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Maternal Morbidity - Defining, Measuring, and Impacting

Maternal Morbidity - Defining, Measuring, and Impacting

Maternal Morbidity - Defining, Measuring, and Impacting

Nov 08, 2022 - 19:30 (EST)
1 hour 30 minutes


This evidence-informed webinar will guide you through the concept of maternal morbidity and situates physiotherapeutic care within the reproductive lifecycle of women.

Course content includes physiotherapy’s evolving role in recognizing, documenting, and addressing global efforts to reduce maternal morbidity.

Registrants will be presented with current trends in maternal health, considerations in offering optimal patient-centered care, and practice resources.


Learning objectives

  1. Identify and classify maternal morbidity in clinical practice.
  2. Select treatment strategies and approaches that consider the reproductive lifecycle of women.
  3. Implement patient-centered maternal care.



This course is intended for women’s/pelvic health physiotherapists who currently work with the perinatal population or those looking to expand their practice confidently to this area (physiotherapy students/assistants and allied health professionals are also welcome to attend).

The instructors
Jessica Bergevin
Jessica Bergevin is a physiotherapist who practices within the women’s health and orthopaedic landscape rurally in Nova Scotia. Her academic background is comprised of a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queens University. Jessica is currently completing a Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership with the goal of improving prenatal care in Nova Scotia. She loves Pilates, skating, court and beach volleyball, botany, and wiener dogs.
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