Fall Conference 2014
presented by Penny Simkin, PT
September 27th and 28th
The Hilton Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland
Day 2: Traumatic Birth and the Care Provider: Preventing, Recognizing and Reducing Symptoms in the Postpartum Woman
This conference will be appropriate for PTs, PTAs, PT Students, Midwives, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, MDs and other interested Health Professionals.
Who should come to this? Anyone who works with women.
The likelihood of working with a woman who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse is more common than one might think. While many women may not be comfortable disclosing such information in a pelvic health or prenatal visit there are strategies care providers may utilize to help every woman feel safe and respected regardless of disclosure.
1. When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman:
This presentation covers the unique manifestations of childhood sexual abuse for the childbearing woman; the impact on pregnancy, labor and birth; the relationship between the woman and her caregiver; modification of common childbirth preparation techniques; impact on postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and postpartum mood disorders; self-help techniques to reduce distressing symptoms; and counseling strategies to prepare nulliparas with fear about the upcoming birth.
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participants will be able to: recognize the prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse in the childbearing woman; identify appropriate strategies for working with survivors (known and unknown) in regard to pelvic exams and childbirth preparation; define self-help techniques for use in addressing distressing situations; and discuss implications and strategies for the postpartum period.
Within the realm of postpartum mood disorders lies the often unrecognized and far too prevalent category of post-traumatic stress disorder. Incidence of traumatic birth and subsequent postpartum PTSD can be reduced in the prenatal period through utilization of proactive prevention strategies. Reduction of symptoms in the postpartum period is essential for maternal and infant well-being.
2. Traumatic Birth and the Care Provider: Prevention, Recognition and Reducing Symptoms:
This presentation describes how childbirth differs from other potentially traumatizing events; differentiates between post-traumatic stress symptoms and the full syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder; presents risk factors associated with the potential for traumatic birth; provides prevention strategies for PTSD in relation to childbirth; explains when in the postpartum period the potential for PTSD occurs; identifies symptoms associated with postpartum PTSD; and provides strategies to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress in the immediate and later postpartum period.
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participants will be able to: discuss how childbirth differs from other potentially traumatizing events, recognize the symptoms, situations, and circumstances commonly associated with PTSD in regard to birth, and list ways to prevent and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress in the postpartum period.
- Recognize the prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse in the childbearing woman.
- Identify appropriate strategies for working with survivors (known and unknown) in regard to pelvic exams and childbirth preparation
- Define self-help techniques for use in addressing distressing situations.
- Discuss implications and strategies for the postpartum period.
- Discuss how childbirth differs from other potentially traumatizing events.
- Recognize the symptoms, situations, and circumstances commonly associated with PTSD in regard to birth.
- List ways to prevent and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress in the postpartum period.
Early Bird Rate: March 15 to June 30th
SOWH Member/Partner: $450 Non SOWH Member = $525
Advance Rate: July 1 to August 31st
SOWH Member/Partner: $500 Non SOWH Member = $575
SOWH Member/Partner: $550 Non SOWH Member = $625
PT or PTA Student rate:
SOWH Member $150 Non SOWH Member = $225