Prenatal & Infant Care Network Topics

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

Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Observations – Britte Nihart, Registered Nurse, Women’s & Children’s Nurse Navigation, Allen County FIMR Coordinator

Employer Obligations for Pregnant and Nursing Employees – Carta H. Robison and Rachel K. Steinhofer, Barrett McNagny labor and employment attorneys

How Does Pregnancy Affect the Mother? – Dr. Lora Overton, OB/GYN and Ivy Tech faculty member

Questions and Answers with presenters

Stories of Advocacy

Recognizing Domestic Violence as a Serious Threat to Pregnant Women and How to Help Victims – February 16, 2022, Meeting Materials

Local Observations & Trends from the Fetal Infant Mortality Review – Erin Norton, Director of Community Outreach at Parkview’s Women’s & Children’s Service

Recognizing Domestic Violence – Jennifer Rohlf – Director of Empowerment, YWCA

Domestic Violence in Immigrant & Refugee Communities – Melissa Singh, Associate Family Justice Center Director, Amani Family Services

Safe, Stable & Nurturing Relationships to Treat Stress, and Spiritual Health – November 29, 2018, Meeting Materials

Safe, Stable, Nurturing Families – Holli Seabury, EdD, CEO, McMillen Health

Spiritual Health Panel Discussion

  • Meg Distler, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
  • Holli Seabury, McMillen Health
  • Jo Faulkner, A Hope Center
  • Libby Martin, Lutheran Social Services, ECHO
Grief & Bereavement  – May 17, 2017, Meeting Materials

Update on – Holli Seabury, CEO McMillen Health

What did we learn from the FIMR Study and what are the next steps? – Erin Norton, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Allen County FIMR (Fetal Infant Mortality Review) Coordinator

Panel Discussion on Allen County Bereavement Services in Allen County

  • Ms. Tammy Else, CCLS/CPST, Child Life Coordinator, Lutheran Children’s Hospital
  • Ms. Mary Glowaski, Miriam’s Blessing Coordinator, Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese
  • Rev. Patrick Riecke, Director, Volunteer Services, Parkview Health
  • Ms. Allison Sturm, Project Rachel Coordinator, Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese
  • Ms. Dana Wyant RN, Bereavement and End of Life Coordinator, Dupont Hospital

Tammy Else, Lutheran Children’s Hospital

The Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center

Rev. Patrick Riecke, Parkview Health

Dana Wyant

Mental Health  – February 22, 2017, Meeting Materials

Depression and Anxiety Screening during Pregnancy and Postpartum. – Dr. Amy Dawson

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Dr. James Cameron

Psychiatric Medication use during Pregnancy. – Nathan T. Stuckey, PharmD

Mental Health  – November 28, 2016, Meeting Materials

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression is not Just a Mood. This is Serious Stuff – Dr. Deborah McMahan

Why are Black mothers and infants dying at a greater rate in Indiana? Maternal Justice: Recognizing, Understanding, and Addressing Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Maternal Health – June 15, 2023, Meeting Materials

Perspectives on Implicit Bias in Maternal Healthcare – Lauren Dungy-Poythress, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Sleep Well, Little One: Safe Sleep Information and Resources – March 2, 2023, Meeting Materials

2023 Allen County Infant Mortality Report and Infant Mortality Community Action Network – Paige Wilkins, Executive Director, Healthier Moms and Babies

Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Recommendations – Erin Norton, Director Community Outreach, Parkview Women’s & Children’s Service Line

Safe Sleep Guidelines, Information, and Resources from the Indiana Department of Health – Allie Houston, Prevention Programs Director, Indiana Department of Health

Local Insights from Practicing and Teaching Safe Sleep – Stephanie Good, Registered Nurse, Birth Navigator, and Childbirth Educator, Dupont Hospital

Safe Sleep Data – May 27, 2021, Meeting Materials

What Does the Data Tell Us? – Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fairbanks School of Public Health

How and Why Do We Use Data? – Marlee Case, BSAHS, Pediatric Practice Specialist, Indiana University School of Medicine

Safe Sleep Simulation – Lisa Clemens, PA-C, Provider Simulation Specialist, Mirro Advanced Medical Simulation Lab. John Lozo, Healthcare Simulation Specialist, Mirro Advanced Medical Simulation Lab.

