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View From the Field: COVID-19’s Effect on Maternity Matters and How to Make Lasting Positive Changes for Families

PRESENTED BY A PANEL OF MATERNAL HEALTH & EDUCATION EXPERTS

Being flexible and keeping a positive mindset in the midst of constant changes around COVID-19 is crucial to our profession and mental well-being. Join us for this webinar as we talk to professionals in the field of maternal health & education to see how COVID-19 has changed their practice and how they have adapted to continue to serve families during this time.

Life after COVID-19 will look different and finding the positive now can help us shape the future of education and care. Listen in for nuggets you can use to transform your impact on families—and your own life—after the pandemic.

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Our moderator will be Debbie Young, MSL, ICCE, LCCE, CLC from InJoy and our panel will include Julie Dubrouillet, CBE, BD; Lauren Grady, RN; Debi Ferrarello, MSN, MS, RN, IBCLC, and Cathy Allen, LCCE.

Meet Your Presenters
Julie Dubrouillet

Julie Dubrouillet, CBE, BD

Julie has been a childbirth educator and labor support doula for nearly 20 years. She was certified for both through ICEA and was in their first cohort of Childbirth Educator Trainers. Julie has worked as the Educational Specialist for Palo Alto Medical Foundation for 10 years, primarily supporting the prenatal and mindfulness programs. She is also an experienced prenatal yoga instructor, author of Deliver! A Concise Guide to Helping the Woman You Love Through Labor, and mother of two wonderful young adults.

Lauren Grady

Lauren Grady, RN

Lauren is currently a Nurse Home Visitor with Centura Health’s Nurse Family Partnership program. She provides home (and now telehealth) visits to first-time, low-income pregnant women from pregnancy until their child turns two years old, empowering them to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Aside from work, Lauren’s other big project is helping her two feline babies Otto & Dottie adjust to living in a blended household with their new canine step-brother, Kuma.

Debi Ferrarello

Debi Ferrarello, MSN, MS, RN, IBCLC

Debi serves as the Director of Parent Education and Lactation at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where she has been for 13 years. She has been a nurse and boardcertified lactation consultant for three decades and continues that role today. She is the cofounder of the Breastfeeding Resource Center - a community-based nonprofit center in the Philadelphia suburbs, a former owner of Prepared Childbirth Plus, and a past president of the USLCA. Debi is the mother of 3 grown children, a delighted grandmother of one beautiful 8-month-old, and wife and life partner of Carmen, a man who can cook and still makes her laugh after 36 years!

Cathy Allen

Cathy Allen, LCCE

Cathy is the Parent Education Coordinator for Baylor Scott and White Healthcare –North Texas Division- West Region. Although she came to Baylor in 2005 as BLS Instructor, her passion for working with women as they become mothers led her to obtain her Lamaze Childbirth Educator’s Certification and to become a doula. She now serves as Patient Education Coordinator for more than 4 hospitals in the BSW system where she contributed to creating instructor guides for prenatal education courses as well as support groups for the breastfeeding mother. Cathy currently resides in Fort Worth with her husband, Jim, of 42 years. When she has time, she loves cooking, baking bread, and making memories with her 3 children, their spouses, and 5 grandchildren.

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