Event schedule

March 17, 2017

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Check-in & continental breakfast

Check-in and enjoy breakfast before the conference begins.

8:20 am – 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks from REACHE President, Katie Rohs.

8:30 am – 10:00 am

#thestruggleisreal: How to Build Understanding and Empathy with Millennial Families, Jeanette McCulloch

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10:00 am -10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Science of Attachment and Breastfeeding: Understanding How the MotherBaby Bond Influences the Epigenome, the Microbome, and Long Term Breastfeeding, Laurel Wilson
  • What is Epigenetics
  • How first feeding changes the epigenome
  • The micro biome and its impact on health
  • Milk sharing

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Just Say N2O! A Panel of Medical Experts Say Yes, No & Maybe to Using Nitrous Oxide During Labor & Birth, moderated by Kim James

Moderated by Kim James, join Northwest Hospital obstetrician, Dr. Ali Lewis, Swedish Medical Center anesthesiologist Dr. Sebastian Ruehlmann, Licensed Midwife Wendy Gordon, and Canadian Midwife Dorothy McKune for a lively discussion on the use of nitrous oxide during labor.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


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3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Up in Smoke: Influence of Marijuana on Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, Laurel Wilson
  • History of Marijuana Use
  • Understanding the herb
  • Cannabinoids – THC and CBD
  • The Endocannabinoid System and the Developing Baby
  • What the research says
  • Counseling the nursing mother

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks

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