Engaging Childcares to Impact Infant Mortality – Myla Rogers, Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Alliance

Sleep Safely – Laura Dwire, Consultant, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

SUID in Allen County. IN – Erin Norton, RN, BSN, MBA, Director, Community Outreach, Parkview Woman’s and Children Service Line

Interconception Health – November 19, 2020, Meeting Materials

Own Your Journey – Chelsea Harris, CHW, CLS, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Healthier Moms and Babies

Engaging Primary Care Providers in Interconception Care during Pediatric Visits – Dr. Emily Scott, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana School of Medicine, Medical Director, Newborn Nursery at IU Health Methodist Hospital

Facts Around Indiana’s Infant Mortality – February 20, 2020, Meeting Materials

Count All Kids – United States Census 2020

Engaging Childcares Toward Healthier Moms and Babies – Staci Kaczmarek

Infant Mortality in Indiana – Dr. Nancy Swigonski

Allen County FIMR Recommendations – Erin Norton

Safe, Stable, Nurturing Families: Early Brain Development – May 23, 2019, Meeting Materials

Health of Families in Allen County – Dr. Deb McMahan, Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Commissioner

Early Brain Development – Dr. Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Deb McMahan
  • Dr. Nancy Swigonski
  • Dr. Amy Dawson
  • Ms. Cherise Dixie
Is Fort Wayne really the most affordable city?: Housing trends and resources for parents, children, and vulnerable populations – December 1, 2022, Meeting Materials

Erin Norton, R.N., B.S.N., MBA, Director, Community Outreach, Parkview Women’s and Children Service Line

Jackie Martinez, Programs Director, Healthier Moms and Babies

Rachel Blakeman, J.D., Director, Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute

Denita Washington, Director of Programs, Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Founder & Executive Director, Fort Wayne Girlz Rock, Inc.

Stasia Roth, Founder & Executive Director, A Mother’s Hope

Finding quality, affordable childcare in Allen County – August 18, 2022, Meeting Materials

Helping caregivers obtain quality child care – Allie Sutherland, Child Development Specialist and Coordinator for the Northeast Indiana Regional Early Childhood Coalition

Panel Discussion – Allie Sutherland, Erin Norton, Amber Taggart, and Myla Rogers

How to Assess, Assist, and Refer Families for Financial, Housing, Food & Other Needs – May 7, 2020, Meeting Materials

Welcome – Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

Lisa Blanchard – Vice President of Prevention Services, SCAN

Kristi Stanley – Director of Intake/Grants Manager, LSSI

Libby Martin – Director of Case Management, LSSI

Safe, Stable, Nurturing Families: A Housing Crisis – February 21, 2019, Meeting Materials

Safe, Stable, Nurturing Families: A Housing Crisis – Denise Andorfer, Executive Director, Vincent Village

A Mother’s Hope – Stasia Roth, Executive Director, A Mother’s Hope

Vincent Village – Denise Andorfer, Executive Director, Vincent Village

Panel Discussion

  • Denise Andorfer
  • Stasia Roth
  • Paige Wilkins
Vaccination, Pregnant Women, & Children – December 10, 2021, Meeting Materials
Maternal Mortality & Pregnancy Associated Deaths – February 18, 2021, Meeting Materials

Sleep Safely – Laura Dwire, Community Programs Manager, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 

Maternal Mortality Review Findings and Recommendations:

  • Kelly Cunningham, Coordinator, Maternal Mortality Review Program, Indiana Department of Health
  • Dr. Mary Pell Abernathy, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Indiana University
    School of Medicine
  • Christie Demo, MSN-ED, RNC-OB, Chief Nurse Consultant, Maternal Mortality Review Program
  • Abby Carlson, MPH, Epidemiologist, Maternal Mortality Review Program
  • Kathy Detweiler, RN, Perinatal Program Manager, Parkview Health
  • MaryClare Akers, MSW, LSW, Executive Director, Allen County Drug & Alcohol Consortium, Inc.

