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The MotherBaby Transition - Management of 3rd and 4th Stages

Presented by Penny Simkin, PT

The third and fourth stages of labor are typically defined as maternal events, but a normal third and fourth stage include mother and baby together -- "motherbaby."

This one-hour presentation focuses on management of the transition from pregnancy to mother and fetus to newborn for safety, promotion of maternal-infant attachment, and optimization of breastfeeding.

Debbie Young

We’ll examine key issues in active and physiologic management of third stage, the evidence on skin-to-skin contact, suctioning the newborn's airway, timing of umbilical cord clamping, and some heart-warming ways to foster parent-infant attachment.

Meet Your Presenters
Debbie Young

Penny Simkin

Penny Simkin, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education and labor support since 1968. She estimates she has prepared over 11,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. She has assisted hundreds of women or couples through childbirth as a doula. She producer of several birth related films and is the author of many books and articles on birth for both parents and professionals. Books include The Labor Progress Handbook (2011), with Ruth Ancheta, The Birth Partner (2008), and When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse of Childbearing Women (2004), with Phyllis Klaus.

Currently, she serves on several boards of consultants, the Editorial Board of the journal, Birth, and serves on the senior faculty at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University, which was named in her honor.

Today her practice consists of childbirth education, birth counseling, and labor support, combined with a busy schedule of courses, conferences and workshops.

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