Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.
Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.
Mark your calendars... Hypertension Initiative Learning Session I
The MNPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period Initiative will host Learning Session I on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Join us for this virtual event to gather information and evidence based practices, including guidance on the new perinatal safety standards from The Joint Commission taking effect January 1, 2021. We will roll out MNPQC's Hypertension in Pregnancy Therapy Care Process Model, review case studies and current stats, and discuss new and emerging ways to engage patients in their care and treatment. More Details...
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Maternal Birth Trauma and PTSD
When most people think of trauma, they think about large-scale and uncontrollable events. Circumstances like war, natural disasters, rape, and car or plane accidents are some of the possible scenarios that come to mind. Unfortunately, due to the narrow scope with how the general public tends to conceptualize trauma, it is quite easy for a person to overlook their own experience as traumatic. This often means suffering in silence without seeking the necessary help to heal. Learn More...
source: Psychology Today
June 23, 2020
Charles Snow MD, CentraCare Health
Lactation & COVID-19
Marla DeWitt MD, Mayo Clinic Health System
Marcia McCoy MPH IBCLC, Minnesota Department of Health
Pregnancy & Substance Use Disorders
Heather Bell MD, CHI St Gabriel's Health