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Table of Contents

Lamaze International and International Childbirth Education Association
50th Anniversary Mega Conference
Celebrating Our Pasts, Uniting for the Future of Birth
Concurrent Sessions-at-a-Glance .......................................................................................................................................................4
Conference Schedule .........................................................................................................................................................................5
Who’s Who at Lamaze International/ICEA .....................................................................................................................................17
General Information ........................................................................................................................................................................18
Contact Hours .................................................................................................................................................................................18
Film Showings .................................................................................................................................................................................18
Hospitality Desk ..............................................................................................................................................................................18
Conference Bookstore......................................................................................................................................................................18
Lamaze Voting Desk ........................................................................................................................................................................18
Registration......................................................................................................................................................................................18     | 3
Session Audio CDs ..........................................................................................................................................................................18
Child Care .......................................................................................................................................................................................19
Tax Deduction .................................................................................................................................................................................19
Lactation Lounge .............................................................................................................................................................................19
Convention Center Floor Plan ........................................................................................................................................................20
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan....................................................................................................................................................................21
2010 Exhibitors ...............................................................................................................................................................................22

                                 Thank You 50th Anniversary Mega Conference Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS                                                                                    SILVER SPONSORS                                    BRONZE SPONSOR
                                                                                                     Floradix                                           Medela, Inc.
                                                                                                     Learning Curve
                                                                                                     March of Dimes
                                                                                                     Philips Avent
      Concurrent Sessions-at-a-Glance
       Concurrent Sessions A                  Concurrent Sessions B            Concurrent Sessions C           Concurrent Sessions D         Concurrent Sessions E
       Friday, Oct. 1                         Friday, Oct. 1                   Saturday, Oct. 2                Saturday, Oct. 2              Sunday, Oct. 3
       10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

       A-1                                    B-1                              C-1                             D-1                           E-1
       Teaching Techniques for                Research Update for              Childbirth and Breastfeeding    Research Papers               To See Our Breasts as
       Promoting Safe and Healthy             Childbirth Educators             Education for the African-      Christine Morton, PhD;        Others See Them: Historical,
       Birth                                  Debby Amis, RN, BSN,             American Mother                 Clarissa Hsu, PhD;            Sociocultural, Political and
       Barbara Hotelling, BSN,                 CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE           Ngozi Tibbs, LLLL, CPD, CLC     Susan Welke, RN-MNN, LCCE     Biomedical Views
        WHNP, CD(DONA), LCCE,                 Room: 202AB                      Room: 202AB                     Judith Lothian, RN, PhD;      Wendy Budin, RN-BC, PhD,
        FACCE                                                                                                   LCCE, FACCE                   LCCE, FACCE
       Room: 203C                                                                                              Room: 202AB                   Room: 202AB

       *A-2                                   B-2                              C-2                             D-2                           E-2
       Uniting for Normal Birth:              Perinatal Mood Disorders—        Courageous Childbirth—          Choose Your Words: How        Mistakes Childbirth
       Even in the Hospital?!                 How to Teach Basic               From “I think I can...” to      Words Impact Childbirth       Educators Make on the
       Lisa Gartin, RN, CD(DONA),             Information in Class             “Yes, I can!”                   and Parenting Decisions       Internet
        CLEC, LCCE                            Birdie Meyer, MA, RN             Patricia Predmore, BSN, ICCE,   Karen Prior, RYT, CD(DONA),   Robin Elise Weiss, BA,
       Room: 201AB                            Room: 202C                        CD(DONA), CLE, LCCE,            ICPFE, LCCE                  CD(DONA), ICCE-CPE,
                                                                                FACCE                          Room: 202C                     CLC, LCCE, FACCE
                                                                               Room: 202C                                                    Room: 202C

       A-3                                    B-3                              C-3                             D-3                           E-3
       Attachment Parenting in a              Pregnancy Following              Make ‘em Laugh—How to           The Alchemy of Supporting     Teaching Without Lecturing:
       Detached World: Creating               Perinatal Loss: Education        Add Humor to Your Teaching      Fathers Throughout the        How Small-Group Dialog
       Strong Connections from                and Support for Parents          Barbara Buckner Suarez, ICCE,   Primary Time                  Fosters Change
       Birth                                  Joann O’Leary, PhD, MPH,          LCCE                           Patrick Houser, BBA           Carrie Kenner, BA, CBE,
       Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE                   MS, IMH-E®(IV)                  Room: 202DE                     Room: 202DE                    CD(DONA)
       Room: 203AB                            Room: 202DE                                                                                    Room: 202DE

       A-4                                    B-4                              C-4                             D-4                           E-4
4 |    Toxic Matters:                         Becoming Baby-Friendly:          Reducing the Cesarean           How to Increase Focus         Teaching Labor Dystocia:
       Environmental Health for               Strategies Creating a            Section Rate— Why Should        and Reduce Pain During        From Start (Induction) to
       Childbearing Families                  Culture that Promotes            We Care and What Can            Labor: Breath Intervention    Finish (Cesarean Section)
       Judith Focareta, MEd, RN, LCCE;        Successful Breastfeeding         We Do?                          Strategies                    Liz Marshall, MPH, ICCE
       Michelle Ondeck, MEd, RN,              Eileen DiFrisco, MA, RN, IBCLC   Terrie Watkins, MSN, CNM,       Rose St. John, E-RYT, T-500   Room: 203AB
        LCCE, FACCE                           Karen Goodman, RN, MA,            LCCE, FACCE                    Room: 203AB
       Room: 202C                              IBCLC, LCCE                     Room: 203AB
                                              Room: 203AB

       A-5                                    *B-5                             C-5                             D-5                           E-5
       Bringing Baby Home:                    Marketing to a New               Safe or Selfish? Attitudes      Safer Birth Practices—A       The Transformative
       Creating Healthy                       Generation of Parents:           Toward Home Birth               Multi-professional Approach   Language of Birth
       Relationships During the               Success as a Childbirth          in the United States            and the MoreOB Experience     Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt,
       Transition to Parenthood               Business Owner                   Rixa Freeze, PhD                Karen Bailey, MD, FRC, SC,     CI
       Renay P. Bradley, PhC;                 Stefanie Antunes, CD(DONA),      Room: 203C                       FACOG;                       Room: 203C
       Joni Parthemer MEd, ICCE;               CHBE, LCCE                                                      Liz DeMaere, RN, BN, LCCE;
       Emily Nackley, BA;                     Room: 201AB                                                      Sharon Dalrymple, RN, BN,
       John Gottman, PhD                                                                                        MEd, LCCE, FACCE
       Room: 202DE                                                                                             Room: 203C

       A-6                                    B-6                              *C-6                            *D-6                          *E-6
       Supporting the Journey,                Balloons, Balls, Beads, Bags,    Fear—Conquering the             National Quality Measures     The Perinatal Care System in
       Avoiding the Obstacles:                Blocks: Creating Fun and         Monster in the Room             of Maternity Care:            the 21st Century: Induction,
       Interactive Strategies for             Inexpensive Visual Aids          Patty Brennan BA,               The VBAC Story                Cesarean Birth and Late
       Dynamic VBAC Classes                   Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA),      CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)            Debra Bingham, RN, DrPH,      Preterm Birth
       Sharon Muza, BS,                        IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE              Room: 201AB                      LCCE                         Mary Lou Moore, PhD, RN,
        CD(DONA), LCCE                        Room: 203C                                                       Room: 201AB                    FAAN
       Room: 202AB                                                                                                                           Room: 201AB

      *Indicates session will also be presented as a virtual session.
Conference Schedule

   What’s Open When?
   Registration                                                          Friday:        12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
   Thursday:     11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                                 Networking Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
   Friday:       7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   Saturday:     7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                  Childbirth Educator Poster Presentations in
                                                                                        Exhibit Hall - Session 1
   Exhibition Hall/Book Signings & Sales
   Thursday:     6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                   Saturday:      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
                 Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall                                      Continental Breakfast/Special Interest
                                                                                        Roundtable Discussions in Exhibit Hall
   Friday:       7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
                 Continental Breakfast/Special Interest                                 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
                 Roundtable Discussions in Exhibit Hall                                 Childbirth Educator Poster Presentations in
                                                                                        Exhibit Hall - Session 2
                 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
                 Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall                                      3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
                                                                                        Exhibit Hall Open & Raffle Drawings

