Prenatal & Infant Care Network

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Healthier Moms & Babies co-facilitate a quarterly webinar meeting for anyone in the community interested in providing quality prenatal and infant care services in northeast Indiana. The quarterly meetings focus on strengthening skills and knowledge of prenatal care providers by:

  • providing introductions to others engaged in this work in the community for easier referral and coordination of resources;
  • offering professional education on new trends, research and best practices in prenatal and infant health;
  • sharing updates on local programming and opportunities regarding prenatal & infant services.

Previous Prenatal & Infant Care Network Luncheon:

Maternal Medical Leave in Indiana: What legal and medical experts have to say about returning to work

Thursday, September 14, 2023

What does a woman’s body go through during and after pregnancy? How much time does she need to recover physically and emotionally? How long can and should she be off work? How do medical health needs align with federal, state, and employment policies surrounding maternity leave? Join us for a conversation with legal and medical experts to better understand what it means to return to work postpartum and how to best support women during that process. This luncheon is a free educational and networking opportunity for professional and volunteer caregivers invested in prenatal care, infant care, and maternal health.

Carta H. Robison is an associate with Barret McNagny LLP.  She focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment. She works with employers to help prevent and solve disputes with employment contracts, and claims involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Indiana Wage Payment Statute, the Indiana Wage Claims statute, and the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act. She also represents clients in general liability defense. Her practice areas include insurance defense, labor relations and employment law, and litigation services.

Rachel K. Steinhofer is an attorney with Barret McNagny and represents clients in the employment arena, defending employers against claims involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Indiana Wage Payment Statute, the Indiana Wage Claims Statute, and the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Act. In addition, Rachel interacts with administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on behalf of clients.  Rachel also has experience working with employers to educate them on union avoidance and how to manage unionization efforts. She has assisted with representing businesses during union negotiations and strike activity. Her practice areas include health care law, labor relations and employment law, litigation services, and medical malpractice defense.

Robison and Steinhofer will present, “Employer Obligations for Pregnant and Nursing Employees.”

Dr. Lora Overton was a practicing OB/GYN until 2019 when she progressed into teaching full at Ivy Tech Community College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and completed her medical degree from the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (1988).  She first completed a Family Practice Residency (1989-1992) and then carried out her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1992-1994) at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Worth, TX).

Dr. Overton has been an adjunct faculty member of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN and has been a guest lecturer at University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, IN and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX.  She also holds a Master of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Theology for Life Christian University (Tampa, FL, 2005).  She is an active in the community and especially in her church, Fellowship Missionary Church. She is also a St. Joseph Community Health Foundation board member.

Dr. Overton will discuss maternal health, the physical impact of pregnancy, and postpartum recovery.

Additional Prenatal & Infant Care Resources

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Safe Sleep

The Sleep Safely Campaign provides at-risk families both a safe place for babies to sleep, and education on how to put baby safely to sleep.

Community Health Resource Directories

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