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TIME SENSITIVE Call to Action to support the proposed 12 month postpartum Medicaid extension

Hello all!

Please see information below (and attached) from the Waukesha County Breastfeeding Coalition regarding the proposed 12 month postpartum Medicaid extension.

Dr. Kathy Hartke spoke at the WCBFC Membership Meeting last week about a time sensitive, advocacy measure to support proposed legislation extending Medicaid coverage for postpartum women. Please see the forwarded email below and attachments shared by Dr. Hartke regarding the proposed Medicaid extension.  For our ease, a sample letter is attached that may be edited and shared with your legislators. Please refer to the link below to identify who your legislator is.  For more information about the subject please see the attached White Paper and the ACOG Position Paper.  Your time and reflection on this subject is much appreciated.

This is the link to “Find My Legislators” https://legis.wisconsin.gov/

12 month pp letter to legislators 12 Month Extension of Medicaid for Postpartum Women 2021

12 Month Extension of Medicaid for Postpartum Women 2021

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Seeking Health Care Providers interested in having a conversation about Compassion

Seeking Health Care Providers interested in
having a conversation about Compassion
Participants Needed
This pilot study will be conducted as PhD research at
Saybrook University. If interested please email Jenny
DeDecker at jdedecker@saybrook.edu

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May 17, 2021

Dear Recipient

Hello there! I hope you are enjoying your spring. I am writing to let you know that I will be conducting a
pilot study this summer in preparation for my dissertation work this fall. I am sending along a flyer in
hopes you may be able to share it with to anyone you know that would be interested in participating. The
purpose of my study is to explore how health care providers foster their sense and experience of
compassion. I am looking for individuals 18-65 that have been practicing in the field of health care for at
least five consecutive years and who consider themselves compassionate care providers. It is my hope
that this study will shed light on ways to help the health care industry bolster compassionate care.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this email and for sharing the flyer with your
network of colleagues. Please have any potential participants contact me at jdedecker@saybrook.edu.
Confidentiality and autonomy will be held in the highest regard.

Be well,
Jenny DeDecker, MS

Recruitment Email Recruitment Flyer

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Bomb Doulas Winter Book Club – Battling Over Birth

There’s still time to purchase your book and join us for book club next week!

 

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BOMB BOOK CLUB IS BACK!

Do you miss us? Because we miss you! Good thing we are starting up our winter book club! We all had so much fun last time and look forward to having more fascinating conversations. This time we’ll be reading Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis. We understand everyone has busy schedules, so we plan to meet at 6pm CST on Tuesdays AND Wednesdays. We will be reviewing the same content on those days, so choose the day that best fits your schedule!

 

The meeting dates are:

 

Tuesday, March 30th & Wednesday, March 31st à Chapters 1-5

Tuesday, April 6th & Wednesday, April 7th à Chapters 6 & 7

Tuesday, April 13th & Wednesday, April 14th à Chapters 8 & 9

 

To purchase a book visit, https://www.blackwomenbirthingjustice.com/battling-over-birth

We look forward to seeing you all! Questions? Email us at doulas@milwaukee.gov

REGISTRATION LINKà https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bomb-doulas-presents-winter-book-club-tickets-140892751011

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Free Webinar on Psychiatric Meds during Lactation

Hi, the Periscope Project, which is a free psychiatric consultation service for peripartum mood and anxiety disorders, is hosting a free webinar on psychiatric meds during lactation on Friday, April 9th from 12pm to 1 pm. Register and Join us!! https://the-periscope-project.org/webinars/

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Doulas Find A Way Webinar March 27th 10am Via Zoom

Doulas Find A Way Webinar March 27th 10am Via Zoom

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Sunday, February, 14 AABN’s Hashtag Campaign 2-4PM

Sunday, February, 14 AABN’s Hashtag Campaign 2-4PM #ImLovingIt! Tell us what you love about breast/chest-feeding, legislative actions, breastfeeding equity, donor milk, etc.! Don’t Forget to use the hashtag “ImLovingIt! AND Tag AABN!  Thank you!❤

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COVID-19 Human Milk Study

Please share this new study through the Mt Sinai Icahn School of Medicine on the COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding! The contact is covid19humanmilkstudy@gmail.com  This would be for any breastfeeding person who takes the vaccine, and is interested in being a part of a study.

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If you are interested in participating in the COVID-19 Human Milk Study, enrollment is only open to individuals with a current or past confirmed/highly suspected COVID-19 infection or those who have received or who are (likely) scheduled to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the next few months. 

You will be contacted in the 3-5 days with study information and the consent form.

Please remember that you may have several samples collected and frozen at home before we can arrange pickup/shipping. We are very appreciative for your patience and freezer space!

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Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Webinar – presented by IABLE

Friday, October 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2020  8:15-12:15 Each Day

Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Webinar with Anne Eglash, MD, IBCLC, FABM, Alisa Williams RN, IBCLC, and Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC

For more information, visit: https://lacted.org/shop/wi202010

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Last Week of “Bomb Doulas Breastfeeding Month”

Last Week of Bomb (Birth Outcomes Made Better) Doulas Breastfeeding Month

From Angela Hamilton, Community Outreach Specialist, with the City of Milwaukee Health Department:

If you are free tonight for a bit of fun, join us, at 5:30 for Breastfeeding Trivia Happy Hour. It’s on the BF Month Channel.

BF Month channel: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/263a0415565a4615b8492cecd8715336

Book Club Channel: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/59ed440f09a54306b22cfe5e68fa69df

 

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BOMB Doulas National Breastfeeding Month-Emergency Preparedness Week August 16th-24th

·       Monday, August 17th – Dr. EA Quinn and Dr. Cecilia Tomori, editors of Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches and anthropologists behind the blog/podcast Anthrolactology will join BOMB Doulas in a panel discussion about the biological-technological-cultural meaning of breastfeeding through an emergency. Come discover breastfeeding from an anthropological lens! Register HERE.

 

·       Wednesday, August 19th – Dr. Jenny Thomas, founder of the WI Breastfeeding Coalition, is joining us to discuss evidence based practices and current healthcare policies related to breastfeeding during the pandemic. Register HERE.

 

·       Thursday, August 20th – Join us as we dive deeper into comparative global perspectives of birth and infant feeding through a discussion of the film Milk following our August 14th Virtual Screening. Register HERE.

 

·       Thursday, August 20th –  Breastfeeding Trivia Happy Hour! Grab your favorite beverage, test your breastfeeding knowledge, and possibly win an autographed copy of our Book Club book The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine BreastfeedingRegister HERE.

 

Questions/Comments/Concerns? Contact us at doulas@milwaukee.gov

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