Oct
8
9:00am 9:00am

Raiders of the Lost Arts in Boston

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Dr. Fischbein has been a vocal supporter of women's birth choices on his website and blog and in his podcast recordings and lectures across the country. He will be coming to Boston this fall to discuss some of the more atypical deliveries in obstetrics: breech, twins, vaginal birth after cesarean and home birth. Continuing education units for maternity providers will be available.* Register early to reserve your spot as tickets are limited. Attendance for physicians is free of charge.

Hotel reservations are NOT included. If you prefer to stay, please contact the Downtown Boston Courtyard Marriott to make reservations.

Dr. Stuart Fischbein has been attending homebirths as an obstetrician since 2010. He published his findings from his first 135 deliveries in “Home Birth” with an Obstetrician: A Series of 135 Out of Hospital Births (Obstet Gynecol Int J 2015, 2(4): 00046). In doing so he has become connected with the individual lives of women who have been casualties of the “Lost Arts” of obstetrics. He hopes to inspire more providers to consider the ethics of informed consent and refusal and to realistically approach true medical risk, not as it relates to liability.

There is enough evidence in the world literature to support home birth, breech and twin vaginal birth, VBAC and midwifery that our ethical obligation is to honor informed consent and support autonomy in decision making. That is not happening in much of the medicalized birth world. Dr. Fischbein has supported these reasonable choices for over 30 years. His experience as a hospital based obstetrician for 24 years and now a home birth specialist gives him the unique perspective so lacking among academicians. Through example, practice and teaching, Dr. Fischbein would like to help change the way we look at birth in this country and teach the next generation of practitioners the skills needed to preserve these options for the women of country.

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VBAC Discussion
Feb
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

VBAC Discussion

If you are professionally or personally involved with pregnancy and birth:
OB/GYN, midwife, doula, birth educator, yoga instructor, lactation consultant, psychotherapist,
hypnotherapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, massage therapist, aroma therapist, placenta
encapsulator, fertility specialist, perinatal mental health expert, etc.
Please join us for a FREE evening of mingling, education, wine & cheese,
as well as an expert discussion on this important topic.
Thursday, February 9th at 7 pm
at Good Life Academy:18719 Calvert St. Tarzana 91335

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Improving Birth.org, LA Rally
Sep
7
11:00am11:00am

Improving Birth.org, LA Rally

Glendale Adventist ignores national guidelines, violates patient autonomy, bans natural birth for breech babies.

Last week, Glendale Adventist Medical Center created a policy outright banning vaginal breech birth. Although many hospitals have de facto bans, meaning there aren't providers who offer this service, there isn't any other hospitals that we are aware of that have this outright ban.

GAMC is fortunate to have one of the most skilled breech practitioners in the country. Dr. Wu is an honored physician who has assisted women with vaginal breech birth for more than 40 years. And while this policy appears to affect the entire obstetric department, the reality is, it’s directed at this one specific provider, making it seem punitive and unnecessary.

We are concerned that this change seems to be motivated by political and perceived financial concerns instead of what is in the best interest of mothers and babies.

This is a policy that forces women into cesarean sections without respect to patient autonomy in decision-making and their legal right to informed consent and refusal.

We believe there is much evidence to support VBB that was not considered by those involved in this decision. Basing a policy on flawed information and perceived but not actual liability is an erroneous precedent.

We will rally to bring awareness to this unethical policy and we hope you will join us.

Learn how you can help and RSVP Here

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May
21
5:00am 5:00am

B.E.D. Conference 2016

Birth. Empowerment. Dialogue.

Your mind is racing. #cometobed

Join us for a full day of Ted-style talks designed specifically for pregnancy and birth empowerment!

An amazing lineup of local experts will share the stage with nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Stacie Hunt, CPM.

Together, they will bring you information you need and the inspiration you desire to have the best pregnancy & birth EVER!

Visit the conference website to purchase your tickets. Early Bird Pricing ends May 1st, so save yourself $20 and don't delay!

www.bedconference.com

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VBAC Panel
May
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

VBAC Panel

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Dr. Stu along with VBAC FACT Jen Kamel join local mothers discussing their VBAC experiences.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Virginia Bobro. Q&A as well as materials available for deeper discussion.

The event begins at 6pm sharp, so please arrive early to find parking and mingle a little before the start!

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May
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

[Birth Business Club] Expert Panel Discussion in LA

Join Wise Women Consuting in LA as we share a short presentation on why birth business is the fastest growing segment of the health care in the US, some quick tips to improve your visability to the main-stream audience who desperately needs your services but hasn't known where to look, and some tried and true branding and marketing strategies you can implement immediately.

