For a pregnant woman finding herself in that situation, the options can be disheartening – and dangerous. Lack of resources and access to quality maternal and fetal care are a grim reality for displaced pregnant women. Scared and out of options, they are often forced to deliver their babies in suboptimal conditions. However, when this happened in the Philippines last year, Mercy in Action - led by Vicki Penwell - was quick to respond with midwifery care. But that’s not all! In the midst of this disaster zone (babies were being delivered in tents!), Vicki and her team conducted a 40-hour training on how to implement the IMBCI 10 steps in a disaster zone. The IMBCI 10 Steps are a woman-centered, non-interventionist approach for labor and birth that promotes the health and well being of all women and babies during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding (you can read more about the IMBCI 10 steps here). Not only were babies being delivered safely by highly trained midwives, the mothers were given respectful, evidence based care. Amazing, right?
So, how does somebody pull off such an amazing feat? To find out, please join us on October 7, 2015 at 9 a.m. EST for a FREE webinar with Vicki herself! She will be discussing how she and her team of midwives were able to implement the IMBCI 10 Steps following the 2014 typhoon that hit the Philippines. This webinar is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the IMBCI 10 steps in depth and how they can be implemented in a time of crisis. The webinar is open to anybody interested in maternal health, midwifery, obstetrics, childbirth, humanitarian efforts, etc. All are welcome!
Don’t miss this fantastic and FREE webinar with Vicki Penwell and the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization. To register click here: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3054942-respectful-quality-care-with-compassion-training-to-implement-the-imbci-ten-steps
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