   Please note: all activities take place in the Frontier Airlines Center unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, September 29                                                   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                                                          Lamaze Board of Directors Meeting                                        | 5
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.                                                     Room: Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Registration for Pre-Conference Childbirth Educator
Seminar Only                                                              8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room: Executive ABC Foyer, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                        International Childbirth Education Association
                                                                          Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                     Room: Gilpatrick, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Pre-Conference Childbirth Educator Seminar
(Day 1 of 2)                                                              11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Room: Executive ABC, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                              Registration Open
                                                                          Room: Hall A Foyer
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lamaze Board of Directors Meeting                                         12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room: Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                                  International Childbirth Education Association
                                                                          Certification Exam
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                     Room: Crystal Room, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
International Childbirth Education Association
Nominating Committee Meeting                                              2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room: Executive D, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                                Film Showing
                                                                          Room: 203D
                                                                          Sponsored by InJoy Birth & Parenting Education, Inc.
Thursday, September 30                                                    Join us for a viewing of Understanding Birth 2nd Edition:
                                                                          A Comprehensive Guide Express Version.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration for Pre-Conference Childbirth Educator                       3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Seminar Only                                                              Film Showing
Room: Executive ABC Foyer, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                        Room: 203D
                                                                          Sponsored by Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                     Join us for a viewing of JPMA Make Every Night a Good, SAFE
Pre-Conference Childbirth Educator Seminar                                Night. Stay and enjoy a classic – Story of Eric, a childbirth educator
(Day 2 of 2)                                                              favorite.
Room: Executive ABC, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
      Conference Schedule
      3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Novice and International Attendee Meet & Greet                             8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
      Room: 201A                                                                 Keynote Session: The ‘Tipping Point’ in Childbirth
      Connect with others who are dedicated to improving birth                   Education: The Consequences of Ignorance
      experiences within their own country. Or, if this is your first time,      Room: Ballroom 104AB
      gain insight on how to navigate the next few days to make the most         Sponsored by Floradix
      of your conference experience.                                             Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA)
                                                                                 Penny will briefly compare the “heyday” of childbirth
      5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                                      education in the 1970s and 1980s, with the state of childbirth
      Mega Conference Welcome/Opening Session                                    education today. She will explore possible connections between
      Room: Ballroom 104AB                                                       the decline in “conventional” childbirth classes, the upswing in
      Gather with conference attendees for an opening welcome. Join              disruptions to normal childbearing, and the increase in poor
      documentary director, anthropologist and childbirth educator Vicki         outcomes. Despite easy access to vast amounts of inspiration
      Elson, MA, as she introduces her film Laboring Under an Illusion:          and excellent information via the Internet and other media
      Mass Media Childbirth vs. the Real Thing.                                  (along with misinformation and fear), some vital knowledge is
                                                                                 not conveyed: the ability to apply the information to their own
      6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                      circumstances and birth experiences; and how to “do” birth
      Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall                                      (what they’ll feel and need, how to communicate, and what
      Room: Hall A                                                               to do for comfort and progress). The absence of these essential
      Join your friends and colleagues at the grand opening of this              elements (which formerly were included in classes) leads to
      historic conference, celebrating 50 years of Lamaze International          disempowerment of women and disappointment or anger
      and the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA).             about their birth experiences.
      You’ll have the opportunity to view the industry’s must-have
      products and services. Light refreshments will be served.                  Participants will be able to:
                                                                                 1. Contrast childbirth education of 20 to 30 years ago and
                                                                                    of today
6 |   Friday, October 1                                                          2. Analyze the contributions and shortcomings of reliance
                                                                                    on today’s major sources of childbirth information —
      6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.                                                         social media, television, videos, and books
      Morning Exercise Session
                                                                                 3. Discuss the consequences of the loopholes for informed
      Positive Postures: Uniting Yoga with Childbirth Education
                                                                                    women who cannot apply what they have learned to their
      Room: Executive Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
                                                                                    specific situation
      Ann Israel, MA, RYT, E-RYT, LCCE, FACCE
      Examine the components of a yoga practice, including mind/body
      postures, breath awareness, meditation and relaxation, and relate       9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
      them to the positive influence they have on pregnancy and birth.        Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
      Learn to incorporate some yoga into your childbirth classes.            Room: Hall A