Your bright future in the BIZ is here... Let our panel of experts share their insights.  A lengthy Q&A session to follow.  We welcome all inquiries, big or small.  Join us on the fourth floor balcony of the Omni Hotel in Downtown LA.

Purchase Tickets Here

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Apr
30
7:00am 7:00am

Why Not Home Southern California Premiere

Join OC Doula Collective LLC for the screening of Why not Home?, a documentary that explores the out of hospital birthing choices of medical professionals.

Screening Details
10am: Doors open for mingling
11am: Screening begins
12:15pm: Q&A with local medical and birth professionals:
1:00PM - Event ends

We need to sell 40 tickets by April 22nd to make this event happen! Once the minimum is met, tickets will be available for purchase up until 24hrs before the event. In the case that the minimum of 40 tickets is NOT met, a refund will be given by Brown Paper Tickets to all purchased tickets.

TICKETS HERE

Please print ticket and bring for check in at the movie theater at 10am.

About the Film

http://www.whynothome.com/trailer-1-2/

Dr. Michelle Minikel thought home birth was crazy--until she got pregnant. Turns out shes not alone. Why Not Home? exposes a secret from within the medical community. A small but growing number of doctors, midwives, and nurses who attend birth in the hospital are choosing to have their own children at home.

Through the compelling stories of women who choose to go outside the hospitals where they practice to give birth, viewers experience the beauty and challenges facing families both at home and in the hospital in a way that hasnt been seen before.

Beyond the personal stories, Why Not Home? is a critical and thoroughly researched look at how we are providing maternity care in the US and the choices we are giving women and families about that care. Maternal mortality rates are rising in the US at at time when they are falling in every other industrialized country. Why Not Home? chal-lenges viewers to move beyond the polarization and judgement that has plagued this issue for decades and instead embrace a more integrated and collaborative model for the future.

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Apr
18
3:30pm 3:30pm

Birth Professionals Education & Networking Meeting

Presented by Breech Circle at Good LIfe Academy. A free one-of-a-kind evening of mingling education, wine, cheese and more. This is a great opportunity to network with professional peers and discuss breech birth with Los Angeles's only out-of-hospital breech birth doctor.

Dr. Fischbein will discuss recent breech literature, proper client selection and useful techniques for assisting the vaginal breech birth.

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Heads Up Virtual Live Screening
Mar
6
1:30pm 1:30pm

Heads Up Virtual Live Screening

Join Executive Producer Dr. Elliot Berlin and special guests Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Midwife/Spinning Babies founder Gaily Tully for a live virtual screening of 'Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery' on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 4:30PM PST (6:30PM Central, 7:30PM Eastern).

Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased here: www.headsupvirtualscreening.eventbrite.com

After watching the film in reel time with people all over the globe, there will be a live chat discussion with our esteemed guests Dr. Stuart Fischbein and Gaily Tully. Come with questions!

Space is limited. Get your tix today!

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ABOUT THE FILM
Running time: 34 minutes. From executive producer Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC: A breech baby is born nearly every four minutes in the United States. Until the year 2000, a woman could opt to birth her breech baby vaginally or via surgery. Then, in 2001, a study came out that took away one of those options. The study was later found to be faulty, but the damage was already done--vaginal breech birth was almost completely eliminated from medical school training and from delivery rooms. ‘Heads Up’ features several women confronted with the disappearance of this option for their breech babies. Among others, actress Morena Baccarin and holistic living personality Kimberly Van Der Beek struggle to find providers who will attend them in a vaginal breech birth--all under the pressure of their imminent due dates. Through their personal accounts and the perspectives of medical professionals, Heads Up explores this widely misunderstood subject and the need to restore this lost art and lost option.

ABOUT THE GUESTS

DR. ELLIOT BERLIN
Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula. His Informed Pregnancy® Project aims to utilize multiple forms of media to compile and deliver unbiased information about pregnancy and childbirth to empower new and expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy and parenting journey.

DR. STUART JAMES FISCHBEIN, MD
Stuart James Fischbein, MD was Board Certified in 1989 and became a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1990. He has been a practicing obstetrician in Southern California since completing his residency. While well trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the standard medical model of obstetrics he had the respect and vision to support the midwifery model of care and served as a backup consultant to many home and birthing center midwives for 25 years. In 1996 he founded The Woman’s Place for Health, Inc., a collaborative practice of Certified Nurse Midwives and Obstetricians in Camarillo, California.

