.83 CEU’ granted. This training was taught by Glenda Dickerson, MS, RN, IBCLC

  • Got Milk
  • The Science of Breastfeeding
  • Role Delineation in Lactation Counseling
  • Basic Breastfeeding Management
  • Breastfeeding Devices and Supplementation
  • Maternal and Infant Breastfeeding Challenges
  • Breastfeeding and the NICU Infant
  • Post Discharge Lactation Support
  • Being a Change Architect
  • Maintaining Breastfeeding Standards

June 4, 2010- 10th Anniversary Oklahoma WIC Breastfeeding Symposium: Mastering the art of Teaching without Preaching & Health Risk Message;

  • Art of Persuasion presented by Amy Spangler, N, RN, IBCLC
  • Good Latch, Bad Latch: Nuances of Latch & Whatcha Say Baby? Infant Communication presented by Catherine Watson Genna, BS IBCLC
    6.2 Nursing continuing hours earned .

June 5, 2009- 9th Annual WIC Breastfeeding Symposium for Healthcare Providers– “Breastfeeding from Baby’s Point of View”-(6.75 Continuing Education Hours) presented by Kittie Frantz, RN, CPNP-PC and Dr. Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

June 12, 2009- “When Survivors Give Birth”- taught by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA) 7.5 continuing hours earned

  •  Definition of childhood sexual abuse (CSA)
  • Impact of childhood sexual abuse on conscious memory
  •  Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the adult woman
  •  Impact of CSA on Pregnancy
  •  Impact of CSA on labor and birth
  •  Impact of CSA on PostPartum and postpartum mood disorders
  •  Counseling approach for the CSA survivor
  •  Counseling for women after a traumatic birth

June 13, 2009 “Update on Emotional Support and Physical Comfort in Labor”- taught by Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA)- (6.2 continuing educations hours earned)

• When Pain Becomes Suffering
• The Occiput Posterior Fetus: How Little We Know
• Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Relieve Pain and Improve Progress in Labor
• How and Why to use Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Labor
• Postpartum: The Neglected Phase of Childbearing

November 12, 2007-Preventing Teen Pregnancy: Why it Matter- Andrea Kane, Senior director of Policy and partnerships National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy & Sharon Rodine, Director of Youth Initiatives Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

  • Teen Prevention: why it Matters
  • Teen  Pregnancy Prevention: Why it Matters in Oklahoma
  • Making Teen Pregnancy Prevention Matter: Next Steps for OK

October 25, 2007- Lamaze International Specialty Workshop; Creativity, Connection and Commitment: Supporting Teens During the Childbearing Year. (8 Continuing Education Hours earned ) Presented by Barbara Hotelling, MSN,CD,LCCE, FACCE

v  Networking and Building Support: A model for Teen
v Educators for teens: Passionate, Committed and Caring
v  The Culture of Adolescence
v  Teaching Strategies for Reaching Teens
v  Communication for the Culture of Adolescence
v  Labor Support for Teens
v  Family and Support Systems |
v  Breastfeeding Adolescent/Postpartum Realities

June 8, 2007 WIC 7th AnnualHold Me, Feed Me, Love Me– Dr. Niles Bergman, (M.B, Ch.B, D.C.H., M.P.H., M.D.) Becky Mannel, BS, IBCLC

  •  Skin-to-skin contact and Perinatal Neuroscience
  • Kangaroo Mother Care: Restoring the Original paradigm for Newborn Care
  • Sharing our own Experience with Skin-to-Skin
  • Putting It Into Practice: Skin-to-Skin at OU Medical Center
  • Neurologically Supportive Delivery and NICU Environments 

May 2007- I have completed my DONA International Postpartum Doula training, I am honored to be the Oklahoma’s 1st Postpartum Doula! 😉 

July 23-25, 2006 –DONA International Postpartum Doula Training Workshop ( 28 hr Continuing Education Hours) Presented by Ann Grauer, PCD(DONA)

  • DONA Certification Requirements
  • Role of the Doula
  • Effective Communication
  • The Birth Experience
  • Postpartum Physical Changes
  • Doula as Educator
  • Multiples
  • Breastfeeding
  • Integrating the Baby
  • Creating a Referral List
  • Values Clarification
  • Postpartum Mood Adjustment
  • The Newborn and the Doula
  • Prenatal Intake/Contact
  • Grief and Loss

June 9, 2006- WIC 6th Annual Breastfeeding Symposium- Supporting the Working Breastfeeding Mother-Ann Dunnewold, PhD. & Dr. Thomas Hale 5.0 CERPs

  •  Postpartum Mental Health Issues: Impact on the Breastfeeding Family- Understanding the Reaction
  • Using Medications on Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Postpartum Mental Health Issues: Support, Resources, and a Brief Look at the Family
  • Use of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics in Breastfeeding Mothers

 

March 12, 2006 – Natural Beginnings Doula Training Workshop (8 Continuing Education Hours).  Presented by Linda Worzer, BME, IBCLC, CD(DONA), AAHCC,

  • Challenges in labor
  • Massage for Doulas
  • Break and Video
  • Difficult labor
  • Cesarean and VBAC
  • The Amazing Newborn
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum visit
  • Break and Video
  • Role play
  • Professionalism

June 10, 2005- WIC  5th Annual Symposium– Judith Lauwers, BA, IBCLC & Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. Supporting the Working Breastfeeding Mother 6.8 CEU’s

 

v  Botanicals and the Lactating Mother
v  Enhancing Contact with Mothers
v  Can You Really Do It
v  Cultural Aspects of Breastfeeding
v  Helping Mothers Who Return to Work

Feb. 28, 2003- Odyssey II- “New Directions in Health Care” Workshop  (6 contact hours for Continuing Education)

  •  “Untangling the Hormone Controversy”- presented by Dominic M. Pedulla, MD, FACC, CNFPMC
  • “The Creighton Model system” –presented by Bernadette McGuire Pedulla, RN, FCPI
  • “The Role of Alternative Medicine in Health Care”- presented by Lawrence Altshuler, MD
  • “Natural Hormone Therapy”- presented by Dave Mason, DPh and Hope Akins, DPh
  • “You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Nurse Midwifery Practice in the U.S.A. – presented by Pauline Lisle, CNM, MSN

Sept. 8, 2001 – “And The Beat Goes On…Enhancing Our Childbirth Support” Workshop – presented by Penny Simkin, PT (8 contact Hours of Continuing Education)

  •  Enhancing Support to the Woman with an Epidural
  • Enhancing Our Response to the Sexually Abused
  • Enhancing Relationship Around the Birthing Bed
  • Enhancing Our response to Postpartum: The Neglected Phase

Nov 5-7, 1999- A Doula Training Course presented by – Midwest Doula & Education Association and the Doula Association of Central Oklahoma

  • Significance of Birth in the Life of a Woman
  • How to make a Presentation on the subject of Doulas
  • Prenatal Contact
  • Emotional Support in Labor
  • Ideal Birth
  • Gravity with Labor
  • Tough Labor
  • Comfort Measures in Labor
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Supporting VBAC Couples
  • The Newborn
  • The Doula Practice, Professionalism, DONA, DACO
  • Culturally Sensitive Labor Support
  • Breastfeeding: Education, Assistance and Support
    Postpartum Contact Between Doula and Client