Opioid Use Disorder App – Nicole Fairchild, Executive Director, McMillen Health

Maternal Mortality – November 21, 2019, Meeting Materials

Deadly Deliveries – USA Today

Maternal Morbidity and Mortality – Dr. Lora Overton, DO-OBGYN, Ivy Tech

Healthy Moms. Strong Babies. – Jeena Siela, MPH, Director, Maternal-Child Health & Government Affairs, March of Dimes

Covering Kids & Families – Amanda Chappell, CKF Program Manager, Brightpoint

Addiction & Opioid Use Disorder – December 1, 2021, Meeting Materials

Identifying the warning signs of addiction in your clients – Sarah Turner, MD, IBCLC

Video | PowerPoint

App for moms with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) – Nicole Fairchild, Executive Director, McMillen Health | Megan Wilkinson, Director of Curriculum Development, McMillen Health

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Substance Use Disorder – August 22, 2019, Meeting Materials

Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy – McMillen Health – Holli Seabury, EdD, Executive Director, Delta Dental

Treating and Supporting Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder – Sarah Turner, MD IBCLC, Family Medicine-Obstetrics, lactation, Lutheran Medical Group

Addressing Use/Mental Health In Community/Supervision Settings – Carolyn Warner-Greer, MS MD FACOG FASAM, Otis R. Bowen Center for Health and Human Services

Panel Discussion

  • Holli Seabury
  • Dr. Sarah Turner
  • Dr. Carolyn Warner-Greer
Substance Abuse in Pregnancy – February 20, 2018, Meeting Materials

Substance Use and Abuse in Pregnancy – Dr. Sarah Turner

Substance Abuse Disorder, Pregnancy, and Fort Wayne’s Children – Dr. Tony GiaQuinta

Panel Discussion

  • Ms. Michelle Savieo
  • Dr. Sarah Turner
  • Dr. Heather Wolfe
  • Dr. Tony GiaQuinta
Tobacco Use and Pregnancy – August 15, 2017, Meeting Materials

Indiana’s Tobacco Burden – Brian Busching, ISDH Director of Tobacco Cessation

Panel Discussion

  • Ms. Jan Moore, RRT-NPS, Community Respiratory Educator, Tobacco Cessation Lead, Community Nursing, Parkview Health. Email:
  • Dr. Holli Seabury, CEO, McMillen Health, “Getting a Head Start on Living Tobacco Free”. Email:
  • Ms. Pat Turner, Tobacco Education Coordinator, Tobacco Free Allen County. Email:
  • Ms. Paige Wilkins, Director, Healthier Moms and Babies, “Baby & Me, Tobacco Free”. Email:
Empowering New Parents – August 24, 2021, Meeting Materials

Local Births Data & Trends – Erin Norton, RN, BSN, MBA, Director, Community Outreach, Parkview Women’s and Children Service Line, and Facilitator for the Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee

What is a Doula? – Shanna Bradley, Executive Director, Journey, Birth and Wellness

What is the Difference between a Doula and other Prenatal Professionals? – Jackie Martinez, Programs Manager of Healthier Moms & Babies

Kick Counts: Tracking in Utero Movements – Jackie Martinez, Programs Manager of Healthier Moms & Babies

Nutrition and Pregnancy – May 15, 2018, Meeting Materials

“Poverty Study Information” – Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

The HEAL Initiative, “Mama’s Doing it Right” – Kathy Wehrle, RDN, CD, Parkview Health

“Nutrition Facts for You, and Your Baby.” Advice on nutrition, weight gain, breastfeeding, and the first year of life – Courtney Sudac, RD, WIC Nutritionist and Lactation Specialist

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor after hours number:  260-312-7138

“Panel Discussion, Connecting Pregnant Women and New Mothers with Healthy Food”

  • Carmen Cumberland, Executive President, Community Harvest Food Bank
  • Roger Reece, Executive Pastor, Associated Churches
  • Kathy Wehrle, RDN, CD, Parkview Health
  • Courtney Sudac, RD, WIC Nutritionist and Lactation Specialist
STD’s and STI’s Effects on Pregnancy – December 7, 2017, Meeting Materials

A Review of 2015 Infant Mortality Data – Dr. Sarah GiaQuinta – Director of Allen County Children’s Health Improvement Plan

Threat of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) in Allen County – Kathy Thornson – HIV/STD Prevention Director of Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) & Their Impact on Pregnancy – Dr. Lora Overton – Private Practice, OB-GYN

Local STD and STI Testing for Pregnant Women & Their Partners – Jo Faulkner – Executive Director of A Hope Center

Infant & Maternal Mortality Data

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