      Participants will be able to:                                           10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
                                                                              CONCURRENT SESSIONS A
      1. List the four major components of a yoga practice
      2. State three benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy             A-1 Teaching Techniques for Promoting
      3. Describe how incorporating one asana into a childbirth class can     Safe and Healthy Birth
         help to prepare her for labor and birth                              Room: 203C
                                                                              Barbara Hotelling, BSN, WHNP, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
      Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall                                   Parents arrive in our classes with fear and anticipation of a complicated
      Room: Hall A                                                            birth. Teaching styles and learning tasks can move parents from being
                                                                              unaware to actively choosing safe and healthy birth.
      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
      Special Interest Roundtable Discussions                                 Participants will be able to:
      Room: Hall A                                                            1. Identify, from current research, teaching strategies that do not
                                                                                 promote confident women choosing normal birth
      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.                                                   2. List the stages involved from being unaware of normal birth to
      Film Showing                                                               choosing normal birth
      Room: 203D                                                              3. Identify teaching styles that empower parents to choose normal birth
      Sponsored by LA Publishing                                              4. Develop at least two learning tasks for empowering parents to
      Join us for a viewing of Breastfeeding: You Can Do It!                     choose normal birth
A-2 Uniting for Normal Birth: Even in the Hospital?!                      A-5 Bringing Baby Home: Creating Healthy Relationships
Room: 201AB                                                               During the Transition to Parenthood
Lisa Gartin, RN, CD(DONA), CLEC, LCCE                                     Room: 202DE
Feel like what you teach doesn’t ever get to happen? Frustrated by        Renay P. Bradley, PhC; Joni Parthemer MEd, ICCE;
what you are “allowed” to teach? Can normal birth ever happen in          Emily Nackley, BA; John Gottman, PhD
the hospital? Unite and discover how!                                     This presentation will cover topics from the Bringing Baby Home
                                                                          Program, which is a research-based/research-tested program for
Participants will be able to:                                             couples experiencing the transition to parenthood that provides
1. Define normal birth and physiological birth                            a foundation for building emotionally intelligent and sensitive
2. Describe three barriers to normal birth in the hospital setting        families.
3. Identify at least two areas of their class design that could be
   modified to promote/support normal birth                               Participants will be able to:
4. Share “tricks of the trade” for dealing with “censorship”              1. Understand what couples can expect during the transition to
   of their classes                                                          parenthood
                                                                          2. Understand the “Sound Relationship House Theory,” the role of
A-3 Attachment Parenting in a Detached World:                                “Love Maps” and how these apply to couples experiencing the
Creating Strong Connections from Birth                                       transition to parenthood
Room: 203AB                                                               3. Recognize the warning signs of relationship meltdown and how
Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE                                                        these can be transformed into healthy relationship habits
Our culture is toxic to children and families. Attachment parenting       4. Understand “Emotion Coaching” and how to encourage parents
offers a blueprint for change before birth and beyond. Childbirth            to use this style of parenting with their infants
educators will learn strategies to help parents start on the right path
toward developing strong connections.                                     A-6 Supporting the Journey, Avoiding the Obstacles: Interactive
                                                                          Strategies for Dynamic VBAC Classes
Participants will be able to:                                             Room: 202AB
1. Explore the cultural influences and consequences of detached           Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), LCCE
   parenting practices to families and society                            Despite the tightening VBAC climate, many women continue                | 7
2. Compare and contrast parenting strategies that promote                 to strive for a vaginal birth after a cesarean. Experience several
   attachment versus detachment                                           engaging VBAC class activities designed to promote healing and
3. Describe key elements of attachment parenting and how                  instill confidence in the VBAC mother and her partner.
   attachment parenting promotes secure attachment relationships
                                                                          Participants will be able to:
A-4 Toxic Matters: Environmental Health for                               1. Design and implement an effective VBAC curriculum that meets
Childbearing Families                                                        the needs of women planning a vaginal birth after cesarean
Room: 202C                                                                2. Effectively facilitate the sharing of participants’ previous birth
Judith Focareta, MEd, RN, LCCE;                                              experiences, recognizing the significance of prior cesarean births
Michelle Ondeck, MEd, RN, LCCE, FACCE                                        on the mother and partner
The fetus is particularly vulnerable to hazardous chemicals found         3. Conduct a relaxation exercise designed specifically for the VBAC
in cord blood, and breastmilk. This session will prepare childbirth          woman and her partner that focuses on the upcoming birth in a
educators to inform parents about preventive actions and alternative         positive light
behaviors to reduce their exposures.                                      4. Help class participants to identify the characteristics and
                                                                             components of a successful VBAC strategy and leave with a
Participants will be able to:                                                community based resource list
1. Complete a personal environmental health assessment                    5. Conduct a confidence-building exercise that heals prior birth
2. Discuss the science supporting environmental health education             wounds and unifies the class toward a common goal of a
   for childbearing families                                                 successful vaginal birth
3. List activities for inclusion of environmental health information
   into childbirth education classes                                      12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4. List resources available for childbirth educators regarding            Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
   environmental health                                                   Sponsored by Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.
                                                                          Room: Hall A
                                                                          Enjoy lunch in a relaxed atmosphere as you visit with the exhibitors
                                                                          offering products and services of interest to you and the families
                                                                          you serve.
      Conference Schedule
      1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                                    B-4 Becoming Baby-Friendly: Strategies for Creating a
      CONCURRENT SESSIONS B                                                    Culture that Promotes Successful Breastfeeding
                                                                               Room: 203AB
      B-1 Research Update for Childbirth Educators                             Eileen DiFrisco, MA, RN, IBCLC
      Room: 202AB                                                              Karen Goodman, RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE
      Debby Amis, RN, BSN, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
                                                                               A practical approach to support the Baby-Friendly Hospital
      During the past year, which research studies and publications most       Initiative, including strategies corresponding to each of the Ten
      impacted childbirth education? Learn what’s new in the literature        Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, while overcoming obstacles
      regarding induction, epidurals, cesarean surgeries and more.             within a hospital environment.
      B-2 Perinatal Mood Disorders—                                            Participants will be able to:
      How to Teach Basic Information in Class                                  1. Identify effective strategies to promote successful breastfeeding in
      Room: 202C                                                                  a hospital environment while striving to become Baby-Friendly
      Birdie Meyer, MA, RN                                                     2. Develop a breastfeeding education plan for discussions during
      Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMADs) affect 1 in 8 women. This                  prenatal visits and presentations during childbirth classes
      presentation will cover an overview of the spectrum of pregnancy         3. Describe obstacles and challenges experienced during the
      and postpartum depression and anxiety. Participants will take home          implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in a
      ideas and tools to integrate this teaching into childbirth classes.         large academic medical center
      Participants will be able to:                                            B-5 Marketing to a New Generation of Parents:
      1. Understand the many faces of perinatal mood and anxiety               Success as a Childbirth Business Owner
         disorders                                                             Room: 201AB
      2. Teach the myths and misconceptions surrounding PMADs                  Stefanie Antunes, CD(DONA), CHBE, LCCE
      3. Describe new teaching techniques and tools related to PMADs           Running any business can be challenging. Learn how to become
                                                                               a marketing guru and uncover what it takes to attract this new
      B-3 Pregnancy Following Perinatal Loss: Education
                                                                               generation of parents, how to market your business in low-cost
      and Support for Parents
8 |                                                                            ways, and how to become a successful business owner.
      Room: 202DE
      Joann O’Leary, PhD, MPH, MS, IMH-E®(IV)                                  Participants will be able to:
      Building on the current research and clinical practice, this session     1. Assess what areas of their business they need to adjust for the
      will provide intervention strategies for families pregnant after a          success they desire
      loss (PAL): 1) intra-conception support for individuals as they          2. List five new ways to market their business in a cost effective way
      consider a new pregnancy, 2) therapeutic educational intervention        3. Discuss new business trends affecting their work and how they
      to facilitate attachment during each stage of pregnancy, 3) content         can incorporate into their daily activities
      for birthing class, 4) care during labor and birth and 5) postpartum
      needs. Discussion will focus on ways the tasks of pregnancy              B-6 Balloons, Balls, Beads, Bags, Blocks: Creating
      change for mothers and fathers, supporting siblings and long-term        Fun and Inexpensive Visual Aids
      implications that can occur without prenatal intervention.               Room: 203C
                                                                               Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA), IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE
      Participants will be able to:
                                                                               Looking for ways to add energy and fun to your childbirth program
      1. Describe how the tasks of pregnancy change following loss for         without spending lots of money? You will leave with at least a
         both mothers and fathers                                              half dozen innovative ways to reinforce your key points by using
      2. Identify a model of therapeutic educational intervention to           balloons, balls, beads, bags and blocks.
         facilitate attachment and parenting behaviors during pregnancy
         to the baby born after a loss, both on an individual basis and in a   Participants will be able to:
         group setting                                                         1. Discuss characteristics of effective visual aids that increase
      3. Identify content for a pregnancy after loss birthing class               retention
      4. Discuss postpartum issues for families and learn supportive           2. Create and utilize at least six visual aids
         techniques for breastfeeding                                          3. Develop a plan to incorporate hands-on, low-cost visual aids
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                                Participants will be able to:
Childbirth Educator Poster Presentations: Session 1                  1. List three safety rules for exercise during pregnancy
Room: Hall A                                                         2. Demonstrate three classes of movements used in belly dance
Take this opportunity to view childbirth educator poster             3. Discuss the efficacy of belly dance movements for back and core
presentations, cast a vote for your favorite and meet presenters.       muscle strength
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                                7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall                                    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Room: Hall A                                                         Room: Hall A
                                                                     7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
                                                                     Special Interest Roundtable Discussions
   4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.                                             Room: Hall A
   Keynote Session: Social Media Panel
   34 Million Moms Are Online, Are You? Why and                      7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
   How to Get Into the Conversation                                  Film Showing
   Room: Ballroom 104AB                                              Room: 201AB
   Sponsored by March of Dimes                                       Sponsored by InJoy Birth & Parenting Education, Inc.
   Amy Romano, MSN, CNM; Robin Elise Weiss, BA,                      Join us for a viewing of Mother’s Advocate/Healthy Birth Your Way.
   Beverly Robertson, March of Dimes; Amber Naslund, Radian6         8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
   An expert panel will explore the growing impact of Social         International Childbirth Education Association
   Media. Learn how you can be involved in the conversation          Membership Meeting
   and engage women outside of traditional childbirth classes.       Room: Ballroom 104AB
   Follow the Mega Conference’s Twitter feed live during the         9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
   session! Search #futureofbirth for updates and to be a part       Lamaze International Membership Meeting
   of the conversation.                                              Room: Ballroom 104AB                                                 | 9
   Participants will be able to:                                     9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
   1. Assess their ability to engage an audience successfully        Childbirth Educator Poster Presentations: Session 2
   2. Gain insights into the different tools and their               Room: Hall A
                                                                     Take this opportunity to view childbirth educator poster
   3. Learn tips from experienced professionals                      presentations, cast a vote for your favorite and meet presenters.
                                                                     9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
                                                                     Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
6:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                               Room: Hall A
Dine Arounds (Optional)
The Milwaukee Host Committee set up reservations at the best
local restaurants. Hit a hot spot while getting to know colleagues
and the associations’ leaders. Stop by the Hospitality Desk before
4:00 p.m. to sign up.

