Monday, April 19, 2010

Safe and Healthy Childbirth Symposium

The Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) at the University of South Florida is hosting Safe and Healthy Childbirth Symposium 2010 this Thursday, April 22, through Saturday, April 24. The event is organized by MCHSO and sponsored by the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida. The symposium offers an opportunity for students, faculty, and community members to come together to learn and discuss topics related to safe and healthy childbirth.

With cesarean section rates on the rise globally, maternal and infant mortality in the US steadily increasing, and billions of dollars spent every year on childbirth, it is no surprise that birth is becoming a topic of concern for medical providers, birth professionals, policy makers, public health professionals, bioethicists, anthropologists, activists, and parents (new and expecting). On the agenda for the symposium is a group of respected speakers and professionals to facilitate constructive learning and discovery during this series of events.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday April 22, 2010
2:00pm-5:00pm, COPH 1023-C, USF Tampa
“The anthropology of childbirth, midwifery, and obstetrics”
Speaker: Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd
Open and free for all!

Friday April 23, 2010
8:30am –4pm, MSC 2708
All-day event with renown speakers, birth professionals, panel discussions, and roundtables on various topics surrounding safe and healthy childbirth.
Speakers will include doulas, midwives, childbirth educators, ob-gyns, parents, birth activists, anthropologists, and more! Open and free for all!

Friday April 23, 2010
6:30pm –9:30pm
Screening of movie “Orgasmic Birth” and chat with the Film Director Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Doula and Childbirth Educator.
Open to MCHSO members only. Join MCHSO on Blackboard TODAY!

Saturday April 24, 2010 8:00am –10:00am
March for Babies, March of Dimes Walk (Downtown Tampa).
Join the USF Health Corps Student Team or help us raise funds for this cause!

For more information, please contact Jordana Frost at

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