Best for Baby
The Neuroscience of Birth
With Dr. Nils Bergman
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Elmo Inn
3442 Lake Elmo Ave N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
This presentation will share the scientific evidence for maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact and the case for zero separation. We will also discuss practical ways to provide a neurologically supportive labor and delivery unit and NICU environment
Dr. Nils Bergman, a Swedish specialist in perinatal neuroscience, now also called nurturescience, is one of the founders of the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) movement and a promoter of skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding.
Bergman received his medical degree at the University of Cape Town, followed by a Masters in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape and a doctoral dissertation on scorpion stings in Zimbabwe. He was Medical Superintendent and District Medical Officer at Manama Mission in Zimbabwe for seven year where together with midwife Agneta Jurisoo, he developed and implemented Kangaroo Mother Care for premature infants right from birth. He found that survival rates increased from 10% to 50% in very low birth weight babies.
In 1995, Bergman brought this “new” method to South Africa and in 2000, it became the official policy for the care of premature babies in the hospitals of the Western Cape province.
Bergman contributed to the naming and formal description of Kangaroo Mother Care, and the subsequent WHO guidelines. He now researches and promotes KMC full-time.
Bergman is a founder of the International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care (INK), a member of the advisory board of La Leche League, South Africa, the Breastfeeding Association of SA, the International Lactation Consultants Association, Milk Matters (Human Milk Bank, Cape Town), and a Trustee of the South African Kangaroo Mother Care Foundation.
Who Should Attend:
Pediatricians • Family Practitioners • OB/GYNs • RNs • Lactation Consultants • Doulas • Perinatal Health Educators • Medical Assistants • Medical Office Staff • Neo-natal Nurse Practitioners • Certified Nurse Midwives • Mental Health Practitioners.
Workshop fee: $180.00. Price will increase to $225.00 on March 1st, 2020.
CEU, CME, L-CERPS available
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**This event has to be rescheduled for a later date to be announced. If you have already registered you will be contacted by email for a refund. **