Saturday, October 2                                                       34 Million Moms Are Online, Are You?
                                                                          Attend the Mega Conference Social Media Panel to
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Morning Exercise Session                                                  discover how to reach today’s audience through online
Let that Belly Dance!                                                     tools such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Join the
Room: Executive Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                         LIVE Twitter chatter during the panel by searching
Dawn Kersula, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE                                  hashtag #FUTUREOFBIRTH.
Belly dance offers unique gifts to pregnant and postpartum women:
it enhances strength, positive body image, and confidence as it
reinforces the fun of movement and the camaraderie of women.
Take time to play and dance as we enjoy this most ancient and
feminine of activities.
       Conference Schedule
       10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                                  C-3 Make ‘em Laugh—How to Add Humor
       CONCURRENT SESSIONS C                                                    to Your Teaching
                                                                                Room: 202DE
       C-1 Childbirth and Breastfeeding Education                               Barbara Buckner Suarez, ICCE, LCCE
       for the African-American Mother
                                                                                Discover how adding humor to your teaching encourages your
       Room: 202AB
                                                                                students to learn while they’re laughing. See the difference in what
       Ngozi Tibbs, LLLL, CPD, CLC
                                                                                your students learn—and how they evaluate your instruction.
       At-risk and vulnerable minority populations have unique needs
       in relation to childbirth and breastfeeding education. This              Participants will be able to:
       presentation will discuss the history of slavery and its effect on       1. List the benefits of using humor in their teaching
       the African American family, as well as common misperceptions            2. Identify the characteristics of humor that work best in the
       regarding childbirth and breastfeeding. The role of the health care         classroom setting
       provider in childbirth education and infant feeding choice will also     3. Compare appropriate and inappropriate forms of humor and
       be discussed.                                                               ways to use humor that are not offensive
       Participants will be able to:                                            4. Identify those areas in their teaching that could be enhanced by
                                                                                   adding some humor
       1. Recognize misperceptions and stereotypes that are common
          regarding African American mothers and how that affects how           C-4 Reducing the Cesarean Section Rate—
          we teach                                                              Why Should We Care and What Can We Do?
       2. Discuss the current health status of African American mothers         Room: 203AB
          and how the doula and other health care professionals can             Terrie Watkins, MSN, CNM, LCCE, FACCE
          encourage healthy choices
                                                                                This session is designed to increase the perinatal provider’s
       3. How breastfeeding can be an empowering gift to the African            awareness of the long-term consequences of cesarean intervention
          American mother and infant                                            and provide strategies for reducing the incidence of surgical birth.
       C-2 Courageous Childbirth—From “I think                                  Participants will be able to:
       I can...” to “Yes, I can!”
10 |                                                                            1. Describe the incidence of cesarean section surgeries in the United
       Room: 202C
                                                                                   States and contrast that with stated Healthy People objectives
       Patricia Predmore, BSN, ICCE, CD(DONA), CLE, LCCE, FACCE
                                                                                2. State two long-term consequences of cesarean section to the
       This interactive session explores current health behavior theory and        mother and two impacts on the offspring
       teaching methods to reduce fear and enhance birthing confidence          3. Define three recommended strategies for reducing the incidence
       and self-efficacy. The participant will experience a variety of actual      of cesarean section
       childbirth class confidence-building and labor-coping activities
       and evaluate her current curriculum for opportunities to spiral in       C-5 Safe or Selfish? Attitudes Toward Home Birth
       elements which inspire birthing confidence.                              in the United States
                                                                                Room: 203C
       Participants will be able to:                                            Rixa Freeze, PhD
       1. Explore (discuss) life experiences and educational practices which
          undermine a woman’s confidence in the birth process                   Is home birth the ultimate in responsibility or the ultimate
                                                                                irresponsibility? This session makes sense of wildly different
       2. Experience class activities which help an expectant mother and
                                                                                attitudes towards giving birth at home.
          her partner develop confidence in coping with labor and birth
       3. Select one activity for each class that can enhance confidence and    Participants will be able to:
          reduce fear                                                           1. List official policies on home birth from major American
                                                                                   medical, midwifery, nursing, public health, consumer advocacy,
                                                                                   childbirth education and doula organizations
                                                                                2. Identify the reasons for wide variances in home birth policies and
                                                                                3. Explain various scenarios for the future of home birth and
                                                                                   articulate which are more or less likely to occur
C-6 Fear—Conquering the Monster in the Room                              • The Experience of Home Birth: Preparing for Birth
Room: 201AB                                                                Judith Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE, FACCE
Patty Brennan BA, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA)                                      Problem: Although the safety of planned home birth for healthy
Our culture of fear is wreaking havoc on birthing mothers and              women is well established, only 1% of U.S. women choose a
babies. We will identify classroom and counseling strategies for           planned home birth. There is no research that describes the
overcoming fear with courage. Can we become agents for healing?            experience of home birth in the United States. There is no
                                                                           research that describes the experience of preparing for birth for
Participants will be able to:                                              women planning home births. The purpose of this research
1. Describe the cultural context that is giving rise to mounting fears     presentation is to describe the experience of preparing for birth
   surrounding labor and birth                                             for women planning home births. These findings are part of a
2. Identify the short- and long-term negative effects of fear on the       larger study of the experience of home birth for women and their
   mother-baby dyad                                                        midwives.
3. Explain practical fear-busting strategies and tools to teach
   expectant couples                                                     D-2 Choose Your Words: How Words Impact
4. List risk factors and behaviors of expectant mothers who may          Childbirth and Parenting Decisions
   benefit from a referral for counseling                                Room: 202C
                                                                         Karen Prior, RYT, CD(DONA), ICPFE, LCCE
5. Identify one action to change the cultural context of fear upon
   returning home after the conference                                   This session explores communication skills childbirth professionals
                                                                         can use to empower women to make their own choices rather than
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                                                   influencing a woman to make a choice she may not believe in.
50th Anniversary Luncheon
Room: Ballroom 104AB                                                     Participants will be able to:
Join colleagues and friends to celebrate the Associations’ 50th          1. List the three components of communication
Anniversaries. Stroll down memory lane and take a look at the great      2. Discuss the consequences of sharing personal opinions and
strides we have made in childbirth education over the past 50 years!        personal choices regarding birth and parenting
                                                                         3. List three words that are barriers to communication
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                                    4. Discuss how to take the emphasis off oneself when a woman           | 11
CONCURRENT SESSIONS D                                                       asks, “What did you do?”
                                                                         5. Discuss how unsolicited advice creates division
Room: 202AB                                                              D-3 The Alchemy of Supporting Fathers
• From Childbirth Educator to Doula and Back Again:                      Throughout the Primary Time
  Trends in the History of Birth Advocacy and Education                  Room: 202DE
  Christine Morton, PhD; Clarissa Hsu, PhD                               Patrick Houser, BBA
  This presentation will briefly review the interconnected history       Today’s fathers are at birth, and in the family, in a whole new way.
  of childbirth educators and the emerging doula role. It will           How we welcome and support them is crucial for mothers, children
  then examine the growing influence on childbirth education             and the health and longevity of the family.
  curriculum and content by comparative analysis of childbirth
  classes taught by educators who actively provide labor support         Participants will be able to:
  and by educators who have little or no recent birth experience.        1. Acquire skills for welcoming fathers into pregnancy and birth
                                                                            and have increased confidence in working with them
• Life Change: Lactation After Bariatric Surgery                         2. Learn how to help fathers manage their expectations and their
  Susan Welke, RN-MNN, LCCE                                                 role in a way that contributes most effectively to everyone’s
  The purpose of this study was to understand the lactation                 needs—parents and professionals
  experience of the individual who has undergone bariatric               3. Facilitate optimal conditions for families to bond
  surgery for the treatment of obesity. From analysis of the data,
  five themes emerged: nutritional issues, emotional rollercoaster,
  lacking specialty care, patient as “expert” and seeking support.
  These themes are supported by the literature and will be
  explained during the presentation.
                                                                             An Invitation to Accept!
                                                                             You’re invited to celebrate with everyone at the Mega
                                                                             Conference during the 50th Anniversary Luncheon at
                                                                             12:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this wonderful party that’s
                                                                             been 50 years in the making!
       Conference Schedule
       D-4 How to Increase Focus and Reduce Pain                               Supporting the development of front-line leaders’ QI capacity is a
       During Labor: Breath Intervention Strategies                            major strategy that will increase the rapidity with which research
       Room: 203AB                                                             findings are translated into action.
       Rose St. John, E-RYT, T-500
                                                                               Participants will be able to:
       By breathing diaphragmatically and using a few simple breath and
       focusing skills, the laboring woman and her attendants have the         1. Discuss the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices
       power to significantly reduce tension, anxiety, and pain.               2. Describe the Lamaze International Hospital Change project
                                                                               3. Discuss how the Hospital Change project supports hospital
       Participants will be able to:                                              leaders’ efforts to meet three of the five Joint Commission new
       1. Describe why and how the skilled use of breath increases focus          perinatal core measures
          and decreases pain during labor
       2. Detect the difference between chest, belly (abdominal) and           3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
          diaphragmatic breathing, and define why diaphragmatic breathing      Exhibit Hall Open & Raffle Drawings
          is the most efficient and effective way for the body to breathe      Room: Hall A
       3. Demonstrate and apply intervention techniques that assist the
          laboring woman to re-establish rhythmic breath, thus increasing
          focus and reducing pain                                                 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
                                                                                  Keynote Session: Perspectives on Developing a
       D-5 Safer Birth Practices—A Multi-professional                             Collaborative System of Care and Education
       Approach and the MoreOB Experience                                         Room: Ballroom 104AB
       Room: 203C                                                                 Warren P. Newton, MD, MPH
       Karen Bailey, MD, FRC, SC, FACOG;                                          Dr. Newton shares his experiences with Evidence-Based
       Liz DeMaere, RN, BN, LCCE;                                                 Medicine, including discussing the outcomes of care,
       Sharon Dalrymple, RN, BN, MEd, LCCE, FACCE                                 lessons learned about collaborative education and how to
       What?!? NO gap between what you teach in childbirth education and          build community systems of care. Dr. Newton describes
       what actually happens on the birthing unit? Find out how MoreOB            how this model of care has been implemented at the UNC
12 |   parallels the Lamaze healthy birth practices in the clinical setting.      Department of Family Medicine.

