Healthy Pregnancies Education Days
As health professionals who engage in maternal care in the months before and after a birth of a baby, there are opportunities to positively influence a healthy start that has ongoing benefits for a child throughout their life course.
Every two years, Toi Te Ora Public Health facilitates the Healthy Pregnancies Education Day where a range of expert speakers present the latest evidence and practice around supporting pregnant women to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. This education day encourages interaction with generous question sessions and time for networking. It is approved by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand for continuing education hours for midwives and Lead maternity carers.
In 2020, the Healthy Pregnancies Education Day was focused on knowledge and strategies of mental health and wellbeing for health professionals to employ to support pregnant women in the perinatal period and afterward. The experience of the journey of pregnancy is an emotional and often spiritual one and inextricably linked to mental health and wellbeing of a pregnant women and her whanau. The day provided updates in topics of relevance such as substance use, practitioner assessment tools and referral information about mental health services in The Lakes and Bay of Plenty rohe.
Healthy Pregnancies Education Day 2020 Presentations
Lynnette Borissenko: Public Health Update
Hayden McRobbie: Smoking, Vaping and other Substance use during Pregnancy
Kirsty Maxwell—Crawford: Engaging with Maori whanau to support hapu mama effectively
Lesley McCowan: A Potpourri of Approaches with Potential to improve Pregnancy Outcomes
Adrienne Priday: It’s a Daunting Journey Accessing Midwifery Care - Early Pregnancy Midwifery Care Clinics
Tuihi Carre: ‘Methamphetamine’- Generational Impacts on Mama, Unborn Pepi and their whanau
Penny Stevens: Supporting Mental Health through the Perinatal Period
Sylvia Donaldson: Mental Wellbeing Support Services for Mothers and Babies in Western Bay of Plenty
Tim Gutteridge, Tina Berryman-Kamp, Eronora Simeon: Lakes DHB Perinatal Mental Health Services across the continuum, from education to intervention
Healthy Pregnancies Education Day 2018 Presentations
- Setting the Scene – Lynnette Borrisenko
- Smokefree Pregnancies – Dr Hayden McRobbie
- Hāpainga Stop Smoking Service – Monique Rio
- Tipu Ora Smokefree Service – Daile Peni-Levaillant
- Growing Up in New Zealand: Transforming ordinary into extraordinary – Associate Professor Susan Morton
- Western Bay of Plenty Breastfeeding Support Service – Karen Palmer
- Sport Bay of Plenty Maternal Health – Larissa Cuff and Jane Le Guay
- Racism and health impacts for mothers and babies – Dr Donna Cormack
- Maternal Immunisation – protecting our mothers, babies and whānau – Mitch Fray
- Healthy Homes Initiatives: Warm, Dry and Healthy Whānau - Nik Gregg and Robyn Fisher
- Healthy Homes Rotorua Referral Form
Healthy Pregnancies Education Day 2016 Presentations
- Sport Bay of Plenty – Maternal Health Programmes
- Lesley McGowan – The Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy and Maternal and Infant Health
- Mitch Fray – Maternal Immunisations
- TeRina Joseph Huria Trust - Hei Tiki Pumau
- Natasha Rawiri – Smokefree Hapu Mama, Pepi and Whānau
- Anne Jaquiery – What does a ‘healthy pregnancy’ mean for the fetus?
- Amy Wray – Breastfeeding, we can make a difference!
- Karen Palmer – Breastfeeding and Social Media, Friend or Foe?