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Drug Affected Babies
April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm$175
8 Hands-On CEU Credits / NCBTMB Approved Provider #451668-11
Course Description: Many of the substances that enter a woman’s bloodstream find their way through the placenta and into the bloodstream of the fetus. When a pregnant woman takes a medication or drug without the supervision of her physician or obstetrician-such as over-the-counter, illicit or “social” drug-her baby can be born prematurely, have a low birth weight and birth defects, suffer withdrawal symptoms and/or can struggle with learning or behavioral problems.
This seminar presents documented information about prenatal drug exposure and provides a group of activities and discussions to educate participants about the impact of maternal drug use on the developing fetus, and how infant massage and therapeutic touch can help.
Students practice with a Drug-Affected Baby, a simulator baby-doll. The doll emits the disturbing cries of a real drug-affected infant and vibrates with tremors that replicate the” shakes” that babies suffer when they are born drug-affected and are experiencing withdrawal.
Student Requirements: Students need a doll, two preferably. One the size of a full term 8-10 month old baby and also another doll the size of a preemie. You may bring a mat, blanket, back jack chair or whatever needed for comfortable sitting on the floor. Pen and water bottle.