       Participants will be able to:                                              Participants will be able to:
       1. Review the current gaps between childbirth education                    1. Explore the decision making process that Dr. Newton
          curriculum and clinical practice                                           used in deciding to practice evidence-based care at the
       2. Describe at least three principles of the MoreOB program                   UNC Department of Family Medicine (UNC DFM)
       3. Describe how MoreOB closed the gap between childbirth                   2. Analyze the evidence and outcomes of care with evidence-
          education and clinical practice in a hospital setting                      based care at the UNC Department of Family Medicine
       4. Analyze three components of the birthing unit example that led             (UNC DFM)
          to their success in changing clinical practice                          3. Identify the lessons learned about collaborative education
       5. Design an action plan that focuses on one area in their work            4. Describe building community systems of care
          setting where they could bridge the gap between childbirth              5. Describe how birthing fits in with health care reform
          education and clinical practice
       D-6 National Quality Measures of Maternity Care:
       The VBAC Story                                                          6:30 p.m.
       Room: 201AB                                                             Closing Night Celebration Event: A Night Out in Laverne and
       Debra Bingham, RN, DrPH, LCCE                                           Shirley’s Milwaukee
       It is estimated to take approximately 17 years for health care          “Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!”
       research to be translated into action. Front-line maternity leaders     This is a ticketed event: advanced ticket purchase required.
       with Quality Improvement (QI) knowledge and skills have been            Unwind with colleagues after a long day of learning with a night
       shown to be effective leaders for more rapidly translating research     out in the heart of Milwaukee. Visit the famous Miller Brewing
       findings into action.                                                   Company, enjoy dinner and sit back and laugh with Milwaukee’s
                                                                               own ComedySportz! Please meet the bus at the Third Street entrance
       The Lamaze International Institute for Safe and Healthy Birth           of the Hyatt at 6:10 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to
       successfully launched the first front-line maternity nurse leaders’     participate in the walking tour of the brewery.
       development and hospital change project in the Fall of 2008.
       Conference Schedule
       Sunday, October 3                                                        Participants will be able to:
                                                                                1. Identify factors that influence one’s perception of breasts
       6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.                                                    2. Describe how society, culture, political and biomedical views
       Morning Exercise Session                                                    influence perceptions of breasts over time
       The Yoga Birth Method—Using Yoga to Achieve an                           3. Critically examine a culturally-constructed obsession with breasts
       Enlightened Childbirth Experience                                           that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding
       Room: Executive Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee                           practices and sexuality
       Dorothy Guerra, RYT, CAPPA                                               4. Discuss how one’s perception of breasts could have implications
       The yoga birth method is simple but powerful program that focuses           for childbirth educators
       on teaching women an eight-step path to an enlightened childbirth
       experience. This session will educate childbirth professionals on        E-2 Mistakes Childbirth Educators Make on the Internet
       how to use the system and provide a holistic option for their clients.   Room: 202C
                                                                                Robin Elise Weiss, BA, CD(DONA), ICCE-CPE, CLC, LCCE, FACCE
       Participants will be able to:                                            Childbirth educators have a great opportunity to market and learn
       1. Explain the emotional and physical effects of the first stage of      on the Web, but many shy away or make the wrong moves. Here’s
          labor and how setting a proper focus objective and embracing a        how to get the most out of your Internet connection!
          calm state through the first stage of labor empowers her to choose
          a normal birth                                                        Participants will be able to:
       2. Demonstrate the yoga techniques for early labor                       1. Understand how certain Internet practices can harm a childbirth
       3. Teach the method effectively to women in childbirth education            business
          classes or use in their doula/midwife services                        2. Explore the idea that more is not always better when it comes to
                                                                                   technology            3.5” W x 4.75” H
       7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.                                                    3. Select one Internet/social media technique to incorporate into classes
       Continental Breakfast
       Room: Ballroom 104AB
       7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
14 |   Special Interest Roundtable Discussions
       Room: Ballroom 104AB
       7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
       Film Showing
       Room: 203D
       Sponsored by Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
       Join us for a viewing of Baby Steps to Green Parenting.
                                                                                                               The layette collection is inspired
       8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                                                                                        by the Lamaze® toy line with
       Lamaze International Board of Directors Meeting                                                            cute characters, bright colors
       Room: Executive AB, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
                                                                                                                   and whimsical prints in sizes
       8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                                                                                newborn to 12 months. Coordinating
       CONCURRENT SESSIONS E                                                                                    bodysuits, sleep ‘n plays, pants,
       E-1 To See Our Breasts as Others See Them: Historical,                                                 blankets, caps, socks and bibs —
       Sociocultural, Political and Biomedical Views                                                             all made with baby soft fabrics
       Room: 202AB                                                                                                    for comfort all day & night.
       Wendy Budin, RN-BC, PhD, LCCE, FACCE
       Through the use of selected works of art and photography,                                                                      Lamaze® is a registered
                                                                                                                                        trademark of Lamaze
       participants will explore how the female breast has been perceived                                                                  International, Inc.

       from ancient days to the present. Discussion will be organized
       according to the following themes: (a) The Sacred Breast:
       Goddesses, Biblical Women, Saints, and images of the Madonna;
       (b) The Sexual Breast (c) The Exploited Breast (d) The Supported
       Breast: Trends in Breast Fashion; and (e) The Medical Breast: Life-
       Giver and Life-Destroyer.
E-3 Teaching Without Lecturing: How                                           E-5 The Transformative Language of Birth
Small-group Dialog Fosters Change                                             Room: 203C
Room: 202DE                                                                   Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI
Carrie Kenner, BA, CBE, CD(DONA)                                              Discover the powerful and transformative impact that language can
Facilitate your students’ preparation for birth by combining a                have on the birthing process. Educators, doulas and care-providers will
solution-focused approach with dialog-based small group classes.              learn how to positively affect outcomes through the tools of linguistics.
Learn how to let go of your agenda and listen to what your students
have to say.                                                                  Participants will be able to:
                                                                              1. Learn why and how simple but specific modifications in wording
Participants will be able to:                                                    when working with expectant and birthing women can impact
1. Define the difference between solution-focused vs. problem-                   prenatal health, birth outcomes and women’s satisfaction with
   focused approaches to teaching                                                their personal childbirth experiences
2. Describe how to identify students’ current skills and goals using          2. Understand the impact that both positive and negative language
   small-group dialog                                                            can have on pregnancy and childbirth, through commentary
3. Develop questions that facilitate their students’ self-exploration            by women who experienced them, and through interviews
4. Lead a dialog that encourages sharing and learning from                       with linguistics professionals who explain the reasons for the
   participants                                                                  difference in outcomes experienced by these women
5. Identify the skills that students need to develop to achieve their goals   3. Participate and enjoy a brief relaxation session that will provide a
                                                                                 deeper personal understanding of linguistic effects
E-4 Teaching Labor Dystocia: From Start                                       4. Build on their understanding of linguistic processing and create
(Induction) to Finish (Cesarean Section)                                         skills that participants can use when communicating with
Room: 203AB                                                                      women throughout the childbearing period
Liz Marshall, MPH, ICCE                                                       5. Learn the skills to reframe commonly used language to positively
Failure to progress is the most common reason for cesarean section               impact communications with client/patients
in first-time mothers. Yet many expectant parents see labor progress
as inevitable and unaffected by their own choices and decisions.              E-6 The Perinatal Care System in the 21st Century: Induction,
Childbirth educators can prevent labor dystocia by teaching normal            Cesarean Birth and Late Preterm Birth                                       | 15
labor concurrently with medical interventions with a spiraling class          Room: 201AB
curriculum.                                                                   Mary Lou Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
                                                                              Hosted by March of Dimes
Participants will be able to:                                                 Until recently, limited attention has been given to the complications
1. Describe the causes of labor dystocia and the ways in which the            and costs of late preterm and early term birth. However, births
   laboring woman and her medical professionals may respond to                during these late weeks of pregnancy result in higher complications
   labor dystocia                                                             and costs than births at 39-40 weeks of gestation.
2. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of teaching medical
   interventions as its own separate section in the class curriculum          Participants will be able to:
3. Modify class curriculum to include spiraling class content about           1. Define late preterm birth, early term birth, elective induction/
   medical interventions, particularly induction and augmentation                cesarean and the relationship between these terms.
   of labor                                                                   2. Identify three potential complications of birth at 34-38 completed
4. Select teaching strategies that enhance confidence in normal birth            weeks in comparison with birth at 39-40 completed weeks.
5. Advocate for the six care practices that promote normal birth              3. Provide examples of successful strategies to reduce elective
                                                                              4. Discuss the role of childbirth educators in encouraging birth at
                                                                                 39-40 weeks gestation

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       Conference Schedule
          9:45 a.m – 11:30 a.m.                                           Award-winning education
          Closing Keynote Session: Impact of Birthing                     products that help moms
          Practices on Breastfeeding                                        have healthy babies
          Room: Ballroom 104AB                                            preconception · prenatal care · newborn care

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          Linda Smith, BSE, IBCLC, FILCA, LCCE, FACCE
          This session will present new research studies, examples of
          successful practice changes that support breastfeeding, and
          global policies related to birth practices.
          Participants will be able to:
          1. Describe events, birth practices and labor and delivery
             medications that influence infant sucking at breast
          2. Describe birth practices that affect maternal lactogenesis
             and behavior toward her infant
          3. Describe strategies to begin resolution of breastfeeding
             problems and relevant global policies.

