Student Research Presentations

March 6, 2013 all-day
Birthwise Midwifery School
24 South High Street
Bridgton, ME 04009
Carolyn Bohl207-647-5968E-mail



Birthwise Midwifery School invites midwives, midwifery students, and childbirth workers to attend a day of Independent Research Presentations on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Presentations will be held at Birthwise, 24 South High Street, Bridgton, Maine. Lunch will be potluck style – please bring a food dish to share with others. Come for part of the day, or the whole day! This event qualifies for NARM Category 2 CEU’s. For more information, contact Susi Delaney,


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cervical Procedures and Subsequent Pregnancy Outcomes

Andriana Perrachon

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screenings: The Best Approach for Mom, Baby, and Practitioner

Melissa Agro

Facilitating Better Collaborative Care for CPM’s in the United States Using International Models as Learning Tools

Elizabeth Syrotuik

The Effect of Anterior Ankyloglossia on Breastfeeding

Anna Buhler

One Beat at a Time: Integrating Newborn Pulse Oximeter Screening in Out-of-Hospital Birth Settings

Teresa Cramer

Before the Groaning Party: The Lying-In Period as Management for Laceration Healing

Lauren Romero


 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Giving Probiotics to Newborns: Is It Healthy or Harmful?

Bethany von Bezold

  TRANSforming “Well-Woman” Care: Exploring Disparities in Transgender Healthcare and Ways Midwifery Can Implement Change

Claudia Berns

Mind-Body Medicine for Easier Childbirth: Shorter Labors, Less Pain, and Fewer Hospital Transfers for Labor Complications

Ashley Grace

Effective Alternatives to Antiviral Treatment for Suppression of HSV Outbreaks and Asymptomatic Shedding in Pregnancy and Birth

Shauntee Henry

Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality: The Role of Midwives

Alyssa Speece

Waiting on Babies: How Midwives Can Help Prevent Postmaturity Syndrome Without Routine Induction

Fiona Schubeck

A Sizeable Matter: Demystifying Risk & Best Practices for Obese Homebirth Clients

Abby Hall Luca



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