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OHSU School of Nursing's nurse midwifery program is pleased to announce OHSU Nurse Midwifery Grand Rounds. A program from the number one ranked nurse midwifery program in the nation. The Grand Rounds features the Northwest's leading midwifery faculty, clinicians, and experts in women's health care, as they discuss the latest research and evidence-based trends in clinical practice.

OHSU Nurse Midwifery Grand Rounds meets once a month on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and is open to all who are interested. They are held in DCH 11620 Miller Auditorium, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th floor.  Midwifery students and faculty, OB residents, and labor and delivery staff are especially encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Integrative Pelvic Care

Presenter: Leslie Stager, R.N., L.M.T.

November 18, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
DCH Miller Auditorium, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 11th floor

Integrative Pelvic Care: Midwives are in a perfect position to assess for common pelvic imbalances during the perinatal cycle that may impact women's comfort during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and for the rest of their lives. This talk will introduce midwives to ways of assessing pelvic tone and dysfunction before and after birth, and recognizing common symptoms that indicate pelvic floor imbalance and need for treatment and referral. The epidemic of women's pelvic floor concerns related to birth, and interface with social, historical, political, sexual, and physical issues will be explored in the context of statistics of pelvic dysfunctions/problems, common causes of problems, musculo-skeletal realities, and treatment recommendations.

Leslie Stager R.N., L.M.T. has attended over 500 births, helping families create more satisfying birth experiences with prenatal and birth massage support.  A Registered Nurse since 1984, and Licensed Massage Therapist since 1992, Leslie developed and directs the 60-hour Maternity Massage Certification Program at Oregon School of Massage. She is the author of Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy: A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle, the instructor on the DVD- Mastering Pregnancy Massage, and co-producer of the films MotherTouch: Nurturing Touch for Birth and Touch Techniques for Birth.


Contact Information

For more information about OHSU's Nurse-Midwifery Grand Rounds, please contact  Coco Corbett, Midwifery Graduate Student, corbettc@ohsu.edu, Wendy Shultis, Midwifery Graduate Student, shultis@ohsu.edu, or Carol Howe, C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M., Grand Rounds Faculty Advisor, howec@ohsu.edu.