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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 4 Episode 6: Lamaze International: Yesterday, Today, and the Future with Christen Sadler of Lamaze

    Season 4 Episode 6: Lamaze International: Yesterday, Today, and the Future with Christen Sadler of Lamaze

    Listen as Christen Sadler, Immediate Past President of Lamaze, tells us more about Lamaze’s beginnings, how they have grown, and where the future may be taking them.  Christen shares ways the organization advances their mission: “Advancing Safe & Healthy Birth for Everyone, Everywhere.”  Learn more about Lamaze’s current projects, including research and advocacy to help not only the educators but also parents in this country and others.   

    A Registered Nurse for over 25 years, Christen Sadler’s experience spans multiple specialty areas including gerontology, med/surg, women’s health, and community health, as well as nursing education. She has worked in various capacities in Africa, South America, and the Southern United States. Currently she is a student in the PhD program at Texas Women’s University. In fall of 2020, she will join the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor. Additionally, she teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas. She is immediate past president of Lamaze International and teaches private Lamaze classes. 

    Listen and Learn: 

    About advancing safe and healthy pregnancy, birth, and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy 

    How birth is a transformative experience for birthing families, whether it is positive or negative  How the annual Advocacy Summit transformed into two town halls & a series of webinars explore virtual teaching, small business loans, equity in maternal mortality, and for incarcerated women and other important topics for educators  What new efforts are in place to increase childbirth education internationally  How you can promote the mission by joining one of the committees, such as Research, Equity and Diversity, Outreach, or Advocacy 
     


    Resources & Mentions 

    Lamaze International Website

    Lamaze Volunteer Opportunities 

    Lamaze Volunteer Interest Form

    “A Key Strategy to Improve U.S. Maternal & Childbirth Outcomes” White Paper 

     

    Related Products from InJoy 

    Understanding Birth Curiculum

    Mother’s Advocate: an InJoy & Lamaze Jointly Produced Website & Videos 

    • 45 min
    Season 4 Episode 7: Vaginal Breech Birth: New Insights with Rixa Freeze, PhD

    Season 4 Episode 7: Vaginal Breech Birth: New Insights with Rixa Freeze, PhD

    Rixa Freeze has a PhD from the University of Iowa and is a researcher, professor, and mother of four children. Her current research specialization is vaginal breech birth. She is the president of Breech Without Borders, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and teaches at a private liberal arts college. She blogs at Stand and Deliver.
    Listen and Learn:
    A lack of research may impede the view of breech birth as a normal life event Training for delivering singleton breech babies is not very common in US medical schools Research on breech birth outcomes is more available in other countries and some is now happening in the US also Many of the studies present conflicting information Not everyone with a breech baby is a good candidate for a breech vaginal birth Those that are good candidates may be able to avoid a cesarean with the right healthcare provider More breech vaginal births would likely be done if more healthcare providers were knowledgeable in the techniques, risks, and safety considerations. Breech Without Boarders is doing grassroots training for practitioners to relearn the skills here in the US and abroad Resources & Mentions:
    Breech Without Borders  Vaginal breech workshops Reteach Breech fundraiser Stand and Deliver Blog Breech Without Borders Vimeo page Instructional breech birth videos (showing the normal mechanisms of breech) Related Products from InJoy
    Understanding Birth Curriculum

    • 57 min
    Season 4 Episode 5 (Part 2): Growing a Healthy Rainbow Baby with Katherine Hyde-Hensley

    Season 4 Episode 5 (Part 2): Growing a Healthy Rainbow Baby with Katherine Hyde-Hensley

    In Life After Loss Part 1, Katherine tells her story of loss and how it impacted her personal growth and her family.  Be sure to give it a listen.  (Click here for part 1)

    Listen to Part 2 as we continue to follow Katherine’s journey to becoming a Perinatal Bereavement Psychotherapist and having her Rainbow Baby Alice.  She always desired to have a big family but after a loss there was a lot to think about.  Getting pregnant again unexpectedly created uncertainty that Katherine and her husband worked through.  But looking back, Katherine realized that she was just going through the motions of this new pregnancy.  Find out how this new baby transformed their lives and how attachment is different with a Rainbow Baby.  

    Katherine Hyde Hensley is a perinatal bereavement psychotherapist and group facilitator skilled in bereavement. She has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of birth, postpartum, child development, infant death, and grief. Katherine earned her BS in Public Health and Child Development and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and received her training as a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), certified Birth Doula (DONA), Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement Trainer, Perinatal Loss Doula (LDI), and Palliative Care Provider from Harvard Medical School.  Since 2008 she has combined her personal and professional experiences to improve the lives of infants, children, and families across Western North Carolina. Katherine lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Dave and four children, Elliott 19, Eliza 16, (Helen 14), and Alice 13. 

     Listen and Learn: 

    How fear impacts pregnancy after loss  How caregivers could have helped lessen that fear  What her “ghost pregnancy” means  How Katherine moved from detached to attached 

    What groups you should know about to help women you work with  How online groups may be a benefit to both parents 
     

    Resources & Mentions:   

    Threads of Love 


    Star Legacy Foundation     

    Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)    

    Katherine Hyde Hensley Counseling and Consulting 

     

    Related Products from InJoy:   

    Guide to Grief and Healing After the Loss of your Baby 

    • 32 min
    Season 4 Episode 5: Life After Loss with Katherine Hyde-Hensley – Part 1 

    Season 4 Episode 5: Life After Loss with Katherine Hyde-Hensley – Part 1 

    Loss is always difficult.  Losing someone you’re supposed to be meeting for the first time and spending the rest of your life with is even tougher.  Katherine and her family planned for a joyful event, the birth of their daughter Helen, but that turned to sorrow when Helen was stillborn.    

