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Birth Psychology Month Summit: Week 3: Monday – March 20, 2023 – Compassionate Recovery: When Birth doesn’t Go As Planned

March 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Monday, Mar 20, 2023 12 Noon EST KeyNote Presentation

 “Compassionate Recovery: When Birth Doesn’t Go As Planned”

Raylene Phillips provide the support needed in compassionate ways so as to minimize trauma for babies, mothers, fathers, and families.  We will discuss 7 compassionate birth practices every baby deserves if all goes well, including: 1) gentle handling, 2) delayed cord clamping, 3) no routine bulb suctioning, 4) immediate skin-to-skin contact with mother, 5) no separation from mother for at least the first hour after birth and minimal separation afterwards, 6) breastfeeding within the first hour after birth and breastfeeding on demand afterwards, and 7) delayed bathing – and we will describe how to provide needed medical support in a manner that minimizes trauma and maximizes nurture if these practices cannot be carried out after birth as expected.

Raylene Phillips, MD, MA, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP 

After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP Certified as an Preterm Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis.  She completed her Pediatric Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, CA and is currently an attending neonatologist in the NICU at the same hospital as well as Medical Director of Neonatal Servies and Pediatric Department Chair at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta in Murrieta, CA. Dr. Phillips is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Raylene is the President of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH).  Her primary areas of interest, research, and publications are mother-infant bonding & attachment, breastfeeding education & support, and Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care of hospitalized infants.

Register for Birth Psychology Month Summit  To attend this event, please Register to receive the Birth Psychology Month Summit email notices. This is a free one-time registration and then you will receive weekly emails of our sessions with links to join on zoom for free. Access early summit recordings is available >  Purchase the Early Access Recordings.


March 20
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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