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RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT YOU CAN ACCESS IN THE CAR, GYM, OR ANYWHERE!

InJoy's podcast features enlightening interviews with health educators, leaders, influencers, and advocates in maternal-child health who focus on transforming care through education. Tune in, learn, and be inspired by these empowering leaders who are passionate about making a difference—just like you. You’ll get ideas you can implement right away!

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RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT YOU CAN ACCESS IN THE CAR, GYM, OR ANYWHERE!

InJoy's podcast features enlightening interviews with health educators, leaders, influencers, and advocates in maternal-child health who focus on transforming care through education. Tune in, learn, and be inspired by these empowering leaders who are passionate about making a difference—just like you. You’ll get ideas you can implement right away!

    Season 6 Episode 4: Mother-Baby Bond: How Attachment Changes the Epigenome, Brain Development, and Health Outcomes with Laurel Wilson of MotherJourney

    Season 6 Episode 4: Mother-Baby Bond: How Attachment Changes the Epigenome, Brain Development, and Health Outcomes with Laurel Wilson of MotherJourney

    The words bonding and attachment are common words, but what is the deeper meaning behind those words for new parents and their newborns or yet-to-be born babies?  How can parents connect with their newborn in utero?  How will the attachment before and after the baby is born affect the epigenomes, brain development, and future health of their little one?  Laurel will take us on a fascinating dive into this topic to help us translate this information to our patients, students, and clients so that more new parents will understand the benefits of attachment to their new babies. 
    Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLE, CCCE, CLD is a TEDx and international speaker, pregnancy and lactation specialist, consultant, educator, and author. Laurel is the co-author of two books, The Attachment Pregnancy and The Greatest Pregnancy Ever; original editor of The CAPPA Lactation Educator Manual; as well as a contributing author to Round the Circle: Doulas Talk About Themselves. Her passion is blending today’s recent scientific findings with mind/body/spirit wisdom to highlight the magnitude and importance of the perinatal period. Spending 17 years as Executive Director for Lactation Programs for the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association formed the foundation of her inquiry into the science of human milk. She has acted and still acts in many capacities locally and nationally promoting the belief that the journey into parenthood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated. 
    Listen and Learn: 
    The physiological and emotional process of bonding and attachment that occurs during birth & beyond  What is epigenetics, epigenome, and microbiome and how are they connected?  How epigenetics work in a human is based on the external reality of that person’s experiences How the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life and their external reality impacts their organ systems How most diseases are not DNA related but rather influenced by epigenetic impact What impact chronic stress, including weathering, has on future health How to teach parents to move away from stress when possible  What full engagement means during pregnancy   
    Resources & Mentions: 
    https://motherjourney.com/index.html (Laurel’s website with many more resources)  Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health   Kindred – One Family, One World  
    Related Products from InJoy: 
    Understanding Pregnancy  Understanding Breastfeeding Understanding Your Newborn Understanding Fatherhood 

    • 42 min
    Season 6 Episode 3: Adult Learning Principles Make a Difference in Your Classroom with Kristen Gosse, MEd, of InJoy Health Education

    Season 6 Episode 3: Adult Learning Principles Make a Difference in Your Classroom with Kristen Gosse, MEd, of InJoy Health Education

    This episode was recorded on 5/23/22 
    The students and patients that you interact with have far different expectations for learning than a K-12 student.  They are with you for a very specific reason and expect you to give them relevant information they can use right away that they can incorporate with what they already know.  Adult learners require educators to use some unique approaches that tap into both the art and science of teaching.  This episode will give you some specific tips on how to incorporate Adult Learning Principles in your classroom or virtual classes.   
    Our expert is Kristen Gosse, MEd, the Learning Strategist and Content Development Manager for InJoy Health Education. She has a background in professional writing and almost 14 years of experience designing content for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting health education materials. Kristen explores ways to apply adult learning theory and the psychology of motivation to health education. If adults do not understand or feel empowered, they are at a disadvantage to make informed decisions in almost every facet of life. Her goal is to nurture this feeling of empowerment through thoughtful, engaging content and effective learning experiences. 
     