    Listen in as we follow Katherine’s journey of becoming a postpartum and loss doula and ultimately, a Perinatal Bereavement Psychotherapist.  She will walk us through resources and research shaping the world of loss and provide ideas for healing that we can use with our families, friends, students, or clients experiencing similar types of loss.   

     Katherine Hyde Hensley is a perinatal bereavement psychotherapist and group facilitator skilled in bereavement. She has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of birth, postpartum, child development, infant death, and grief. Katherine earned her BS in Public Health and Child Development and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and received her training as a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), certified Birth Doula (DONA), Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement Trainer, Perinatal Loss Doula (LDI), and Palliative Care Provider from Harvard Medical School.  Since 2008 she has combined her personal and professional experiences to improve the lives of infants, children, and families. Katherine lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Dave and four children, Elliott 19, Eliza 16, (Helen 14), and Alice 13.  

    Next week, be sure to tune in to “Part 2: Growing a Healthy Rainbow Baby” to learn more about how the birth of a new baby after perinatal loss impacts the life of the family.   

      Listen and Learn (Part 1):   

    Why support is important to families in crisis after the loss of their loved one   How the medical community still finds it hard to come to grips with the loss of a baby   How palliative care is crucial to this type of loss   The rate of loss in the United States    What to do to honor and help make memories after the loss   What steps can be taken to help minimize loss   5 steps to reduce the risk of stillbirth & perinatal loss   The Pregnancy Research Project 
     

     

     

    Resources & Mentions:   

    Threads of Love  


    Star Legacy Foundation   

    Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)  

    Katherine Hyde Hensley Counseling and Consulting  

        

    Related Products from InJoy:   

    A Guide to Grief and Healing After the Loss of your Baby    

    • 38 min
    Season 4 Episode 4: ICEA – 60 Years of Educator & Doula Training to Improve Maternal-Child Health with Bonita Katz, President of ICEA

    Season 4 Episode 4: ICEA – 60 Years of Educator & Doula Training to Improve Maternal-Child Health with Bonita Katz, President of ICEA

    Listen as Bonita (Boni) Katz BA, RN, ICCE, ICBD, IAT, CLC talks about the impact that ICEA has had on the field of maternal-child health and her own journey.  Promoting family-centered care and freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of options and alternatives are the key tenants of ICEA. Boni’s own birth helped spark her interest in becoming a certified childbirth educator and doula with ICEA.  Joining ICEA in 1991, she went on to become a nurse and has continued her work as a childbirth educator and doula.  Boni joined the ICEA board 2013 and is currently serving a two-year term as the president through the end of this year.   

    Listen and Learn: 

    A short history of childbirth education in the US  ICEA’s journey from teaching parents to training teachers (and later doulas)  The importance of certification  The flexibility that is needed during times like COVID   The challenges of working internationally  Improving infant and maternal mortality 

     
    Resources & Mentions: 

    Visit the ICEA Website 

    ICEA Virtual Conference bundles 

    Position Papers, Statements & Core Competencies 

    Partners 

    The International Childbirth Initiative (ICI): 12 Steps to Safe and Respectful MotherBaby-Family Maternity Care 

     

    Related Products from InJoy:  

    Understanding Birth Curriculum

    Pain Management for Childbirth, Two Volumes

    The Stages of Labor: A Visual Guide

    • 41 min
    Season 4 Episode 3: Making Safe Sleep Possible for All Families with Devon George of Cribs for Kids

    Season 4 Episode 3: Making Safe Sleep Possible for All Families with Devon George of Cribs for Kids

    When the “Back to Sleep” campaign to reduce infant deaths started in 1994, the rate of SIDS went from 10,000 to 3,500 per year very quickly.  Judy Bannon, founder of Cribs for Kids, realized that was a great thing but also found that some neighborhoods in her area had not reduced the number of SIDS deaths.  She wanted to help.  Listen in today with our guest Devon George to find out how Cribs for Kids took on the challenge to make sure that families had a safe place for their babies to sleep, along with the education to go with it.  She will also discuss their programs like the National Hospital Certification Program to help lower the numbers of SIDS deaths even more.  

    Devon George, MSN, RN is Director of Education at Cribs for Kids, where her primary focus is the National Hospital Certification Program. Devon joined Cribs for Kids after working in academic nursing where she oversaw clinical curriculum for ADN and BSN programs.  She also sits on the board of directors of Global Links, serving as the Vice Chair.  

    Listen and Learn:  

     Why Back to Sleep transitioned to Safe to Sleep   1,600 partners nationwide provide the Cribs for Kids safe sleep cribettes and educational materials   Hospitals can become nationally certified by making sure all patients go home with education about the ABCs – Alone, on their Back, in a Crib  The importance of having all who care for the baby know about safe sleep - grandparents, childcare providers, babysitters and family    Safe sleep happens at night AND during the day   COVID created opportunities for new ways to get the education and cribettes to families   Everyone can promote Safe to Sleep  
     

     

     

    Resources & Mentions:  

    Cribs for Kids

    Safe Sleep Ambassador program 

    The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program 

    Ette Cetera – Support Cribs for Kids when purchasing baby necessities for you or your loved ones

    Reach out to Devon George 

      

    Related Products from InJoy:  

    Understanding Infant & Child Safety Curriculum 

    Understanding Your Newborn Curriculum     

    Understanding Mother & Baby Care Curriculum  

     InJoy’s 7 Steps to Reduce Risk of SIDS  

    • 38 min

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