In 2004, Dr. Fischbein co-authored, “Fearless Pregnancy, Wisdom & Reassurance from a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom”www.fearlesspregnancy.net . For his efforts he has been awarded the Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC) Physician of the year award three times and was the very first recipient of DASC’s lifetime achievement award in support of pregnant women. He has spoken internationally on breech and vaginal birth after cesarean section and has appeared in many documentaries, including: “More Business of Being Born”, “Happy Healthy Child”, “Reducing Infant Mortality”, “Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery” and multiple YouTube videos discussing birth choices and respect for patient autonomy and decision making.

Dr. Fischbein now works directly with home birthing midwives at www.birthinginstincts.com and offers hope for those women who prefer and respect a natural birthing environment and cannot find supportive practitioners for VBAC, twin and breech deliveries. He recently published his retrospective review,  “Home Birth with an Obstetrician, A Series of 135 Births”  in the Obstetric & Gynecology International Journal.

MIDWIFE GAIL TULLY
Gail Tully is certified professional midwife, has been active in the Minneapolis birth scene since 1981 with grass roots birth activism and hospital doula programs, midwifery education. Her homebirth practice is now limited to consultation during special births.
Online since 2002, SpinningBabies.com has become a world presence offering reassurance about fetal positioning and natural birth. Gail seeks to understand the dynamic interplay of mother and baby through the process of birth, including her development of Belly Mapping as published in booklet form, featured in Ruth Ancheta and Penny Simkin’s Labor Progress Handbook, and on www.SpinningBabies.com
Resolving Shoulder Dystocia and Breech Basics are midwifery continuing education courses Gail had developed and provides in addition to Spinning Babies Workshop.
Gail speaks around the world at her own and other’s birth conferences and events, including Spinning Babies Workshops, Midwifery Today, SIA Parto, and the Spinning Babies World Confluence.

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Feb
29
9:30am 9:30am

Vaginal Breech Delivery

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photo by Maggie Ehrig

Dr. Fischbein will present a lecture on Vaginal Breech Birth at Good Samaritan Hospital . This is an opportunity for obstetricians, gynecologist, neonatologist and emergency medicine professionals to gain expert education on :

  1. Understanding the theories of breech positioning, the history of breech delivery and why it has nearly disappeared
  2. Learn the proper selection criteria for safe vaginal breech delivery
  3. Understand the physiology of the breech birth and positional options for optimal natural delivery
  4. Become aware of some complication of breech position and maneuvers to ameliorate them.

Accreditation: Good Samaritan Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing Medical education for physicians. Good Samaritan Hospital , Los Angeles designated this live CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the crediti commensurate with the extent of participation in the activity.

Questions please call the CME office at (213) 977-2331.

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Jan
22
to Jan 25

Speaking at Indie Birth Midwifery Conference

We have big plans here at the Indie Birth Association, and have wanted to host a conference for a while. Women all over the world are contacting us, looking for a mixture of traditional, holistic, and science based midwifery care and are coming up empty time and again.  We need MORE birthkeepers, more holistic home birth attendants, and more traditional midwives. We need to create a new paradigm that is widely accessible so that the women who want to birth in this way have support to choose from. We need to create an alternative to hospital care and state controlled midwifery. Whatever you call yourself, or hope to call yourself someday, if you believe that the world needs more skilled, intuitive, mother-baby serving birth workers, then you should join us for a weekend of learning and sharing here in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Our goal in the long term is to provide intermediate/advanced level learning that can build confidence and mutual support within the traditional midwifery community. We are living in a postmodern world, and we hope to synthesize intuition, traditional methods, and appropriate and empowering use of technology in ways that move us toward our vision of a new way of birthing the next generations.

This year's conference goal is to open up more meaningful discussion around some of the most taken for granted topics in the midwifery community, and to simultaneously bolster the skills to attend all women who ask for support. We want to foster concrete skill building while also becoming more comfortable with the inherent ambiguity and lack of control over pregnancy and birth experiences. We are tired of the same boring conversations that rarely scratch beneath the surface and aren't applicable to our real life work. We want more honest conversations about the unseen, unmeasurable and unmanageable aspects of birth. Our speakers are asking the hard questions, and serving women in ways that fit our vision. They are blending the sacred with the scientific, and combining expert skills with critical thinking around every aspect of care.

Learn More: http://www.indiebirth.com/conference/

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Oct
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Birth Professionals Mingling & Marketing Workshop

If you are professionally involved with pregnancy and birth, join us for a one of a kind FREE evening of mingling, education, wine, cheese and more.