    Listen and Learn:  
    Adult learners need to be in charge of their own learning  Your students want to be treated with respect  Many prefer social interaction in the classroom or online  Students learn through doing, practice, and return demonstration The “Fab 4” basic principles of well-known researcher in Adult Learning, Malcolm Knowles There is no such thing as a learning style for an individual---everyone needs to see information in multiple ways to retain it How reflection is helpful in processing information, so asking the learner to jot down ideas is useful Why these principles apply to the classroom and the bedside   Resources & Mentions: 
    Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change by Amy Bucher  Designing for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen  Julie Dirksen’s website: https://usablelearning.com/ https://elearningindustry.com/the-adult-learning-theory-andragogy-of-malcolm-knowles  Healthy Content Matters: Bringing Patient Education Online  Related Products from InJoy: 
    Online Education Books + Web Apps PowerPoints Video Programs  

    • 45 min
    Season 6 Episode 2: Practice Makes Perfect: Creating a Gender Inclusive Learning Environment with Maura Jo Lynch, MA, SBD, RMT, CPFE, MCPDC, MBE, MCE of Center Song

    Season 6 Episode 2: Practice Makes Perfect: Creating a Gender Inclusive Learning Environment with Maura Jo Lynch, MA, SBD, RMT, CPFE, MCPDC, MBE, MCE of Center Song

    Creating an atmosphere conducive to learning includes ensuring that your students feel understood and accepted in the classroom.  Listen in as we get practical advice from Maura Jo, who has been practicing the principles of gender inclusivity in her life and classroom for over 15 years. You’ll pick up things you can use right away in your classroom, such as how you can use more inclusive language and ways you can make students feel comfortable while learning.  
    Maura Jo (pronouns: they/she) is a Queer/GenderQueer, passionate, compassionate, and accomplished birth worker and wellness professional with over 25 years of experience in complementary and alternative wellness and over 15 years in perinatal education and support. They hold a master’s degree in Women’s (and Gender) Studies and certifications in many aspects of wellness and perinatal health and support services. They have worked in the nonprofit sector, in the fitness and wellness industry, in multiple hospital systems, in the Connecticut state university system as an adjunct professor, and have been running their own perinatal and wellness business for many years. They specialize in working with and supporting LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC individuals, families, and professionals who identify as a part of these communities.  
     

    Listen and Learn:

    We are not excluding anyone by including everyone  Tips for educators looking to use inclusive language in their classes  Why words matter – getting out of a fear-based brain to be able to understand the material presented  Visual representations matter too – how seeing others “like me” increases learning ability  Role model behavior to foster inclusion 

     
     


    Resources & Mentions:

    Center Song Birth & Wellness 

    https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why  

    https://www.badoulatrainings.org/  

    https://www.kingyaa.co.za/upcoming-events-workshops  

    https://earthsnaturaltouch.com/education-%26-support 

     

    Related Products from InJoy:

    Understanding Birth Curriculum (Uses gender-neutral terms and diverse families) 

    Understanding Postpartum Health & Baby Care Curriculum (Uses gender-neutral terms and diverse families) 

    Understanding Pregnancy (Uses gender-neutral terms and diverse families) 

    • 37 min
    Season 6 Episode 1: Reach More Parents with Blended, Virtual, & In-Person Classes with Evelyn Turner, MSN, RNC-MNN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST of The University of Chicago Medicine

    Season 6 Episode 1: Reach More Parents with Blended, Virtual, & In-Person Classes with Evelyn Turner, MSN, RNC-MNN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST of The University of Chicago Medicine

    Reaching more parents with solid prenatal education is the goal for most educators and hospitals.  Learning a new way to do that was challenging in 2020 but through creativity and problem solving, many educators –just like our guest– found ways to be sure the parents they serve continued to learn.  Join us to learn how one hospital has not only overcome the COVID teaching challenge but also created a mix of classes that will remain in place moving forward to reach more parents with the information they need for their pregnancy, birth, and beyond. 
     
    Evelyn M. Turner, MSN, RNC-MNN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST, has been an active perinatal professional since 2000, working as a nurse in Labor & Delivery, Mother & Baby, Prenatal Care Coordination, Nursing Leadership, and as a Prenatal Nurse Educator in Northwest, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. Currently, she works as a Prenatal Nurse Instructor at The University of Chicago Medicine, bringing her years of experience to the classroom educating soon-to-be parents.   
     
