Speaker Interviews 2023

We have an exciting line-up of speakers for our 2023 GOLD Midwifery Conference. We had a chance to sit down with some of the Speakers before the conference begins and learn a little bit more about them and what they will be presenting this year. Interviews will be posted as they become available. Enjoy!

Please note, these are NOT presentations and do not count towards educational hours

Speaker Interviews

Conference Main Speakers:  
Collaboration of Care Providers: Utilizing the "Webster Technique"
Andrew Dorough DC, CACCP
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The Midwife's Role in Core and Pelvic Floor Health During the Perinatal Period
Bernadette Lack RM (Hons), MPH
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The Neurophysiology of Physiological Birth
Catharine Hart Bsc (Hons), B Med Sci, Bsc Midwifery
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Shoulder Dystocia: Prediction, Prevention, and Appropriate Response
(Keynote Presentation)
Elizabeth Davis CPM, BA Holistic Maternity Care
Caring for Clients With Disabilities in the Perinatal Period
Lesley A. Tarasoff PhD
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cupressure For Pregnancy and Birth
Loredana Zordan RM, LAc
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Midwifery-Led Fertility Care: A Family Centered Approach
Marea Goodman LM, CPM & Ray Rachlin LM, CPM
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Respectful Pelvic Exams From a Trauma-Informed Lens
Molly Dutton-Kenny CPM, RM
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Slow Weight Gain in the Early Days of Breastfeeding
Patricia Díaz Lorenzo MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula
Decision Making and Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation
Rebecca Feldman CNM, PMHNP-BC
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Childbirth-Choice Facilitation for a Positive Birth Experience
Sarah Mlambo RN, RM
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Returning to Sex Postpartum: Expectation, Preparation, Treatments for Pain and Dysfunction
Sonia Reiter OTR/L
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Prenatal Environmental Exposures: What Midwives Need to Know
Tanya Khemet Taiwo PhD, MPH, CPM
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Turn the Microscope on Birth: The Microbiome and Midwifery
(Keynote Presentation)
Toni Harman BA
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Clinical Tools for the Changing Landscape of Newborn Care Add-on Lecture Pack Speakers:  
Trauma Informed Care in Clinical Infant Oral Assessment: Understanding Body Autonomy
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Powerful Relationships: How Babies (and Parents) Learn To Love
Kathy Parkes MSN-Ed, BSPsy, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA
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Understanding Infant Crying
Kimberly Bepler IBCLC, CPD, CLE, CNPE
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Supporting Families With Sleep While Optimising Attachment and Responsive Feeding
Lyndsey Hookway BSc, RNC, SCPHN, IBCLC
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Clinical Assessment and Management of Jaundice in the Newborn
Mariana Colmenares Castaño MD, IBCLC
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Responsive Breastfeeding: The Key to Optimal Infant Development
Martina Donaghy RN, RM, IBCLC, BSc, PGCE, MSc
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