45th Annual Perinatal Conference

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45th Annual Perinatal Conference

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 Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, family medicine physicians, primary care providers, obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, residents, physician assistants, midwives,  and other allied healthcare professionals interested in prenatal and perinatal care.




At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:


  • List common symptoms of venous thrombosis in pregnancy

  • Describe current treatment guidelines for venous thrombosis in pregnancy and postpartum

  • Discuss recommendation for antepartum and postpartum VTE prophylaxis

  • Diagnose intrauterine growth restriction in the obstetrical  patient

  • Manage intrauterine growth restriction for favorable perinatal outcomes

  • Discuss neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with intrauterine growth restriction

  • Diagnose the fetus with possible intrauterine growth restriction

  • Discuss and treat the neonatal complications of intrauterine growth restriction

  • Diagnose ankyloglossia in the neonate

  • Evaluate the neonate for anterior and posterior tongue tie

  • Identify non-breastfeeding impacts of tongue/lip ties

  • List the effects of frenotomy on feeding and speech in children

  • Describe the surgical risks with frenotomy

  • Define SUID and distinguish SIDS from other Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

  • Identify cultural trends putting infants at risk for SUID

  • List recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and other Sleep-related Infant Deaths

  • Discuss the serious mental health consequences of abruptly stopping SSRI use in pregnancy

  • Discuss the recent research regarding the links between birth defects and SSRI’s to treat depression in the pregnant woman

  • List the safest options to treat depression and other mental health conditions during pregnancy and the 4th trimester  


General Information

Nursing credit: 6.0 Upon completion of the entire program, each nurse will be granted 6.0 contact hours by UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s. St. Luke’s is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as a provider of continuing education for nurses. Iowa Provider #40. No partial credit will be granted.


CME Category 1:  Credit pending        


AAFP: Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


Other Professionals: 6.0 attendance hours

To receive an update on the credit status identified as pending please call 712-279-8941 or email  naomi.holtz@unitypoint.org


Registration Information

Registration: Register early by May 2 to be eligible to win a $50 gift card!

Cancellations/ Refunds/Transfers: A full refund will be made upon request, provided the notice of withdrawal is made after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2019. No refunds after May 10. St. Luke’s reserves the right to cancel the conference. A full refund will be made if St. Luke’s cancels the conference. If cancellation is necessary, registrants will be notified by email and on the conference webpage at unitypoint.org/professionaleducation. Cancellation announcements will be made over area television stations. Your registration may be transferred to another individual. For further assistance, contact the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at (712) 279-8941 or email naomi.holtz@unitypoint.org.