    Listen and Learn: 
    How it is possible to offer multiple classes in different formats to meet parents’ needs  Offering a variety of formats increases the number of learners who participate  Following up with online learners strengthen their knowledge through Q&A  What can be done for parents who speak languages other than what is usually offered  Promoting virtual and blended classes  How parents feel about their learning experience  Why it is important to continue with virtual and blended learning even with in-person classes available   Resources & Mentions: 
    Prenatal Education at University of Chicago Medicine  Reach out to Evelyn Learn more about how to set up blended learning Review virtual teaching best practices  Related Products from InJoy: 
    Online eClasses  Educator Media Library for instructor-led classes 

    • 41 min
    Season 5, Episode 7: Breastfeeding Support Through La Leche League International with Christina Faulkenburg

    Season 5, Episode 7: Breastfeeding Support Through La Leche League International with Christina Faulkenburg

    Note: This episode was recorded in early 2021. Some of the details in this episode may have changed
    In 1956, Marian Tompson and Mary White, along with five other women, gathered to breastfeed their babies under a tree at a church picnic in Illinois when they were approached by mothers with questions, showing interest and looking for advice on successful breastfeeding.  This event inspired a group of seven women to form La Leche League International to provide breastfeeding help and support to women in their community.   Since that time, La Leche League’s peer to peer support, whose primary purpose is to promote breastfeeding, can be found locally, nationally, and even internationally now in over 80 countries.   

     

    Christina Faulkenburg is an Area Coordinator of Leaders with La Leche League Mountain Plains as a volunteer.  The Area has over 40 Leaders in Kansas, Wyoming, and Colorado.  Christina is a wife, mom, and business owner.  Her daughter just turned 5!  When Christina was pregnant in 2015, she started attending La Leche League Meetings and found support to be so wonderful that she became a Leader to help other families.  The support helped her nurse for 28 months.  She then became the Area Coordinator of Leaders to help support other Leaders help families just like her providing educational events and fund-raising for the Area.   

    Listen in as we explore Christina’s journey with La Leche League and how you can help families connect to this great association.   

    Listen and Learn:  

    About the history and mission of La Leche League International  How health professionals can get the word out and connect people to this free service  The variety of people that join LLL meetings and are supported by the leader and members  The main components of a LLL meeting  What effect COVID has had on meetings  What it takes to become a LLL Leader  How LLL has changed and the vision for the future 
     

    Resources & Mentions:

    La Leche League International website


    Facebook page for La Leche League International

    Facebook page for La Leche League of Mountain Plains – Families

     

    Related Products from InJoy:

     Patient and Family education: 

    Understanding Breastfeeding curriculum  Videos & PowerPoints Books + web apps Online eClasses

     Breastfeeding BASICS 
    Staff education: Practices to Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding 

    • 31 min
    Season 5 Episode 6: Birth Is Not a Spectator Sport: The Important Role of Doulas in Childbirth and Postpartum with Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, IBCLC

    Season 5 Episode 6: Birth Is Not a Spectator Sport: The Important Role of Doulas in Childbirth and Postpartum with Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, IBCLC

    The concept and role of a doula is better understood these days by parents and health professionals, but the reality of a doula’s life may still be a mystery to some.  Today we will explore how Julie, who has practiced as a doula for 29 years, impacts the lives of the families she’s assisted as she shares her insights of life as a doula.  

    Julie Brill is the author of the doula anthology Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences. She has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births since 1992 and mentoring new birth professionals throughout New England as a member of the CAPPA Faculty since 2003. Additionally, she is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Holistic Lactation Consultant. Julie is in private practice in Bedford, MA, where she teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes and provides in-home breastfeeding consultations. She is also the mother of two adult daughters who she home schooled until they entered college. 

    Listen and Learn:

    How a doula – “just a woman in the room”—can make a big difference during birth   What studies show about doulas  How doulas have gained awareness over time  What responsibilities doulas have How nurses benefit from having doulas in the room and learning some doula skills What various models of hospital doula programs look like 

     
    Resources & Mentions:


    Major Survey Findings of Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth

    Variation in Cesarean Birth Rates by Labor and Delivery Nurses, Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP
    Continuous support for women during childbirth

    Round the Circle and Birth Wisdom

    Doulas Discuss Birth 

     
    Related Products from InJoy: 

    Understanding Birth

    The Miracle of Birth 3

    The Miracle of Birth 4

    Understanding Breastfeeding

    • 28 min

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