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Register for BABS 2020 Virtual Conference

Birth Trauma and Loss

November 2, 2020

BABS 2020 Virtual Conference

Topics of this years' conference:

Birth Trauma and Loss

November 2, 2020

8am - 5pm (AZ time)

Birth Trauma and loss can impact a person for life and future pregnancies. Often those who have experienced a traumatic event put on a brave face and just move on with life, not allowing time to heal.


This conference will share with you may forms of trauma that can impact a person and their overall life, as well as ways you can provide educated support and human kindness, opening the door to healing.

All presentations will be recorded, so if you cannot watch any of the presentations live, don't worry. All who have registered for this conference will be emailed the recorded links to each presentation within 48-hours of the conference conclusion. The recorded links do not expire.

Conference schedule and Presenters

Conference Opening at 8am

Welcome message and outline of the day.

Sheri Lopez

8:30 - 9:45

What is pre-birth trauma and how does it impact labor?

Life trauma can come in many forms and play a negative role in pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. Learn how hidden trauma can surface during labor and what to do if it does. Sheri is the founder of BABs

30-minutes break between presentations

Emmy Howard

10:15 - 11:30

Deep diving into the signs of vicarious birth trauma.

How to open the dialogue for partners and birth professionals to speak about their own birth trauma. The tools to tackle vicarious birth trauma and why it matters to recognize it when it happens....


Click here to learn more about Emmy Howard


30-minutes break between presentations

Sherokee Ilse

12:00 to 1:15pm

Bonding Interrupted  Why does it matter for parents too?

Experience and research tells us that losses not done well can negatively impact subsequent children. Having regrets and poor experiences get in the way of healthy grieving which gets in the way of healthy loving. 


Click here to learn more about Sherokee 

30-minutes break between presentations

Sherokee Ilse

1:45 - 3:00

Empty Arms - how to parent and welcome beloved babies who die too soon.

Parents who have a miscarriage or later loss often feel they don't have the right to still be the parent of this baby. therefore, they often rush (or are rushed) into making decisions based on fear and deep sadness. this can be turned around to help them 'embrace the joy and the love' so they are on a more healing path into the future.


Click here to learn more about Sherokee

30-minutes break between presentations

Katie Carter

3:30 - 4:45

Delivery Complications Requiring NICU Admission and Bereavement Support of the Postpartum Family.

As providers we understand that even a seemingly-routine delivery can result in complications. This presentation will highlight common reasons for a NICU admission from the perspective of a neonatal and high-risk delivery nurse. It will also look at the bereavement program in place at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, and discuss ways to support a grieving family. 


Click here to learn more about Katie

Conference Closing 5pm

A review of all presentations, highlights from the conference and final Q&A