       12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
       Lamaze International Program Directors Meeting
       Room: Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

16 |
50th Anniversary Mega Conference Who’s Who

 Lamaze International Board of Directors                      ICEA Board of Directors
 Sharon Dalrymple, RN, BN, MEd, LCCE, FACCE, President        Jeanette Schwartz, RNC, MA, ICCE-CD-IAT, President
 Pamela Spry, PhD, CNM, FACNM, LCCE, Past-President           Denise L. Wheatley, ICCE-CPE-CD-IAT, President-Elect
 Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, LCCE, President-Elect               Donyale Abe, ICCE-CD-IAT, Treasurer
 Steve Amis, JD, Secretary/Treasurer                          Candy Mueller, ICCE, CD, Secretary
 Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD, MPA                                Connie Bach-Jeckell, ICCE-CD-CPFE-IAT, Director
 Marilyn Curl, CNM, MSN, LCCE, FACCE                          Anne-Marie (Dolly) Wagner, ICCE-CD, Director
 Michelle Deck, RN, Med, BSN, LCCE, FACCE                     Michele Peterson, ICD, Director
 Kathleen Lindstrom, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE                    Nancy Lantz, ICCE-CD, Director
 Elisabeth Bing, RPT, LCCE, FACCE, Emerita Director           Terriann Shell, IBCLC, ICCE, CPST-I, FILCA, Director
 Linda Harmon, MPH, Ex Officio

                                                              Mega Conference Professional Staff
 2010 Conference Committee                                    Lamaze International
 Ann F. Grauer, CD(DONA), IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, Chair           Linda L. Harmon, MPH, Executive Director
 Sharon Dalrymple, RN, BN, MEd, LCCE, FACCE                   Alexandra Chatilovicz, Certification Associate
 Carol Davis, LCCE, FACCE, RN                                 Ann Romero, Membership Coordinator
 Michele Peterson, ICD                                        Lauren Miller, Convention Manager                             | 17
 Jeanette Schwartz, RN, ICCE-CD-IAT                           Ashley Giuda, Convention & Exhibits Senior Associate
 Pamela Spry, PhD, CNM, FACNM, LCCE                           Tracy Johnson, Registrar
 Anne Marie (Dolly) Wagner, ICCE, ICD                         Kacy Reams, Education & Programs Senior Associate
                                                              Joyce Arawole, Education & Programs Manager
                                                              Michelle Heatley, Marketing Manager
 2010 Local Committee                                         Holly Beck, Marketing Associate
 Julie Dennert, CD(DONA), Chair
 Vanessa Earhart, CD(DONA)                                    ICEA
 Michelle Hardy, CD(DONA), CBE                                David Feild, Executive Director
 Diane Oakland, ICCE, IBCLC                                   Heather Blanken, Director, Meeting Planning Services
                                                              Ryan Couch, Director, Certification and Membership Services
                                                              Stacey Hernandez, Director, Bookstore Operations

  Thank You for Celebrating With Us!
  Lamaze International and the International Childbirth Education Association extend a sincere thank you to all
  of the 50th Anniversary Mega Conference attendees. You are very much for appreciated for being a part of this
  celebration of past, present, and future strides in childbirth education.
       General Information
       Registration                                                           Film Showings
       Basic registration for the 50 Anniversary Mega Conference
                                                                              Film showings are listed throughout the program. Contact hours
       includes all plenary and concurrent sessions, morning exercise         will also be available for attendees of the film showings. Please refer
       sessions, conference registration packets, entry to exhibits,          to the contact hour certificate of attendance form for the specific
       film showings, luncheons, continental breakfasts and                   number of contact hours available for these showings.
       refreshment breaks.

       On-Site Registration Hours                                             Special Interest Roundtable Discussions
       Thursday, September 30            11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.               Attend the Special Interest Roundtable Discussions on Friday,
       Friday, October 1                 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                Saturday, and Sunday mornings for informal discussions on a
       Saturday, October 2               7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                variety of facilitated topics. Continental breakfast will be served and
                                                                              contact hours will be available.
       Hospitality Desk
       Sponsored by Columbia Center, Inc.
       During the conference, the hospitality desk—located near the           Mega Conference exhibitors provide the latest information on the
       main conference registration desk—will be able to provide you          products and services that you need for you and your students.
       with information on restaurants, shopping, museums, sightseeing,       Visit the Exhibit Hall during the published hours from Thursday,
       theaters, local events and transportation. Also, be sure to stop by    September 30 through Saturday, October 2.
       and check out the options for Friday evening’s Dine Arounds.

                                                                              Lamaze Voting Desk
       Contact Hours                                                          VOTE! Lamaze depends on its members to select its leaders! If
       Attendance at the full lineup of educational offerings (including      you became a member or renewed before August 13, 2010, you
       educational sessions, keynote sessions, film showings, roundtable      are eligible to vote. If you didn’t submit your ballot prior to the
18 |   sessions and poster sessions) at the 50th Anniversary Mega             conference, vote on-site at the conference! The voting desk opens
       Conference satisfies your continuing education requirements for        on Thursday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. and closes on Friday,
       Lamaze and ICEA recertification! Earn contact hours from Lamaze,       October 1, at 5:00 p.m. Let your voice be heard through YOUR
       ICEA, VNA (nursing), ACNM, IBLCE and NASW. Please refer                elected leaders, and vote! ICEA will be voting at a later date.
       to the contact hour certificate of attendance form for the specific
       number of contact hours for each group.
       Lamaze International is an approved provider of continuing
                                                                              Conference Bookstore
       education in nursing by the Virginia Nurses Association, which         Expand your professional library; stop by the bookstore during
       is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing        exhibit hours to pick up a book from one of our conference
       by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on            speakers. Check the registration desk and bookstore for the author
       Accreditation (Provider Number 04-09-08). Lamaze International         signing schedule. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get
       is also an approved provider by the California Board of Registered     your book signed and meet the author.
       Nursing (Provider No. CEP 9989). It is the responsibility of each
       participant to ascertain if this offering meets the board of nursing
       rules implementing mandatory continuing education provisions           Session Audio CDs
       for their particular state or province. Applications for continuing    Recordings of the 50th Anniversary Mega Conference sessions will
       education credit approval are being submitted to the following         be available on-site from the professional taping company, Network
       institutions: IBLCE and NASW. ACNM specialty credits have been         Communications. Audio CDs for a concurrent session are $11.
       applied for. E-mail with questions.               Visit the table near the Registration Desk for more information.
         Session Materials                                                        Hotel Information
         Access your session materials for a quick reference during the Mega      Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
         Conference. Materials will be available online at                        333 West Kilbourne Avenue until November 1.                        Milwaukee, WI 53203
                                                                                  (414) 276-1234

