Publications

Journal Publications

They Said So on the News: Parsing Media Reports about Birth

Playing the Doula Numbers Game Published in the International Doula volume 18, issue 3, a publication of DONA International

Online Publications

Regular Contributor, Connecting the Dots (formerly Science and Sensibility) a blog run by Lamaze International. Topics included how to read and understand medical research, teaching ideas, and new innovations in labor support.

Presentations

Introduction to Research Studies Basics of understanding how to identify personal bias and read research. Session at the Utah Doula Association Annual Conference, May 4, 2019

Know When to Go: Understanding Progress in Labor The basics of labor progress for birth photographers. Off Call February 2016, Clearwater FL Breakout Session.

Positioning with the Peanut Ball. Presented and demonstrated the research on peanut balls and positions for using them. Take a Closer Look At Best Practices: Utah Doula Association annual conference  March 21, 2015.

Know When to Go: Understanding Progress in Labor The basics of labor progress for birth photographers. Off Call Birth Photography Conference July 17-19, 2014, Grapevine TX, PreConference Class.

Use of the Peanut Ball For Labor Introduced nurses and other birth professionals to the research and use of peanut balls. Perinatal Professionals Conference September 25-26, 2014

It’s on the internet, so it must be true…right? Taught expectant parents about critically evaluating information they read online. Empowering Fearless Birth conference 2014

Studies, Stats and All That Jazz: Finding your Research Rhythm for Safe and Healthy Birth 2013 Lamaze International Conference, New Orleans, LA

Out of the Bayou: Helping Families Navigate the Online Swamp 2013 Lamaze International Conference, New Orleans, LA

Childbirth Education course for prospective midwives. Midwives College of Utah Student Conference June 2012

Current Research and Helping Your Patients Identify Accurate Sources of Information on the Internet. Perinatal Professionals Conference April 28-29, 2011

Research Analysis and Statistics Midwives College of Utah Student Conference June 2011

Top Ten Research Resources for Doulas DONA International Conference, Boston MA, July 21-24, 2011

Research Analysis and Statistics 2009 Midwives College of Utah Student Conference

What’s the Evidence? Presented results of 4 recent studies, taught critical thinking skills as they apply to research, and shared resources for attendees to learn more. Presented at You Deserve M.O.R.E.: More Options, Research and Education the 2009 Utah Doula Association Conference.

More Than Telling: How Doulas Can Tailor Education to the Learner Discussed the various ways that learners take in information, guided participants in creating teaching tools and applying their use with different teaching styles. Presented at CSI: Clients Seeking Information, the 2007 Utah Doula Association Conference

Teaching About Cesarean Birth and VBAC Interactive session where participants created teaching tools specific to these topics and role played discussions on cesarean births and VBAC. Presented at CSI: Clients Seeking Information, the 2007 Utah Doula Association Conference

Mommy’s At A Birth Panel discussion on how families handle the challenges of the doula lifestyle. Part of the 2004 Utah Doula Association conference.

Evidence Based Care: Reading Research Critically Discussed several case studies in recent research and how to read them critically and apply the results to practice.

Bellycasting Basics A how-to and live demonstration of bellycasting. Presented at the 2003 Utah Doula Association Conference.

Using the Internet to Market Your Doula Practice Addressed the “why” and the basics of “how” to get a web site for your doula business. Presented at the 2001 Utah Doula Association Conference.

Using the Legislature’s Web Site to Advocate for Health Live demonstration of how to find and track bills online for the Utah State Legislature’s web site. Included information on how to identify and approach key players in the process. Presented at the 1999 Health Education Association of Utah Legislative Conference.

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