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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 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
    CAPPA’s Birth, Growth, and Reach for the Future

    CAPPA’s Birth, Growth, and Reach for the Future

    Listen in as Laura Nance, a Senior Program Advisor for CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), tells us all about the organization.  CAPPA was birthed in 1998 and has a mission of “Education. Support. Success.”  Laura takes us through how they have grown over time and what they had done to support members and families during COVID.  She also gives us a glimpse of where the future is taking this international organization.   

    Laura Nance is the Senior Advisor of Postpartum Doula and New Parent Educator Programs for CAPPA and the co-developer of the New Parent Educator program. Laura has been involved in the perinatal world since 2000 and is CAPPA-certified and active in her community as a New Parent Educator, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Pregnancy Fitness Educator, Postpartum Doula, and Labor Doula. She is the owner of For Love of Baby, a doula and educator cooperative offering professional perinatal services to families. She has been a trainer with CAPPA since 2005 and trains for the postpartum doula, new parent educator, and lactation educator programs.  

    Listen and Learn: 

    About why CAPPA was created  How certification matters   How Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics promotes professionalism  That building bridges with other professionals promotes doulas and supports families  The family-like atmosphere that is a hallmark of the CAPPA organization  The secret of using a positive mental attitude to fix negative things 

     

    Resources & Mentions: 

    CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association

    Contact the office at info@cappa.net 

    Call 1-770-965-9777 

     

    Related Products from InJoy  

    Miracle of Birth Volume 3
    Miracle of Birth Volume 4  

    Understanding Birth 

    Stages of Labor 

    Pain Management for Childbirth

    Understanding Postpartum Health & Baby Care 

    • 43 min
    Nobody Told Me About That: The First Six Weeks Postpartum with Ginger Breedlove of Grow Midwives

    Nobody Told Me About That: The First Six Weeks Postpartum with Ginger Breedlove of Grow Midwives

    Even in early nursing school Ginger felt she would write a book someday.  Finding a need while working with her new daughter-in-law gave her the much-needed topic.  Surviving in postpartum should not be as hard as it was for Ginger’s loved one or many other new mothers.  To create a template for thriving and celebrating life with a new baby, Ginger called upon 15 other experienced postpartum professionals and parents, and they created a book that can be used by parents and professionals Listen in as we discuss the book, changes needed in our healthcare system for postpartum families in the first six weeks, and more! 

    Dr. Breedlove is a past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. In 2017, she formed a consulting company, Grow Midwives LLC, to educate physicians and hospitals while supporting midwives in the design and scaling of best practices in collaborative care models. Prior to consulting, she was on faculty a combined 17 years as Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Shenandoah University and University of Kansas School of Nursing founding program director. She co-founded the first free-standing birthing center in Topeka, Kansas in 1979, the first Midwife service in Kansas City, Missouri in 1994, and established the University of Kansas Midwifery program in 1999. In 2016 she co-founded March for Moms with Dr. Neel Shah and has served as President four years. In 2018, Dr. Breedlove edited and launched a book for first-time parents navigating the first six weeks of pregnancy titled, Nobody Told Me About That! 

    Listen and Learn: 

    How a lack of educational support before and during postpartum negatively impacts bringing baby home  The mental and emotional impact of  feeling unprepared   How postpartum deaths could be prevented with accurate information   One of the most important tools for new parents is learning to use their voice  How to create  a safer postpartum system by using inter-professional contact after leaving the hospital  Change can happen when demand comes from parents, employers, legislators, community members and healthcare professionals  About postpartum concerns from 16 women’s health professionals  

     

     
     

    Resources & Mentions: 

    www.nobodytoldmeaboutthat.com  

    www.Marchformoms.org  


    www.Growmidwives.org  

     

    Related Products from InJoy 

    Understanding Postpartum Health & Baby Care 
    Understanding Fatherhood 

    Parenting BASICS 0-6 months, Self-Care for Moms 

    • 43 min

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