Sun. apr.11 | online event

I'm Every Woman: A Women's & Maternal Health Expo

April 11, 2021 12:00pm - 3:30pm EST

zoom online event

Keynote Speaker

 

Alita-Geri Carter, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Founder | Nurse Practitioner | Health Advocate

 

Emcee & Moderator

Anthea Gibson, BS, RN

Guest Speakers

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Representative

Florida's 23rd Congressional District

 

Sharetta Remikie Ed.D

Director | Maternal Infant Health

March of Dimes

Breakout Session 1

 

Optimizing Your Health: Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

Presented by Ceshae Harding, MD

 

Women of childbearing age with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or those who struggle with weight are at an increased risk for complications during pregnancy. Having a healthy pregnancy is possible. Join the conversation and learn how to optimize your health as you prepare for pregnancy and motherhood.

Topics: preconception care, pregnancy, health, wellness, diabetes, hypertension

 

Stand Up For Your Rights

Presented by Attorney Malene Alleyne

Human Rights Lawyer | Founder of Freedom Imaginaries

Learn about maternal health and human rights and the actions you can take to advocate for yourself and your loved ones.

 

Topics: civil rights, advocacy

 

And Still I Rise: From Trauma to Triumph

Presented by Amanda Wallace, MD

Psychiatrist 

Traumatic experiences do happen. Learn how to face, heal, and triumph over trauma to become all that you can be, so that you can live a happy, free, and rewarding life.

 

Topics: interpersonal violence, childhood trauma, traumatic experiences, overcoming trauma

 

Breakout Session 2

 

Why Am I in Pain?

Presented by Janelle Howell DPT, WCS

Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Learn more about the common causes of pelvic pain, fibroids, and endometriosis, and how to deal with them.  Discover methods to reduce and eliminate your pain.

 

Topics: Sexual health, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain

 

Securing the Bag: Juggling Diapers & Your Career

Presented by Nailah Wagner

Executive Coach | Leadership Development Facilitator | Consultant

You don’t have to choose between motherhood and a career.  Learn how to balance family life, while keeping your seat at the conference table.

 

Topics: career, motherhood, boss mom

 

I am Woman, Phenomenally

Presented by Lexie Belle, MS, LMHC

Your emotional health is a part of your total wellness. Find your mental wellness by learning more about women’s emotional health including identifying, and managing, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, depression, anxiety, and regular mood swings we experience as women. 

Topics: mental health (mood swings, depression, postpartum anxiety depression, baby blues, etc.), empowerment, self-love.

 

 

Breakout Session 3

 

Ain't I a Woman: Infertility & Miscarriages

Presented by Christine Edwards, MD, FACOG

Perinatologist 

Motherhood is a gift; however, it doesn’t come to everyone easily. Learn about the causes of infertility and miscarriage and the latest treatment protocols.

Topics: infertility, miscarriages, fertility treatments

 

Discovering your Passions & Pursuing your Purpose

Presented by Angela Choi

International Life Purpose & Career Coach

Are you feeling stuck or lost? Do you feel there’s more to life than what you’re currently doing? Discover what brings you joy and how you can live a purposeful, passion-filled life whilst juggling the demands of life. 

Topics: passion, purpose, career, self-actualization

 

Advancing Maternal Health & Well-being

Presented by Sherian Slater, MD, DGO, DM (OBGYN), FACOG

 

Discover the reasons why a team-based approach is the best method in reducing maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Explore how men and the community play an integral part in achieving maternal-infant health and wellness. 

Topics: health, pregnancy, maternal morbidity/mortality, perinatal care

 

 

Panelists

Lexie Belle, MS, LMHC    Alita-Geri Carter, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC   Bridgette M. Domingos, Esq.                                     Kendra Gillespie MD                         Janae Moodie, MPH

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March of Dimes proudly supports Island Hope International's

inaugural I'm Every Woman: A Women's and Maternal Health Expo.