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2019 Wrap up!

As we wrap 2019, we are so excited to be planning a wonderful 2020 for you all! We are deep into planning mode for our state conference and can not wait to see you all there!

As Taylor ends her first year as chapter leader,

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Kansas State Conference

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Click HERE to register!

 

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What we don’t know about mother’s milk

“Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.”

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Birth Trauma

As simple as holding their hand…

https://awhonnconnections.org/2017/03/16/lessening-the-risk-of-birth-trauma/

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ACA Replacement

From the American Nurses Association:
Congress: Hold public hearings on the healthcare bill!

 

The Republican Party’s health care legislation has just been introduced – but some in Congress are trying to rush the process by denying any public hearings to review the legislation.

This bill is too important to rush through without ANY input from the public. 

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Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth

February 2017, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a committee opinion (Number 687) on limiting intervention during labor and birth. The following is a list of their recommendations:

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) makes the following recommendations and conclusions:

*For a woman who is at term in spontaneous labor with a fetus in vertex presentation,

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RN to BSN

rn2bsn

I graduated with my associates in nursing in 1997. During my program, I don’t really remember a lot of encouragement to go on for my BSN. It was suggested, and a sister school was recommended. I remember thinking that I only needed to do it if I was aspiring to more than basic direct patient care.

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September Chapter Meetings

From Jonnie:

The AWHONN KC Metro Chapter meeting for September was a hit. We had 22 participants attend the meeting held at The University of Kansas Hospital. After the webinar New Research and Strategies to Support and Promote Breastfeeding we had a panel of Lactation Consultants from different hospitals sharing their experiences with the Baby Friendly process.

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Welcome to AWHONN Kansas!

Over the past several years, work has occurred to re-engage our AWHONN members in Kansas. We have a strong history of commitment to our professional nursing organization in Kansas from the early days of NAACOG to our current AWHONN organization.

We are poised to provide some “value-add” to our 235 AWHONN members across the state.

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