Dear Moms and Moms to-be -
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styles, at the same prices, that you can at the stores, and pick out what
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No more shlepping a baby or yourself at the end of your pregnancy, or
rushing to get somewhere before the store closes!
Currently, I am carrying several styles of the "Monica" and "Triumph"
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hospitals. I am also working to quickly add inventory of other brands and
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touch if you have suggestions or special requests.
If you are a doula or lactation consultant, I would be happy to send you a
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You can reach me at 993-8485 or 054-649-2110 to schedule an appointment. I
am available mornings or evenings, in Kiryat Arba, Gush Etzion, Beit Shemesh
or Jerusalem, whatever works for you.
Posted by: "The Oserans" [email protected]
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:33 pm (PST)
Great Shape/YMCA, specialists in pre/postnatal health and fitness, in conjunction with the Israel Childbirth Education Centre, are hosting a conference for childbirth professionals (midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants) entitled “Humanizing Birth” on November 7th at the YMCA on King David Street in Jerusalem. Many companies that deal with pregnancy, childbirth or baby-related items will be exhibiting their latest products at the Childbirth Expo. While entry to the lectures requires a registration fee, the Expo is open to the public for FREE from 9.30a.m. – 12.00p.m. and from 1.00p.m. – 5.00p.m. For more information call (02)6258436.
Companies that will be exhibiting at the Expo are:
homeopathic and pharmaceutical remedies (for pregnancy and labor), including natural treatments for babies (Bara, Solgar, Forever, Bilha, Raphael, Valeda, Baby Teva)
breastfeeding pumps and nursing tops (Medela, Baby B)
cord blood banks (Krayosel, Taburit, Biocord, Ta Lachayim)
nursing pillows, bean bags, etc. (Caritay, Milega)
many childbirth-related books that are unavailable in bookstores
Following is the program for the conference (this requires a registration fee):
8.00 – 9.00 a.m. – Registration and refreshments
9.00 – 9.15a.m. – Welcome remarks:
Rachelle Oseran, Co-director, Great Shape/YMCA,
Varda Margalit, Chairwoman, Israel Midwives’ Association,
Wendy Blumfield, President, Israel Childbirth Education Centre
9.15a.m.- 12.00p.m. – Denis Walsh: Rhythms in Labor
history and context of "progress mindset'
new understanding of birth hormones
variations as physiology, not pathology
skills for labor support
subverting assembly-line birth
medicalization of 2nd stage
physiology and pushing
physiology and time
medicalization of 3rd stage
research evidence & context
rehabilitating physiology of 3rd stage
the significance of the 1st hour after birth
“This program will give you the background information and ammunition you need to challenge the status quo in maternity care. Denis Walsh has the evidence you need to
underpin modern maternity practice and ensure it is woman-centered, midwifery orientated and based on best practice.” (Andrea Robertson on Denis Walsh's workshop)
12.00 p.m. – 1.00p.m. – Light lunch provided
1.00p.m. – 2.00 p.m. – Denis Walsh: Rhythms in Labor (continued)
2.00 – 2.15 p.m. – Short Break
2.15 – 3.00 p.m. Film: “Working under Restraint / Monologues from the Delivery Room” - Four actresses, two of whom are midwives, explore scenes from the delivery room in a typical hospital. They describe their dreams, goals, frustrations and beliefs; their relationship with colleagues, doctors and restrictive protocols; the lack of appreciation of their skills and, most of all, their feelings about women and the power of natural birth.
The authentic material was written by Israeli midwives. The creator of the project: Leslie Wolff.
3.00 – 3.30 p.m. Refreshments
3.30 – 5.15 p.m. - Robbie Davis-Floyd: Three Paradigms of Birth and Health Care:
The Technocratic, Humanistic, and Holistic Models
Come and learn about the three major paradigms that influence birth and health care around the world. What is a paradigm and why does it matter? How does each paradigm define the human body and how does this definition affect the kind of health care you get? How can we find ways to treat birth humanistically and holistically in an increasingly technocratic world? Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD, anthropologist, birth activist and international speaker, will address all these questions and more in an engaging presentation that will give you lots to think about and more to do!
5.15 – 5.30 p.m. – Short Break
5.30 – 6.30p.m. – Alan Huber: Can a Mother-Friendly Birth Model Make Financial Sense?
Can mother-friendly birth in Israel be sufficiently profitable so that the financial and medical community become proponents? Together we will clear up misconceptions of how much birth really costs, both in the short term and the long term and real solutions will be offered. Birth advocates will learn which arguments work and which fall on deaf ears and why. Case studies will be presented that will show government officials why a mother friendly model benefits them. Doulas and private pay midwives will also learn how to successfully collect fees from difficult clients and ways of getting more clients into your practice.
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
Co-director, Great Shape/YMCA