         Child Care                                                               Hilton Milwaukee
                                                                                  509 West Wisconsin Avenue
         Breastfeeding babies up to six months of age who remain quiet may        Milwaukee, WI 53203
         attend sessions with a registered parent. Mothers may find it easier     (414) 271-7250
         to have a support person accompany them to watch their baby
         outside the meeting rooms between feedings. If you plan to bring
         your baby to the conference, please respect the needs and desires of
         other registrants and arrange care for your baby outside the room
                                                                                  Tax Deduction
         if he/she is making happy or sad noises. Nursing mothers and their       U.S. Treasury regulations permit an income tax deduction for
         babies are invited to relax in the Lactation Lounge.                     educational expenses undertaken to maintain or improve skills
                                                                                  required in his/her employment; or to meet expressed requirements
                                                                                  of an employer or a law imposed as a condition of retention of
         Lactation Lounge                                                         employment, job status or rate of compensation. Please consult the
                                                                                  2010 tax code or your tax advisor for specific information.
         Sponsored by Medela, Inc.
         Room: 203E
         Breastfeeding mothers and their babies are invited to enjoy the
         privacy and quiet of the Lactation Lounge. And if your baby isn’t
         with you, Medela has provided hospital-grade breastpumps, kits
         and supplies for your use.
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       Convention Center Floor Plan
       Frontier Airlines Center – Street Level
         FRONTIER AIRLINES CENTER                Frontier Airlines Center – Mezzanine Level
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                 Airlines Center – Upper Level
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                           Main Entrance
       Exhibiting Companies
       A Gentle Journey                                                     DONA International
       Booth # 308                                                          Booth # 105
       537 Lincoln Avenue                                                   1788 W. Street Road 56
       Louisville, CO 80027                                                 Jasper, IN 47546
       Phone: (303) 523-3053                                                Phone: (888) 788-3662
       Website:                                      Website:
       A Gentle Journey provides educational materials for birthing         DONA International is an international nonprofit organization
       professionals and expectant parents. Products include                of doulas trained to provide the highest quality labor and/or
       posters, instructional DVDs, laminated teaching cards, and           postpartum support to birthing women and their families.
       informational booklets.
                                                                            Family Way Publications
       American Pregnancy Association                                       Booth # 211
       Booth # 304                                                          5804 Furneaux Drive
       1431 Greenway Drive, Suite 800                                       Plano, TX 75093
       Irving, TX 75038                                                     Phone: (972) 403-0297
       Phone: (972) 815-2337                                                Website:
       Website:                                       The Family Way is the leading source for evidence-based childbirth
       A non-profit committed to promoting pregnancy wellness               education materials that appeal to all types of learners. Visit their
       through education and support. Join the APA and help serve the       booth to leaf through their expanded and updated Educator's
       2.1 million women they help each month.                              Guide and to look at their “Web-It!” edition of Prepared Childbirth
                                                                            – The Family Way.
       Calmoseptine, Inc.
       Booth # 214                                                          Floradix
       16602 Burke Lane                                                     Booth # 107
       Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4536                                      805 E. Badger Road
22 |   Phone: (714) 840-3405                                                Lynden, WA 98264
       Website:                                        Phone: (800) 498-3610
       Calmoseptine Ointment is a multi-purpose moisture barrier that       Website:
       protects and helps heal skin irritations. Calmoseptine temporarily   Floradix safely and gently puts back the iron that pregnancy takes
       relieves discomfort and itching. Free samples at their booth!        out and gives your baby enough iron for a healthy start in life.

       Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)                    Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing
       Booth # 206                                                          Booth # 208
       1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102                                         195 School Street
       Raleigh, NC 27607                                                    Hyden, KY 41749
       Phone: (919) 863-9482                                                Phone: (606) 672-2312
       Website:                                      Website:
       Are you Mother-Friendly? Visit their booth to learn about CIMS,      They offer distance education graduate programs to nurses and
       the Mother-Friendly model of care, and Mother-Friendly               advanced nurse practitioners. Offerings include MSN in Midwifery,
       Nurse Recognition.                                                   Women's Health and Family NP, ADN-MSN Bridge, DNP and
                                                                            post-master’s certificates.
       Customized Communications, Inc.
       Booth # 215                                                          Howbility
       P.O. Box 5566                                                        Booth # 303
       Arlington, TX 76005                                                  13818 Wright Circle
       Phone: (800) 476-2253                                                Tampa, FL 33626
       Website:                                       Phone: (813) 343-5802
       Since 1984, CCI has developed childbirth & patient education         Website:
       products, from books to Internet-based learning programs, which      At Howbility their mission is to help non-profit organizations
       are sold to over 2,800 hospitals nationwide.                         educate consumers on important and often life-changing topics
                                                                            through comprehensive, professionally produced, high definition
Infant Massage USA                                                    Lamaze International
Booth # 108                                                           Booth # 104
7620 Bertito Lane                                                     2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Springfield, VA 22153                                                 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (703) 455-3455                                                 Phone: (800) 368-4404
Website:                                     Website:
Infant Massage USA's program is an evidence-based approach            Stop by the Lamaze booth to see the latest resources available to
that builds on family strengths, promoting nurturing skills that      support you in your professional practice. With online communities
compliment and expand on your goals.                                  and resources to help you stay current with the latest research, keep
                                                                      you engaged with colleagues and abreast of parent services, Lamaze
InJoy Birth & Parenting Education                                     is the one place for you to get what you need to thrive in your daily
Booth # 203                                                           role as a childbirth professional. Be sure to check the schedule to get
7107 La Vista Place                                                   your new copy of the Revised Official Lamaze Guide signed by the
Longmont, CO 80503                                                    authors!
Phone: (800) 326-2082 x2
Website:                                              Lansinoh Laboratories, Inc.
InJoy, the most trusted name in birth and parenting education,        Booth # 213
provides a complete curriculum when you use their Understanding       233 North Fairfax Street, Suite 400
Birth family of products. Learn more at Booth #203.                   Alexandria, VA 22314
                                                                      Phone: (800) 292-4794
International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)                 Website:
Booth # 305                                                           Lansinoh offers breastfeeding & baby products including: Double
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102                                          Electric and Manual Breast Pumps, HPA® Lanolin, nursing pads,
Raleigh, NC 27607                                                     Clean and Condition Cloths™, breastmilk storage containers,
Phone: (919) 863-9487                                                 LatchAssist®, Diaper Rash Ointment & Soothies® by Lansinoh Gel
Website:                                                 Pads.                                                                     | 23
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a        Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
professional organization that supports educators and health care
professionals who believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge     Booth # 300
of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.        1111 W. 22nd Street, Suite 320
                                                                      Oak Brook, IL 60523
Juice Plus                                                            Phone: (630) 573-7200
Booth # 212
11834 West Greenfield Avenue                                          Learning Curve designs and manufactures a complete line of award-
West Allis, WI 53214                                                  winning Lamaze Infant Developmental System products, a full line
Phone: (414) 258-2425                                                 of Lamaze body care and new strollers.
                                                                      Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
When you know birth research, you choose prepared childbirth and
a wellness model of care. When you know whole food nutrition          Booth # 111
research, you choose JuicePlus.                                       300 Halket Street
                                                                      Pittsburgh, PA 15213
LA Publishing LLC                                                     Phone: (412) 802-8296
Booth # 210
P.O. Box 773                                                          Magee-Womens Hospital is a world-class center for both women’s
Franklin, VA 23851                                                    health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. Magee is a leader
Phone: (800) 397-5833                                                 in sustainability and environmental health.
LA Publishing provides quality products to teach families how to
live healthy. They specialize in easy to understand, evidence-based
products. Several languages available. Low bulk prices.
       Exhibiting Companies
       Mamamor Dolls                                                        Mt. Iliamna Originals
       Booth # 109                                                          Booth # 207
       9315 83 Street                                                       2348 Rinden Road
       Edmonton, AB, T6C 2Z6                                                Cottage Grove, WI 53527
       Canada                                                               Phone: (608) 628-7751
       Phone: (780) 716-4457                                                Website:
       Website:                                        Bringing you a variety of quality handmade jewelry. Featuring
       Handcrafted Pregnant, Birthing and Breastfeeding Dolls. Great        custom family tree pendants and mother and baby fused glass
       educational tool to demonstrate normal birth and breastfeeding.      pendants.
       Very unique toy for children and expecting families. Custom orders
       available.                                                           Perinatal Education Associates, Inc.
                                                                            Booth # 301
       March of Dimes                                                       8235 Old Troy Pike, Suite 280
       Booth # 209                                                          Dayton, OH 45424
       1275 Mamaroneck Avenue                                               Phone: (937) 312-0544 or
       White Plains, NY 10605                                               Toll free (US only) 1-866-88-BIRTH (2-4784)
       Phone: (914) 997-4781                                                Website:
       Website:                                Celebrating 11 years serving parents and professionals with
       The March of Dimes has award-winning health education                evidence-based information, informative classes and workshops,
       brochures, booklets and videos to help you promote healthy           and an extensive online store! Visit their Web site today!
       behaviors that lead to healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
                                                                            Philips Avent
       Maternal Concepts®                                                   Booth # 200
       Booth # 205                                                          1600 Summer Street
       130 N. Public Street                                                 Stamford, CT 6905
24 |   Elmwood, WI 54740                                                    Phone: 1-800-54AVENT
       Phone: (800) 310-5817                                                Website:
       Website:                                    Philips AVENT has been designing and manufacturing infant
       Maternal Concepts offers innovative solutions to breast-feeding      feeding products since 1984 that are inspired by nature and
       mothers, Evert-It™, Suckle Cup™, SuppleMate™ I & II and Cooling      developed through extensive research and clinical trials.
       Care™ Hydrogel Pads. Visit or call
       1-800-310-5817.                                                      Preeclampsia Foundation
                                                                            Booth # 306
       Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)                            6767 North Wickham Road, Suite 400
       Booth # 204                                                          Melbourne, FL 32940
       611 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #1700                                    Phone: (321) 421.6957
       Washington, DC 20003                                                 Website:
       Phone: (888) 923-MANA (6262)                                         The Preeclampsia Foundation's mission is to provide patient
       Website:                                                support and public awareness, catalyze research and improve health
       The Midwives Alliance works to unify and strengthen the              care practices, envisioning a world where preeclampsia no longer
       profession of midwifery and, in doing so, improve the quality of     threatens lives.
       health care for women, babies, and communities.
Real Diaper Industry Association                                       Theraline LLC
Booth # 103                                                            Booth # 312
6619-132nd Avenue NE. PMB229                                           PO Box 169
Kirkland, WA 98033                                                     Greenfield, MA 01302
Phone: (310) 400-6985                                                  Phone: (877) 687-9684
Website:                                    Website:
The Real Diaper Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) trade              Come and see how a bigger and more flexible maternity and
association promoting the cloth diaper industry. Their goals are to    nursing pillow, filled with millions of Microbeads, provides
make reusable cloth diapers the natural, responsible and sustainable   comfort, durability and promotes longer breastfeeding.
choice for all babies.
                                                                       U.S. DHHS Office on Women’s Health
Spinning Babies                                                        Booth # 201
Booth # 311                                                            200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 719E
10545 Humboldt Avenue South.                                           Washington, DC 20201
Bloomington, MN 55431                                                  Phone: (800) 994-9662
Phone: (612) 817-3144                                                  Website:
Website:                               has the resources you need to have a safe and
Easier birthing with Fetal Positioning and the 3 Principles of         healthy experience before, during, and after your pregnancy. Their
Spinning Babies. Free Belly Mapping consult! The Belly Mapping         National Breastfeeding Helpline peer counselors can answer your
Workbook and handouts for childbirth educators also offered!           breastfeeding questions and concerns. They are sponsored by
                                                                       the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on
Stark Productions                                                      Women’s Health.
Booth # 113
1952 Asilomar Drive
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 338-0886                                                                                                                       | 25
Home of incomparable fabulous fun-loving informative parenting

