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Webinar - Hormonal Physiology of Childbirth

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Webinar - Hormonal Physiology of Childbirth

This presentation will discuss the hormonal physiology of labor, birth, and early postpartum and its vital but often overlooked importance in birth outcomes. Topics include routine practices that disrupt the hormonal physiology, care that enables the hormonal physiology to unfold as nature intends,  and the value of birth centers and midwifery care in enhancing the hormonal orchestration of labor, birth, early postpartum and breastfeeding.

Panelist Bio:

Judith Lothian  is a professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University. She has been a member of the College of Nursing faculty since 2000 and has served as Chair of the Graduate Department since 2014. Dr. Lothian’s research on women’s experience of planned home birth has made an important contribution to the literature. Her research and writing on issues related to evidence-based maternity care, childbirth education, and place of birth have influenced policy and practice nationally and internationally. In recognition of the impact of her work, Dr. Lothian was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.

Dr. Lothian is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Perinatal Education and has held leadership positions in Lamaze International, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Childbirth Connection and four International Home Birth Consensus Summits. She is currently a member of the Certification Council Governing Body of Lamaze International and is responsible for test development for the certification examination that is given in 30 countries. In 2015, Dr. Lothian received the prestigious Elisabeth Bing award honoring her contributions to childbirth and childbirth education at a national and international level.


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