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Copy of 20/20 Vision For Birth Conference - DAY 2

  • Sheraton Anchorage 401 East 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)

The Alaska Birth Collective is excited to announce our “20/20 Vision For Birth Conference” taking place in beautiful Anchorage, AK.

Key Note Speakers Jen Kamel with VBAC Facts -The Truth About VBAC "Jen has spent thousands of hours compiling and distilling the most relevant facts into one training. Spend the day with her and leave with clarity on VBAC, repeat cesarean, uterine rupture, home birth, hospital birth, and hospital VBAC bans."

Dr. Stuart Fischbein, OB/GYN - Breech Birth "Blending his 34 years of experience with research and wisdom, Dr. Stu delivers engaging thought-provoking dialogue with his listeners."

Dr. Sayida Peprah DrSayida Uplifts - Psychological Considerations, and Cultural Awareness for Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery. Dr. Sayida is an active member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences of women of color.

Susan Clinton- Pelvic Health for Professionals. Susan is a dual board certified specialist in women’s health and orthopedic physical therapy. Specializing in women's health, pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions and post-surgical diagnoses. She is an international instructor of post professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy.

Tammy Ryan - When Survivors Give Birth; Understanding And Healing The Effects Of Early Sexual Abuse On Childbearing.This is an opportunity for educators with backgrounds in childbirth to deepen their knowledge, and understanding of the effects of childhood sexual abuse on childbearing people

Karen Strange Neonatal Resuscitation & Transitions- Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn (IRN) Workshop. Karen is the founder of this workshop that includes the physiology of newborn transition, the evidence-based studies having to do with neonatal resuscitation, and the “when, why and how” to do neonatal resuscitation in a non-traumatizing way.

Christy Jo Hendricks with Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding- The World Is Our Audience. It is crucial to share breastfeeding education to society, early and frequently. Breastfeeding education should begin in the school system and be geared for each age appropriately. When societies embrace breastfeeding, they will embrace breastfeeding women and see it as the norm

Dr. Jay Warren - Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 19 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay now serves as an instructor for the ICPA teaching an online course called “Prenatal Care: Baby Centered Birth”.

Dr. Jay is the host of 2 popular podcasts “Healthy Births, Happy Babies”, interviewing experts on perinatal care issues and “The Dadhood Journey”, where he shares real-life lessons and practical tools to support new dads in navigating their parenthood experience.

Dr. Jay has also created an online program, “Connecting with Baby” which guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding in-utero so that she is more confident as a parent and better able to soothe and connect with baby when they arrive.

The Alaska Birth Collective is a non-profit, community based, volunteer-run organization that helps educate, empower and support birth professionals, childbearing women, and families. Part of the Alaska Birth Collective’s mission is to offer trainings and professional development opportunities for care providers in our area. We hope this conference will help propel our birth community forward, and further the belief that birth is a normal, healthy process, and that empowering and safe births can take place in a variety of locations. This conference is appropriate for a variety of providers, including physicians, nurses, social workers, midwives, doulas, and other healthcare professionals. Through presentation, discussion, and workshops we hope to provide new information and research that promotes women centered care, evidence based information, improved postpartum support, and better outcomes for women and babies.