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
Founder | Nurse Practitioner | Health Advocate
Emcee & Moderator
Florida's 23rd Congressional District
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
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
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