This is a great opportunity to network with your professional peers Monday, October 26, 7 pm, at Good Life Academy / 18719 Calvert St. Tarzana 91335

RSVP: hayuta@goodlifeacademy.net or (818)212-8001

Enjoy A marketing workshop, specific for your kind of business, with Ivana Siska, a Beverly Hills based consultant and coach, whose clients create noticeable change and achieve business and personal goals in a short amount of time.

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Oct
15
6:00am 6:00am

Speaking at MFCI Conference

To galvanize the perinatalcommunity to harmoniously work together to create multidiscliplinary maternity care teams committed to forwarding the action towardsa mother- and baby-centered, collaborative model of maternity care in Los Angeles County.

 

Learn More: http://wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org/cims-mfci-principles-steps/mother-friendly-childbirth-initiative-symposium/

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Jul
7
3:30pm 3:30pm

Nervous Anticipation

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but we all wonder and even worry about how we will make it through pregnancy and birth.  Join Stuart Fischbein, MD, OBGYN, Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM, CPM and Blyss Young, birth advocate and CEO of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellnes Center with a panel of guest experts for a special evening designed to ease your and your partner’s worries and concerns. Come and get familiar with the common sense information that separates myths from realities, and leave with the reassurance you need to confidently get through giving birth.

Guest speaker: Dr. Elliot Berlin of Berlin Wellness Group

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Jun
21
6:00am 6:00am

Life in the Microbiome (WI)

Enjoy an extraordinary Saturday of conversation about the powerful journey of the mother/infant couple. This interactive series of talks will blend biology and psychiatry, obstetrics and midwifery, and the physical as well as spiritual work of the process of childbearing. Focusing on the choices in childbearing and their potentially permanent impact on health and immunity, this amazing group of practitioners will lead us through some of the latest research on the microbiome and human health.

Speakers include: Stuart Fischbein, MD/OB, Mark Sloan, MD/PED, Kelly Brogan, MD/PSY, Chandler Marrs, PhD, Barbara Harper, RN and Carol Gautschi, CPM, LM

Advanced registration for these FREE public events is requested. A lunch will be offered for the June 21st event for $15 per person with reservations required. For more information please follow us online at: https://swtc.edu/midwifery-conference/

As is true for many areas throughout Wisconsin, we will follow these events with a premier showing of the film MicroBirth whenever it is released in September at Southwest Technical College. The date will be announce at the above website.

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Jun
8
10:00am10:00am

Raiders of the Lost Arts!

Presentation of Raiders of the Lost Arts, by Dr. Stu with enlightening information and stimulating discussion. Become Informed!  Talkin' VBAC, Breech and Twins with Dr. Stu!

Brought to you by Valley Birth! Birthing Rhythm Midwifery, Two Hearts Yoga, Berlin Wellness, and ClearMind Hypnotherapy...

We are upstairs, inside of Two Hearts Yoga!

Make Donations Here

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May
5
3:30pm 3:30pm

Nervous Anticipation at The Sanctuary

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but we all wonder and even worry about how we will make it through pregnancy and birth.  Join Stuart Fischbein, MD, OBGYN, Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM, CPM and Blyss Young, birth advocate and CEO of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellnes Center with a panel of guest experts for a special evening designed to ease your and your partner’s worries and concerns. Come and get familiar with the common sense information that separates myths from realities, and leave with the reassurance you need to confidently get through giving birth.

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Apr
10
3:30pm 3:30pm

Antelope Valley VBAC Support Group

Have you had a c-section? Have you had a vbac? Do you desire to learn about how to avoid a c-section and/or acheive vbac? Come to share, learn and discuss important topics surrounding c-section and vbac in our community in a supportive and encouraging environment. Excited to announce that Dr. Stuart Fischbein will be our guest speaker at the April 10th meeting. 37261 Kingcup Terrace Palmdale, CA 93551 Call 316-208-7070 for more information.

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Apr
7
3:30pm 3:30pm

Nervous Anticipation

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but we all wonder and even worry about how we will make it through pregnancy and birth. Join Dr. Stu,  Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM, CPM and Blyss Young, birth advocate and CEO of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center with a panel of guest experts for a special evening designed to ease your and your partner’s worries and concerns. Come and get familiar with the common sense information that separates myths from realities, and leave with the reassurance you need to confidently get through giving birth.

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Mar
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

Nervous Anticipation

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Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but we all wonder and even worry about how we will make it through pregnancy and birth.  Join Stuart Fischbein, MD, OBGYN, Aleksandra Evanguelidi, LM, CPM and Blyss Young, birth advocate and CEO of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellnes Center with a panel of guest experts for a special evening designed to ease your and your partner’s worries and concerns. Come and get familiar with the common sense information that separates myths from realities, and leave with the reassurance you need to confidently get through giving birth.

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