<![CDATA[goodbirthforall.com - Podcast Notes]]>Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:06:20 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Interview with Saraswathi Vedam]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2019 03:56:59 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-saraswathi-vedam

Professor Saraswathi Vedam will Chair theUS Birth Summit IV: Addressing Our Shared Responsibility to Ensure Equity, Safety, and Respect Across All Communities. At Summit IV, there will be leaders from 11 stakeholder perspectives: consumers, community health, service providers, consumer advocates, innovative models of care, health systems, health policy and law, research, payment reform, health professional educators, health administration, and quality and safety. Using a proven model for transdisciplinary engagement, delegates will co-create an implementation strategy to ensure that emerging tools and models of care that are changing equity for childbearing families, become standard of care across the United States.  Overall, the aim of Birth Summit IV is risk reduction and improved access to high quality care across all communities.
Professor Vedam has been active in setting national and international policy on place of birth, and midwifery education and regulation. She has provided expert consultations to policy makers in Mexico, Hungary, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Canada, the US, and India. She was Convener and Chair of 3 national Home Birth Consensus Summits. At these historic summits a multi-stakeholder group of leaders (clinicians, consumers, policymakers, legislators, researchers, ethicists, and administrators) crafted a common agenda to address equitable access to high quality care across birth settings in the United States. In 2010, she chaired the 5th International Normal Labour and Birth Research conference in Vancouver.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Saraswathi Vedam is Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab at University of British Columbia. Her scholarly work includes the Canadian Birth Place Study examining attitudes to home birth among maternity care providers; and Changing Childbirth in BC, a provincial, community-based participatory study of women’s experiences of maternity care.  She led the AIMM Mapping Study on how maternal and newborn outcomes are linked to the degree of integration of providers into into a health care system, and the Giving Voice to Mothers Study that explores equity and access to high quality care among marginalized communities.  She developed two new person-centred quality measures: the Mothers’ Autonomy in Decision Making (MADM) scale and the Mothers on Respect (MORi) index.  These received the National Quality Forum 2017 Innovation Prize.  In collaboration with multi-disciplinary expert panel, she also developed the Birth Place Research Quality (ResQu) Index, a novel critical appraisal tool. Professor Vedam  is currently leading a 5-year national CIHR- funded national research project to evaluate respectful maternity care, Giving Voice -Canada.

How to network with Professor Vedam:
Saraswathi Vedam, RM FACNM MSN Sci D(hc)
Principal, Birth Place Lab
MSFHR Health Professional Investigator
Professor, UBC Midwifery
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
304-5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
(604) 875-2424 x 5771  Lab
(604) 822-8030  Facsimile

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
US Birth Summit IV
Birth Summit IV Delegates
Birth Summit IV Live Streaming
Birth Summit Sponsorship
Birth Place Labs
<![CDATA[Interview with Lena Wood]]>Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:44:40 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-lena-wood
Lena offers her unique perspectives on Title X in this second pod of the series where midwives discuss the impact of the new Title X funding and eligibility rules.

Lena S. Wood is a feminist nurse-midwife, educator, trans-national adoptee, and mindfulness practitioner and teacher, among many other identities. Her work as a midwife is grounded in the reproductive justice framework developed by Sistersong, and informed by research on trauma-informed care, interpersonal neurobiology, and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting. Lena’s path to midwifery started as a patient support advocate at Planned Parenthood, where she is currently employed. She has also worked as a Montessori teacher, peer pregnancy options counselor, and full-spectrum doula. She completed her nursing and midwifery education at Oregon Health & Sciences University and is a proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College.
Lena’s research and advocacy interests include the physiology of trauma and chronic stress and its impact on pregnancy outcomes, mindfulness-based interventions for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, racism and reproductive health disparities, and the development of a more culturally responsive midwifery workforce. She is active in the American College of Nurse-Midwives and currently serves as the Oregon affiliate’s chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. When not working she spends time with her family, cooking, reading, and sitting zazen at Dharma Rain Zen Center.

How to network with Lena:
Lena's personal website

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Planned Parenthood
All-Options - pregnancy support
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Book: Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice, an Introduction
Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Roe v. Wade

Center for Mindfulness

Lena's Bookshelf
<![CDATA[Interview with suzanne wertman]]>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 09:07:46 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-suzanne-wertman

Suzanne Wertman, State Government Affairs Consultant for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, discussed the impact of the new Title X funding and eligibility rules in the first of a two part podseries on Title X.  Suzanne breaks down the impact on the lives of millions who may potentially no longer have access to vital healthcare services.

Suzanne Wertman has over twenty years’ experience providing midwifery care to people of all ages and backgrounds in public, private and non-profit settings.
Currently, Suzanne is the state government affairs consultant for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Most recently, she spent over eight years working as the home clinician at Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, NC.  She has taught nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife students as clinical faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and East Carolina University. Suzanne has also worked as a nurse-midwife in the United States Virgin Islands and San Francisco, California.

Suzanne serves as the State Government Affairs Committee Chair for ACNM and the immediate past President of the NC affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (NCACNM). Under her leadership, the affiliate received the 2014 ACNM Exemplary Affiliate Award. The North Carolina Nurses Association named her the Legislative/Political Nurse of 2014, and she was a Fellow of the American Nurses Advocacy Institute in 2015. 

How to network with Suzanne:
Coming soon!

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:

Planned Parenthood
Choices, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

<![CDATA[Interview with Amy chen]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:40:14 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-amy-guey-chen

Amy Chen, Senior Staff Attorney National Health Law Program, discussing Medicaid coverage of doula care, the process of careful advocacy and bringing the critical voices to the table when beginning any process of accessible doula care for all.

 Amy Chen is a Senior Attorney in the National Health Law Program's Los Angeles offices. Amy's work focuses on reproductive health and Medicaid issues, both in California and nationally.

Before joining the National Health Law Program, Amy worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California where she provided direct legal services to individuals across the San Francisco Bay Area, and advocated on issues such as health care reform, Medi-Cal, and private health insurance. Amy also helped launch the Bay Area Legal Aid Health Consumer Center, where she was the Regional Coordinator for health work.

During law school, Amy summered at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City and the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center in San Francisco.
Amy Received her J.D from Harvard Law School, where she was Co-Editor in Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

Amy used to watch a lot of Star Trek: TNG and briefly tried to learn how to speak Klingon.

How to network with Amy:
@National Health Law Program on Facebook
National Health Law Program's Website

People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Rockwood Leadership Institute

Amy's Brief: "Routes to Success for Medicaid Coverage of Doula Care"
California Preterm Birth Initiative
Manatt Health
UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Every Mother Counts
Roots of Labor Birth Collective
LA RHEP - Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth
SIA Legal Team
Shafia Monroe Consulting
<![CDATA[Interview with Ginger Breedlove]]>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:33:48 GMThttp://goodbirthforall.com/podcast-notes/interview-with-ginger-breedlove