After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the thrifty phenotype, "old friends", and EPIIC hypotheses as they relate to labor and birth and future health.
2. Discuss specific care practices and interventions that hold potential to optimize or disturb labor and birth physiology.
3. Consider current policies and practices in hospital labor units and how they might be reimagined to optimize birth physiology.


Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Helen Varney Professor of Midwifery
Yale University School of Nursing
West Haven, Connecticut

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.                                                                               

Session date: 
01/16/2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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