The Gideons International
Booth # 202
P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 564-5000
The Gideons International distributes white New Testaments with
Psalms and Proverbs to all medical personnel free of charge.

Conference Book Signings and Sales
Don’t miss out! Visit the Conference Bookstore to
purchase the latest books and CDs, meet the authors
and get copies of your books autographed! Refer to
the Exhibition Hall/Book Signings & Sales for specific
dates and times.
                       Celebrating Our Pasts...

       We celebrate the 50th Anniversary Mega Conference with the members of Lamaze International and the
       International Childbirth Education Association with the 2010 Yearbook. The 2010 Yearbook is an opportunity to
       congratulate everyone on strides made and look excitedly ahead towards what’s to come.

       Thank you to our trailblazers who supported this venue offered to our members and attendees: Harriet R. Barry,
       LCCE, FACCE, Terrie Watkins, CNM, Carol Van Der Woude, BSN, Connie Livingston, RN, LCCE, FACCE,
       ICCE, The CPAC Denver Lamaze International (Julie, Cathy, De and Mary), and

                                      The CPAC Denver Lamaze

                                       Teacher Training Program
                                         engages and inspires

       Come and visit us in Colorado or at!
                   ~ Julie, Cathy, De and Mary ~

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                                                                           MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED!
                                                                        B U T MORE TO DO FOR NORMAL
                                                                        BIRTH AND FREE STANDING BIRTH

                                                                             39 YEARS AS A LAMAZE CERTIFIED
                                                                             CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR AND AS A
                                                                              BREASTFEEDING COUNSELOR.
                                                                                      11 MORE TO 50!

                                                                              Kudos to Elisabeth Bing, Co-founder of
                                                                            Lamaze International. My mentor, colleague
                                                                                        and beloved friend.

                                                                            Thanks and gratitude to all wo/men who dare
                                                                                         to make change.

                                                                                 Harriet R. Barry, LCCE, FACCE
Uniting for the Future of Birth

            Celebrating Birth!
    A Book By a retired Lamaze Educator

  Historically Finnish women often gave birth in the
 sauna. My novel, Aliisa’s Letter, intertwines the lives
 of two women and two eras. Birth takes place in the
           sauna and in a modern hospital.

            Carol Van Der Woude, B.S.N.

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                                                           Thank You,
                                                           2010 Yearbook
                                                           “Cool Kids”!
                                                           You will forever
                                                           be remembered
                                                           in conjunction
                                                           with the 50th
                                                           Mega Conference.
                                                    International Childbirth
                                                     Education Association
About ICEA                                                                     ICEA’s Bookcenter
The International Childbirth                                                   ICEA’s success has been due
Education Association (ICEA) as a                                              to its Bookcenter business, its
professional organization supports                                             reputation of loyalty to its mission,
educators and other health care                                                its service, and the quality of the
providers who believe in freedom                                               certification	programs,	publications,	
of choice based on knowledge of                                                professional training workshops, and
alternatives in family-centered                                                conventions.
maternity and newborn care.           Benefits of Membership                   In the years to come, ICEA will
ICEA’s goals are to provide:                                                   continue to act as a resource
                                      ICEA membership is available to
•	 Training	and	continuing	                                                    organization for dissemination
                                      parents, health professionals, and
   education programs                                                          of information about childbirth,
                                      anyone	with	an	interest	in	the	field	
                                                                               breastfeeding, family-centered
•	 Quality	educational	resources      of childbirth working to support
                                                                               maternity care and freedom of
                                      women and childbearing families.
•	 Professional	certification	                                                 choice based on knowledge of
   programs                           Membership benefits:                     alternatives in childbirth.
ICEA	is	a	nonprofit	organization.	    •	 An	online	subscription	to	
Since its formation in 1960,             the International Journal of                  Shop online at
ICEA members have remained               Childbirth Education (IJCE), a      
autonomous, establishing their           quarterly journal with current
own policies and creating their own      obstetrical and evidence-based
programs. There are no membership        maternity care articles, teaching
requirements for individuals other       ideas, and current issues relevant
than a commitment to family-
centered maternity care and the
                                         to ICEA members.
                                      •	 Monthly	ICEA	e-newsletter.
                                                                                      10% off
philosophy of freedom of choice                                                        Your next purchase
                                      •	 Discounts	on	eligible	purchases	at	
based on knowledge of alternatives
                                         the ICEA Bookcenter.                     (excludes required readings, and
in childbirth.
                                      •	 Reduced	membership	rate	to	                     teaching aid kits)
                                         attend the ICEA International         Call in your order to redeem this
                                         Conventions and other seminars.                    coupon
                                      •	 Accessibility	to	any	of	ICEA’s	            at 919-863-9487 ext #1
                                         certification	programs	(enrollment	
                                         required).                              Coupon code: ICEABOOK10
                                      •	 Professional	Development	
                                         Workshops designed to train and
                                         strengthen the skills of childbirth
                                         educators, doulas, prenatal and         For more information,
                                         postpartum	fitness	educators.               contact us at:
                                                                                International Childbirth Education
                                                                                    1500 Sunday Drive Suite 102
                                                                                         Raleigh, NC 27607
                                                                                       Phone:	919-863-9487
                                                                                        Fax:	919-787-4916
HOT OFF THE PRESS… buy your copy of the newly revised
e Official Lamaze® Guide at the Lamaze International booth.
                             “What Lamaze offers women isn’t a ‘method’ but rather the confidence to stop
                            worrying and start believing that a woman’s body does birth best, and that every woman
                              deserves patient, gentle, unwavering support through this process. This book gives
                              women something new to ‘expect’: to be amazed at our own power and strength.”
                                            —Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

                           The Official Lamaze Guide is the first and only pregnancy and childbirth guide endorsed
                           by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America.
                           Its goal is to take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how
                           your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make
                            decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby.
                            Written in plain English with a respectful, positive tone, this book presents:
                            •    How pregnancy and birth progress naturally
                            • Information on choosing your maternity care provider and place of birth
                            • The best available medical evidence to help you make informed decisions
                            • Steps you can take to alleviate fear and manage pain during labor
                             • Practical strategies to help you work effectively with your care provider
                              This book is an essential resource for all expectant parents who want to make decisions
                              they can feel confident about for a safe, healthy pregnancy and birth, and the best start
                              for their baby.
                                    The Official Lamaze® Guide is a celebrated winner of an iParenting Media Award.

              UPC: 0-76714-01170-0; 320 pages; 6" x 9"; softcover; $12.00
             Quantity discount available, call 1-800–338–2232.                                           

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                                         Lamaze® International
                                         2011 Annual Conference
                                         September 15 - 18, 2011
                                         Renaissance Hotel, Ft Worth, TX, USA
                                         Call for Abstracts opens October 18, 2010.

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