Community Events

Upcoming Events

Navigating Perinatal Loss

Are you a professional in the birth or postpartum space who works with people who have experienced perinatal loss?Join us onĀ Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 12:00 to 1:00 pmĀ for an informative and caring Lunch and Learn on Companioning and Supporting families through perinatal loss.

Perinatal Loss Expert Erica Freeman, founder and CEO of MoMMAs Voices partner organization Sisters in Loss (https://sistersinloss.com/) will guide us through how to communicate confidentally and clearly to support families through the most difficult of experience. Bringing a wealth of personal and professional experience, Erica can help you to better navigate the unique grief space that comes with pregnancy and infant loss at any stage of pregnancy.

Please note that we will be discussing an incredibly difficult topic. We hold space for the many members of our community for whom loss is part of their own lived experience. We strive to empower our community with knowledge to better serve others. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other mental health conditions, please seek out licensed mental health support as soon as possible.

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Replays of Past Events

The Importance of Health After Pregnancy

Dr. Suchitra "Suchi" Chandrasekarani joins the MoMMAs Voices team to highlight the hidden health risks that pregnancy can reveal, and uncover the secrets to maintaining a lifetime of good health. Dr. Chandrasekaran is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Associate Professor at Emory University Dpeartment of Medicine, with a clinical and research passion in the field of maternal cardiometabolic health. She is the founder of a specialized cardiometabolic clinic that helps bridge the gap between pregnancy and long-term heart health. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you can optimize your postpartum and long-term health.

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Maternal Health Advocacy and Kids

Are you looking for ways to have a meaningful conversation with your children about your pregnancy and maternal health advocacy? Then you won't want to miss Dr. Paige Blankenship, PhD's upcoming discussion! Dr. Blankenship is a talented and experienced licensed psychologist who works with individuals of all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her focus on trauma-informed care makes her the perfect expert to help you navigate these sensitive topics with grace and ease. Join our event and learn from Dr. Blankenship, a warm, compassionate, and skilled guide who will help you have the conversation you need to empower your family.

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Asserting Yourself

Calling all millennial and young mothers, survivors of trauma, and fierce women! Are you ready to become an empowering advocate for positive change? Join social worker and former attorney, Lauren A. Tetenbaum, as she leads an informative and interactive discussion on the power of assertiveness. Learn why it can be challenging, yet absolutely crucial for creating a better world. With Lauren's guidance, you'll gain the confidence and tools to speak your truth and advocate for what matters most to you. Let's ignite change together!

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Nurturing Allyship

Introducing Marcia Phillips - a powerhouse with over three decades of experience in adoption, healthcare, and education, both in London and Florida. Serving as a social worker at the University of North London, Marcia is a champion of diversity and health equity stratagems. Dedicated to empowering organizations to deliver exceptional services, she excels at bringing information to life through compelling storytelling.

Join Marcia's uplifting webinar, "Allyship," where you'll discover how your own life story shapes your worldview, and how to embrace this knowledge to be an empathetic, welcoming ally. Gain powerful insights on how to create a space that nurtures people of color and other individuals with diverse backgrounds, opening minds and hearts to create positive change.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries After a Severe Maternal Event

As a mom, survivor, or postpartum woman, you know how important it is to prioritize your own well-being. And one powerful tool can help you do just that: setting healthy boundaries. Join Lauren A. Tetenbaum, LMSW, JD, PMH-C for a discussion that will empower you to take control of your life and relationships like never before. You'll learn why boundaries are so crucial, and practical tips for creating and maintaining them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to feel stronger, happier, and more confident than ever before.

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Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Join us in celebrating Black Maternal Health Week 2022 by immersing yourself in one mother's powerful journey to motherhood. Walk alongside Thaen as she navigates life's obstacles and battles for her healthcare. Listen to Thaen's courageous story as a survivor and devoted mom, and meet her compassionate medical team who dedicated themselves to ensuring her wellbeing. This heartwarming account is sure to inspire and uplift.

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Social Determinants of Health

Come discover the essential factors that shape our well-being by tuning in to Kay Matthews, Founder and Executive Director of the Shades of Blue Project! This enlightening and engaging discussion will delve deeper into the root causes of health disparities, from access to nutritious food, stable finances, quality education, and healthcare to the complex issues of race and racism. Buckle up for an easy-to-follow journey to empower you with knowledge to discuss Social Determinants of Health!

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How to Advocate for Health Equity

Learn how to advocate for health equity from an experienced panel of MoMMA's Voices black leaders. The session includes advice on how to advocate for both mental and physical health from knowledgeable women who are actively working for maternal health.

Panelists include:

  • Kay Matthews - Shades of Blue Project, Founder
  • Brianna Henderson - Let's Talk PPCM, Founder
  • Tomkea Issac - Jace's Journey, Founder
  • Kim Smith - Preeclampsia Foundation, Board President
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